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Min Aung Hlaing doubles down on previous claims, arguing 'there is no certain proof that the national army was involved in the persecution' of Rohingya
David Kaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, says it is 'simply intolerable' that Ressa remains in NBI custody
In a unanimous statement, the United Nations Security Council welcomes the deal and urges all sides to implement it 'in good faith and without delay'
Unemployment around the world fell in 2018 to 5.0% – from 5.1% in 2017 – for the first time dropping to the level seen before the global financial crisis hit in 2008
(UPDATED) A UN official says a notice will be sent to the General Assembly and the Security Council to inform them of the change
The United Nations calls for serious political negotiations between the two sides to prevent a slide toward more violence in Venezuela
Hodeida and its food silos are in the hands of Yemen's Huthi rebels and have been since 2014
The plight of China's Uighurs is closely followed in Turkey due to shared linguistic, cultural and religious links, and the presence of tens of thousands of ethnic Uighurs there
Diplomats say Russia is likely to use its vetor power on the draft resolution as part of its support of Nicolas Maduro's regime
The final report is scheduled to be presented in June before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, but is expected to be published a few weeks earlier, in late May
'The degree of warming during the past 4 years has been exceptional, both on land and in the ocean,' says World Meterological Organization Secretary-General Petteri Taalas
The accord is initialled by President Faustin Archange Touadera for the CAR government and representatives of militias which control most of the chronically-troubled country
UN envoy Martin Griffiths says he hopes the warring sides will be more successful this time as he opens 3 days of talks in Amman
Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, carries out an inspection outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul
A UN official says Martin Griffiths is in the Red Sea port city to oversee the truce deal's implementation and 'follow up on preparations' for a new monitoring mission
Turkish authorities have called for an international probe into the killing which took place at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, complaining of Saudi Arabia's failure to cooperate
The Hodeida agreement stipulates a full ceasefire, followed by the withdrawal and redeployment of rival forces from the city – two clauses that have yet to be fulfilled
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also denounces Russia and China, which have stood by Maduro. Meanwhile, Russia denounces the United States for interference.
The dysfunction is evident 'in the economy, but it is also true in the Security Council,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tells the World Economic Forum in Davos
Bangladesh is spending $280 million transforming Bhashan Char, a muddy silt islet that only emerged from the sea two decades ago, into a camp for some of the refugees
The news comes as reports surface that the UN is looking to replace the head of a monitoring mission to Hodeida, a lifeline to millions of Yemenis dependent on its imports to survive
'In my opinion [climate change] is the most important global systemic threat in relation to the global economy,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tells business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos
'What we are worried (about) with the situation in Venezuela is the suffering of the people of Venezuela,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres
The violence occurs just days before a new round of peace talks which begin on Thursday, January 24, in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum
A UN source confirms the news, saying Griffiths is in Yemen to 'work on the rapid implementation of the Hodeida agreement'
Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the UN's special representative for Mali, says the 'cowardly' attack 'demands a robust, immediate and concerted response from all forces'
Immigration chief Surachate Hakparn says he will take a new approach and that under his supervision 'there will be no one involuntarily sent back to the country if they don't want to go back'
Geir Pedersen, who replaces Staffan de Mistura, is the fourth negotiator to have been appointed UN special envoy to Syria since the civil war broke out in 2011
Marchers wave banners saying 'We reject the government of the corrupt' amid rising international concern
In his report to the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges the Libyan government to bring all prisons under its control and free from the grip of militias
Rahaf Mohammed Qunun's savvy use of Twitter throughout her ordeal at Bangkok airport galvanizes a global campaign and calls for her to be granted asylum
The constitutional court orders government authorities to tell staff and civil servants to cooperate with the UN mission
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he 'strongly' rejected the decision, insisting the government abide by an international agreement in place since 2007
The report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says people traffickers are getting away with a range of crimes, from sexual exploitation to organ removal
Still, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres agrees to appoint a new envoy to replace Nicholas Haysom in Somalia
Martin Griffiths' visit comes as the ceasefire in Hodeida was generally holding, although there have been intermittent clashes with both sides blaming each other
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed dug in his heels and said UN envoy Nicholas Haysom would remain persona non grata
(UPDATED) 'The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Haysom, is no longer welcome in Somalia and cannot operate in the country,' the foreign ministry says in a statement
Incoming Iran President Hassan Rouhani says he is still committed to prioritize the revival of Lake Urmia
The rebels' withdrawal is a key part of a ceasefire that went into effect on December 18
Retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert is heading the joint committee including Saudi-backed government officials and Iran-aligned Huthi rebels to oversee the truce
This comes after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the 'systematic, widespread, and gross' human rights violations in isolated North Korea
A halt to fighting in the strategic port city follows intense diplomatic efforts which culminated in peace talks in Sweden
After tough negotiations, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approves the deployment of observers to war-torn Yemen
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(UPDATED) The United Nations Human Rights Council asks the Philippine government to immediately free Senator Leila de Lima
United Nations Special Rapporteur Michel Forst says 'public stigmatization of human rights defenders...can incite perpetrators to act against them'
The non-binding resolution, which passes by consensus without a vote, welcomes diplomatic efforts to end the crisis on the Korean peninsula
Yemen's internationally-recognized government calls on its forces to 'cease fire in Hodeida province and Hodeida city'