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In the first three months of 2015, civilian casualties from ground engagements rose by eight per cent compared to the same period last year, according to newly released UN figures.
UN support for Saudi counter-narcotics policing has been questioned in the light of figures showing around half of the country’s 48 executions this year have been for drugs offences.
The UN has called on Pakistan to permanently halt the planned execution of Shafqat Hussain and to investigate all cases of children on the country's death row.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has called for emergency support for farmers in Vanuatu, where the majority of crops have been destroyed by Cyclone Pam.
Christian Aid is to make an initial £25,000 available to partner organisations providing emergency supplies to the Pacific island of Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.
UN member states meet in Japan this week to negotiate a new global disaster risk reduction plan which aims to make vulnerable communities more resilient to extreme weather events.
Thousands of people are planning to embark on a pilgrimage of climate justice, on foot or on bicycles, across many parts of the world.
The outgoing head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response has summarised progress and prospects in tackling the deadly disease.
Senior United Nations officials want urgent action to protect migrants at sea following recent incidents in the Mediterranean
The United Nations Security Council has failed to adopt a bid for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to illegal Israeli occupations.