The United Nations today honoured the memory of an estimated 15 million innocent victims who suffered over four centuries as a result of the transatlantic slave trade, while highlighting the plight of millions more who still endure the brutality of modern slavery.
Non-governmental Organizations and members of civil society today (25 March) expressed their discontent with the new draft of the Arms Trade Treaty handed over last Friday (22 March). UNTV
Thanks to an education transition fund, Zimbabwean schools now boast a pupil to textbook ratio of one to one. During a recent visit to Zimbabwe, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake saw first hand the impact efforts like those are having on the lives of children. UNICEF
Robert Serry, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Middle East, said today that it was now time "to come together in concerted action and support a serious initiative including a revitalization of the Quartet" in dealing with the Israeli/Palestinian issue. UNTV
Lebanon is hosting the largest number of Syrians of any neighbouring country. In the Bekaa region, near the border with Syria, many refugee families lack basic requirements for dignity: no toilets, no areas for showering, washing or cooking, and no clean drinking water. Donors, including in the private sector, have been instrumental in enabling UNICEF [...]
All along the Jordanian/Syrian border fleeing Syrian families face separation when they try to cross into Jordan. UNHCR