For children in Yemen, there could not have been a worse year than 2017.
That’s the assessment of the Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the war-torn country, Meritxell Relaño.
Men should be playing a more active role in empowering women, and helping to end the scourge of gender-based violence.
A slave uprising in the Caribbean nearly 300 years ago represents a symbolic victory for human rights and freedom.
Providing humanitarian aid today to the world’s needy is a “fantastic investment” in the future.
That’s according to the UN relief chief, Stephen O’Brien, speaking ahead of World Humanitarian Day, marked each 19 August.
The number of people from South Sudan seeking refuge in Uganda has reached one million, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned.
Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB) has warned.
Authorities in Honduras are being urged by UN human rights experts to do more to protect activists who defend the rights of sexual minorities in the Central American country.
A decade after the adoption of a landmark declaration that upholds their rights, indigenous people worldwide still suffer racism, discrimination, unequal access to education and other injustices.
The arrival of a UN regional force in South Sudan will enable the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, to free up additional peacekeepers to mount “more patrols along insecure roads,” the head of the Mission, David Shearer, has said.