A change in the UN’s approach and strategy is needed, not its personnel.
The report highlights five areas for which investment is needed most urgently: early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, water resources, dryland agriculture and mangrove protection.
Significant outbreaks of cholera had never been recorded in Haiti before 2010. But then UN peacekeepers dumped raw sewage into the water supply.
The brutal attack – blamed on the Syrian regime – killed over 1,400 people on August 21, four years ago. Investigators say chemical weapons are still being used against the Syrian people.
The nation had left after the bloc recognised Western Sahara as a sovereign territory in 1984.
The mobile giant's vice chairman, Jay Y Lee, has been accused of bribing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye's close friend to secure a merger between two of the company's affiliates.
The former UN chief is expected to run for president in his home country. But after his relatives were charged with bribery, it may not be that easy as South Korea is still reeling from a corruption scandal involving the current leader.
The brother and nephew of the former UN chief are accused of conspiring to bribe a Middle East government official through a US middleman to secure the sale of a building complex in Vietnam.
Antonio Guterres, former head of the UN refugee agency, took over Ban Ki-moon's post on New Year's Day with a promise to shake up the world body.
As the world's top diplomat begins his five-year term facing worldwide conflicts and crises from terrorism to climate change, US support for the UN remains a question mark.
Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is to take over, ending Ban's decade as United Nations Secretary General.
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