If Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un do meet (still a big “if”) and if they do strike a deal (an even bigger “if”) than the United Nations will have a key role to play in shoring it up.
Joseph Kaifala was just a child when civil war broke out in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The war came to his town in 1989 and as a seven-year-old was imprisoned with his father.
Facing a massive funding shortfall, the World Food Program in January cut rations for Congolese refugees in Rwanda by 25%.
As the United States enters its next election cycle, American democracy is still extremely vulnerable to disinformation campaigns from Russia.
Every year on March 8, women around the globe celebrate their fight for equal rights. But it’s also a day to call out inequalities that still persist to the detriment of not just women, but society as a whole – even in areas like access to banking.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein called Hungarian President Viktor Orban a “racist” last week because Viktor Orban is a racist and it is the job of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to condemn racism.
Today’s chart comes from the Guttmacher Institute, with data drawn from a just-published Lancet study that shows the rates of unintended pregnancies around the world are on the decline.
Noubar Afeyan Credit: Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Noubar Afeyan is a business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
In UN circles “Sendai” is shorthand for a major 2016 conference about disaster risk reduction, which took place in Sendai, Japan.
A provocative new book examines the politics of the debate on foreign aid. Pablo Yanguas is a research fellow at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester.
An Iranian government official who is under sanctions by the United States and European Union addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday.
Sulome Anderson was in utero when her father, the journalist Terry Anderson was kidnapped in Beirut. She met him for the first time as a six year old, when he was finally released by his Hezbollah linked captors.
Every year, the World Health Organization commissions an expert committee identify the most threatening infectious diseases of the upcoming year.
Over 1,800 Americans are heading to the United Nations today as part of the “Global Engagement Summit” today.
The conflict in Syria has entered a new phase. ISIS has been defeated, yet in many ways the war is metastasizing.
80% of all HIV positive women in the world live in sub-saharan Africa. This is the only region in the world where more women than men are living with HIV — scholars have referred to this phenomenon as the “feminization of HIV.” How did this happen?
Djibouti is the only country in the world that hosts military bases for both the United States and China.
It’s budget season in Washington, DC. And this year (like last year) the White House has requested massive cuts to foreign affairs spending in general, and to the United Nations in particular.
The Prime Minister of Ireland recently announced that he will be campaigning to end the constitutional ban on abortion in Ireland.
Gender equality is a catalyst for social progress. Thanks to a new report from the UN, we now have the data to prove it.