More than 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded in the states of Yobe and Borno, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
22 million Yemenis are in need of aid, in what the United Nations already considers the 'world's worst humanitarian crisis'
The president of the UN General Assembly wields a very unusual looking gavel. It is a Viking gavel that is a gift from Iceland, and there’s a very interesting story behind it.
Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease have combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in 2016
BTS will be speaking at the launch of 'Generation Unlimited,' a new partnership to promote education, training and employment for the world's youth
'Ten years ago, we just had one case here. Now we have 198 enrolled in our treatment hub and 139 come from Puerto Princesa,' says Regina Villapa, city coordinator on HIV-AIDS
The UN's 444-page probe calls for the military's top leadership to be replaced and for the institution to have no further influence over the country's governance
The Philippines is among 38 countries where governments subject human rights advocates to 'harsh reprisals and intimidation,' according to a UN report
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo calls the funeral 'a major event for our country' and describes Annan as 'one of the most illustrious people of this generation'
A fresh report from the UN rights office decries 'the instrumentalization of the law and of the courts by the government and military in what constitutes a political campaign against independent journalism'
How can we build the future through accountable innovation? How can we design scalable solutions and achieve impact without 'breaking things'?
'Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
'Alternative Energy, not Alternative Facts,' reads one slogan, while another – more blunt – says, 'More Science, Less Bullshit'
Yemen's foreign minister says UN envoy Martin Griffiths 'is providing excuses' for the Huthi rebels' absence in the peace talks
The issue of how funds are made available to developing nations has emerged as a key sticking point at the talks, which have made little headway since they opened on Tuesday
The Huthis have refused to leave the rebel-held capital of Sanaa unless the United Nations meets a list of conditions, which includes securing a safe return from Geneva for their delegation
The Geneva talks are meant to be the first since 2016, when 108 days of negotiations between the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and rebels failed to yield a deal
His re-election comes despite fierce criticism of failures to tackle jihadist violence and ethnic tensions that have rocked the poor Sahel state
The 6-day UN conference opens with an urgent plea from delegates to finalize a 'rule book' governing the Paris Agreement, the most ambitious global pact yet, to address the impacts of climate change
The appeal will be accompanied by a request to suspend Friday's decision by the Superior Electoral Court to prevent Lula from running for a potential third term as president because he is serving a 12-year jail sentence for accepting a bribe
Facebook's definition, says UN rights expert Fionnuala Ni Aolain, equates all non-state groups that use violence in pursuit of any goals or ends to terrorist entities
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres calls on all parties to immediately cease hostilities and abide by the ceasefire agreement brokered by the United Nations and the Reconciliation Committees'
'The regrettable decision of the US to no longer be part of this international and multilateral effort leaves a substantial gap,' says the European Union
(3rd UPDATE) The United States will no longer fund the 'irredeemable flawed' UN Relief and Works Agency, which supports millions of Palestinian refugees and provides education for children
A diplomatic source says Russia's objection stems mainly from a part of the report that said North Korea had exceeded its 2018 import cap for oil that was set by the 2017 sanctions
A major military operation in Idlib would pose a particular humanitarian nightmare because there is no opposition territory left in Syria where people could be evacuated to
UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges Facebook to 'be regulated by (international) human rights law'
The UN human rights office details a wide range of serious violations, including disproportionate use of force by police, which in some cases resulted in extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and torture
In its first report, a team of UN-mandated investigators said they had 'reasonable grounds to believe that the parties to the armed conflict in Yemen have committed a substantial number of violations of international humanitarian law'
(UPDATED) A UN-backed fact-finding mission into violations in Myanmar said the country's 'top military generals, including Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide in the north of Rakhine State'
Italy Interior Minister faces an investigation over 'illegal confinement, illegal arrest and abuse of power'
Colombia has pleaded with its southern neighbors to agree to a combined migration strategy, while Ecuador has called a meeting of 13 Latin American countries next month to discuss the crisis
(UPDATED) Italy threatens to pull its funding for the EU as a 'compensatory measure' if the bloc refused to come forward and help with relocating the migrants
4 other children were also killed in a separate sir-strike by the Saudi-led coalition in Al-Durayhimi, Yemen
'It's going to be a major event for our country... I expect many leaders to be present,' says Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo
The decision to cut Palestinian funding comes amid a surge of violence brought about by Palestinian protests against Israel that began in March
(UPDATED) The late UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has 'made our world a better place to live in,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano
'The report's suggestions will only enable the Palestinians' continued rejectionism,' says Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Danon
The charismatic, quiet-spoken career diplomat will be remembered as arguably the United Nations' most popular leader
(4th UPDATE) World leaders and organizations pay tribute to the former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
(4th UPDATE) Current UN chief Antonio Guterres voices deep sadness at the news, describing Annan as 'a guiding force for good'
Cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians is necessary for the proposals to work, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
'We want to respectfully commend President Duterte on his recent remarks about China's aggressive and unlawful behavior in the South China Sea,' says former foreign secretary
News of the apparent breach comes after a UN report last week accused the North of evading sanctions by continuing to export coal, iron, and other commodities
(UPDATED) The Philippine government welcomes the appointment of former Chile president Michelle Bachelet as new chief UN human rights commission
Michelle Bachelet – a two-time president who ranks among the world's most powerful women in politics – will step into a position that has drawn much controversy under Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
Philippine start-up teams Arooga Health and Phinix bag two of the five 2018 Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Innovative Awards in China
The United Nations will invite Yemen's warring sides for talks in Geneva on September 6 to discuss a framework for peace negotiations
North Korea has flouted the cap on exports of coal, petroleum, weapons, and other products through illegal ship-to-ship transfers, rendering the sanctions hailed by UN 'ineffective'
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