As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, thousands that remain in the country face mass atrocities at a scale never seen before.
A dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing Myanmar is placing a huge strain on already very limited resources in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.
A surge in deadly violence in Myanmar has forced over 18,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee in less than one week, a migration agency said.
Freedom of the press is under attack in the United States and could incite further violence against reporters, said a UN official.
The demographic dividend: though not a new concept, it is one of the major buzzwords at the UN this year. But what does it really mean?There are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 around the world, the most in the history of humankind.
Despite the “undeniable” benefits of migration, barriers including public misconceptions continue to hinder positive development outcomes, participants said during a series of thematic consultations here on safe, orderly, and regular migration.
Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children.
Nigeria’s conflict has displaced more than a million children, leaving them without access to education. However, an innovative radio program aims to transform this bleak scenario.
Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.
More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear weapons around the world. Though it has sparked hope for a future without nuclear weapons, uncertainty in the success of the treaty still lingers.
The UN system and its member states must develop policies to protect journalists and end impunity for crimes against them, said key stakeholders during a meeting.
As its population changes, Africa has the potential to transform its society into one that is productive and prosperous, according to a new report.
A former French judge has been appointed as the head of an independent team tasked with investigating war crimes in Syria.
World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency.During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) noted that the world is facing it’s worst food crisis since World War II.
Millions lack access to quality education around the world—but how can the international community change this?
Investing in the health of the poorest communities saves almost twice as many lives, according to a UN agency’s analysis.
Opioids are among the most devastating drugs and are creating a crisis of epidemic proportions, said the UN drug agency.
Around 20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day, according to a new report.In its annual Global Trends report
, the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR has recorded unprecedented and concerning levels of displacement around the world.
Implementing climate-smart agriculture is critical to reduce hunger and poverty, according to International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) new president Gilbert Houngbo.
A report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fails to capture the the true picture of water challenges and the UN must withdraw it, said a global civil society coalition.
While stories of child marriage are commonly associated with the Global South, lesser known are the cases closer to home: in the United States.