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Bad policies have caused underdevelopment in Africa: UN scholar

A number of African countries are making progress in economic development, according to a scholar at the United Nations University in Helsinki, Finland.

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Law of the Sea celebrates 30 years of international cooperation

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, also known as UNCLOS, is often called the “constitution for the oceans”.

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More women globally are without jobs than men: ILO

Women around the world face higher unemployment rates than men, according to a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday

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International Mountain Day calls for an end to neglect of mountains

It's time to stop neglecting mountains.

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Pledges made to UN’s fund for emergencies

Representatives of governments from around the world are gathering at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday to pledge money to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

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Sahel crisis under spotlight in Security Council

The ongoing crisis in the Sahel region of Africa was under the spotlight in the Security Council on Monday.

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Goodwill Ambassador recalls importance of human rights

Renowned American-born opera singer Barbara Hendricks is the longest serving Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.

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Nations urged to “change tact” in war on drugs

Sir Richard Branson, English business magnate, best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group has joined forces with the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the International Drug Policy Consortium to urge drug policy reforms at the national and local levels.

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits South Africa

Since 2009, British actor Orlando Bloom has used his status as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to speak out on child rights issues.

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UN ready to help typhoon-hit Philippines: Ban Ki-moon

More than 500 people are reported to have been killed and hundreds more are missing after Typhoon Bopha devastated parts of southern Philippines.

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