Climate change could have a “huge impact” on the United Arab Emirates, according to a senior negotiator from the Gulf state who is currently attending the COP21 climate talks in Paris.
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, who played a major role in establishing the modern human rights system, were honoured at a UN ceremony on Thursday.
Human rights need to be “at the centre” of climate change policy, according to a senior UN envoy.
When the rights of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community are denied, “we all suffer”.
Women impacted "disproportionately" by climate change
Around 24 million people are being targeted by the UN for aid in the Sahel region of Africa.
On Wednesday, the UN launched a US$2 billion appeal to support humanitarian relief there.
An historic resolution to bolster youth in the global fight against extremism has been hailed as a “milestone”.
Regional and local communities have a vital role to play in addressing climate change issues.
That’s one of the messages coming out of the negotiations in Paris, where world leaders have gathered to hash out a new climate change agreement.
Boosting the representation of women running for local office is just one of the ways in which the UN is bolstering rights and development in Montenegro.
Gender equality must be featured in a new universal climate change agreement and so far it does not figure prominently enough.