One suburb of the Filipino capital, Manila, is trying to confront the issue of violence against women using a novel form of community patrolling.
Displaced by Colombia’s armed conflict, this family now lives in Arjona, an impoverished community outside Cartagena on the northern coast. Photo:Kristy Siegfried/IRIN
Human health is bound to suffer if global warming goes beyond the limits agreed in December at the Paris climate change conference.
That’s the view of Jörg Hacker, a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN
The world is passing through a very “delicate” moment with regard to human rights.
UN marks 15 years since landmark resolution on women, peace and security
The vulnerability of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has “skyrocketed” over the last year, according to a new report released by a group of UN agencies.
Three peacekeepers from the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are on a quest to reach the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
For some farmers in India, cotton yields have become a life-or-death matter.
In India's Maharashtra state, three million farmers depend on cotton for their livelihoods.
Talks aimed at bringing an end to the conflict in Syria will resume in Geneva in early next year.
That’s according to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva.