Thu, 18 Jun, 2020
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is 'ringing the alarm at the apparent international indifference' towards the rising death toll of Syrians in a series of airstrikes.
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council to protect women and children's rights 'before, during and after conflict' as the council passed resolution on violence against women in conflict yesterday.
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019
Rival US and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria have been defeated at a heated Security Council meeting that reflected the deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow.
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it is "an absolutely essential priority" to stop all violence against Burma's Rohingya Muslims, allow them to return to their homes, and grant them legal status.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
North Korea's senior envoy to a leading UN disarmament body says his country "categorically" rejects a Security Council resolution imposing new sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes.
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017
The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a watered-down sanctions resolution against North Korea that eliminates US demands to ban all oil imports to the country and freeze international assets of the government and its leader.
Mon, 11 Sep, 2017
South Korean warships have conducted live-fire exercises at sea as Seoul continued its displays of military capability following US warnings of a "massive military response" after North Korea detonated its largest-ever nuclear test explosion.
Tue, 05 Sep, 2017
UN Security Council members have called for further sanctions against North Korea after a powerful nuclear test explosion added another layer of urgency for diplomats considering what to do about the North's persistent weapons programmes.
Mon, 04 Sep, 2017
North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador has accused the United States of turning the Korean Peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment".
Tue, 18 Apr, 2017
THE UN is in danger of becoming as irrelevant and ineffectual as the League of Nations that preceded it — able to condemn atrocities but not halt them. The chemical attack in Syria, most likely by government forces, is the most recent example.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
France has struck a compromise with Russia on a United Nations resolution that it said would prevent "mass atrocities" in besieged areas of Aleppo, Syria, where thousands of trapped civilians and rebel fighters await evacuation in freezing temperatures.
Mon, 19 Dec, 2016
A ceasefire "surrender deal" allowing civilians and opposition fighters to be evacuated from eastern Aleppo has begun as Russia declared all military action had stopped and the Syrian government assumed control of the former rebel enclave.
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016