Peaceful protestors have been violently attacked in Syria, according to reports from the UN Office for Human Rights. Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human rights, says there is a need for genuine national dialogue but this cannot happen while live rounds are being fired by security forces on the streets and activists are [...]
Little progress has been made to end the recruitment of child soldiers in Central African Republic, despite a government commitment to do just that.
For the first time ever, 180 countries and territories are simultaneously taking part in a campaign to get more people immunized.
Organic food is becoming a multi-million dollar global business with people in developed countries willing to pay extra for what is believed to be healthier products. And now in developing countries like Uganda organic agriculture is being promoted as a way to help people earn a living while helping to fight climate change. Charles Appel [...]
The fourth annual World Malaria Day is being observed across the globe on April 25.
Nine hundred migrants are expected to be evacuated from the Libyan port city, Misrata on Monday evening. Heavy fighting is continuing in the city between forces loyal to Libyan leader, Muammar Qadhafi and rebels who are trying to overthrow him. The uprising in Libya has led to a humanitarian crisis and forced thousands of migrants [...]
A World Food Programme worker has been killed in South Sudan following an ambush.
The evacuation of migrants from the Libyan city of Misrata is continuing as fighting in the besieged port city intensifies.
A long-time UN staff member Jean Gazarian had many roles within the United Nations from the time he joined in 1946. In the following interview with Bissera Kostova on English Language Day, he reflects on the changing role and growing importance of communicating in the six languages of the United Nations. Duration: 3’19″
The top United Nations Human Rights official is calling on the Syrian Government to put an end to its deadly crackdown on protesters.
Navi Pillay says Syria's violent response to peaceful demonstrations is unacceptable and security forces must immediately stop using live ammunition against protesters. Charles Appel reports…
The goal of reducing the number of deaths caused by malaria to zero by 2015 can only be achieved by what's been described as an "extraordinary intensification" of the fight against the disease.
Malaria kills one child every 30 seconds, even though it is preventable and curable. Widespread in tropical regions, it is spread by infected mosquitoes. Combating malaria and other diseases is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals the international community agreed to reach by the year 2015. Patrick Maigua spoke about the progress being made [...]