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Weakened deal reached in Peru climate talks

icon author 15.12.2014 Al Jazeera

UN delegates approve watered-down agreement to cut greenhouse-gas emissions after extra day of negotiations.

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Australia donates A$200m to UN climate fund

icon author 10.12.2014 BBC

Australia has pledged A$200m (£106m; $166m) to help poorer nations mitigate the impact of global warming, in what is seen as a U-turn for the government.

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UN says record numbers dying to reach Europe

icon author 10.12.2014 Al Jazeera

UNHCR says more than 3,400 people have died while crossing the Mediterranean this year in search for asylum or work.

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Countries vow to double Syria refugees intake

icon author 10.12.2014 Al Jazeera

UN agency praises pledges to resettle over 100,000 refugees, but urges more help to curb rampant displacement crisis.

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UN launches huge humanitarian appeal for 2015

icon author 09.12.2014 Al Jazeera

UN says $16.4bn must be found to address needs of 102 million people caught in world's conflicts.

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000

icon author 09.12.2014 Al Jazeera


WHO says death rate fell by 47 percent between 2000 and 2013, while warning that Ebola outbreak threatens gains made.

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UN reinstates Syrian refugees World Food Programme aid

icon author 08.12.2014 BBC

The UN World Food Programme says it will reinstate food aid this month to the very poorest Syrian refugees.

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Civilians attacked with axes in eastern DRC

icon author 08.12.2014 Al Jazeera

At least 36 people murdered in overnight raid in village in North Kivu province as outrage over massacres mount.

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UN: Opium harvests soaring in Southeast Asia

icon author 08.12.2014 Al Jazeera

Regional increase in demand for opium and heroin triggers a resurgence of production and threatens development.

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FN krever at Israel åpner atomanlegg for inspeksjon

icon author 03.12.2014 Nrk

FNs hovedforsamling krever i en resolusjon at Israel slutter seg til ikke-spredningsavtalen for atomvåpen og åpner sine atomanlegg for internasjonal inspeksjon.

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UN runs out of money to feed Syrian refugees

icon author 02.12.2014 Al Jazeera

World Food Programme suspends voucher scheme, saying $64m needed to secure rations for 1.7 million refugees in December.

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From Mumbai's red-light district to UN award

icon author 12.11.2014 Al Jazeera

Dalit woman, who escaped life of poverty with full scholarship to Bard College last year, wins Youth Courage award.

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UN: Indications of war crimes in Libya

icon author 12.11.2014 Al Jazeera


Chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says there are indications of war crimes being committed in Libya.

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Syria 'seriously studying' UN truce proposal

icon author 12.11.2014 Al Jazeera

UN special envoy describes Assad regime's response to Aleppo humanitarian pause plan as one of "constructive interest".

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UN imposes sanctions on Yemen's ex-president

icon author 10.11.2014 Al Jazeera

Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Houthi rebel commanders hit with assets freeze and travel ban for threatening peace.

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Ebola outbreak: UN 'lacks resources' to fight deadly virus

icon author 07.11.2014 BBC

The head of the UN mission charged with fighting Ebola in West Africa has told the BBC he does not yet have the resources necessary to defeat it.

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UN Chief: Inaction on climate change 'will cost heavily'

icon author 05.11.2014 BBC

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, according to a new report from a UN-backed group.

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UNCHR launches campaign to end statelessness

icon author 04.11.2014 Al Jazeera

UN says one third of about 10 million stateless people are children, who can pass statelessness to future generations.

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UN urges civilian transfer in Burkina Faso

icon author 03.11.2014 Al Jazeera

UN threatens to impose economic sanctions if the army does not hand power to civilian rule.

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UN climate panel warns of irreversible damage

icon author 03.11.2014 Al Jazeera

"Time is not on our side," UN chief says, as experts reveal conclusive evidence that humans alter Earth's climate.

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UN urges salt-damage solution to reduce threat to crops

icon author 30.10.2014 BBC

About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.

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UN envoy: Libya close to point of no return

icon author 30.10.2014 Al Jazeera

UN special envoy Bernadino Leon says time is running out for the country as battles rage between armed militias.

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Third UN employee dies of Ebola

icon author 21.10.2014 Al Jazeera

UN says a staff member, who had been quarantined since last Tuesday, died of the deadly virus in Sierra Leone.

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UN readying sanctions against key Yemenis

icon author 21.10.2014 Al Jazeera

There is a move to impose sanctions on ex-president Saleh, his son and three Houthi leaders, sources tell Al Jazeera.

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UN's Ban Ki-moon dons purple tie and socks for Spirit Day

icon author 20.10.2014 BBC

The UN secretary general showed off a purple tie and socks at a news briefing, highlighting support for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Turkey loses out on UN Security Council seat

icon author 20.10.2014 BBC

Turkey failed to win a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council after member states voted on Thursday.

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