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‘All sides need to think about the future they want for Venezuela’, says UN human rights chief

There is a general recognition across Venezuela’s political and social spectrum of the need for reform, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on...

Latin America, Caribbean ‘must step up’ to tackle rising hunger: FAO

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean “can and must step up” to tackle rising levels of hunger, poverty and inequality, the UN Food and...

Police overwhelmed, development stalled, as gang violence spirals in Haiti

Haiti’s protracted political and humanitarian crisis – marked by spiking levels of gang-related violence and a badly struggling national police force – are reversing crucial...

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‘Robust’ economic growth in Asia-Pacific last year and ‘promising’ prospects ahead – UN report

Economies in the Asia-Pacific region registered robust growth in 2017 and prospects for this year look promising, the United Nations development arm in the region...

HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report

Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday...

In Cuba, UN chief stresses Latin America’s courageous ‘development vision’

The United Nations chief on Tuesday highlighted the central role he hopes Latin America and the Caribbean region will play in ensuring “fair globalization” that...

Spirit of compromise needed to combat workplace ‘brutalism’ – UN labour agency

The head of the United Nations labour agency has called for a new spirit of cooperation and consensus between workers, employers and Governments, to end...

New health board aims to break ‘cycle of panic and neglect’ on pandemics

A group of international experts has been tasked with helping the planet to better prepare for outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies that have an impact...

Heat-resistant crops, ‘green’ infrastructure, can prepare Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts – UN agency

Countries in the Near-East and North Africa, where chronic water shortages are sure to worsen due to climate change, must take pro-active steps to become...