The WHO can expect more pressure from member states and civil society ahead of May’s World Health Assembly, as the executive board session earlier this month left questions on the table about internal reforms and controversies.   Efforts to make UN meetings more efficient “…

Earlier this week, the US—with just Hungary for company—opposed the adoption of a new UN pact to strengthen international cooperation on large movements of refugees.  

To the government leaders gathered in New York today for the third UN high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases, Michael R. Bloomberg brings a positive message: The 41 million annual deaths from NCDs are largely preventable. What’s needed to save millions of lives is…

In 2017, a child under age 15 died every 5 seconds, according to new UN estimates. The vast majority of these 6.3 million deaths were children under 5, most of them from preventable and treatable causes like pneumonia and malaria.

Kofi Annan, the widely-respected former UN secretary general, died unexpectedly this weekend after a short illness, PassBlue reports. He was 80 years old.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein delivered a blistering assessment today of the state of human rights around the globe.

Rebranding the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti will not undo its dark past. The mission’s new iteration fails to prioritize investigating and compensating for its failures, writes Edwidge Danticat.     The mission was woefully slow to act following the…

UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé can happily list the recent successes that the global community has scored against HIV/AIDS. And he can update you on progress of the 90-90-90 targets  (by 2020, ensuring 90% of people with HIV will know their status; 90% of people…

Last week, thousands of people descended on New York City for the opening of the 72nd General Session of the UN. Later in the week, a delegation of 30 from North Carolina’s Carrboro High, led by teacher Matthew Cone, will join them. It marks Cone’s third trip to the UN…

The Associated Press uncovered nearly 2,000 reports of rape and abuse concerning UN peacekeepers and the people they were charged with protecting between 2004 and 2016.From rape of women and children to forced prostitution and trafficking, some peacekeepers allegedly…