Even with the progress in healthcare, too many babies and children continue to die from preventable causes.
Africa relies on policies that have failed – even in the countries it borrowed them from.
Choosing the right priorities must start with an accurate assessment of where the greatest problems are.
It took more than 20 years for SA to sign the UN's International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. But will it make a difference?
Men sent to stabilise the Central African Republic are accused of sexual violation and civilian death.
A research panel and a youth forum point out that world leaders should not attempt an impossible 169 targets but rather focus on the smartest goals.
It's imperative we get a financing for development framework in place to rid the world of destabilising and dehumanising poverty, says Oxfam.
A new report puts South African soldiers on United Nations peacekeeping missions at the top of a list of offending nations.
Six large energy companies have asked the United Nations for help in setting up a carbon pricing scheme that would include their operations.
More than half the countries in the world are currently generating Islamist extremist fighters for groups such as Al-qaeda and Isis, the UN has said.
Stockholm is seeking a new probe into the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld in Zambia 53 years ago.
The UN pushes for a deal that sets out a compromise between emerging and developed nations but some environmental groups lament its weakness.
Israel's plans for settlements in east Jerusalem are a 'clear violation of international law'.
The UN needs to get a fix on achievable goals for its next 15-year global development agenda. Economics may well show the way, writes Bjørn Lomborg.
Sweden's new centre-left government will recognise the state of Palestine, a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step.
The UN summit today is the last chance leaders have to commit to tackling the biggest issue of our century, writes Sipho Kings.
The government has reversed its announcement that only nationals can work in the country, saying employment regulations "will be discussed later".
Our spring edition isn't a happy tale. With the climate change situation more dire than ever, now is the time to put pressure on our governments.
Islamic militants released US journalist Peter Theo Curtis on Sunday, less than a week after grisly footage emerged of the execution of James Foley.