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South Sudan conflict: Bentiu 'ethnic slaughter' condemned

icon author 21.04.2014 BBC

Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnicity after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN has said.

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Palestinians ready to widen recognition bid

icon author 07.04.2014 Al Jazeera

Abbas' aide says Palestine to sign up for additional UN agencies and treaties if talks collapse after April 29 deadline.

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Fund crunch forces UN to cut Syria food aid

icon author 08.04.2014 Al Jazeera

Size of food parcels cut by a fifth as donor countries fail to fulfil pledges of donations to aid agencies.

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Sri Lanka refuses to co-operate with UN probe

icon author 07.04.2014 Al Jazeera

Foreign minister says nation does not submit to jurisdiction of inquiry into alleged war crimes during civil conflict.

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Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

icon author 03.04.2014 Al Jazeera

UNHCR says figure is "a devastating milestone for a host community stretched to breaking point" and urges more support.

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Palestinian president threatens to go to UN

icon author 02.04.2014 Al Jazeera

Mahmoud Abbas signs request to join several UN agencies in move that could derail US bid to salvage peace talks.

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UN warns of climate change risks

icon author 31.03.2014 Al Jazeera

The effects of global warming could spiral 'out of control' if the world does not cut pollution, new UN report says.

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UN general assembly calls Crimea vote illegal

icon author 28.03.2014 Al Jazeera

One hundred nations declare Crimea referendum illegal, with 11 against and 58 abstaining in largely symbolic resolution.

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WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people a year

icon author 25.03.2014 Al Jazeera

World Health Organisation says air pollution now the cause of one in eight deaths, with indoor stoves the biggest risk.

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UN considers probe into Sri Lanka atrocities

icon author 26.03.2014 Al Jazeera

Rights body debates report on alleged war crimes, with resolution calling for international investigation.

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Security Council to meet on N Korea missiles

icon author 27.03.2014 Al Jazeera

UN Security Council will discuss response to latest rocket test launches from Pyongyang, officials say.

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UN body to vote on settlement-boycott resolution

icon author 23.03.2014 Haaretz

With Foreign Ministry on strike, Israel does nothing to fight resolution, whose wording seems similar to recent BDS campaigns.

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UN document on equality for women approved

icon author 22.03.2014 Al Jazeera

UN document reaffirms the sexual and reproductive rights of all women and endorses sex education for adolescents.

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Saudi accepts 181 UN human rights proposals

icon author 19.03.2014 Al Jazeera

Saudi Arabia accepts majority of 225 recommendations but Amnesty International says its actions must match its words.

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Ukraine proposes demilitarised zone in Crimea

icon author 20.03.2014 Al Jazeera

Security chief says UN should make declaration regarding zone, with a pull-out by both Russian and Ukrainian forces.

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US and Russia exchange threats at UN meeting

icon author 20.03.2014 Al Jazeera

Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin alone in defending actions in Crimea as barbs thrown by both sides in New York.

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China dismisses UN report on N Korea 'crimes'

icon author 17.03.2014 Al Jazeera

Beijing says UN report published last month alleging crimes against humanity in North Korea made unfounded accusations.

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UN: Thousands killed and abused in S Sudan

icon author 19.03.2014 Al Jazeera

UN peacekeeping chief also hits out at campaign to "vilify" and harass the body, bringing its work to a near standstill.

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UN struggles to rehouse South Sudan refugees

icon author 19.03.2014 Al Jazeera

The UN struggles to move nearly eighty thousand refugees from one of its bases after a coup attempt in December.

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Syria conflict: UN reports mass executions by ISIS

icon author 18.03.2014 BBC

Jihadist rebels have carried out mass executions of detainees in Syria, UN human rights investigators say.

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Palestinians protest UN food cuts in Gaza

icon author 16.03.2014 Al Jazeera

Cuts to the UN Relief and Works Agency food programme have left thousands of Palestinian refugees without support.

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Russia vows to veto US draft on Ukraine at UN

icon author 14.03.2014 Al Jazeera

US draft resolution urges countries not to recognise results of planned referendum on status of Crimea peninsula.

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UN urges restraint after Israeli bombardment

icon author 13.03.2014 Al Jazeera

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns rocket attacks from Gaza, as Israel bombs 29 sites in the besieged territory.

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UN and Congo troops attack Hutu rebels

icon author 13.03.2014 Al Jazeera

UN and government forces attack Rwandan Hutu rebels based in DR Congo's eastern borderlands.

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UN report: N Korea circumventing sanctions

icon author 11.03.2014 Al Jazeera

Compiled by eight UN experts, the report says techniques include the use of N Korean embassies to smuggle weapons.

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Five million Syrian children in need

icon author 11.03.2014 BBC

The number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) says.

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Darfur violence: UN warns of new Sudan clashes

icon author 11.03.2014 BBC

The UN has warned about an upsurge in violence in Sudan's Darfur region, saying some 50,000 people had been displaced since the end of February.

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Central African Republic: UN launches human rights probe

icon author 10.03.2014 BBC

The United Nations has launched a human rights investigation into the violence in the Central African Republic.

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South Sudan protest against UN over arms cache

icon author 10.03.2014 BBC

More than 1,000 people have protested in South Sudan's capital, Juba, accusing the UN of arming rebels.

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Uganda to 'send troops to Somalia to protect UN'

icon author 04.03.2014 BBC

Uganda will send a 410-strong special force to guard UN installations in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a Ugandan army spokesman has said.

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