20 June 2017
Violence and persecution uprooted record 65.6 million people in 2016, UN agency reports

Violence and persecution uprooted record 65.6 million people in 2016, UN agency reports

20 June 2017

Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency today reported, stressing the "very high" pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes.

19 June 2017
More than half of young children deprived of play and early learning activities with their fathers

More than half of young children deprived of play and early learning activities with their fathers

19 June 2017

More than half — or 55 per cent — of children aged between 3 and 4 years-old in 74 countries — approximately 40 million — have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them, according to a new UNICEF analysis.

16 June 2017
All of us can and must be prepared to speak out to halt abuse of older persons — UN rights expert

All of us can and must be prepared to speak out to halt abuse of older persons — UN rights expert

16 June 2017

Many older persons are at risk of being abused by their own relatives, a United Nations human rights expert has warned, urging greater vigilance and more reporting of suspected cases, especially since many fear on the part of older persons may not speak up for fear of reprisals — or to protect family members from criminal prosecution.

15 June 2017
Political will, financial support needed to bolster new approach to cholera in Haiti

Political will, financial support needed to bolster new approach to cholera in Haiti

15 June 2017

The United Nations deputy chief today called on Member States to fund the Organization’s new strategy to counter cholera in Haiti, stressing that the initiative is facing a critical shortage of resources.

14 June 2017
Argentina: 150,000 disabled citizens deprived of social benefits

Argentina: 150,000 disabled citizens deprived of social benefits

14 June 2017

According to the decision of the Argentine authorities, more than 150,000 people with disabilities were denied their pensions, Telesur reported on July 14.

13 June 2017
Protect children from child labour

Protect children from child labour

13 June 2017

"Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind." says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.

09 June 2017
Political advisors discuss building accessible society

Political advisors discuss building accessible society

09 June 2017

Chinese political advisors met on Thursday to discuss how to establish a barrier-free society in China.

08 June 2017
A campaign to promote women’s health was held in Kyrgyzstan

A campaign to promote women’s health was held in Kyrgyzstan

08 June 2017

Last weekend, the action "Kyzyl koinok" ("Red dress") took place in Bishkek. The event was organized to commemorate the country’s joining the world movement Go red for women, which is intended to protect the health of women.

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.