Children in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, are forfeiting education to work an average of 64 hours a week mostly in the garment industry, according to a new report released Wednesday.
The United Nations issued another record appeal, asking for $22.2 billion in humanitarian crisis response funding for 2017. The appeal is 10 percent higher than last year’s $19.7 billion appeal, which is only half funded, despite immense need.
Following the lead of other South American countries, Paraguay is investigating human rights abuses committed during the country’s last dictatorship, including the widespread sexual abuse of girls.
Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for…
For today’s podcast, we’re talking with Carolyn Miles, CEO and president of Save the Children USA, about the challenges children face around the world.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) postponed the start date for a senior post granted to Nadine Heredia, the former first lady of Peru, who is facing money-laundering allegations at home.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took another step in recognizing the failures of the U.N. during the cholera outbreak in Haiti. He apologized in remarks delivered in Creole, English and French for not doing enough, but did mention the U.N.’s role in causing the outbreak.
Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s long-time ruler, has lost the presidential election to the opposition leader, according to the electoral commission. Adama…
A senior U.N. official pleaded with the U.N. Security Council to immediately stop the Syrian government’s deadly assault on the city of Aleppo.
As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, people of every economic class are fleeing life-threatening conditions in the South American country to seek refuge in countries across the Americas.
We need to look at how much is actually spent in the countries of need and how much remains in the hands the large foundations, private firms, NGOs, faith-based organizations and universities that deliver development programs.
Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Keith Harper, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council, told diplomats in Geneva that South Sudan’s government has mobilized 4,000 troops to carry out attacks against towns in the country’s southern Equatoria provinces, where he said at least 1,901 homes have been destroyed in fighting over the last two months.