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“Stand together” against terrorism urges UN at Paris forum

“We must stand together” against terrorism, the words of the UN cultural organization’s chief marking its 70th anniversary on Monday in Paris.

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Misuse of antibiotics poses serious health risk, even death

The misuse of antibiotics puts people at risk for serious, even-life threatening illnesses.

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Ending poverty and addressing climate change “one and the same”

Tackling climate change is the only way to address poverty, according to the UN’s leading expert on climate issues.

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“Reinforce rule of law” to allow legitimate fishing

The rule of law at sea must be reinforced to allow people not to suffer from illegal fishing; that’s according to the International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL.

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Protecting people now critical for UN Police

Protecting people in some of the world’s most dangerous places is now a critical component of the work done by the UN Police, or UNPOL, the Security Council was tol

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“ShareTheMeal” and feed Syrian refugee children

Fifty cents—whether in Euro or United States coins—probably won’t buy you much anywhere in the world.

But this relatively small sum can feed a hungry child for an entire day, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Photo exhibit highlights women’s roles in peacebuilding

Women’s contributions to ending war and bringing about peace are being honoured in a photo exhibition which has just opened at UN Headquarters in New York City.

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Impressive drop in maternal mortality rates

Maternal mortality rates worldwide have dropped by almost 44 per cent over the last 15 years. That’s according to a new report released Thursday by the United Nations.

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UN Gender Focus: maternal mortality, hospital in Sri Lanka and role of women in peacebuilding

Impressive drop in maternal mortality rates

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Science research and development budgets boosted by private sector

Investment in research and development in the science sector has been boosted by private contributions as public funding has declined.

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