South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and other musicians rehearsed on Sunday in preparation for the first International Jazz Day which is being celebrated on Monday, 30 April.
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock says jazz is a universal language that does not need translation.
Around the world, men are being mobilised to stand up against gender inequality.
From taxi drivers in Kenya, to student activists in India and refugees in Uganda, all have pledged to confront gender inequality in their communities.
Timor-Leste saw a great deal of violence during the political crisis in 2006, but this year the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is looking forward to a largely peaceful electoral process.
Preparations are underway for a first ever summit in South Africa in June to create partnerships between the various nations and the diaspora communities around the world.
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Thousands of children in Chad will die of malnutrition if assistance is not provided on time, warns the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Uzbekistan is adopting a child-friendly approach to increase the number of children attending pre-school, according to UNICEF.
Actress and activist, Mia Farrow, has been in Chad in Africa to encourage more people to have polio vaccinations.
The number of people catching polio in the central African country is on the increase and is second only to Pakistan in terms of new cases.
The gap must be bridged between the business community and environmental groups to work towards a more sustainable future.