Libya: UN Secretary General Condemns ‘In the Strongest Terms’ Attack On Hotel in Tripoli

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The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned today, in the strongest terms, the attack that took place at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli yesterday. “Terrorism has More...

Ebola end in sight, WHO says, as weekly cases fall below 100

Ebola end in sight, WHO says, as weekly cases fall below 100

There were 99 confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three most affected West African countries – in the week ending January 28, the More...

UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies [EN/FR/SP/AR]

UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies [EN/FR/SP/AR]

Over 60 million children at risk in “new generation” of crises GENEVA, 29 January 2015 – UNICEF is launching a US$3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach More...

Sustainable Energy for All Africa Hub gathers partners in Abidjan to advance initiative across the continent

Sustainable Energy for All Africa Hub gathers partners in Abidjan to advance initiative across the continent

The African Development Bank (AfDB), as host of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Africa Hub, organized on January 26 and 27 a workshop in Abidjan with representatives of More...

WFP Food Assistance Supports Successful Treatment Of People Living With HIV

Photo © WFP/HIlary Wartinger Statement by WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin on World AIDS Day ROME – We believe that food is life, and this World AIDS Day (1 December) More...

A Journey to Sundance to Help Save Lives

A Journey to Sundance to Help Save Lives

Over the years, we have traveled together to several developing countries, meeting thousands of women and young girls who More...

Adam Liaw: “I get it now.”

Adam Liaw: "I get it now."

Landing in Myanmar was disorienting and wonderful. It was a country I’d never visited before, and I new very More...

Physical education for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living Physical education for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living

In a new publication, Quality Physical Education, Guidelines for Policy Makers, UNESCO urges governments and educational...

FROM SOMALIA: Hajira Hassan’s story FROM SOMALIA: Hajira Hassan’s story

Hajira’s son is a tailor and can work with the solar lantern also during nighttime ©...

Why governments are building 3D maps Why governments are building 3D maps

Governments in the region are using 3D mapping to plan their services and cities, mitigate disasters...

Boko Haram at a glance

Boko Haram at a glance

© The armed group Boko Haram opposes anything they see as being “influenced by the West” including secular More...

HRW blames international rise in extremism on human rights violations

In its annual report, Human Rights Watch claims the emergence of the “Islamic State” was to blame on the ‘war on..

Doctor accused of FGM did not know what he did was illegal, court hears

A doctor accused of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) did not know what he did was illegal and had to..

Typhoon Haiyan: then and now

Typhoon Haiyan: then and now Typhoon Haiyan: then and now Typhoon Haiyan: then and now Typhoon Haiyan: then More...

Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 – 8 July

Pakistan: Water, sanitation, and health services are urgent needs among the 780,000 registered displaced from North Waziristan (government figures). The data..

Disaster-Related Displacement from the Horn of Africa

Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa UN University and Norwegian Refugee Council: Thousands of people in the Horn..
Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world..
FAQ6 – What is EU Community?

FAQ6 – What is EU Community?

EU Community will launch the beta version of its first, free service EurActory on 29 January at the European Parliament. But first,..
Women and girls at risk as conflict escalates in Iraq

Women and girls at risk as conflict escalates in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Approximately one million people have been displaced by the mounting crisis in northern and western Iraq...