Trump has said the US share of UN budgets was “unfair” and has proposed an unspecified reduction in funding for the world body and its agencies.
The Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah is the the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food.
Some 17 million of Yemen’s 26 million people lack sufficient food and at least three million malnourished children are in “grave peril”.
Despite the promises of President Ghani and new laws being enacted, torture of detainees by Afghan security forces is still widespread says UN report.
A controversial law to officially engage Mexico’s armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
Prime Minister Hariri asked the UN to help establish a permanent ceasefire with Israel to help end Israel’s continuous violations in Lebanese territory.
UN chief Guterres warns the state department that the cutting of funds to the UNDP could have “devastating effects” on women and girls.
Ahead of North Korea’s celebration of the anniversary of its army, the US, China and South Korea keep their guards up in anticipation of more nuclear tests.
In Sunni-majority Mosul, Saddam Hussein is still idolised and the central authorities in Baghdad are distrusted as Mosul limps through the ISIS occupation.
Most of the victims were said to have been killed in their homes as soldiers went door to door looking for rival Kamuina Nsapu militia members.
Two years after its birth as an independent state, South Sudan plunged into conflict as rivalry between President Salva Kiir and his then-vice president, Riek Machar, exploded into violence.
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.
When societies collude in acts of racist, homophobic or religious violence, there is almost inevitably a social infrastructure of implicit approval enabling the individual perpetrators.
African heads of missions said they “reviewed the previous incidents and that have taken place in the past and concluded that no known, sufficient and deterring measures were taken by the government of India”.
The idea of relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote flood-prone island would set a bad precedent for managing human rights crises.
In addition to being a violation of human rights, the continued use of pellet guns has meant an incredible amount of pressure on the state’s public healthcare system and medical professionals.
Triple digit inflation and a decaying socialist economic model have left medications ranging from simple anti-inflammatory drugs to chemotherapy medication out of reach for most Venezuelans.
A look at member states’ considerations, candidates plans for the future of global public health management and contemporary issues for the WHO.
The invention of the flush toilet was probably one of the most unsustainable innovations in human history.
India’s Human Development Index is 0.624, according to a UNDP report, falling to 0.454 when adjusted for inequality.
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The eastern-based Libyan National Army has been waging a campaign in Libya’s second biggest city for nearly three years.
Although the Rohingya community in Delhi worries about their families abroad, their day-to-day survival preoccupies them.
The panel urged the government to reconsider a failed programme to verify Rohingyas for Myanmar citizenship.
A UN report last month said the Myanmar army and police had committed mass killings and gangrapes of Rohingya in a campaign that may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
Police and “unidentified gunmen” have killed more than 7,000 suspected drug users and drug dealers in the country since July 2016. Until there’s an urgent and loud international response, there’s no end in sight for Duterte’s drug war.
The study found a “weaponisation” of healthcare in Syria in which people’s need for it was used against them by denying access.
The central African nation has been in chaos since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza sparked widespread protests and an attempt to overthrow him by saying he would seek a third term.
Khoukha and the nearby city of Hodeidah are controlled by Iran-allied Houthi fighters who in 2014 overran Yemen’s capital Sanaa and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee into exile.
Many observers feel outraged about the international community’s seeming indifference when it comes to African famine deaths.
Gunmen dressed as medics stormed the hospital, battling security forces for hours, in an attack claimed by ISIS.
The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan has repeatedly warned that the effectiveness of police and soldiers to fight the insurgency has been undermined by irregular pay and leave, exacerbated by corruption and weak leadership from commanders.
Nearly half of South Sudan’s population could be severely food insecure and at risk of death in the coming months because of the avoidable acts of civil war in a land of plenty.
Some 1.5 million refugees have fled fighting and famine in South Sudan to neighbouring countries, half of them to Uganda, and thousands more are leaving daily, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.
Nearly 3.3 million people in Yemen – including 2.1 million children – are acutely malnourished, the UN says. They include 460,000 children under age of five with the worst form of malnutrition, who risk dying of pneumonia or diarrhoea.
In ‘Mission Overseas’, Sushant Singh provides a rare window into the organisational challenges of mid-sized military operations, and reveals the tortuous political and diplomatic constraints of UN missions.
It was the first time the top generals directly addressed the mounting accusations of human rights abuses which, according to UN experts, may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
In 2017, the struggle to define same-sex marriage and LGBTQI rights as they appear in the Declaration of Human Rights is growing increasingly fierce.
While the far right is on the march globally, there are signs progressives are stirring from their slumber.