“Firm” diplomatic intervention is needed to stem growing bloodshed, Tor Wennesland tells the BBC.
Moscow is accused of giving refugees Russian passports and allowing them to be adopted.
Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has met Taliban officials amid a deepening crisis.
A global agreement in 1987 to ban chemicals harming the ozone layer is working, scientists say.
The vote has been hailed a victory by Palestinians and described as “despicable” by Israel.
The United Nations joins the EU in warning Elon Musk over a “disturbing” move to suspend journalists.
Western diplomats say the probe will hold those responsible for human rights abuses to account.
In a largely symbolic move, the UN found that Russia should be held accountable for its conduct.
Egypt urges nations to turn pledges into action as the UN climate conference opens.
Many iconic glaciers will melt regardless of the world’s actions to combat climate change, the UN says.
The men were found alive on the Greek-Turkish border, but exactly what happened is not clear.
Lawyers ask the Human Rights Council to intervene to ensure Zeynab Javadli and her children’s safety.
Tax fossil fuel companies’ profits to pay for the damage done by climate change, says UN Secretary General.
The head of the UN nuclear agency says the situation at a Russian-held nuclear plant cannot continue.
Both sides have warned of the risks of an accident at the plant, which is Europe’s largest.
A “climate catastrophe” has led to more than 1,100 deaths the UN says as it launches a big aid appeal.
Fighting between political factions kills 32 people, including a young comedian, in Tripoli.
Ukraine and Russia trade blame as the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Europe’s largest, is hit.
António Guterres says inspectors must be given access to the site, after it was shelled at the weekend.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it is “immoral” to profit from the energy crisis.
Luck that has protected the world from nuclear war may not last as tensions rocket, the UN warns.
A security council resolution also imposes sanctions against gang leaders.
It comes after tensions with Russia at the UN put millions at risk of having crucial deliveries cut.
New data also suggest the planet will be home to 8 billion people by this November.
Some staff who tried to expose alleged abuse and wrongdoing say they were penalised or even sacked.
The actor has been a Goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) since 2016.
It is in a race against time to prevent the breakup of a decaying tanker abandoned in the Red Sea.
A row has broken out over a planned UN visit to the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia power plant.
Germany wants to stop property it owns in Italy being seized to finance compensation for Nazi war crimes
António Guterres criticises his organisation’s Security Council, saying it failed to prevent or end the war.