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.

26 September 2017
UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of "game-changing" HIV treatment

UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of "game-changing" HIV treatment

26 September 2017

On September 21 senior United Nations officials welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle-income countries of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen.

25 September 2017
Luxembourg: Authorities encouraged to continue efforts to integrate asylum-seekers and migrants

Luxembourg: Authorities encouraged to continue efforts to integrate asylum-seekers and migrants

25 September 2017

"Luxembourg has made considerable efforts to respond to Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis by receiving asylum-seekers and relocating and resettling refugees from other parts of Europe and beyond. It has largely avoided the trap of political instrumentalisation of the issue of migration, and government and civil society have been actively providing protection to people in need", said Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, concluding a visit to Luxembourg from 18 to 22 September 2017 which focused on the issues of asylum, migration and integration.

22 September 2017
France sees labour reform protests

France sees labour reform protests

22 September 2017

Unions staged new protests Thursday against an overhaul of France's labour laws, hoping to build pressure on President Emmanuel Macron days before his flagship reforms are expected to enter into force.