Between 2010 and 2017, an average of 21.1 million children [...]
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Diplomacy for Peace Day, #VaccinesWork, the cost of war on Afghans, tech and well-being
Top news for Wednesday includes: the first-ever International Day of [...]
The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace “underscores the value of international cooperation for the common good”, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres marking its first-ever observance on Wednesday.
Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching [...]
A new vaccine against deadly malaria which has been 30 [...]
Monday’s Daily Brief: Earth Day, looking for a solution to Libya crisis, focus on indigenous issues, Security Council on Sri Lanka, a high-level visit to Bangladesh
Top news for Monday include: the celebration of International Mother [...]
Marking International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build “an equitable and sustainable future” for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September.
Traditional knowledge is at the core of indigenous identity, culture and heritage around the world, the chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said at the annual event’s opening day on Monday, stressing that it “must be protected”.
A low-cost, tiny home that provides everything you need. A [...]
The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in [...]
Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as [...]
Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to 2.8 million workers’ deaths per year, reports UN labour agency
Stress, excessively-long working hours and disease, contribute to the deaths [...]
A “toxic flood of electric and electronic waste” that is growing by the day across the world, should be urgently converted into a source of decent work, that can also protect populations from its harmful effects, the United Nations labour agency said on Wednesday.
Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of [...]
“Uneven growth, rising debt levels, possible upticks in financial volatility, and heightened global trade tensions” are hampering progress on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN chief António Guterres told the Forum on Financing for Development on Monday, during what he called “a critical moment” to “accelerate action for sustainable development”.
Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency
While developing countries have long struggled with the price of [...]
The impact of high levels of debt on development efforts “cannot be overstated”, the head of the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) told a Ministerial Breakfast Meeting on least development countries (LDCs) on Saturday.
Ebola not an international ‘health emergency’ but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [...]
Chile will be the host of the world’s most important climate change event, bringing together 196 countries, the European Union, and various environmental organizations. It is hoped that the event will achieve tougher and more ambitious commitments to protection of the planet.
Pointing to climate change, inequalities and other serious challenges, United [...]