More than 100 migrants are missing and feared drowned after a wooden boat capsized off the coast of Libya.
Yemeni tanker threatens oil spill ‘four times worse than Exxon Valdez’
Despite meeting during a record-breaking heatwave, delegates failed to make significant progress during UN climate change talks — and bowed to the demands of oil-producing countries over how to respond to a flagship scientific study.
From the forerunner of the United Nations to the end of Germany's colonial empire, 7 ways the Treaty of Versailles changed the world.
Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur for extrajudicial executions, presented her report at the Human Rights Council, of which Saudi Arabia is a member.
"Those responsible must be punished," Hatice Cengiz said on Tuesday during a "Silencing Dissent" event at the UN European headquarters in Geneva.
China's vice minister for agriculture was elected on Sunday to lead the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the first Chinese national to run the 74-year-old agency at a time when climate change is leaving more people hungry.
The trip comes ahead of a three week United Nations Human Rights Council session where it's expected that criticism will be heaped on President Nicolas Maduro.
Saudi Arabia had knowledge of and is responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a UN special investigation into the killing. The report says Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, should be investigated over the brutal death of the journalist in October 2018.
More 70 million people have been forcibly displaced around the world because of war, conflict, and persecution, according to a new report by the UN Refugee Agency. The findings suggest that more people are displaced globally than currently live in all of France.
Europe's growth is predicted to peak as early as 2021 however. The increasing median age, coupled with lower fertility rates of EU citizens means that the the population is in fact set to decrease by 67.76 million before 2100.
A Human Rights Council panel is to review a complaint by the American Federation of Teachers against the "inhumane (U.S.) policy of tearing immigrant children from their families who come to our borders seeking asylum and protection."
The Ledra Palace sits at the heart of Nicosia's buffer zone.
A tree has been planted at the UN in memory of Anne Frank, on what would have been her 90th birthday. It is from a cutting from the horse chestnut that grew outside the annexe where the Frank family hid from the Nazis.
One of the world's biggest defenders of worker's right is celebrating 100 years.
Today is World Environment Day and this year's theme is about beating air pollution. Here's how you can make a difference.
In a scathing UN report on poverty in the UK, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights said one-fifth of the UK's population was living in poverty.
The ship was previously prevented by protestors from being loaded in a French port.
United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs says as much as an additional $60,000,000 (approximately €5,500,000) will be needed to help repair the damage done to Mozambique by Cyclone Kenneth.
In high income countries, the US, France then Britain have had the highest numbers of unvaccinated children between 2010-2017.
The GNA's interior ministry said in a statement that it has suspended "all relations between the ministry and the French side" because of "the position of the French government in support of the criminal Haftar."
Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops to march on the capital Tripoli as the UN tries to push for a peace deal.
“Climate change is moving faster than our efforts to address it,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday as the World Meteorological Organization unveiled an alarming report.
The UN must urgently provide compensation for minorities placed in toxic Kosovo camps, says UN rights expert.
UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Venezuela crisis
"the level of harm and suffering inflicted on civilians in Afghanistan is deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable."