07 June 2017
Aid to education falls for the sixth consecutive year

Aid to education falls for the sixth consecutive year

07 June 2017

The amount of aid allocated to education has been falling for six years in a row, shows a new policy paper, Aid to Education is Stagnating and Not Going to Countries Most in Need, published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report.

06 June 2017
Russia, Belarus plan to set up common migration space

Russia, Belarus plan to set up common migration space

06 June 2017

Moscow and Minsk have drawn up a plan on setting up a common migration space, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference following his talks with Belarusian top diplomat Vladimir Makei.

05 June 2017
An unprecedented level of violent deaths in Mexico

An unprecedented level of violent deaths in Mexico

05 June 2017

Yesterday, at the Armed Conflict Survey’s launch in London, IISS director general John Chipman said Mexico’s level of bloodshed was all the more surprising because "Mexico is a conflict marked by the absence of artillery, tanks or combat aviation." Virtually all of Mexico’s deaths were caused by small arms.

02 June 2017
Quality youth work key to preventing a "lost generation" in Europe

Quality youth work key to preventing a "lost generation" in Europe

02 June 2017

Young people are a key resource for building a social and just Europe, and providing them with structured support is an important investment Europe has to make for its present and future.

31 May 2017
UN: Climate action 'a necessity and an opportunity

UN: Climate action 'a necessity and an opportunity

31 May 2017

Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.

26 May 2017
For the first time in a while South Korea approved inter-Korean exchanges

For the first time in a while South Korea approved inter-Korean exchanges

26 May 2017

For the first time in quite a long time, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification approved the resumption of inter-Korean exchanges and humanitarian aid, news agency RIA Novosti reported on May 26.

24 May 2017
UN recommended states to allocate at least five percent of GDP to healthcare

UN recommended states to allocate at least five percent of GDP to healthcare

24 May 2017

On May 23, UN experts called on governments to remember the fundamental link between respect for human rights and universal access to health. This applies, in the first place, to women, children and teenagers. All states were encouraged to allocate at least five percent of GDP to healthcare.

22 May 2017
UNESCO: humanity needs a new concept of humanism

UNESCO: humanity needs a new concept of humanism

22 May 2017

Cultural diversity — the driving force of change and development — is increasingly under threat, United Nations agencies today said, reaffirming support for the cultural diversity that stems from migration.

18 May 2017
Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world’s development challenges

Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world’s development challenges

18 May 2017

From drones dropping food and medicines, to handheld devices that can diagnose Ebola with a drop of blood, the latest technological advances are converging to make the "unthinkable happen," said global innovators and heads of tech companies invited to the United Nations today to discuss how to emerging technologies can boost achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

17 May 2017
All-out strike will take place in Greece

All-out strike will take place in Greece

17 May 2017

On May 17, the all-out twenty-four hours protest strike against the extension of the belt-tightening policy will take place in Greece, CTV News reported.