Funding shortfall hits starving in northeast Nigeria
Lack of funding is forcing aid agencies to cut feeding programmes for starving people in northeast Nigeria, the UN said Thursday, warning of growing pressure on resources as refugees return.
North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment
North Korea on Monday declared its medium-range Pukguksong-2 missile ready for deployment after a weekend test, the latest step in its quest to defy UN sanctions...
Cranky octogenarians and professors - Part 1
Within a month, four of my friends turned 80 or 81. Nearly all of them are healthy except one. I have also watched a lot of younger men look at us.
UN chief tells Macron he looks forward to France's engagement
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday telephoned French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to say that he looks forward to France's strong engagement in global affairs, his spokesman said.
Unleashing the forces of growth
The future of every nation is as strong as the investment it is willing to make in its youths today. It was Kofi Anan, who said, “Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation.
World body, NGOs urge leaders to defend media, provide enabling environment
The Secretary General of United Nations (UN), António Guterres, has called on world leaders to protect journalists as they go to dangerous places to give a voice to the voiceless.
UN says 17 mass graves found in DR Congo
The UN said Wednesday it had found a further 17 mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, an area plagued by violence between tribal militias and security forces.
Growing risk of 'mass' starvation deaths in Africa
The United Nations warned Tuesday that "the risk of mass deaths from starvation ... is growing" among people in conflict and drought-hit areas of the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria.