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Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, concludes it is an 'arbitrary killing' that violated the UN charter
It is the UN Security Council's first statement on the pandemic and its first real action since the outbreak started
The world's tourism sector could lose $1.2 trillion due to the coronavirus pandemic – but that's not yet the worst-case scenario
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says it is vital for leaders to maintain 'consistent, credible, and fact-based communication' with citizens
Watch Michelle Bachelet of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights presents the comprehensive report on Tuesday, June 30, at 4:30 pm Manila time
The fighting ended with an armistice that was never replaced by a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula divided by the Demilitarized Zone and the two Koreas still technically at war
Migrant workers were left exceptionally exposed to the virus and the economic shutdown it triggered, says the United Nations' International Labour Organization
The North also begin removing loudspeakers from border areas, which they had started setting up just two days ago to broadcast anti-South propaganda
South Asia – which includes India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Bhutan – is home to some 600 million children, with around 240 million already living in poverty
(UPDATED) Former US national security advisor John Bolton also says he does not consider Trump to be fit for office and hopes he is a one-term president
An initially strongly-worded text proposed earlier this week is watered down, first to remove the call for an international probe, and finally to strip away any mention of the United States
The resolution urges Tehran to provide inspectors from the IAEA with access to two sites in Iran in order to clarify whether undeclared nuclear activity took place there in the early 2000s
India will now have a seat at the same table as China, just days after the two nations disputed their Himalayan border
'You in the United Nations are your brothers' and sisters' keepers in America, and you have the power to help us get justice for my brother George Floyd,' says Philonise Floyd
Hoping to woo delegates, both Canada and Ireland have brought out superstar power with Celine Dion and Bono, respectively
The North has never had a woman leader but speculation swirls over Yo Jong as a potential successor in the event of the death of her brother
Diplomats say the resolution will call on Iran to provide access to two locations where past nuclear activity may have occurred – sites to which the IAEA has been trying to gain access for months
It is only the fifth time in the council's 14-year history that it has agreed to hold an 'urgent debate,' which is a special debate agreed upon within a regular session of the council
The latest broadside contains some of the harshest criticism Pyongyang has sent Washington's way in recent months, and casts doubt over the future of the two sides' long-stalled nuclear talks process
The UN General Assembly is the world's largest diplomatic gathering, and entails hundreds of side events and bilateral or multilateral meetings of world leaders. It has never been cancelled since the United Nations was founded in 1945.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet says arrests 'for expressing discontent or allegedly spreading false information through the press and social media' have been reported in the Philippines and 11 other countries
'This virus is exposing endemic inequalities that have too long been ignored,' says Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
The US, Britain, Canada, and Australia lead criticism of the planned law, which would punish secession, subversion of state power, terrorism, and acts that endanger national security
'This is another example of the Chinese Communist Party's fear of transparency and international accountability for its actions,' Washington's UN mission says
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discusses with the Central Military Commission 'crucial measures... for considerably increasing the firepower strike ability' of the military
A six-month disruption of antiretroviral therapy due to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to more than 500,000 extra deaths in the region in 2020-2021, according to the WHO and UNAIDS
There have been reports of targeted killings and bombings in Syria, many of which take place in populated areas
The US delegation in the UN Security Council says that their country cannot support the draft resolution calling for a ceasefire
The International Atomic Energy Agency has received requests from 119 member states for test equipment to supply more than 200 laboratories. Of them, 18 have already received supplies, including the Philippines.
Kim Jong-un sends Chinese leader Xi Jinping a diplomatic communication congratulating him for China's 'success' in controlling the novel coronavirus epidemic
The UN warns traffickers 'may become more active and prey on people who are even more vulnerable than before because they have lost their source of income due to measures to control the virus'
An unnamed official says Seoul had enough grounds to draw the conclusion
US President Donald Trump had downplayed reports on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's poor health
Here is a look at why Kim's health has been the subject of so much conjecture
The footage was of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il lying in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace. Kim Jong Un also made a public appearance on May 1.
The North Korean leader makes a public appearance after weeks of rumors about his ill health or death
As of writing, there are no reports from credible news organizations that support this claim
The adviser says that Kim has been staying in Wonsan – a resort town in the country's east – since April 13, adding: 'No suspicious movements have so far been detected'
United States think tank 38North cautions that the train's presence 'does not prove the whereabouts of the North Korean leader or indicate anything about his health'
'A world free of COVID-19 requires the most massive public health effort in history,' says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
'This is a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Trump criticizes a CNN report saying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was ailing
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says: 'Civic space and press freedom are critical. Civil society organizations and the private sector have essential roles to play. And in all we do, let's never forget: The threat is the virus, not people.'
The UN's World Meteorological Organization says it is time to flatten the curve on climate change as well, with its impact on the planet 'reaching a crescendo' in the past 5 years
A United Nations body expects Latin America's gross domestic product to see a record contraction of 5.3% in 2020
The fourth annual Global Report on Food Crises also finds that food insecurity was already on the rise in 2019 before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis
(UPDATED) The North Korean leader has not made a public appearance since presiding over a meeting of the Workers' Party politburo on April 11
Pyongyang has imposed tight restrictions against the pandemic that has swept the world since emerging in neighboring China
Kim Jong-un establishes an iron grip on the levers of authority in his nuclear-armed country since inheriting power in his late 20s in 2011
'Emergency measures may well be needed to respond to this public health emergency. But an emergency situation is not a blank check to disregard human rights obligations,' says UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet