Far-right parties are already in government in Italy, Austria, and now Brazil. The eruption of resistance that first burst onto the scene in the US with the Women’s Marches is part of a global women’s rebellion.
This website offers an overview of some of these issues in depth, and links to other resources where you can get additional information.
The UN system plays a crucial role in coordinating assistance of all kinds — to help Africa help itself.
The volume of data in the world is increasing exponentially.
New sources of data, new technologies, and new analytical approaches, if applied responsibly, can allow to better monitor progress toward achievement of the SDGs in a way that is both inclusive and fair.
The wave of decolonization, which changed the face of the planet, was born with the UN and represents the world body’s first great success.
As a result of decolonization many countries became independent and joined the UN.
The number of older persons, those aged 60 years or over, has increased substantially in recent years in most countries and regions, and that growth is projected to accelerate in the coming decades.
New HIV infections have fallen by 35% since 2000 (by 58% among children) and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42% since the peak in 2004.
From promoting the development of democratic institutions, to the establishment of peace between warring nations, the UN is present on the ground supporting economic and social development and the promotion and protection of human rights.
The world’s population is ageing: virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in their population.