The outbreak of fighting between members of the South Sudanese army in the country’s capital Juba on Sunday night has caused concern at the United Nations.
Progress regarding Afghanistan’s ambitious security, political and economic transitions continues and efforts are on track, according to the UN Special Representative for the country, Ján Kubiš.
The United Nations Office in Geneva on Tuesday had a commemoration in honour of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died on 5 of December.
Ghana is one of the African countries facing the challenges of rapid urbanization.
In the 1960’s just over 20 per cent of the population of the West African country lived in urban areas.
The United Nations on Monday appealed for close to $13 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to people in crisis situations around the world next year.
Frequent power cuts, high energy costs and lack of reliable and affordable heating in winter are just some of the energy challenges faced by countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to UNICEF- the lead agency on a paper analyzing Syria’s education crisis.
Fighting over the past week in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui has killed more than 400 people and displaced nearly 160,000 as the humanitarian crisis in the country worsens.
With only a short time before the 2015 deadline to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the water and sanitation challenges remain daunting.
Research from more than 180 countries reveals that cancer is on the rise globally, with striking patterns in women.