Far from the Headlines

Far from the headlines: After 50 years refugees from Western-Sahara are still in camps

What is the crisis about? For 50 years, Algeria has hosted Sahrawi refugees, making it the world's 2nd longest-standing refugee situation.  It is estimated...

Far from the Headlines: the Democratic Republic of Congo

The success of the national team of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the African Cup of Nations was an all too rare occasion...

Far from the Headlines: One in four Venezuelans have left the country

More than one in four Venezuelans have left the country amid spiralling hyperinflation, shortages of basic goods, political turmoil, violence and persecution.

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UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter: April 2024

monthly issue of the UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter featuring new UN websites and publications

International Television market recognises outstanding entertainment initiatives for social...

Ubongo, a creator of children’s edutainment in Africa, and Open Planet, an outstanding innovative free access environmental footage library, have been recognised for their...

UN Deputy Chief: “make 2024 a turning point for...

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed has called for a transformation in education as she addressed a high-level education event organised by the European Union during a visit to Brussels on Thursday (11 April).

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, Brussels visit, 10-11...

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, is in Brussels this week. On Wednesday, 10 April, she chaired the Governing Body meeting of...

World squanders over 1 billion meals a day

Households across all continents wasted over 1 billion meals a day in 2022, while 783 million people were affected by hunger and a third of...

Welsh women’s peace appeal uncovered 100 years on

In 1923, the women of Wales took part in an unprecedented appeal: 390,296 women, representing 30% of the nation’s female population at the time,...

International law: Understanding justice in times of war

War crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, ethnic cleansing: what do these international justice terms mean?  What are war crimes? War crimes are violations of international humanitarian law (whose perpetrators...

Navigating through the poly-crisis: Towards a global pact for...

The interplay between new wars, climate crisis, rising inequalities, and the COVID-19 pandemic have put the future of people and the planet high on...