Entrepreneurs in Papua New Guinea are being challenged to develop innovative business ideas that contribute to the South-East Asian country’s development.
Efforts are under way to secure the release of six crew members of a UN food agency’s helicopter who disappeared in Sudan.
Literacy programs are being rolled out in South Sudan to help teach as many people to read and write as possible, according to an education specialist with the UN cultural agency.
Papua New Guinea is facing up to the challenge of a so-called “resource curse” as it focuses on boosting the well-being of its citizens according to the United Nations’ senior representative in the country.
An upsurge in inter-tribal clashes has been a great challenge for peacekeepers in Darfur since January this year, according to its new deputy-envoy.
The town of Amirli has been under siege by armed groups affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for some weeks, according to a senior humanitarian official in the country.
UNICEF says that it is concerned by a growing number of refugee children with severe acute malnutrition from the Central African Republic (CAR) in neighbouring countries, such as Cameroun.
The reconciliation process in Côte d'Ivoire is progressing ahead of presidential elections which are due to be held next year, according to the top UN envoy in the country.
The joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is revising its strategic focus, according to its head and Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the region.
The number of women who die in childbirth or pregnancy is still unacceptably high in Tanzania.