Childhood is a time for growth, a time for school. But conflict or disaster are depriving 104 million young people between the ages of five and 17 of that foundation, according to a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The new session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President pledging to use her year in office to bring the world body closer to the people and strengthen their sense of ownership and support for the UN.
There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and [...]
Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis – the [...]
Kenya makes progress in supporting people with albinism, but ‘much remains to be done’ says UN expert
Despite improvements for persons with Albinism in Kenya who have [...]
Around 6.3 million children under the age of 15, died [...]
More than 65 million ‘low-carbon jobs’ can be created by 2030: UN-backed Climate Summit urges action ‘to the next level’
New UN-backed commitments to take action against the damaging effects [...]
With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, [...]
Governments are being pressed by the United Nations Children’s Fund [...]
While health, education, and income levels have improved overall across the globe, “wide inequalities” both among and within countries, are casting a shadow on sustained human development, a new United Nations report shows.
In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN [...]
“It was angry. That's what it sounded like to me. [...]
An innovative approach to supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in Rwanda, is helping to address environmental problems and achieve ambitious development goals there, according to the UN Development Programme, UNDP.
Greater ambition, urgency and action are needed if we are [...]
As part of the 40th anniversary of the International Day for South-South Cooperation, the United Nations drew together on Wednesday, more than 100 best-practices developed in the countries of the Global South, which embody the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected [...]
In another manifestation of extreme weather conditions, hurricanes as strong [...]
In September 2017 two category five hurricanes swept across the [...]
A trial run of an innovative system designed to clean up the world’s seas and oceans, founded by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) “Champion of the Earth” laureate Boyan Slat, has set off from San Francisco, in a bid to begin the removal of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Every year, close to 800,000 people commit suicide, the second [...]