The tragic memories from last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan remain, but the rebuilding moves ahead according to the country’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN.
Journalists, human rights defenders and students activists world-wide are in dire need of protection.
That’s the finding of the annual report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo gave a special concert at the United Nations dedicated to the global efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation.
Ms. Kidjo says she is passionate about getting African nations to sign a resolution to end the practice.
Music superstar Angelique Kidjo recently performed at the United Nations in a concert calling for an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
And while Saran Dioubate is not a household name, her voice is equally loud and compelling on this issue.
Myanmar is making progress in its transition from military rule to a democracy, according to the UN envoy in the region, Vijay Nambiar.
Child migration is one of the biggest challenges that Asian countries face. That’s according to the newly released report by UNICEF on state of children living in urban areas worldwide.
For ages masculinity has been equated with power, toughness and the suppression of one’s emotions, according to the UN Population Fund.
Tribal wars are forcing families in the highlands of Papua New Guinea out of their homes. Not only are these families being separated in the conflicts, but women and girls are being exposed to violence.
The United Kingdom plans to shine a spotlight on several key issues during the month of March when it will hold the revolving presidency of the Security Council.
In the next few weeks, the citizens of Timor-Leste will vote for a new president.
This is one of two elections taking place this year in the Asian country, which also celebrates 10 years of independence in May.
Dianne Penn reports.