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On International Day, UN highlights rural women's participat

Small farms in Madagascar are hard hit by erratic weather and locust invasion. Photo: FAO/Yasuyoshi Chiba 15 October 2017 Women and girls are cent…

Disease outbreak ‘real and present danger’ UNICEF warns, lau

Children in Tasnimarkhola Spontaneous Settlement Site, Cox 12 October 2017 New latrines will be constructed in the Rohingya camps and settlements …

UN chief lauds Dominica's vision to become first climate-res

Aerial view of the devastation in Dominica following successive category five hurricanes in September 2017. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 8 October 2017 Un…

Lake Chad Basin: Vulnerable people ‘a step away from starvat

Children prepare freshly caught fish, village of Tagal, Lake Chad region, Chad. Photo: UNICEF/Tremeau 28 September 2017 The scale up of internationa…

With world at epic crossroads, UN seems like it’s on ‘silent

Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, addresses the general debate of the General Assemblys seventy-second sess…

Striving for peace, decent life for all, ‘very pertinent’ UN

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda addresses the General Assemblys annual general debate. UN Photo/Cia Pak 19 September 2017 …

Use political weight to eliminate sexual exploitation and ab

United Nations work with local communities in Kavumo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to sensitize the population on prevention of sexual explo…

UN anti-crime agency at 20; tackling terrorism, cybercrime v

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov (centre) participated in a special event in Vienna on 14 September 2017 for UNODC…

UN and partners aiding ‘unprecedented’ flow of refugees from

People arriving are in urgent need of life-saving assistance , including food, water and sanitation, health and protection. Photo: Saikat Biswas/UN Mi…

At high-level forum, UN stresses importance of education in

Young people at the launch of the International Year of Youth, celebrated annually on 12 August. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 7 September 2017 Educat…

'New Urban Agenda,' reform of UN-Habitat take spotlight at h

City view of Bogot, Colombia. Photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank 5 September 2017 The United Nations deputy chief today said that the Organization i…

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South As

People displaced by the floods take temporary refuge along a road in southern Nepal. Photo: UNICEF Nepal/2017/NShrestha 2 September 201…