As fighting continues in Syria, United Nations agencies are working to address the problems created by the conflict.
A new government-run insurance scheme in Cambodia means workers who are injured on the job or in transit to their workplace now receive compensation.
One year ago, parts of southern Somalia were hit by famine and drought, forcing more than a million people to leave their homes.
After a period of high growth between 2007 and 2010, Malawi’s economic situation took a turn for the worse, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
UN special rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque was in Kiribati in late July where she urged the government to prioritize sanitation to save lives.
The General Assembly passed a resolution on Friday denouncing the violence in Syria.
Ambassadors voted 133 in favour, with 12 against and 31 abstentions.
Supermodel Alek Wek is famous for gracing international magazine covers and sashaying down the catwalk for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and other top designers.
Two young people from Timor-Leste are carrying the hopes of their island nation at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Augusto Ramos Soares and Juventina Napoleao both will compete in the marathon.
Girls comprise more than half of the estimated 67 million children worldwide who remain out of school, according to the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI).
China’s economy will experience moderate growth of about eight per cent this year as a result of the global economic slowdown and measures put in place by the country’s authorities to slow down the economy.