Confronting “pandemic” under-reporting of sexual crimes and “victim-blaming” practices are key challenges in the fight against gender inequality in India.
Stigma around sexuality in young people can hinder conversations with policy makers, but young people have a “right to participate” in decisions about their sexual health, a youth advocate says.
Comprehensive sex education programmes are important to stop the spread of HIV among young people, a Programme Director for the Uganda Network of Young Positives has said.
Young people are still seen as a “problem and liability” in some parts of the world, and yet the UN has shown that putting them in leadership positions always “pays off”.
Young people are “ready and able to do the heavy lifting” to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Youth Envoy has urged.
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.
Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN
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).
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.
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.