Category Archives: Human Rights

World’s Nations Make Progress on Some, But Not All, Health Goals

More than 60 percent of the world's nations are expected to meet some of their health targets in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The targets include reducing child and maternal deaths and deaths from malaria. However, fewer

Deepening Drought Hits Ethiopia Herders as Millions Go Hungry

ROME � Livestock are dying in parts of Ethiopia that are overwhelmingly reliant on their milk as deepening drought pushes up the number of districts in need of life-saving aid by 19 percent, according to a report released on Thursday.

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UN agencies supporting Eritrea on sustainable development path

Helping Eritrea to confront challenges such as food insecurity and infant mortality is the goal of the latest five-year plan between the UN and the government.The Horn of Africa country ranks at number 179 out of 188 nations on the

AFRICAN UNION HOPING FOR FREE, FAIR, CREDIBLE, PEACEFUL POLLS IN KENYA

NAIROBI, The African Union (AU) Election Observation Mission in Kenya to monitor the country's general election on Tuesday has emphasized the need for peaceful elections.The head of the observer mission and former South African president Thabo Mbeki to...

Robert D. Murphy Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions of the Department of State’s Foreign Policy Advisors to U.S. Military Operations Worldwide

The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is pleased to announce the selection of this year's Robert D. Murphy awards for excellence for the Department's diplomats serving as Foreign Policy Advisors (POLAD) to senior U.S. Department of Defense military leaders around the

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought

Rome--Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Pros...