Set up more than 70 years ago with fine ideals, the United Nations has been often criticised as ineffectual.
Saudi Arabia has said it 'regretted' an air strike on a funeral in the Yemeni capital Sana'a that killed 142 mourners.
The UN Secretary General says those using "ever-more destructive weapons in Syria" are committing war crimes. The comments come after Aleppo is pounded by intensified air strikes, knocking out two hos
Kristalina Georgieva, an EU commissioner, has been nominated by her native Bulgaria as a candidate to become the next UN Secretary General.
United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has promised to lend his support to rival Cypriot leaders as they engage in complex talks aimed at reunifying the divided island…
The United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date, agreeing immediately to draw up significant new sanctions.
A second secret UN Security Council ballot suggests former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the front-runner to become the United Nations’ next…
The UN Secretary General has urged countries to do more to help Greece cope with Europe’s migrant crisis as it struggles with its own economic hardship.
This week on the Global Conversation, Isabelle Kumar speaks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the state of world affairs and his last six months in office.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Saturday for countries to do more to help cope with Europe’s migrant crisis, saying Greece
Despite criticism from some NGO’s that it is simply ‘a fig-leaf of good intentions’ the first World Humanitarian Summit has opened in…
The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine
Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the
Last week, Euronews brought you news of the opening stage of the search to find the next Secretary General of the United Nations. Now we can bring
The refugee and displacement crisis “demands an exponential increase in global solidarity,” the United Nations Secretary-General said in Geneva. Ban
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on a visit to Burundi has persuaded President Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition to engage in 'inclusive dialogue' to try to end the bloodshed in the central African
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has not taken his tongue-lashing from Israel’s leader Bejamin Netanyahu lying down. Netanyahu said Ban’s
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of bolstering terrorism with comments he made about plans to
It is crunch time at the COP 21 in Paris – will efforts to reach a climate change deal bear fruit? As the summit enters its final week, UN Secretary
Meeting at the annual East Asian summit in Malaysia, world leaders have been urged to cooperate in rooting out terrorism. Days after the Security
Thousands of people have attended the funeral of a 24-year-old Palestinian shot dead in the West Bank. Odai Masalma was killed after he attacked an
An international diplomatic effort spearheaded by the UN’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is under way to try and end three weeks of violence between
Ban Ki-moon is expected in Israel and the West Bank for an unscheduled visit prompted by the month-long wave of violence in the region. Ahead of his
The head of the European Parliament says the "glaring failures" of some European countries to accept refugees are turning the Mediterranean into a mass grave and creating gruesome scenes at borders.
The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has resigned. It comes amid a fresh round of allegations of sexual abuse and
Delegates from both sides of the Yemen peace talks express little hope for a resolution to the conflict in the country.
EU member states should take in some 40,000 asylum seekers, mainly from Syria and Eritrea, who land in Italy and Greece over the next two years, the
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says a rare visit to North Korea has been cancelled because Pyongyang has retracted its approval
During a trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus
Eurovision drag diva Conchita Wurst met UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Vienna to call for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation. Ban