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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply concerned and troubled” by rising tension on the Korean Peninsula and has called on all parties to help calm the situation.
Campaigners for the civil society coalition Control Arms say radical changes are still needed in the latest draft of the Arms Trade Treaty under negotiation at the UN.
The United Nations has demanded an immediate halt to expansion of a gas project in the Peruvian Amazon, over concerns of the risk to lives of uncontacted Indians.
A new UN resolution does a good job of highlighting past and ongoing human rights violations in Sri Lanka, but not yet to establish a justice procedure.
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Burma (Myanmar) says that the process of reform needs to go far deeper.
Civil rights groups are calling on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
A former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations says an independent Scotland could establish itself with "relative ease" in international organisations.
Today, (20 February 2013) is the UN World Day of Social Justice.
The total cost of corruption in Afghanistan has increased over the past three years to $3.9 billion, according to a United Nations survey released on 7 February.