The “political will” to protect vulnerable people from so-called “atrocity crimes” has been in “short supply” especially when it comes to UN Security Council taking action.
Eight countries which have so far failed to ratify a Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty are holding the international community “hostage”.
Countries are increasingly turning over their military operations to private military and security firms, which has raised the concern of international human rights experts.
It’s “terrible” that “stigma and discrimination” surrounding HIV and AIDS continue in many parts of the world in 2016.
“Start free, stay free, AIDS free” is a new plan adopted by the UN and its partners to accelerate the end of the AIDS epidemic.
Young girls in Zimbabwe struggle with issues ranging from early pregnancy to accessing sexual reproductive services, a young activist has said.
Countries are meeting this week to scale up global efforts to address HIV, the virus which causes AIDS.
Least developed countries must go at “higher speed”
The Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, must go at a “higher speed” than the rest of the world, and “all too few” of them have managed to graduate from the group so far.
The changing nature of conflict presents new risks to peace and security.
UN engagement in addressing these challenges is the focus of a two-day debate which opened in New York on Tuesday.