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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
Women are crucial partners in peacebuilding and must be guaranteed the safe political space, including a seat at the 'negotiating table', say United Nations officials.
The UN says its peacekeepers in the Golan were attacked by armed elements on 30 August, as efforts continue to achieve the safe release of 44 blue helmets previously detained.
Atrocities by Syrian government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place, causing suffering to civilians and affecting international peace and stability, says a UN-appointed panel.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza and expressed hopes for a political process towards a durable peace.
The UN has cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying limitations prevent the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies.
The UN has confirmed that an American freelance journalist, reportedly held captive for nearly two years by militants in Syria, was freed on 24 August and handed over to UN peacekeepers.