Searching for a better life
Every day across the world, thousands of migrants risk their lives in a quest for better opportunities. Smuggled, often in perilous conditions across seas, deserts and mountains into foreign lands, they often escape poverty, conflict and other hardships only to face extortion by smugglers. Learn more about this booming transnational crime and what you can do to help.
The crime of human trafficking is ruthless and merciless. It works by exploiting the vulnerabilities of millions of women, children and men across the world. Lives are traded, sold, abused and ruined by the greed and cruelty of traffickers. The crime knows no borders, and makes millions of dollars of profit for organized crime worldwide. Learn more about the crime and get involved in the fight against trafficking. More...
Icebergs melting away
Photographer Camille Seaman: "Every year, going back to some of the same spots [in the polar regions], I started to see very dramatic change. I just couldn't believe it was happening literally right before my eyes, so quickly." The Lima Climate Change Conference from 1- 12 December is crucial to reaching a climate agreement in 2015. More...
2015: Time for Global Action - UN Secretary-General's Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
The United Nations in Vienna offers you a unique opportunity to get an insight into global policy making. We are the world centre for issues such as nuclear explosions, hi-tech satellites and international crime prevention and you can be a part of it.
We also offer group lectures and tours on specialized topics and for children.