More than 2,000 people have died in the Ukraine conflict as of Aug. 10, the United Nations said.
“My feelings pale into insignificance compared to the enormity of the tragedy confronting each and every other person in Gaza at this time,” Gunness said of the incident.
The school was being used as a refuge for Palestinians when tank fire hit it during last night’s Israeli bombardment.
The latest attack brings the Palestinian death toll to 734.
The doctor and “national hero” leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone contracted the deadly virus around July 23. The doctor died on July 29.
“I’ve been thinking how horrible it must have been, the final moments of their lives, when they know the plane was going down,” Frans Timmermans said.
The three men were abducted June 18 in North Darfur. They spent the next 32 days as captives.
In 1990 there were only 10 cities in the world with 10 million or more people. By 2030, there will be 41.
The reference to a singular “family” without acknowledging diversity could be used as precedent to oppose rights for LGBT couples.
Sam Kutesa has been unanimously elected president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Did your family have a dance party when you brought home your first boyfriend? And did their clothes look this good?
But they won’t arrive until September.
Lebanon now has the highest per capita concentration of refugees worldwide.
The battleground is the United Nations. “Today, the nature of the family is confused by so many … It is scandalous,” said the Holy See’s representative to the U.N. amid negotiations last month in New York.
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“We need to change the way we are doing business,” said Luiz Loures, UNAIDS deputy executive director and assistant secretary general of the United Nations.
“I am a Russian speaker and I don’t need your protection.” Bam.
Russia and China had previously vetoed three resolutions that pressed President Bashar Assad to end the conflict in Syria. But on Saturday the two countries joined the rest of the U.N. Security Council to send a message to Assad.
The family was reunited by U.N. workers in Jordan. Update: The child was only a few feet away from his family, according to an UNHCR press officer who was on the scene.
The U.N. secretary general was “deeply disappointed” by Iran’s refusal to accept the road map to end civil war in Syria, a position that threatened to derail the meeting.
As sectarian violence intensifies, there are concerns that the country is on the brink of genocide.
Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission said the beating flouted Islamic Sharia laws, Al Arabiya reported. WARNING: Disturbing content.
Since everyone loves a good birthday, let’s take a minute to talk about how the UN, at the ripe age of 68, is still pretty awesome.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a speech on Iran’s nuclear program before the United Nations on Tuesday said President Rohani was “a loyal servant of the regime.” Netanyahu also said he wished he could believe the president, but “the facts are that Iran’s savage record flatly contradicts Rohani’s soothing rhetoric.”
The U.N. signals that LGBT rights have become central to the global human rights debate.
Even though the United Nations is perhaps the key tool in Russia’s diplomatic arsenal, Putin is conspicuous by his absence at the General Assembly.
Obama calls for new negotiations with Iran on nuclear weapons and a return to the bargaining table for Israelis and Palestinians.
“The results are beyond doubt and beyond the pale,” says Ban.
Ban Ki-moon believed that a U.N. report will show “overwhelming evidence” that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian government.
Everything you need to know about the crisis in Syria today.