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Peru has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project onto the land of uncontacted Amazon tribes.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed that Iran has begun curbing uranium enrichment a part of a deal which will see international sanction eased.
A Yemeni delegation to the UN admits it has had to establish a counselling centre for children because of the traumatisation caused by US drone attacks.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined congregants at a New York City synagogue on Saturday to honour those who perished in the Holocaust.
Syrian women must be heard in all efforts to resolve the civil war tearing their country apart, a UN-sponsored conference has declared.
In an astonishing attack on the government's much-criticised Lobbying Bill, a senior UN rapporteur has called it a threat to democracy.
The UNHCR wants US$99 million to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
The UN Secretary-General has urged developing countries to work collectively towards reaching MDG anti-poverty targets.
The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it is sending reinforcements to areas of current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops.
An unprecedented number of people are beginning 2014 either internally displaced or as refugees, the United Nations humanitarian chief has warned.