It is time to help people live their dreams by ensuring that commitments made by governments are kept, according to the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Parliamentary leaders from around the world have been called on by the UN to help end global poverty and give hope to the disenfranchised.
Hurricane Katrina, which hit the American city of New Orleans 10 years ago this month, has raised the bar for disaster risk management, according to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
Potato seeds once thought lost to the Andean people who introduced them to the world will now be safeguarded for future generations in a seed vault in the Arctic.
A growing number of women infected with HIV are receiving treatment, but cultural and economic obstacles make staying on it a challenge, according to a new study sponsored by UN Women, the United Nations agency that deals with gender issues.
The Eiffel Tower is set to become a huge generator of human energy in December thanks to an original project created by a French artist.
Water scarcity in North Africa and the Near East could have severe consequences for food production— something the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says will intensify with climate change.
Nearly 225 years ago, enslaved Africans in what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic rose up against their oppressors.
Tackling climate change is critical to achieving a sustainable future for all people and the planet, according to a senior adviser to the UN Secretary-General.
Although women possess the skills and perseverance to be leaders in humanitarian work, they are still underrepresented in the field, according to an official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).