Last September, a young woman from Angola was crowned Miss Universe, beating out more than 80 other beauties from around the world.
The first World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education, a comprehensive overview of the progress, as well as remaining gaps in gender equality at all educational levels, was launched this week in New York.
Treatment for tuberculosis (“TB”) is cheap and readily available. But the disease remains “a hidden epidemic” in many countries, and it is children who are the most affected.
The “Hunger Games” movie has teamed up with the World Food Programme to raise awareness about the plight of millions around the globe who don’t have enough to eat.
If the world is to produce enough food to feed its seven billion (and counting) citizens, then better water management in agriculture is in order.
Can technological innovation help fight poverty?
That’s the question being asked at the two-day Infopoverty World Conference underway at UN Headquarters.
The problem of racism and conflict is under the spotlight as the United Nations observes the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21st March.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is now in its fourth decade since it was first diagnosed. Major milestones have been made in the prevention, control and the treatment of the disease.
Twenty-two UN independent human rights experts want to make sure global goals are not only set at the Rio+20 conference in June, but also met.
The International Opium Convention, signed on 23 January 1912 at The Hague, was the first international drug control treaty and is the core of the international drug control system.