“The fact that 3 million Syrians are now refugees is just part of the picture of human suffering.”
The Obama administration makes its first claim that pro-Russian separatists were responsible for the downing of flight MH17.
At least 13 have died during clashes in Benghazi and Tripoli, and the country’s international airport has closed.
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Three years after the start of the conflict in Syria, it has become the
world’s leading country of forced displacement, with more than 9 million of its people uprooted from their homes.
“We must all raise our voices against attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex people,” Ban Ki-moon tells the International Olympic Committee. The IOC ignored those comments in its press release about the event, while media reports highlighted them.
Several refugees, including children, have starved to death in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus after Assad’s regime blocked food, water and medical supplies to rebel-held areas. WARNING: Graphic content.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power traveled to the Central African Republic on Thursday, as reports continue to document a startling escalation in violence between battling Christian and Muslim militias.
As sectarian violence intensifies, there are concerns that the country is on the brink of genocide.
A U.N. survey of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan finds many Syrian children living alone or separated from their parents, most receiving no education, and many involved in illegal labor.
An ad campaign from UN Woman uses search terms from Google to show how gender inequality is a problem worldwide.
The Earth is warming and humans are to blame for it, a major scientific report released Friday said. But temperatures are rising slower than previously predicted.
The new Iranian leader had previously refused to say if the Holocaust had taken place, angering Israeli officials.
“There is a great deal of concern that the entire world will swallow up whole the act that the Iranians are putting on at the U.N. this week.”
All eyes are on the U.N. General Assembly this week, as the stage is set for an unusually eventful summit of world leaders. A quick guide to the high-stakes drama below.
The U.S. and Iran look to new diplomatic options amid a flurry of activity that could signal a breakthrough in relations.
Ban Ki-moon believed that a U.N. report will show “overwhelming evidence” that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian government.
The number of Syrian refugees passed the 2 million mark on Tuesday, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency. Last month, it was announced the number of Syrian child refugees had exceeded 1 million.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will submit a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria today, as more details are released about the alleged chemical attack.
The NSA and NSA officers have used their agency’s surveillance capabilities to bug the United Nations and eavesdrop on spouses and partners, according to recent reports.
The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country as refugees has now reached 1 million, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency.
“More than 100,000 people have been killed, and millions of people have either been displaced or become refugees in neighboring countries,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters Thursday.
Power’s nomination as U.N. Ambassador is garnering support from conservatives.
Internship promised “inside knowledge of just how the UN really operates and have tremendous opportunities to make invaluable connections.”
Secretary of State John Kerry called it a “strong, effective and implementable” treaty and stressed that it applies only to international deals and “reaffirms the sovereign right of any state to regulate arms within its territory,” Associated Press reports.
North Korea on Tuesday said it plans to restart its 5 megawatt nuclear reactor that was shut down under an agreement reached at the six-party talks in 2007, Yonhap News reports.
United Nations spokesman Martin Nesirky said France and Britain sent a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday asking for an investigation of three alleged chemical weapons attacks inside Syria.