Among UNESCO’s objectives is to promote free, independent, and pluralistic media in order to enhance freedom of expression and information around the world.
Among the most pressing issues expected to be discussed during the annual meeting is the humanitarian crisis and escalation of violence in Myanmar.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the world is facing its worst food crisis since the Second World War.
The changing environment is invariably linked to human rights with over 62,000 people being displaced every day due to climate change.
Sexual violence is increasingly becoming a tactic of terrorism in conflict areas; approximately one in five refugees or displaced women have experienced some form of sexual violence.
Although their release has been a relief, it is important now that the 82 released Chibok schoolgirls receive adequate physical and psychosocial counselling and support.
In its report, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented a range of censorship cases and revealed a new complex world of media repression.
To mark the 100th day of President Trump’s administration, people around the world are marching to fight one of the world’s most pressing problems – climate change.
They claim that they were abused by members of peacekeeping forces and that the help and support that they were promised by UNICEF never came.
The 19-year-old became a global symbol of the fight for girls’ education after being shot in Pakistan’s Swat valley in 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education.
The UNFPA has been defunded on the claim that it participates in a programme of coercive abortions and sterilisations in China.
Globally, women are paid at least 23% lower than men and in countries like Turkey the gap can be as much as 75%.
The crisis has prompted international groups and leaders to call for actions like unfettered humanitarian access to all parts of northern Rakhine state.
UN special rapporteur Tauli-Corpuz stressed the need for countries to incorporate the UN Declaration into national plans and legislation in order to ensure indigenous rights.
Up to eight million Yemenis are severely food insecure while another two million are facing food insecurity at emergency levels, just one phase below famine.
It’s easy for developers, corporations, governments to press economic development projects that advantage them at the expense of Native American nations.
Proposed by France, the resolution calls for “unimpeded access” to East Aleppo in order to ensure the safety of evacuees and those that remain in the city.
The cholera outbreak, which occurred soon after the earthquake in 2010, killed nearly 10,000 and has to date infected close to 800,000, roughly one in twelve, Haitians.
Only 25% of refugees at the Dadaab Camp are willing to return to Somalia, with many expressing concerns about relocation due to ongoing insecurity in that country.
An overwhelming 191 UN member states voted for the resolution to end sanctions against Cuba imposed in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War, with only Israel joining the US in abstention.
Haiti’s neighbours have remained relatively unscathed from the hurricane, with only four deaths in the Dominican Republic and none in Cuba. So why was Haiti hit so hard?