People living in a town in Jonglei state in South Sudan are facing what’s been described as a grim humanitarian situation, following an attack by a group of armed youth.
The price of food around the world is set to remain high and volatile according to the new chief of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The United Nations Secretary-General has committed to making a success of what he described as a “seemingly impossible job”.
2012 is likely to provide another year of challenges for the United Nations as it faces up to everything from keeping the peace in countries wracked by conflict to combatting hunger in the developing world, and ensuring nuclear safety.
Nuclear safety and the outcome of the democracy movements sweeping across the Arab world are expected to be the focus of attention in 2012 for many journalists working at the United Nations.
A lack of trust between Sudan and the recently independent South Sudan could provide a potential flashpoint for trouble in 2012…that’s according to the head of peacekeeping at the United Nations.