In Brief

Japanese YouTube star Piko Taro makes first UN appearance, promotes Global Goals

18 July 2017 &#150 Japanese entertainer Piko Taro, famous for his “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” (PPAP) viral music video, has joined the ranks of celebrities who promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on behalf of Governments, the...Read More

Children increasingly targeted for murder, rape in Central African Republic – UNICEF

18 July 2017 &#150 Renewed fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly targeting children, while there are concerns that the humanitarian needs in the country could escalate to levels not seen since the crisis four ye...Read More

UN Assembly honours legacy of slain Italian judge, hears calls to bolster fight against organized crime

Marking the 25 years since the murder of an Italian judge who dedicated his life to fighting the Mafia, a senior United Nations official today stressed the need for the international community to renew its commitment to address evolving and...Read More