Bringing law and order to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, long known for lawlessness and insecurity, is a challenging task.
While piracy and the armed robbery of ships mostly take place in East Africa, West Africa and the Far East, it affects the entire international community.
An exhibition on how developing countries are sharing solutions to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is taking place this week in Vienna.
The resumption of attacks by the rebel movement known as the M23, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been condemned by the United Nations.
As the conflict continues in Gaza with Israel launching air strikes into the territory and rockets being fired from Hamas into Israel, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call on the parties to stop their attacks.
According the World Health Organization, every 20 seconds somewhere in the world, someone is killed in a road traffic crash.
“Learning from the past” is the theme of this year’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 18 November.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is determined that the United Nations learns from its failure to meet its responsibilities during the final months of the Sri Lankan civil war.
Former South Sudanese refugees are now helping Sudanese refugees who have fled to their country.
The refugees have escaped fighting between the Sudanese army and armed rebel forces in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
The people of Sierra Leone head to the polls on Saturday in their third elections since the end of 11 years of civil war in 2002.
The United Nations on Thursday celebrated 60 years of guided tours at its headquarters in New York.
More than 40 million visitors have visited the UN during that time.