“One in eight people goes to sleep hungry every day,” according to the ‘State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012’, a document released annually by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promises to fight even harder for a safer world while honouring the winner of the United Nations Art for Peace contest.
"It is of great concern that, even after the end of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear annihilation remains part of the 21st century international security environment," according to a joint statement on the Humanitarian Dimension of Nuclear Disarmament released here on behalf of 34 states.
- El Salvador has managed to bring down one of the world’s highest murder rates thanks to a truce between gangs that was lauded by the United Nations as an example to be followed in other countries of Central America.
As the world environment continues to be threatened by climate change, pollution, sea level rise and the degradation of cities and high seas, the International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO) is jointly hosting an international conference on “Survival and Development”.
Her voice is calm. She no longer has any question that her “destiny” is to live outside of Cuba. “My father is getting older every day. It’s time for me to help him,” the 27-year-old woman tells IPS, commenting on her plans to emigrate and become her family’s provider.
Pediatricians and nutritionists stress that there is no single factor explaining why Argentina is the country in Latin America with the highest rate of obese and overweight children.
Despite great progress that Africa has shown with the development of agriculture, communication technology and peace and security, it still faces challenges relating to heavy debt loads, labour market woes and gender inequality which are factors that make African countries less competitive in the global market, the United Nations said at a press conference here.
More intentional cooperation is needed to promote responsible operations and to ensure both outer space and global security.
Shale gas extraction is putting some U.S. communities at risk of health issues, new research released here Thursday warns.
The next several years could see either the elimination of tuberculosis in some regions or millions of otherwise preventable deaths, according to new research
released in Washington Wednesday by the World health Organisation (WHO) The outcome, experts are warning, rests on a three-billion-dollar gap in funding needed to fully address TB next year as well to ensure the proper introduction of new drugs.
The easing of travel restrictions announced by the Cuban government Tuesday was one of the most eagerly awaited reforms. However, limitations remain in place for professionals and others deemed essential to the country’s development or national security.
Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations/Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, was chosen for the Special Jury Prize 2012 by the Fondation Chirac
The Cuban missile crisis brought the world to the brink of a disaster 50 years ago. One may think that humanity learnt a lesson – yet the threat of the bomb persists, although it looks different today.
A new 2012 Human Security Report Project (HSRP) by the Simon Fraser University in Canada points out that evidences on wartime sexual violence and the impact of war on education should be reviewed.