Costa Rica is winning plaudits for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alice Shackleford, UN Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica, and WHO Representative María Dolores Pérez-Rosales, explain why the small Central American country is managing to keep the number of cases down, and its population healthy.
As thousands flee mounting political tensions, violence and serious human rights violations in Nicaragua, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has called for international solidarity and more support for the countries hosting those who are joining the exodus.
One young Ugandan studying agriculture in Central America has big plans to return home and help African farming become more climate-friendly.
Tom Okot, who was internally displaced from his war-torn home region of Northern Uganda, is a student at Earth University, in Costa Rica.
He was one of the 60 winners of a multilingual essay contest who visited UN Headquarters in July, to take part in a global youth forum.
A new treaty allowing children to file a complaint directly to the UN about alleged violations of their rights was signed into law on Monday by ten countries.
A panel discussion hosted by nine of the ten countries was held at the UN Secretariat in New York to celebrate the event.