UN joins global condemnation of Mali coup

The United Nations has joined global condemnation of the military takeover in Mali, which saw President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta forced to resign. The UN’s Security Council echoed similar calls by regional bodies for the immediate release of all government officials

Iran says U.S. arms embargo push at U.N. will fail – TV

DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. efforts to get the U.N. Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Tehran would fail, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Wednesday, a day after U.S. officials circulated a revised proposal.

UN: COVID-19 'grave threat' to the world's Indigenous people

Indigenous people around the world live in remote areas without adequate health facilities, clean water, sanitation. The coronavirus pandemic poses ”grave health threat” to the world’s Indigenous people, according to the United Nations. The UN says the pandemic emphasises the

UN Yemen envoy calls for probe into civilian deaths

Envoy calls for investigation into Wednesday’s air strikes that killed at least 11 civilians in al-Jawf province. The United Nations envoy for Yemen has called for a transparent investigation into air strikes that killed at least 11 civilians in al-Jawf

U.N. expert accuses White House of 'onslaught' against media

GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of expression on Monday accused the White House of mounting an “onslaught” against the media and referred to a negative “Trump effect” on global press freedom. In his last official press

UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya at 'unprecedented levels'

Guterres told UNSC Libya’s ‘conflict has entered a new phase with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels’. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) that the conflict in Libya has entered a new phase “with foreign

UN alleges war crimes during Syria's Idlib offensive

Report describes 17 attacks on hospitals, 14 involving schools, nine on markets, and 12 on civilian homes in Idlib. War crimes and possible crimes against humanity were committed during the battle for Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province, a UN investigation said

UN experts condemn Israel’s W Bank annexation plan

Almost 50 UN human rights experts have condemned Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, calling it a “vision of a 21st Century apartheid”. Such a move would violate international law and leave what would amount to