From smartphones to wedding rings, the hidden cost of everyday [...]
The students in the Tanzanian town of Bagamoyo once had to decide between getting sick or being thirsty all day long.
Fawaz, just 18-months old, suffered from severe acute malnutrition and [...]
Each year, an estimated 215 000 cancers are diagnosed in [...]
2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the [...]
A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid [...]
Unemployment is down globally but workers’ conditions have not improved, the UN said on Wednesday, warning that some businesses driven by new technology “threaten to undermine” hard-won social gains of recent decades.
‘Shared responsibility’ to stop 420,000 needless deaths from tainted food each year, UN, world leaders warn
Each year, food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals cause more than 600 million people to fall ill, and 420,000 to die worldwide, prompting a call from world leaders on Tuesday for greater international cooperation to make the food chain safer.
More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing [...]
After completing a historic 500km journey from the Kenyan island of Lamu to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the world’s first ever traditional “dhow” sailing boat made entirely from recycled plastic, known as the Flipflopi, has successfully raised awareness of the need to overcome one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges: plastic pollution.
There are some 68.5 million people currently displaced around the [...]
The situation for ordinary Venezuelans is increasingly critical but the [...]
Many of the world’s biggest problems may be going unsolved because too many women and girls are being discouraged from the sciences.
Although more children than ever before are being vaccinated against measles across Europe, overall infection rates are the highest in a decade, and a three-fold increase on last year, according to new data published on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
In the wake of data released by the United Nations [...]
The food we eat has huge potential to improve both human health and environmental sustainability, but too often today it is posing a threat to both people and planet, according to a new report by the EAT-Lancet Commission, launched on Tuesday at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Female genital mutilation, is “an abhorrent human rights violation” still [...]
More than six in 10 children globally lack access to social protection, leaving them particularly vulnerable to falling into chronic poverty, the UN said on Wednesday, warning also that some governments are cutting State cash entitlements, amid continuing economic uncertainty.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all – calls for a reduction in inequality between and within countries. Nevertheless, global inequality is increasing. So what can be done?
Cervical cancer kills more than 300,000 women every year, with [...]