American astronaut Peggy Whitson is making history as the first woman ever to command two missions aboard the International Space Station.
Somali president faces "formidable" set of challenges, international partners say
Somalia's new president faces a "formidable" set of challenges in meeting the expectations of the Somali people, the country's international partners have said.
More than 5,000 child recruits were freed from armed groups last year thanks to the efforts of UN peacekeeping missions, a senior official with the world body has reported.
Confronting “pandemic” under-reporting of sexual crimes and “victim-blaming” practices are key challenges in the fight against gender inequality in India.
WHO: we can stop genital mutilation of girls
There is no “Band-Aid” solution to rehabilitating and reintegrating former child soldiers, a Somali activist warned UN Member States on Wednesday.
Security Council condemns “heinous and cowardly” attack on Afghan court
The Security Council has described the terrorist attack outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in the capital Kabul on Tuesday as “heinous and cowardly.”
Although five of the 10 cases currently being investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) involve African countries, this doesn’t mean that the court is targeting the continent.
Surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine forces children out of school
Thousands of children have been forced out of schools in eastern Ukraine following last week’s surge in fighting, humanitarian organisations in the country have confirmed.
Efforts to counter ISIL extremists must include stepped up efforts to “prevent and resolve” the conflicts that “drive and are made worse” by terrorism.