Activists are hailing the appointment of a UN Independent Expert on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as a milestone.
Some 3.6 million children in Iraq are at serious risk of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups.
Colombia is addressing its biggest challenge ever: ending more than five decades of armed conflict.
That’s according to the Special Adviser to the nation’s President on Humanitarian Affairs, Paula Gaviria.
Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN
Conflicts and "disillusionment" hampering the UN, says distinguished former official
How can the world’s neediest people be best served?
That's what humanitarians and diplomats have been discussing at a meeting at the UN in New York, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
More than one-third of the population in South Sudan, or 4.8 million people, will face severe food shortages over the coming months.
Peace between the people of Israel and Palestine is possible and everything should be done to achieve it, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.
Conflict in Ukraine has claimed the lives of nearly 9,500 people since fighting erupted two years ago, and more than one in four were civilians, the Human Rights Council heard Wednesday.
Syria has become the global “epicentre” for the displacement of people according to a UN independent expert who focuses on human rights issues.