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Actor and environmentalist Robert Redford praises youth activism on climate change

An actor by trade but an activist by nature. That’s how veteran American film star Robert Redford describes himself.

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Living history: staff member of UN anti-Apartheid radio unit retires

Human rights are for everyone to enjoy, a former anti-Apartheid activist has concluded after 36 years of service at the United Nations.

The UN led a campaign from 1950 onwards to eliminate South Africa’s system of legalized racial discrimination known as Apartheid.

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Mounting health risks facing children in Yemen

Conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the health of children, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, has warned.

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“Savage" atrocities committed on civilians in South Sudan

Serious human rights abuses, including abductions and gang rape of women and girls have been committed by government forces and their allied militia in South Sudan’s Unity State.

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Water and sanitation “key” to eliminating cholera in Haiti

Despite the progress that has been made in reducing the number of reported cholera cases in Haiti, more investment in water and sanitation is still needed to eliminate the disease.

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Scientists ponder role of bacteria in nutrition

What’s the relationship between a type of bacteria found in the human stomach and nutritional status?

That’s what the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency and scientists are trying to establish.

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Education programme for 500,000 Palestinian refugee children under threat

Education programmes for 500,000 Palestinian refugee children may be jeopardized as a result of cuts at the UN in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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Israel, Palestine react to Gaza probe

Israel has criticised the findings of a high-level UN report into its conduct during the fighting in Gaza in 2014, saying it failed to take account of the complexities of modern warfare.

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“Fundamental shift” leading to improved corporate responsibility

A “fundamental shift” in the way business is conducted around the world is leading to improved corporate responsibility, according to the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Office.

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Dreams of people around the world celebrated in Rockwell drawing

The dreams and aspirations of the people of the world and the role of diplomacy are being celebrated in a drawing that is being exhibited at the UN in New York; that’s according to the Deputy Secretary-General of the organization.

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