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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

U.N. teams to assess migrant treatment in Austria, Italy

The new U.N. human rights chief on Monday announced plans to send teams to Italy and Austria to examine migrants’ treatment, drawing a quick retort from Vienna.

Guatemala president shuts down U.N. anti-corruption commission

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Friday shut down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that has pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes – including one pending against him over purported …

UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen’s conflict intensified 3.5 years …

UN team: Myanmar military chiefs should face ‘genocide’ case

Investigators working for the U.N.’s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six …

The UN says 18.5 million Americans are in ‘extreme poverty;’ Trump’s team says just 250,000 are

The Trump administration says the United Nations is overestimating the number of Americans in “extreme poverty” by about 18.25 million people, reflecting a stark disagreement about the extent of poverty …

UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

The U.N. spokesman said on Monday that tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen’s western coastline where Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition are engaged …

U.N. Security Council team visits Bangladesh to meet Rohingya

U.N. Security Council delegation arrived in Bangladesh on Saturday to get a firsthand look at the plight of some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar to escape military-led violence.

U.N. calls for $150M for urgent relief in Syria

Aid groups need $150 million to provide urgent relief to a quarter-million people recently displaced by separate offensives by the Syrian government outside Damascus and by Turkish-led forces in the …

Pitbull to speak at United Nations about global water crisis

Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull is heading to the United Nations to discuss the global water crisis on World Water Day.

UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

U.N. begins aid delivery to rebel-held suburbs of Damascus

Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first …

U.N. official: Pauses in Syria suburb unilateral, ‘not enough’

The five-hour daily pauses in fighting in Syria’s embattled eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus – laid out under a “unilateral” plan by Russia – are not enough to take …

U.N. humanitarian chief calls Yemen conditions ‘catastrophic’

The U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that conditions in Yemen are “catastrophic” after three years of war, with 22.2 million people needing aid. And the U.N. envoy is accusing both …

Russia vetoes U.N. resolution citing Iran sanctions violation

Russia has vetoed a British-drafted U.N. resolution that promised action against violations of a U.N. arms embargo on Yemen and pointed to a report by experts that cited Iran as …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Still no cease-fire in Syrian enclave; Russia orders a pause

As a U.N. cease-fire failed to take hold in Syria, Russia on Monday ordered a daily “humanitarian pause” to allow civilians to evacuate an embattled rebel-held enclave near Damascus, while …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Violence drops in Syrian capital, its suburbs after U.N. vote

Despite a drop in intensity, shelling and bombardment in the Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs killed at least six people Sunday following the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous approval …

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 …