ECOSOC

Colombia set to accomplish more after end of 50-year conflict

Colombia is addressing its biggest challenge ever: ending more than five decades of armed conflict.

That’s according to the Special Adviser to the nation’s President on Humanitarian Affairs, Paula Gaviria.

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UN and Africa: focus on Sahel region, Dadaab camp and drought in Zimbabwe

Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

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Putting people at the centre of humanitarian operations

How can the world’s neediest people be best served?

That's what humanitarians and diplomats have been discussing at a meeting at the UN in New York, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

The Sahel region of Africa suffers “terrible” poverty compounded by climate change and further “ravaged” by violent extremism.

That’s according to the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, including Lake Chad and Mali.

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Delivering on the promise to invest in humanity

A staggering 130 million people worldwide require immediate humanitarian assistance; a figure that in population terms, would represent the 10th largest country in the world.

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