04 December 2013 – Syrian refugee women have a key role to play in shaping the future of their war-torn homeland, the protection chief of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) told a conference in London today.
04 December 2013 – Despite significant progress in meeting international development goals for women’s empowerment, gaps in key areas remain, which require a renewed effort from all partners to better integrate gender issues into the overall quest for sustainable development, a United Nations gender equality official said today.
02 December 2013 – Just four weeks after super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines, the United Nations and its partners, with the Government’s guidance, are making significant strides in helping the country recover and build back sustainably, a UN development official said today.
02 December 2013 – Top United Nations officials marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery today with a call for concerted action to eradicate the contemporary forms of this heinous practice.
01 December 2013 – Deeply worried by rising levels of violence in Bangladesh, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today urged the country's political leaders to set their differences aside, immediately halt “destructive brinkmanship” and use their influence to ease the unrest.
01 December 2013 – While welcoming the solid progress being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, United Nations officials marked World AIDS Day with urgent appeals for the international community to work even harder to end stigma, discrimination and complacency, to stop new HIV infections among children and to ensure access to care and treatment for all those that need it.
29 November 2013 – The United Nations entity tasked with advancing gender equality today applauded the appointment of two women to the team negotiating between Colombian authorities and the rebel group known as the FARC.
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 – United Nations agencies are promoting breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children in the wake of the disaster wrought on the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) earlier this month.
29 November 2013 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voiced concern at the recent deaths at sea after a boat capsized earlier this week in the Bahamas, the third such incident in the northern Caribbean since October.