30 October 2017
Terror threat as Heathrow Airport security files found dumped in the street

Terror threat as Heathrow Airport security files found dumped in the street

30 October 2017

Heathrow chiefs are reeling after a memory stick crammed with confidential information was found in the street — posing «a risk to national security».

Britain’s biggest airport launched a «very, very urgent» investigation after the Sunday Mirror alerted them to the frightening security lapse.

25 October 2017
UNESCO: 100 million young people don’t have education

UNESCO: 100 million young people don’t have education

25 October 2017

Blaming just the teacher or the school for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, warns a new report from the United Nations educational agency.

24 October 2017
Social rights committee condemns local authority housing in Ireland

Social rights committee condemns local authority housing in Ireland

24 October 2017

On October 24, the European Committee of Social Rights has partially upheld a complaint from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) against Ireland concerning local authority housing.

23 October 2017
Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency

Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency

23 October 2017

Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all.

19 October 2017
UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

19 October 2017

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.

17 October 2017
At UN event in Rome, Pope Francis urges action on climate change, conflicts to end global hunger

At UN event in Rome, Pope Francis urges action on climate change, conflicts to end global hunger

17 October 2017

Food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts, His Holiness, Pope Francis, stressed Monday at an official ceremony for World Food Day held at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations agriculture agency.

16 October 2017
World Youth Festival opens in Sochi

World Youth Festival opens in Sochi

16 October 2017

The opening ceremony of the World Festival of Youth and Students took place in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday, with President Vladimir Putin saying that the event will gather 30,000 people, making it the most representative in history.

13 October 2017
On International Day, UN forecasts 14 million people made homeless each year by disasters

On International Day, UN forecasts 14 million people made homeless each year by disasters

13 October 2017

Sudden onset disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and tropical cyclones, are likely to displace nearly 14 million people worldwide each year, warns a United Nations-backed study released Friday — International Day for Disaster Reduction.

06 October 2017
Group’s Nobel Peace Prize win spotlights need to end 'nuclear nightmare' says UN chief

Group’s Nobel Peace Prize win spotlights need to end 'nuclear nightmare' says UN chief

06 October 2017

Congratulating the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on being awarded today the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, top United Nations officials said that the recognition is a reminder of the need to grim threats posed by such weapons to humanity.

03 October 2017
Las Vegas investigation finds more weapons, but shooter's motive unknown

Las Vegas investigation finds more weapons, but shooter's motive unknown

03 October 2017

A day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, authorities are learning more about Stephen Paddock who fired into a crowd of thousands during a country music festival from a Las Vegas hotel room and the weapons he kept.