Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report
published by the World Health Organisation today.
Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals
listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters this week.
More than two billion people lack access to clean and safe drinking water, according to a new report
released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The failure of European Union (EU) to buckle up safety for migrants and refugees reaching its shore has been condemned by Amnesty International in a report
The benefits of ending child marriage are many—boosting a young girl’s morale and increasing her chances of education and work, and by that virtue, curbing high population rates in developing economies and boosting growth.
As US-backed Syrian rebels plow ahead in the fight to take back Raqqa from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, the stake of civilian lives, who number as many as 100,000 in the city, has raised concerns among top UN officials.
Migrant workers, and their economic contribution to the development of both the country of origin and the host country, have caught the eye of governments and policymakers worldwide.
UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report
has revealed.The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects—facing social stigma when they’re freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups and rejoin them.
Prolonged conflicts in the Middle East have led to a deadly humanitarian crisis, with as many as 17.5 million people displaced in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
A new report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says the flow of money from migrants—commonly located in developed countries—to their families in lower income countries has doubled over the last decade.