UN committed to help African nations pursue peace, security, development – Ban

Spotlighting some of the major challenges facing African nations today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to supporting the people of the continent in building durable peace, security and sustainable development.

Child deaths drop by nearly 30 per cent, says UN health agency

Deaths of children under five years of age have plummeted by almost one third since 1990, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, while cautioning that greater action is necessary to achieve similar success in other areas, in particular maternal and newborn health.