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A fast-track approach against AIDS over the next five years will avert 21 million deaths and allow the ending of the epidemic by 2030, says the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS
The UN Security Council has voiced alarm at the eruption of hostilities in South Sudan which has left many civilians dead and injured, adding to the country's humanitarian crisis
The UN Secretary-General has urged countries not to close borders or impose travel bans as a response to the Ebola outbreak, but to deploy the essential human resources.
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.