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UN: Yemen conflict escalates as country speeds toward famine

The United Nations is warning that an offensive by Houthi rebels in Yemen has escalated the nearly six-year conflict in the Arab world’s poorest nation as it “speeds towards a massive famine.” → Read More

US urges Sudan to build an inclusive government for all

The United States is calling on Sudan to build an inclusive and representative government that ensures peace, supports people on the margins, and helps “those who have suffered achieve justice.” → Read More

Myanmar's UN envoy dramatically opposes coup in his country

Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador is strongly opposing the military coup in his country and appealing for the strongest possible action from the international community to restore democracy → Read More

New US envoy starts challenge to restore US on world stage

Linda Thomas-Greenfield has presented her credentials as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres → Read More

UN: Yemen faces world's worst famine and needs $3.85 billion

The U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that Yemen “is falling off a cliff” and will face the worst famine the world has seen for decades unless donors contribute generously to this year’s $3.85 billion U.N. humanitarian appeal → Read More

Biden withdraws Trump's restoration of UN sanctions on Iran

The Biden administration is withdrawing former president Donald Trump’s restoration of U.N. sanctions on Iran → Read More

UN chief urges global plan to reverse unfair vaccine access

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is sharply criticizing the “wildly uneven and unfair” distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, saying 10 countries have administered 75 percent of vaccinations and demanding a global effort to get all people in every nation vaccinated as soon as possible → Read More

British lawyer Karim Khan elected next ICC prosecutor

More than 120 countries elected British lawyer Karim Khan on Friday as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, one of the toughest jobs in international law because the tribunal seeks justice for the world’s worst atrocities -- war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide → Read More

UN kicks off selection of next secretary-general

The United Nations has kicked off the selection of its next secretary-general → Read More

UN chief: UN will seek to unite world, reverse Myanmar coup

The U.N. chief is pledging that the United Nations will do everything it can to unite the international community and create conditions for the military coup in Myanmar to be reversed → Read More

UN backs democracy in Myanmar and urges release of detainees

The U.N. Security Council is strongly backing a return to democracy in Myanmar and calling for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all those arbitrarily detained by the military → Read More

UN: Ethiopia may not have control of a large part of Tigray

The United Nations humanitarian chief has privately told the U.N. Security Council that Ethiopia may not have control of up to 40% of the territory in its embattled Tigray region and does not have full command of forces from neighboring Eritrea operating there → Read More

U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is announcing a restoration of relations with the Palestinians and a renewal of aid to Palestinian refugees → Read More

UN official: Terrorists using pandemic to stoke extremism

The U_N_ counter-terrorism chief is warning that terrorists are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic and appealing to new “racially, ethnically and politically motivated violent extremist groups.” → Read More

UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is seeking a second five-year term at the helm of the United Nations → Read More

UN envoy: Britain is `gung ho' about world role after Brexit

Britain’s new U.N. ambassador says the government is feeling “gung ho” about continuing its role as an important player on the world stage despite its exit from the European Union → Read More

UN chief: Vaccine can't undo damage from global pandemic

The U_N_ chief is warning that the social and economic impact of COVID-19 “is enormous and growing.” → Read More

UN and world leaders meet to forge path to end pandemic

The U.N. General Assembly president has opened the world body’s first special session on COVID-19 by calling it a historic and overdue moment of reckoning to forge a path to end the pandemic → Read More

Nearly 100 world leaders to speak at UN session on COVID-19

Nearly 100 world leaders and several dozen ministers are slated to speak at the U.N. General Assembly’s special session starting Thursday on the response to COVID-19 and the best path to recovery from the pandemic which has claimed 1.5 million lives, shattered economies, and left tens of millions of people unemployed in countries rich and poor → Read More

UN: Pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021

The U.N. humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people will require help in 2021 → Read More