World toilet day
4.5 billion people globally live without safe toilets while 892 million people still practice open defecation. The United Nations aims to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet and that no-one practices open defecation by 2030.
Peacekeepers search for landmines in Mali's volatile north
Guinean peacekeepers with the United Nations Mission in Mali carry out routine de-mining operations in a restive northern region where explosive devices continue to pose a threat.
U.N. report details abuses committed against civilians in Equatoria, South Sudan
A new United Nations report details abuses being committed against civilians in South Sudan's Western Equatoria region, following fighting in the region this year. The study indicates that abductions, forced child soldier recruits and sexual slavery of girls were perpetrated by both government and rebel forces.
China battles to contain swine fever spread
China is battling to contain the rapid spread of African swine fever among what is the world's largest pig herd, as the United Nations says 40,000 pigs have been culled since early August in an effort to stop the disease.
September 5 is International Day of Charity
In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human suffering as well as the efforts of charitable organizations and individuals, including the work of Mother Teresa, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated the 5th of September, as the International Day of Charity.
Less than half of refugee children enrolled in school - U.N
More than half the world's school-age refugees are excluded from education as host nations struggle under the weight of growing humanitarian crises, according to the United Nations.
SA legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka to be honoured for her humanitarian work
The music veteran and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka is set to be honoured for the work she does on the continent at the inaugural summit taking place this Women’s' Month. Yvonne Chaka Chaka is a champion for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the United Nations MDG Envoy for Africa, and the Goodwill Ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.
UN lowers flag to half-staff to remember Annan
The United Nations lowered its flag to half-staff at its world headquarters on Saturday (August 18) after the passing of former Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.
UN Palestinian refugee agency funding crisis deepens
At the beginning of 2018, US President Donald Trump cut funding for the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, UNWRA, which helps some 5 million Palestinians. DW's Tania Krämer went to Hamas-controlled Gaza, where UN employees are on strike.