Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young.
According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), East and Southern Africa remains the area most heavily affected by the HIV epidemic.
United Nations Member States on the 20th of December approved a draft resolution aimed at ending the harmful practice of female genital mutilation.
The plight of migrants who are stranded in crisis situations as a result of man-made or natural disasters is the focus of this year’s International Migrants Day.
Progress made in controlling malaria is being threatened by a slowdown in global efforts against the disease.
The warning comes in this year’s annual report of the World Health Organization (WHO) on malaria.
Early this week more than 200 Ethiopian migrants were returned to their country from Yemen on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
A new initiative has been launched at the United Nations to help eliminate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two countries that make up the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.
The ongoing crisis in the Sahel region of Africa was under the spotlight in the Security Council on Monday.
The benefits to mankind from the medical use of ionizing radiation are being discussed at an International Conference on Radiation Protection taking place in Bonn, Germany.
More than one billion people worldwide live with some form of disability, according to United Nations statistics.