Gender inequality is costing Africa “tens of billions” of dollars each year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ambassadors in New York on Monday.
No country is “immune” from the scourge of modern slavery and the path that many of its victims take “can often by very similar”.
The first ever Paralympic refugee sports team is providing refugees with disabilities a new way to heal from their traumatic experiences.
Fair trial concerns for Nigeria’s Boko Haram suspects
Concerns have been raised by the UN about the trials of more than 2,000 suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.
Efforts are under way to eradicate a neglected form of tuberculosis that has a particularly damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia, UN health experts said on Thursday.
A UN project currently under development aims to ensure women have a place in outer space.
Failing to find a cure for HIV/AIDS in the next five years may see the world “losing control” of the virus, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Kenneth Cole said on Wednesday.
Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis
Torture, rape and arbitrary detention in Burundi may amount to crimes against humanity, UN-appointed experts told the Human Rights Council on Tuesday.
Aid has started to arrive in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where ongoing violence has forced nearly 400,000 civilians to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.