21 July 2017
Greece: hotel and restaurant employees have called a 24 hour strike

Greece: hotel and restaurant employees have called a 24 hour strike

21 July 2017

Greek hotel and restaurant employees have called a 24 hour strike over what they say is a deterioration of workers’ rights as record numbers of tourists arrive in the country boosting the industry.

20 July 2017
UN: International community needs to "change narrative" about Africa

UN: International community needs to "change narrative" about Africa

20 July 2017

Briefing the Security Council on their strengthened collaboration, top officials from the African Union (AU) and the United Nations today highlighted their joint work on peace and security in the Gambia, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as other African countries, and urged adequate, timely and predictable funding.

14 July 2017
Leveraging ICTs critical to achieve Global Goals, UN highlights in new report

Leveraging ICTs critical to achieve Global Goals, UN highlights in new report

14 July 2017

Underscoring the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) in today’s world, the heads of over 20 United Nations agencies and offices have called for leveraging those technologies to "fast forward" implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

10 July 2017
UN conference adopts treaty banning nuclear weapons

UN conference adopts treaty banning nuclear weapons

10 July 2017

Countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York on 7 July adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years.

06 July 2017
UN agency launches video "forecasts" on impact of climate change

UN agency launches video "forecasts" on impact of climate change

06 July 2017

In a year already marked by heatwaves and new daily temperature records, the United Nations weather agency and television weather anchors have joined forces to create video forecasts that explore how climate change would make future summers even hotter in major cities of the world.

03 July 2017
European Broadcasting Union joins Council of Europe platform to protect journalists

European Broadcasting Union joins Council of Europe platform to protect journalists

03 July 2017

On 30 June, The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) became a partner to a Council of Europe platform designed to track alleged violations of media freedom in member states.

30 June 2017
UN marks Day of the Tropics

UN marks Day of the Tropics

30 June 2017

The majority of the world’s most vulnerable communities are in the Tropics, and will be most affected by environmental threats, according to the United Nations, which today marked the International Day of the Tropics.

29 June 2017
Inclusive, equitable and quality education discussed at high-level UN event

Inclusive, equitable and quality education discussed at high-level UN event

29 June 2017

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to "ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning".

27 June 2017
International Day Against Drug Abuse

International Day Against Drug Abuse

27 June 2017

To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the United Nations is calling on all countries to honour their commitments to address the scourge and to ensure that steps to do so are consistent with human rights and promote equality, peace, security and sustainable development.

26 June 2017
50,000 protesters form 90km human chain to demand closure of aging Belgian nuclear reactors

50,000 protesters form 90km human chain to demand closure of aging Belgian nuclear reactors

26 June 2017

Thousands of protestors have formed a 90-kilometer human chain around the border triangle of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands to demand the closure of the two reactors at Belgium’s Tihange and Doel nuclear power stations.