Former Barcelona FC player Patrick Kluivert: Unicef Uganda has joined FC Barcelona and other sport organisations  to highlight Ugandan child survival. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images

The number of children dying before their fifth birthday has been reduced globally by more than half since 2000, according to the latest figures from (...)

UN headquarters in New York: James O’Brien of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Ireland has called on all UN member states to recognise the role volunteers can play in achieving an equal society free from poverty by 2030. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters.

The contribution of volunteers to development work and recognition for the work they carry out in communities at home and abroad must be considered in(...)

Ireland and Kenya have been appointed by the United Nations to lead international negotiations over the coming year on new international development targets - covering matters such as poverty and education - for the period to 2030. Photographed is a a student raising her hand in a primary school in Baghdad. Photograph: Ahmed Saad/Reuters.

Ireland and Kenya have been appointed by the United Nations to lead international negotiations over the coming year on new international development t(...)

Seán Sherlock TD, Minister for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation and Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year, 2012 at Plan Ireland’s launch of the Pathways to Power report. Photograph: Louise Cribben

There is no country in the world where women and men have equal opportunities, equal pay or equal distribution of assets, according to Plan Ireland’s (...)