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(UPDATED) The virus' rapid spread to new zones has authorities concerned – in the past 24 hours, it has affected 9 new countries, from Azerbaijan to Mexico to New Zealand
Ill-equipped North Korea has weak medical infrastructure and has cut itself off from the outside world
Two days after EU ministers approved their own joint approach to the negotiations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government sets out its own red lines
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet also voices serious concern for 'vulnerable groups' of people 'living in collective institutions, including many older people and people deprived of their liberty'
'This degradation of nature is unprecedented in the history of mankind,' says IPBES executive secretary Anne Larigauderie
The UN reiterates its support for a solution 'where two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders'
The draft ceasefire deal proposes that the United Nations and a military commission with members from both warring sides monitor the safe return of displaced civilians to their homes
'People are being left behind. Fears are growing,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres, pointing to swelling divisions and political polarization in many countries.
A United Nations panel delivers a damning indictment of 'predatory and unaccountable elites' and the suffering of civilians after 6 years of conflict
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the Philippines is party to many important treaties whose fate 'cannot be left to one man no matter how brilliant'
Syrian aid workers call urgently for a ceasefire and international help for nearly a million people fleeing the regime onslaught
Not one country on Earth is adequately protecting the next generation from the impacts of carbon emissions, the destruction of nature and high-calorie and processed foods
A barrage of rocket fire is the latest violation of a tenuous truce that came into effect in January
9 of the children were under the age of 5
This is in response to the UN's list of 112 companies with activities in Israeli settlements, including major US firms Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor
Despite the truce, there has been sporadic fighting almost every day near Tripoli, and arms continue to flow into the country
The move is cheered by the Palestinians but slammed as 'shameful' by Israel
Anger erupted in China this month after the death of a doctor in Wuhan, whom police silenced when he flagged the emerging virus in December
'Who among you would accept such a state?' Abbas asks, as he warns that Israel would create an 'apartheid' situation if it moves ahead with annexation
'In just 10 weeks, since 1 December, some 690,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Idlib and surrounding areas,' says the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
The Trump administration has put heavy pressure on critics of the Israel-friendly Middle East plan, diplomats say
This is a fabricated, rehashed claim that first surfaced in 2017
Karen Pierce, a career diplomat who has previously served in Washington as private secretary to the British ambassador, is the first woman to hold the post
Maria Ressa joins the United Nations, the Religions for Peace International, Dutch journalist Sander de Kramer, and Palermo, Sicily Mayor Leoluca Orlando as awardees
'We've poured so much CO2 into the atmosphere collectively that our entire planet is swaddled in a great tea cozy of the stuff,' says Prime Minister Boris Johnson
According to the UN, the vast majority – 80% – are women and children
'This is the first of what we hope will be a number of flights in the medical air bridge,' says UN Resident Coordinator for Yemen Lise Grande
The Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment submits to the United Nations its own report on the human rights situation under the Duterte administration
The Libyan capital's sole functioning airport comes under renewed fire as fighting breaks out hours after the UN mission in the country condemned ongoing violations of an arms embargo
(UPDATED) Presiding judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf says Myanmar must 'take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts' described by the 1948 Genocide Convention
Riyadh rejects the allegations, its embassy in Washington branding them 'absurd'
Modern Taiwan has been a de facto sovereign nation for the last 7 decades and has emerged as one of Asia's most progressive democracies but is quarantined on the world stage
Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK) dismisses the findings as a 'blatant PR exercise'
Scientists stress the urgent need to do more to counter the warming trend
'The aim of this process is... to support the efforts of the United Nations for a sovereign Libya and for the reconciliation process within Libya,' Chancellor Angela Merkel's office says
The first UN 'state of nature' report in two decades finds that one million species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction
So far there has been no official confirmation from Washington that it has rejected Mohammad Javad Zarif's visa application
Former UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold died in a tragic plane crash in what was then known as Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia
The strikes targeted a village in southern Idlib province, killing civilians sheltering in a school and nearby
Humanitarian aid currently flows into Syria through UN-designated checkpoints without the formal permission of the regime in Damascus, but that authority is due to expire on January 10
'War crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip,' says Prosecutor Fatou Besouda
'At this time of turbulence, the international community must do far more to shoulder this responsibility together,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says 'the international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance to tackle the climate crisis'
Rich polluters, emerging powerhouses and climate-vulnerable nations grope for common ground in the face of competing national interests
Ordinary Cubans say their country and the United States are like 'a couple who don't get along'
Diplomats from rich nations, emerging giants and the world's poorest countries find fault in a draft agreement put forward by host Chile
The UN experts conclude 'the arms embargo was ineffective, and resulted in regular maritime and air transfers to Libya of military material'
As pressure inside and outside the talks mounts, old splits dividing rich polluters and developing nations have reemerged
'Judge Myanmar against the template of European pogroms, the Europe wide Holocaust,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the Time magazine person of 2019, says the UN climate forum has become an 'opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and avoid raising their ambition'