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.

22 June 2017
'Day of rage' protests

'Day of rage' protests

22 June 2017

London march in support of Grenfell Tower survivors passes peacefully despite fears it could be hijacked by violent opportunists.

21 June 2017
IAEA Conference Addresses Key Issues and Recent Advances in Radiotherapy

IAEA Conference Addresses Key Issues and Recent Advances in Radiotherapy

21 June 2017

Treating more cancer patients efficiently, effectively and safely — making use of the latest advances in technology — presents both an opportunity and a challenge, and the IAEA can help its Member States to improve quality and access to cancer care services.

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.