Development
New York, June 27(Just Earth News): Scientists and technical experts from all over the world are gathering this week in Vienna, Austria, for a meeting convened by the United Nations partner organization working to establish a verification regime to monitor global compliance with the comprehensive ban on nuclear testing. more
Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

New York, June 23 (JEN): While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school ...

Global narcotics market 'thriving;' range of available drugs diversifying at alarming pace – UN

New York, June 23 (JEN): Of the quarter of a billion people who used drugs in 2015, about 29.5 million – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population – were engaged in “problematic u ...

As South Sudan famine ebbs, millions still face 'extreme hunger on the edge of a cliff' – UN

New York, June 22(Just Earth News): While famine has eased in South Sudan, the situation across the crisis-torn country remains dire, as the number of people struggling to find food each day ...

Protection of civilians in Syria must be ensured, stresses UN chief Guterres

New York, June 22(Just Earth News): Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues, United Nations Secretar ...

As crises multiply, UN revises annual aid appeal to assist over 100 million around the world

New York, June 22(Just Earth News): As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance around the world reach record levels, United Nations and relief partners have revised their glo ...

UN chief appoints new envoys on youth; accessibility; and for Haiti

New York, June 21(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday announced the appointment of senior officials as his envoys, respectively, for promoting uni ...

Bees, hens and greenhouses help restore livelihoods in Iraq – UN agriculture agency

New York, June 21(Just Earth News): Thousands of vulnerable Iraqi and Syrian refugee families affected by conflict in northern Iraq aim to profit from new livelihood ventures of the United N ...

Disarming and reintegrating fighters into society key to sustaining peace – UN officials

New York, June 20(Just Earth News): Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the development of United Nations standards for having former combatants lay down weapons and reintegrate into societ ...

UN Peacebuilding Commission Chair says body is ready to help sustain peace wherever there is need

New York, June 20(Just Earth News): Briefing the Security Council on Monday, the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission – an intergovernmental advisory body that supports pea ...