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.
The oceans’ health is only getting worse and the cycle of decline must be reversed, said representatives at the opening of a high-level UN conference.
Tax havens are “one of the worst enemies of our democracies,” said state representatives during a meeting at the United Nations.
The United States is expected to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement, prompting mixed reactions from civil society and political representatives.
World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam.
The world will not be on track to eradicate poverty by 2030 if current growth trends continue, a UN task force found.
Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report.
The time is now to work together to fight illicit financial flows, according to Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Guillaume Long.
The time is now to work together to fight illicit financial flows, according to Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Guillaume Long.Ecuador, which has long advocated for tax justice, has shed light on the issue at the United Nations. As Chairman of the Group of 77, Long highlighted the need to end the financial secrecy of tax havens and to create an intergovernmental body to help regulate taxation and financial flows.
As the world focuses on conflict-related migration and displacement, with an unprecedented 60 million fleeing from war and persecution, others are pointing to a less discussed trigger of population movements: climate change.
Sexual violence is increasingly used as a tactic of terrorism and thus must be addressed as a peace and security issue, officials said at a United Nations Security Council meeting.
Following the release of over 80 missing schoolgirls, human rights groups have expressed concerns about their rights and future.
Censorship tactics have become more complex, posing new challenges for journalists and non-journalists alike, a new report finds.
People around the world will be banding together to fight one of the world’s most pressing problems: climate change.
Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment.
Despite progress, many gaps remain in international indigenous rights protection, said representatives during an annual UN meeting.