UN criticizes Iran's use of death penalty against minors
The United Nations expert for monitoring human rights in Iran criticized the Tehran government for its use of the death penalty against minors. Two people aged under 18 have been executed by the state so far this year.
'Fallacy' to say Amazon is the heritage of humankind: Bolsonaro
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has come under attack for wildfires that are raging in the Amazon, tells the United Nations that the rainforest is his country's sovereign territory. "It is a fallacy to say that the Amazon is the heritage of humankind, and a misconception confirmed by scientists to say that our Amazon forests are the lungs of the world," he says.
World Humanitarian Day: UN, others honour aid workers across the world
The United Nations and other agencies in Nigeria involved in humanitarian work marked the humanitarian day in honour of aid workers all over the world. The day was also specifically dedicated to aid workers who died in the course of duty.
Iceland holds ceremony for first glacier lost to climate change
Iceland has been commemorating the loss of Okjokull with the prime minister and guests from international universities and the United Nations. A ceremony at the site highlighted the urgency of climate protection.
Blessing was only 6-Yrs-old when she was arranged to be an unpaid house-help
According to the United Nations, more than 40 million people are estimated to be trapped in forced labor, forced marriages and other forms of sexual exploitation.
More than 70 million people displaced worldwide - UNHCR
Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations and Norwegian Refugee Council said on Wednesday.
World population to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 — UN
The United Nations predicts that half of this growth will take place in only nine countries, as the world is getting older overall. India is projected to become the world's most-populated country by 2027.
DR Congo increases security after attacks on Ebola treatment centers
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Nations have stepped up security for Ebola patients and healthcare workers after armed groups recently carried out attacks on treatment centers in the outbreak hotspots in the country's east.
Shiites storm United Nations office in Nigeria, demand support to free El-Zakzaky
Shiites storm United Nations office in Nigeria, demand support to free El-Zakzaky.
Improving quality of primary education in Nigeria
The United Nations says families in Nigeria spend approximately 20 percent of GDP per capita on preschool-related expenditures annually. Euphrates Efose, Chief of Education at UNICEF Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss evaluate this data and look at strategies for improving the quality of primary Education in Nigeria.