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Marking International Day of the Girl Child, United Nations officials have highlighted the power of innovation to get more girls in classrooms.
The UN labour agency says it was deeply saddened by the loss of life in a fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh, adding that more must be done to address worker safety.
Marking the International Day of Nonviolence, the UN Secretary-General has called on people to turn their backs on violence and stand up for peace and justice.
The United Nations Secretary-General has urged the National Coalition for the Syrian opposition forces to agree on a united delegation for an upcoming peace conference.
The United Nations has called for renewed steps to rid the world of nuclear weapons during the first high-level meeting ever held by the General Assembly on this issue.
The UN Secretary-General has condemned the terrorist attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and urged that the perpetrators be brought to justice as soon as possible.
President al-Bashir of Sudan has reportedly applied to the US Embassy in Sudan for a visa to enable him to travel to the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.
Education is vital for building peaceful societies and fostering global citizenship, said senior United Nations officials marking the International Day of Peace (21 September)
The United Nations Secretary-General has received the report of the UN team probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria.