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United Nations officials have welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the United States.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties to continue to call for calm among their supporters and to work together to consolidate democracy following the general election in Malawi.
The Security Council has extended the UN Mission in South Sudan and revised its mandate to give priority to protecting civilians.
Gross human rights abuses have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year, says a new report from the UN.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi want Syria to reconsider plans for a June presidential election.
As voters across Afghanistan cast their ballots in the presidential and provincial council elections, the top UN official there congratulated them for participating in a “historic moment”.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has cited deeper global cooperation as “indispensable” to strengthening nuclear security.
Sri Lankan government 'dirty tactics' to silence and smear dissidents are a brazen attempt to deflect criticism, say human rights advocates.
Iran executed 331 people for drug-related charges in 2013, a new report published by the non-profit organisation Iran Human Rights reveals.
UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson met today (6 March) with Ukrainian community leaders in Kiev, and will brief the Security Council on the situation later today.