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The United Nations marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by calling strongly for the world to work together to stamp out all forms of bigotry, hatred and extremism. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his opening remarks said, "As we remember...

The United Nations on Wednesday said a peacekeeper with its Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) was killed near the border with Israel. The cause of death has not yet been undetermined and is under investigation. The incident occurred in the morning after six rockets were observed to have been fired...

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday condemned the deadly terrorist attack against the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, while underlining the need to bring the perpetrators, financiers and sponsors of such "reprehensible" acts to justice. In a statement, members of the Security Council...

The United Nations has welcomed the release of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's chief of staff, and urged the opposition group Ansarallah "to undertake steps that would be in the best interest of all political sides and the people of Yemen." President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's chief of staff Ahmed...

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed that agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peace-building and conflict resolution, during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held at Geneva earlier today. FAO Director-General José...

A report, Asia-Pacific Regional Report Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific, launched by the UN Development Program (UNDP)highlights numerous successes in 36 countries and territories in the Asia and Pacific region in the areas of poverty reduction, conservation of natural resources,...

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Monday called for revival of the Minsk Accords and an immediate end to hostilities. He was briefing the Security Council on recent developments in Ukraine, Feltman called for a cessation of violence came with emphasis...

United Nations' poorly-funded aid operations received a boost on Friday when Valerie Amos, the UN's humanitarian chief, announced the allocation of $100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support relief work in twelve countries in need. The vast majority of the money - around...

At least 35 people are reported killed after Syrian government warplanes bombarded areas outside Damascus late Friday, according to news reports citing activists of the Local Coordination Committees. Other reports citing a Syrian monitoring group, said at least 42 people have been killed including...

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today urged the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to promptly conduct a thorough, independent investigation into any excessive force used by law enforcement authorities against demonstrators in Kinshasa and Goma. The...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday hailed the peace deal reached between opposition factions in South Sudan, and called for an immediate implementation of the accord. He also urged commitment from the country's leaders to follow through with ongoing negotiations towards a final agreement...

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia has died in a hospital, according to a Saudi state TV announcement in the early hours of Friday. King Abdullah was ailing from lung infection and acute pneumonia, and was hospitalized a few weeks ago. He was 90. The Saudi state television also indicated...

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya - UNSMIL on Thursday condemned the reported armed attack against the country's Central Bank branch in the eastern city of Benghazi. The UNSMIL has also called for an independent commission of inquiry to investigate into the reported attack on the bank. U.N....

The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged maximum restraint on all sides in the ongoing confrontation between demonstrators and security forces in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Meanwhile, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations briefed the Security...

The U.S. has accused pro-Russian separatists of land grabbing in eastern Ukraine, even as foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany called for an immediate cessation to hostilities after talks in Berlin on the escalating situation. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the developments...

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