World News

April 26, 2017

Yemen: a nation on the brink of famine

Yemen is considered one of four countries in the world currently facing the threat of famine. Over two years of continuous war have created the conditions […]
April 25, 2017

Lebanon rape law: Wedding dresses hang in Beirut sea front protest

Activists campaigning to change Lebanon’s law on rape have staged a macabre protest on Beirut’s famous sea front. What appeared to be more than 30 white […]
April 25, 2017

Earth Day Network and Google Partnership Spreads Earth Day Directly to Google Search and the Google Assistant on Google Home

On Earth Day 2017, Earth Day Network is launching new experiences on Google Search and the Google Assistant that will spread knowledge and content about environmental […]
April 21, 2017

More than two million Liberians register to vote, almost half are women

Photo: UNDP Liberia Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half […]
April 12, 2017

Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on […]
March 23, 2017

United Nations and Partners Strengthen Commitment to Syrians and Neighbours Affected by Syria Crisis

United Nations agencies and NGO partners appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work in addressing the growing needs of refugees from Syria […]
March 23, 2017

EU and UNDP to support millions of Iraqis in liberated areas get back on their feet

UNDP Resident Representative for Iraq Lise Grande and Jobst von Kirchmann, Head of Unit for International Cooperation and Development of Middle East, Central Asia and Pacific, […]
March 19, 2017

Peru lifts 2017 budget to deal with extreme flooding

By Teresa Cespedes and Mitra Taj for Reuters   The government of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is hiking the 2017 budget by 3 percent in […]