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A UN body that tracks forced disappearance has reiterated its call to Yemen to produce a US citizen missing from a prison in the country for nearly nine months.
Senior UN officials have called on the government of Iraq to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty after a new report on the rise of executions in the country.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to step up its efforts to respond to the Ebola crisis and turn pledges into action.
The UN Secretary-General has urged all parties to the war in Gaza to address the root causes of the conflict to break the “cycle of building and destroying”.
The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of British humanitarian aid worker Alan Henning by the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Concerns have been raised about a new wave of executions in Iran, after it emerged that authorities in the country last week executed a man for 'heresy'
As the UN Security Council holds a summit on foreign terrorist fighters, the Secretary-General has called for decisive action in support of efforts to confront extremists.
The British government has been warned it may face legal action if it fails to consult Parliament and the public on the redeployment of drones outside declared war zones.
The UN General Assembly has opened its 69th annual session with its new President declaring it a historic opportunity to formulate a transformative development agenda
Sustained funding and support is vital if the UN and its partners are to continue assisting millions of Iraqis affected by the crisis in the country, says the UN's top humanitarian official