A major United Nations meeting focusing on the world's least developed countries closed yesterday in Antalya, Turkey, with a call for greater support to the world's most vulnerable nations, and the adoption of an outcome document paving the way for further concrete action and progress in the years to come.
The United Nations Children's Fund has announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.
The Church of Scotland has welcomed a new action plan to ensure teachers, NHS staff and social workers are better equipped to spot the signs of girls and women at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Some 70 per cent of the over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the United Nations reported yesterday.
A coalition of faith-based organisations are reiterating the importance of an inter-religious approach to the 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, which is observed annually throughout the world.