Climate change threatening coral reefs
One of the planet’s most important ecosystems, coral reefs, is under threat from climate change.
The number one priority for the UN’s Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the year ahead is fighting the “nexus between terrorism and transnational organized crime.”
Women’s representation in Colombia’s judicial system remains low
“Volunteering” is contagious in a positive way according to a representative from a Kenya based organisation, who attended a UN-supported conference on volunteering, recently held in Mexico.
Former child soldiers should be treated as victims and not security threats in the year ahead, the UN special envoy for children and armed conflict has urged.
Displacement rises as Mosul fighting intensifies
More than 13,000 people have fled the Iraqi city of Mosul since Friday, the UN has reported, as military operations to retake the city from extremists have intensified.
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In today’s programme: The new UN chief outlines a challenge to staff to change, reform and improve…
The UN faces “very challenging times” and needs to embark on a new mission “to change and to reform and to improve.”
That’s the message delivered to staff by new UN chief, António Guterres, on his first day at UN Headquarters in New York.
“Positive” developments can be expected across the world in 2017 despite the ongoing conflicts and humanitarian crises that typified 2016; that’s according to the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson.
Somalia mission chief welcomes moves towards peace in Gaalkacyo
A renewed commitment by two regional leaders in Somalia to achieve peace in the city of Gaalkacyo has been welcomed by the senior UN official in the country.