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Asked about Taiwan, deputy UN chief says exclusion of anyone can harm global goals

Exclusion of anyone harms efforts to achieve global development goals, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Friday when asked about Taiwan's appeal to be included in the campaign. → Read More

UN says Taliban envoy can meet Pakistan, China ministers next week

A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday agreed to allow the Taliban administration's foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi to travel to Pakistan from Afghanistan next week to meet with the foreign ministers of Pakistan and China, diplomats said. → Read More

Taliban not invited to UN Doha meeting on Afghanistan, says UN

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has not invited the Taliban administration to a meeting that he is convening with special envoys on Afghanistan from various countries in Doha next week, a U.N. spokesperson said on Friday. → Read More

Security Council condemns Taliban ban on Afghan women working for UN

The U.N. Security Council unanimously condemned on Thursday a Taliban administration ban on Afghan women working for the United Nations in Afghanistan and called on Taliban leaders to "swiftly reverse" a crackdown on the rights of women and girls. → Read More

Analysis: China role in Saudi, Iran deal a tricky test for US

The surprise deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia offers much for the United States to be intrigued about, including a possible path to rein in Tehran's nuclear program and a chance to cement a ceasefire in Yemen. → Read More

UN warns of aid cuts over Taliban crackdown on women's rights

The U.N. envoy in Afghanistan warned on Wednesday that a Taliban administration crackdown on women's rights is likely to lead to a drop in aid and development funding in the country, where women fear being cut from public life as much as violent death. → Read More

Nord Stream blast inquiries ongoing, Denmark, Sweden, Germany tell UN

Investigations by Denmark, Germany and Sweden into explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines have not yet concluded, the three countries said on Tuesday as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the September incident. → Read More

US says UN Security Council silence on North Korea is dangerous

The United States proposed on Monday that the U.N. Security Council condemn North Korea's ballistic missile launches and encourage Pyongyang to engage in diplomacy, warning that the 15-member body's failure to respond had become dangerous. → Read More

UN chief says Syria's Assad agrees to expand UN aid access from Turkey

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to allow United Nations aid deliveries to opposition-held northwest Syria through two border crossings from Turkey for three months, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday. → Read More

U.S. urges U.N. vote to approve more aid access to Syria via Turkey

The United States on Sunday called for the United Nations Security Council to "vote immediately" to authorize the delivery of U.N. aid to rebel-held northwest Syria through more border crossings from Turkey after last week's deadly earthquake. → Read More

Exclusive: Record-breaking 2022 for North Korea crypto theft, UN report says

North Korea stole more cryptocurrency assets in 2022 than in any other year and targeted the networks of foreign aerospace and defense companies, according to a currently confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Monday. → Read More

U.S. says it will propose new Haiti targets for U.N. sanctions

The United States said on Tuesday it will propose further targets in Haiti for U.N. sanctions, a move broadly backed by China as the Caribbean country battles cholera and severe food shortages compounded by widespread violence from criminal gangs. → Read More

U.N. chief says onus on North Korea to return to talks

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that the onus is on North Korea to return to talks aimed at getting Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program, a rebuttal of China's demand that the United States needs to show flexibility. → Read More

U.N. asks World Court to give opinion on Israel's occupation

The 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Friday asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to give an opinion on the legal consequences of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories. → Read More

U.N. aid chief to visit Afghanistan over female aid worker ban

U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths will visit Afghanistan in the coming weeks and seek to meet the highest possible officials within the Taliban-led administration after it banned female aid workers, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday. → Read More

U.N. halts some programs in Afghanistan after ban on women aid workers

"Banning women from humanitarian work has immediate life-threatening consequences for all Afghans," a United Nations statement said as some "time-critical" programs were temporarily stopped. → Read More

U.N. Security Council denounces Taliban bans on women in Afghanistan

The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday called for the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and girls in Afghanistan, denouncing a ban by the Taliban-led administration on women attending universities or working for humanitarian aid groups. → Read More

UN council demands end to Myanmar violence in first resolution in decades

The U.N. Security Council adopted its first resolution on Myanmar in 74 years on Wednesday to demand an end to violence and urge the military junta to release all political prisoners, including ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. → Read More

Deputy U.N. chief urges countries to send armed force to Haiti

Deputy U.N. chief Amina Mohammed on Wednesday urged countries to urgently consider Haiti's request for an international specialized armed force to help restore security in the Caribbean state and alleviate a humanitarian crisis. → Read More

U.N. Security Council likely to vote Wednesday on Myanmar

The U.N. Security Council is likely to vote on Wednesday on a draft resolution demanding an immediate end to violence in Myanmar and urging its military junta to release all political prisoners, including ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, diplomats said. → Read More