Expert: UN avoiding responsibility for Haiti cholera is a "disgrace"

The reluctance of the United Nations to accept responsibility for allegedly causing the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti was a "deeply flawed" approach and a "disgrace," a UN human rights expert...

Syria accused of third chemical weapons attack

UN monitors have concluded that the Syrian regime used chlorine gas in a third chemical weapons attack last year, drawing international condemnation on Saturday.

Israeli ambassador wants UN to cut funding for human rights group

Israeli UN ambassador Danny Danon called on the UN Security Council Wednesday to suspend UN funding to the B'Tselem human rights group, which had testified at a special meeting of the council on...

Obama: Emissions agreement addresses "rapidly growing threat"

US President Barack Obama welcomes a global agreement to phase out a type of greenhouse gas used in air conditioners and refrigerators that "represents a rapidly growing threat to the health of...

UN General Assembly appoints Antonio Guterres as next UN chief

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is set to start a five-year term as UN secretary general in January after the UN General Assembly formally approved him for the job on Thursday....

Burundi's lawmakers pass motion to quit International Criminal Court

Burundi’s parliament Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), deepening a months-long row between the global tribunal and the volatile nation.

Opposition: Tuerk's unsuccessful UN candidacy shameful for Slovenia

The unsuccessful bid by former Slovenian president Danilo Tuerk in running for UN secretary-general has led to dissent on Slovenia's political scene with ruling parties believing that the state's...

NATO criticizes Russia for placing missile system on EU's doorstep

NATO on Sunday harshly criticized Russia for placing a nuclear capable Iskander missile system in its exclave of Kaliningrad, which lies sandwiched between NATO members Poland and Lithuania.

UN to vote on Aleppo ceasefire resolution, Russia threatens to veto

France called on the UN Security Council on Friday to take a vote on a resolution demanding an end to hostilities in Syria, including the grounding of all military aircraft in the northern city of...

A humanist, "doer" and a realist: Guterres chosen to head UN

No one foresaw in the late 1960s that the young student doing social work in Lisbon would someday become the UN high commissioner for refugees.

"Unstoppable" Paris climate accord to come into force on November 4

The Paris Climate Agreement will go into effect on November 4 after the final threshold for its entry into force has been reached, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Portugal's Antonio Guterres set to become next UN chief

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is set to become the next head of the United Nations after he emerged Wednesday as the favoured candidate among UN Security Council members.

Study finds nearly 385 million children worldwide live in poverty

Nearly 385 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty, UNICEF and the World Bank said Monday.

Study: Paris climate commitments won't meet emissions target

Countries will need to double or triple their commitments made under the Paris Climate Agreement to keep the global temperature increase under the target 2 degrees Celsius, leading climate...

EU commissioner Kristalina Georgieva enters race for post of UN chief

EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday entered the race to be the next UN secretary general after Bulgaria nominated her as its second candidate.