Japan and South Korea have agreed to impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon has profoundly apologized for the world body’s role in the Island nation’s cholera outbreak, saying he “deeply regrets” the suffering and loss of…
President Salva Kiir denies using starvation and rape as weapons of war as the UN describes the conflict as "fertile ground" for genocide.
Syrian government forces say they gained more ground in Aleppo on Thursday.
At least 26 people are killed in latest artillery bombardments on Aleppo's rebel zone including some who had fled from frontline area.
The UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday, aimed at cutting the reclusive state’s annual export earnings by a quarter.
Many international organisations including the UN have criticised the move by Yemen's Shi'ite Houthi rebels to form a government in Sana'a.
As the Syrian government and its allies advance in eastern Aleppo, rescuers are warning of an “imminent humanitarian disaster.
A call for human rights to be respected globally was made on Monday by UN Secretary General-elect Antonio Guterres, during a visit to Beijing.
Amnesty International says Rohingya Muslims are being “squeezed by the callous actions of both the Myanmar and Bangladesh authorities.
In 2015, the country's government handed over the procurement and distribution of some life-saving drugs to international organisations including the UN. Access and cost have improved as a result.
An attack on a United Nations aid convoy in Syria in which 20 people died could be considered a ‘war crime’ by the Security Council if the perpetrators are identified, the organisation…
A quarter of a century on, Croatia is commemorating one of the ugliest episodes of the wars that led to the break-up of Yugoslavia.
A deal to reunite the divided island of Cyprus is within reach, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said at the start of five days of United Nations led talks in…
Ankara's detention or suspension of more than 110, 000 officials since a failed coup in July may go "beyond what is permissible", the organisation says.
The victims, believed to be mostly from West Africa, were travelling in rubber dinghies
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), faces her greatest challenge: implementing the ambitious Paris Agreement in the fight agai
The commander of the UN force in South Sudan, Lt Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki, has been sacked following a damning report UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that he was “deeply distr
Syrian rebels have shelled two neighbourhoods in government-held western Aleppo, killing at least five children and a baby, a monitoring group reports.
24 countries and the EU agree the 1.55 million square kilometre Ross Sea marine park will be protected from commercial fishing for three to five years.
Syrian or Russian airstrikes have killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province – according to rescue workers and a monitoring…
Fierce fighting and air strikes have broken the third-day of a four-day unilateral ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human…
Investigators have said Syrian government forces were behind a third chemical weapons attack last year.
The UN's choice of Wonder Woman to become an honorary ambassador for gender equality has not met with everyone's approval.
The UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, did not mention Russia by name and said all sides in the conflict had violated international law.