It takes around 7,500 litres of water to make a single [...]
Efforts are continuing to reach all victims of Cyclone Idai [...]
Tuberculosis, or TB, is not only the world's top infectious [...]
Against a background of serious warnings against the effects of [...]
The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests [...]
A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children [...]
“Urgent and sustained funding” for a Government-led response to what [...]
As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone [...]
Global South cooperation ‘vital’ to climate change fight and sustainable development UN chief tells historic summit in Buenos Aires
South-South cooperation is key to the world’s sustainable development and the [...]
When countries of the Global South forged an historic technical cooperation deal among themselves 40 years ago, digital technology was a thing of the future, but developing nations have come a long way since then.
Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launched on Tuesday in Geneva.
‘Break the cycle’ of disaster-response-recovery, urges top UN official, as death toll mounts from Cyclone Idai
The destruction unleashed by Cyclone Idai on Mozambique, Malawi and [...]
UN standing with Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique as Southern Africa death toll from deadly cyclone mounts
The UN chief has expressed his sadness at the loss [...]
In the wake of Friday’s demonstrations by schoolchildren across the world against climate change inaction, the UN Secretary-General has said he understands their fears, but is hopeful for the future.
A major aid operation is under way in Mozambique and [...]
Attacks on Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of [...]
Make this the year of ‘transformative solutions’ to avert disastrous climate change: UN Deputy Chief
It is within our power to make 2019 the “year of transformative solutions” and “avoid the disastrous effects of climate change“, which threaten ecosystems, the global economy, health and security, the UN Deputy Secretary-General told delegates gathered in Nairobi for the UN Environment Assembly, on Thursday.
Humanity ‘at a crossroads’ as damage to planet poses growing risk to health, UN environment agency warns
Human activity is damaging the planet so badly, exacerbated by climate change, that it will increasingly put our health at risk, warns a major report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), released on Wednesday at the UN Environment Assembly, currently taking place in Nairobi.
99 per cent of intravenous drug users lack access to health, ‘social services with dignity’ says UNAIDS chief
Despite a decline in new HIV infections globally, a UN [...]
A wheelchair-bound Pakistani mother who yearned to visit a park without worrying about ramp access, and a young South Sudanese woman who dreams of having affordable health care, were among the speakers opening the United Nation’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights on Monday.