Up to 90 per cent of the world's electronic or E-waste, worth nearly US$19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The separation between war and peace is not as clear cut as it used to be, according to the former Head of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
A “male culture” still persists at the United Nations but the situation has changed tremendously over the last couple of years according to the outgoing UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.
Peacekeepers working with the United Nations in Lebanon have paid a “heavy price” for securing peace in the country, according to a senior Irish soldier.
Forty-eight Irish peacekeepers have died there since 1978.
The situation for thousands of people fleeing fighting in the Iraqi city of Ramadi has been described as desperate by UN humanitarian agencies.
The International Day of UN Peacekeepers is about expressing “tremendous gratitude” to the men and women who serve the Organization in the world’s most insecure locations.
The first ever Chinese UN peacekeeping combat force to an African country has deployed to South Sudan.
The African country gained its independence from Sudan in 2011 and has suffered periods of internal conflict ever since.
The illicit tobacco trade poses major health, economic and security concerns and likely affects one in 10 cigarettes smoked globally, UN health experts say.
The destruction of cultural heritage is a senseless form of violent extremism which seeks to destroy the past, the present and the future of human civilisation, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General.
The media has an important role to play in maintaining the international focus on the Middle East peace process, according to a senior UN official