Friday’s Daily Brief: Pope Francis, Lesotho, Iran, world corruption

Our top stories for Friday include: Pope Francis receives the UN chief in Rome, Lesotho famine threat, concern for jailed Iranian protestors, and strengthened global action to prevent corruption.

Monday’s Daily Brief: anti-corruption conference, refugees’ summit, food extremes, Yemen aid

16 Dec 2019

Our top stories for Monday include: major international conference on anti-corruption underway; first ever Global Refugee Forum kicks off; global undernutrition and obesity crisis laid bare; food aid in Yemen; the power of youth to end hunger. 


Corruption thwarts attempts to build a better world and 'must be fought by all, for all'

08 Dec 2019

As we enter a decade of ambitious action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stepping up efforts to eradicate corruption and promote good governance is “essential…to deliver on our global pledge to leave no one behind”, the UN anti-crime chief said on Sunday.


Gaza crisis: Starvation must never be allowed to happen, says UN rights chief

22 Dec 2023

As the Security Council prepared to meet once again in New York on Friday for a long-delayed vote on a pause in fighting to allow more aid into Gaza, UN rights chief Volker Türk added his voice to deep concerns over the rising threat of famine across the Strip.