Social protection systems must address the unique needs of persons with disabilities. That’s according to Catalina Devandas Aguilar, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the issue.
The whole future of the UN is at stake over the modernizing of its peacekeeping operations to face new challenges.
Countries should do more to protect their citizens facing the death penalty abroad. That’s according to a new report released by the UN’s top expert on executions.
The number of women in Central America and Mexico fleeing gang violence is rising at an alarming rate, fuelling a new refugee crisis in the region.
The “culture of denial and silence” around sexual violence against women in conflict must be broken according to a leading UN expert.
Effective social dialogue between governments, workers and employers can improve compliance and produce better workplaces.
Time “is running out” to help people trapped in the rubble nearly 48 hours after a massive earthquake struck the mountainous border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, UN experts said Tuesday.
Indigenous peoples can play a critical role in the fight against hunger, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
A political vacuum leading to a “climate of paranoia” helps encourage religious persecution and violence.
That’s according to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Heiner Bielefeldt.
The more than 40,000 cases of people worldwide who have been arrested, detained or abducted against their will represent human beings, not numbers, a UN human rights expert has said.