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U.N. says 100,000 people in Central African Republic need aid

The U.N. says some 100,000 people in the Central African Republic city of Paoua urgently need humanitarian aid following clashes between armed groups.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

U.S. set to cut U.N. money for Palestinian refugees

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Haley for president? U.N. diplomats bet Trump envoy has ambitions

Whether leading efforts to isolate North Korea or hailing cuts to the United Nations budget, Haley’s ability to channel Trump’s blunt style is prompting fellow U.N. envoys and foreign policy …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

U.N. chief touts positive economic contributions of migrants

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries Thursday to focus on the overwhelmingly positive contributions of migrants and use “facts not prejudice,” warning that authorities who erect obstacles “inflict needless economic …

U.N. aid reaches displaced Syrians via cross-border crane drop

U.N. agencies are sending aid to some 50,000 displaced Syrians in a remote desert camp for the first time since June, hoisting supplies by crane across the sealed Jordan-Syria border.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

U.N. envoy says no change in U.S. position on North Korea talks

President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said Sunday the administration isn’t changing its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

U.N. vote calls U.S. move on Jerusalem ‘null, void’

The U.N. General Assembly has voted 128-9 with 35 abstentions to declare President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void.”

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Trump threatens Jerusalem opponents with U.S. funding cutoff

President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:28 a.m.

EU takes historical step threatening Poland with sanctions

The European Union’s executive arm triggered proceedings against Poland on Wednesday over Warsaw’s contentious overhaul of the justice system, a move that could lead to unprecedented sanctions as Brussels struggles …

U.N. approves cross-border aid to rebel areas in Syria

The U.N. Security Council approved the delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year on Tuesday, with Russia urging a gradual end to the …

U.N. refugee chief urges the world to spend more on Africa

The world must do more to help millions of refugees across sub-Saharan Africa, which hosts more than a quarter of the world’s refugees, the United Nations said Tuesday.

U.N. rights chief: China, White House seem ‘hostile’ on rights

The U.N.’s human rights chief says China’s Communist Party has taken a “hostile position” on the universality of human rights and that “the rhetoric from the White House” is heading …

Syria’s government team won’t talk with opposition in Geneva

Syria’s government team at the U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva said on Thursday that there will be no dialogue with the opposition as long as it insists on the removal …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

U.N. official: Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations

North Korea’s leadership has cracked down further on human rights as tensions have escalated over its nuclear and missile tests, including beefing up restrictions on movements and making “horrific” prison …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

U.N. calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

The United Nations children’s agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have reportedly …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Fifteen U.N. peacekeepers killed, over 50 hurt in Congo attack

In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault …

Venezuela’s U.N. ambassador resigns on orders from Maduro

Venezuela’s former oil czar resigned as ambassador to the United Nations Tuesday on what he said were orders from President Nicolas Maduro, a sign of growing divisions in the ruling …

Syrian opposition, U.N. open talks in Geneva, await government

The eighth round of Syria peace talks got under way on Tuesday with a revamped and expanded opposition team meeting with the U.N. envoy in Geneva, but President Bashar Assad’s …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

U.N. envoy to Syria invites opposition to upcoming peace talks

The U.N. Special Envoy for Syria said Saturday he will be inviting the Syrian opposition delegation to Geneva for the intra-Syrian talks beginning next week as his deputy held talks …

U.N. envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree

The U.N.’s Mideast envoy warned Monday that if reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas fail there will most likely be “another devastating conflict.”

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

At U.N. rights body, Sri Lanka vows new steps to fight torture

Government envoys from Sri Lanka told the U.N.’s top human rights body Wednesday that their country is taking new steps to battle torture, a move that an advocacy group attributed …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

U.S. opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at U.N. to banning it

The United States government wants you to know: It really, truly doesn’t like Nazis.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

U.N. says better protections needed from mine water disasters

A string of mining waste disasters – some deadly – over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites, according to …

U.S. calls Venezuela a global threat at a meeting some boycott

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is calling Venezuela “an increasingly violent narco-state” that threatens the world.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

U.N. agency report shows Iran meeting nuke deal commitments

The United Nations agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear treaty issued a report Monday certifying that the country is keeping its end of the deal that U.S. President …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

U.N. labor agency shelves decision to end Big Tobacco ties

In an embarrassing retreat, the U.N. labor agency says it has shelved a decision whether to end its ties with Big Tobacco, correcting its own statement earlier Thursday indicating it …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

Trump admin to defend Cuba embargo at U.N., reversing Obama

The Trump administration will defend America’s decades-old economic embargo on Cuba in a United Nations vote this week, the State Department said Tuesday, in a reversal from the Obama administration …

U.N. environment chief: U.S. likely to live up to Paris accord

The head of the U.N. environment program said Tuesday the United States is likely to live up to the Paris climate deal despite President Donald Trump’s planned pullout, because “all …

Tillerson again insists Syrian leader Assad must go

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson doubled down Thursday on Washington’s call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, looking past recent battlefield gains by his Russian-backed forces to …

Russia vetoes U.N. resolution to continue Syria chemical weapons investigation

Russia used its veto power on the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to block an extension of efforts by international inspectors to determine who was behind chemical weapons attacks …