02 December 2013 – A United Nations independent rights expert called today for policy changes that will allow developing countries the freedom to use their reserves to help secure the right to food without the threat of sanctions under current World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
29 November 2013 – Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is going to bat for hygiene and sanitation in South Asian, promoting the use of toilets and hand washing, the United Nations children’s agency today announced.
29 November 2013 – More than 850,000 infants have been saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents require urgent action to help this vulnerable group, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says in a new report released today.
22 November 2013 – The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) wrapped up a two-day visit to India by lauding the Government for legislation that has made the right to food legally enforceable in a country that is home to about a quarter of the world’s undernourished.
21 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took his campaign to galvanise an urgent global response to climate change to the world’s cities today, stressing that changes in urban planning, home building and transportation can usher in a low-carbon future that benefits both people and the planet.
19 November 2013 – With its first official observance of World Toilet Day, the United Nations today called on the international community to help break taboos around toilets, which are still out of reach to more than one-third of the global population, and make sanitation a global development priority.
12 November 2013 – The General Assembly today elected 14 countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2014.
05 November 2013 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today hailed a multi-partner project focused on improving global sustainable tuna fisheries by reducing illegal catch and supporting biodiversity in the common oceans.
01 November 2013 – Pirates off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa have made between $339 million and $413 million in ransom profits, fuelling a wide range of criminal activities on a global scale, according to a United Nations-backed report released today.
30 October 2013 – A United Nations report released today spotlights the high rates of teenage pregnancies in developing countries – 7.3 million every year – and calls on Governments to help girls achieve their full potential through education and adequate health services.