4 June 2015 – At UN-backed meeting, landlocked developing countries call for greater action on efforts toward sustainable development

Ministers and senior Government officials on Thursday rallied the international community in a Call to Action, capping off a three-day meeting in Livingstone, Zambia, which aimed to accelerate the implementation of an ambitious action-plan that would put the world’s 32 […]

12 May 2015 – As powerful new quake hits Nepal, UN races to deliver aid to those affected

12 May 2015 – A new earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude has struck Nepal today killing at least 40 people, according to information received by the United Nations, just two weeks after a powerful tremor killed more than 8,000 thousand […]

25 April 2015 – Nepal: Ban sends his condolences after earthquake hits Kathmandu Valley

The United Nations Secretary-General has sent his deepest condolences to the Government of Nepal and to everyone affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Saturday. “The reports of the devastation are still coming in and the […]

8 April 2015 – Foreign aid close to record peak after donors spend $135bn in 2014

Aid spending by the world’s richest states hovered around an all-time high last year, but development assistance to the least-developed countries (LDCs) fell by 16% from the year before, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said. Member […]

6 April 2015 – Civilian casualties, humanitarian concerns mounting as Yemen fighting continues – UN

The violence in Yemen continues to wreak havoc upon the country’s civilian population and restrict humanitarian access to those most in need amid a spate of aerial attacks and ground incursions, the United Nations has reported. In the last 24 […]