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It is unconscionable that chemical weapons may have found their way into the conflict in Syria, says the World Council of Churches.
United Nations inspectors probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria have begun interviewing witnesses, survivors and doctors and collecting samples.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his shock at reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Damascus as a UN team continues to investigate the matter.
The UN Secretary-General has condemned in the strongest terms the violence that occurred today in Cairo and urged Egyptians to focus on promoting reconciliation.
The UK government must take action to offset the impact of its austerity policies on disabled and older women, a United Nations committee says.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has held an interactive dialogue with young people across the world and launched an online United Nations Platform for Youth.
The UN Secretary- General has condemned the upsurge of violence in Egypt, calling for peaceful protest and respect for the right to free speech and assembly.
The UN has marked Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrating his 95th birthday and his dedication to public service, social justice and reconciliation.
Ban Ki-moon has underscored the support of the United Nations for an Egyptian Government fully accountable to its people.
A senior United Nations official has emphasised the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without fear of violence.