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UN envoy: Israel and Palestinian violence at critical point

“Firm” diplomatic intervention is needed to stem growing bloodshed, Tor Wennesland tells the BBC.

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Ukraine war: UN accuses Russia of breaking child protection rules over refugees

Moscow is accused of giving refugees Russian passports and allowing them to be adopted.

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Afghanistan: Some Taliban open to women’s rights talks – top UN official

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has met Taliban officials amid a deepening crisis.

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Ozone layer may be restored in decades, UN report says

A global agreement in 1987 to ban chemicals harming the ozone layer is working, scientists say.

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UN seeks top court opinion on Israeli occupation

The vote has been hailed a victory by Palestinians and described as “despicable” by Israel.

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Twitter condemned by UN and EU over reporters’ ban

The United Nations joins the EU in warning Elon Musk over a “disturbing” move to suspend journalists.

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Iran protests: UN fact-finding mission to investigate crackdown

Western diplomats say the probe will hold those responsible for human rights abuses to account.

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Russian anger as UN calls for reparations over invasion of Ukraine

In a largely symbolic move, the UN found that Russia should be held accountable for its conduct.

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COP27: ‘Climate chaos’ warning as UN summit begins

Egypt urges nations to turn pledges into action as the UN climate conference opens.

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Climate change: Kilimanjaro’s and Africa’s last glaciers to go by 2050, says UN

Many iconic glaciers will melt regardless of the world’s actions to combat climate change, the UN says.

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UN condemns ‘deeply distressing’ discovery of 92 naked migrants at Greece-Turkey border

The men were found alive on the Greek-Turkish border, but exactly what happened is not clear.

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal pleads for help from UN in child custody battle

Lawyers ask the Human Rights Council to intervene to ensure Zeynab Javadli and her children’s safety.

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UN chief: ‘Tax fossil fuel profits for climate damage’

Tax fossil fuel companies’ profits to pay for the damage done by climate change, says UN Secretary General.

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Ukraine war: UN says blackout threatens Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

The head of the UN nuclear agency says the situation at a Russian-held nuclear plant cannot continue.

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Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: UN experts make first inspection

Both sides have warned of the risks of an accident at the plant, which is Europe’s largest.

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Pakistan floods are ‘a monsoon on steroids’, warns UN chief

A “climate catastrophe” has led to more than 1,100 deaths the UN says as it launches a big aid appeal.

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Libya clashes: UN calls for ceasefire after 32 killed

Fighting between political factions kills 32 people, including a young comedian, in Tripoli.

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UN alarm as Ukraine nuclear power plant shelled again

Ukraine and Russia trade blame as the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Europe’s largest, is hit.

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Ukraine: Any attack on a nuclear plant is ‘suicidal’, says UN

António Guterres says inspectors must be given access to the site, after it was shelled at the weekend.

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Ukraine war: UN chief Guterres slams oil and gas firms’ ‘grotesque greed’

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it is “immoral” to profit from the energy crisis.

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Nuclear annihilation just one miscalculation away, UN chief warns

Luck that has protected the world from nuclear war may not last as tensions rocket, the UN warns.

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Haiti gang violence: UN votes to ban small arms sales

A security council resolution also imposes sanctions against gang leaders.

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Syria war: UN extends aid lifeline to rebel-held Idlib by six months

It comes after tensions with Russia at the UN put millions at risk of having crucial deliveries cut.

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World Population Day: India will overtake China in 2023, says the UN

New data also suggest the planet will be home to 8 billion people by this November.

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UN sexual abuse claims ‘must be investigated’

Some staff who tried to expose alleged abuse and wrongdoing say they were penalised or even sacked.

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Ben Stiller meets Zelensky in Kyiv as ambassador for UN refugee agency

The actor has been a Goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) since 2016.

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Yemen tanker: UN crowdfunding to prevent catastrophic oil spill

It is in a race against time to prevent the breakup of a decaying tanker abandoned in the Red Sea.

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Why Ukraine is furious with the UN nuclear watchdog

A row has broken out over a planned UN visit to the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia power plant.

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Germany takes Italy to UN court over Nazi-era compensation claims

Germany wants to stop property it owns in Italy being seized to finance compensation for Nazi war crimes

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Ukraine war: UN chief admits Security Council has failed

António Guterres criticises his organisation’s Security Council, saying it failed to prevent or end the war.