The situation of people in the Middle East who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) was recently discussed for the first time by the UN Security Council during what is known as an
While there is enough water on the planet to meet global needs, there must be better management of this irreplaceable natural resource, according to the UN World Water Assessment Programme.
Tens of thousands of people in South Sudan who had been stranded for months due to insecurity have finally been reached by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
The Eiffel Tower is set to become a huge generator of human energy in December thanks to an original project created by a French artist.
Deep shock has been expressed by top UN officials regarding what has been described as “utter disrespect for human life” and “unspeakable violence” by all parties to the conflict in South Sudan.
As thousands of refugees and migrants from conflict areas continue to stream into the Western Balkans from Greece, UN agencies are stressing the importance of treating these people humanely.
The response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been a concerted effort between the UN and civil society, ensuring that help is “reaching the right people, in the right areas, in a timely f
Although the World Bank defines extreme poverty as subsisting on less than US$1.25 a day, “poverty” as a concept is viewed differently across cultures, as researchers at Oxford University in the United Kingdom have found.
A call centre has been established in Iraq to provide a humanitarian lifeline for millions of people escaping ongoing fighting in the country.
Water scarcity in North Africa and the Near East could have severe consequences for food production— something the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says will intensify with climate change.