An environmental group based in Trinidad and Tobago that has received UN support has become a model for marine conservation in the Caribbean.
Since 1990, Nature Seekers has helped turn the tide on the slaughter of leatherback turtles, the biggest turtles on Earth.
New York City, where UN Headquarters is located, is often described as a “melting pot” due to its amazing mix of cultures.
People from all over the globe have found a home here, bringing with them their customs…and cuisines.
An all-star concert in the Cuban capital, Havana, is the centerpiece of this year's celebrations for International Jazz Day on Sunday, 30 April.
Women continue to be “more vulnerable” to the impacts of disaster, but in some countries its men who are more of a concern.
A new campaign in Mexico City aims to combat a touchy subject: sexual harassment on public transportation.
A recent national survey found that nearly 90 per cent of women feel unsafe on buses and subways.
So-called amphibious homes, which can rise up along with floodwater, provide a cost-effective way of protecting the “resilience of existing communities.”
When it comes to dealing with disasters, such as the deadly flooding in Colombia and Peru in recent days, animals are “even more affected” than people.
Slavery is the last great “unmentionable” that has profoundly shaped every corner of the world although it happened centuries ago, the Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture has said.
More than 15 million African men, women and children were brought to the New World due to the transatlantic slave trade, which the UN has described as one of the darkest chapters in human history.
Support for people with disabilities around the world who are preparing for disasters is “still in a symbolic stage”.