Syrian refugees in Lebanon are at their most vulnerable and need the most assistance during the winter months, according to a representative from the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the region.
Lack of education and poverty pushes people into forced labour and slavery according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
The international community has expressed grave concern over Somalia’s electoral process, the first in more than four decades.
The number of women representing Colombia’s judiciary remains low and this, in turn, exacerbates gender inequality problems in the country.
That view is expressed by Belen Sanz, Country Representative of UN Women in Colombia.
Terrorist groups are exploiting all the new social media platforms and communication technologies to expand and fund their activities, according to a representative from the UN’s Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).
A vote to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan has failed to garner enough support among the 15 members of the UN Security Council.
At least 40 civilians have been killed by security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the past week, the UN said on Friday, a sign of growing instability in the country.
The UN is “part and parcel” of the modern history of the Middle East, but has also been “shaped” heavily itself by the region.
A “race against the clock" has started to help thousands of people leaving Syria’s Aleppo city, the UN said Thursday, amid a call from UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura that now is the time to push for new talks to bring an end to the conflict.
Leaders around the world need not just passion but also compassion to bring about change according to the outgoing United Nations Secretary-General.