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Nearly 690 million people or 8.9% of people around the globe are hungry
Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into Syria
The United Nations foresees a 7% rise in Latin America's poverty rate in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic hits the region's most vulnerable populations
In 2020, the Arctic is likely to have warmed by more than twice as much as the global mean
Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, concludes it is an 'arbitrary killing' that violated the UN charter
The United Nations nuclear watchdog says the detected activity poses no risk
According to the report, Asia generated the greatest volume of e-waste in 2019, with 24.9 million tonnes
It is the UN Security Council's first statement on the pandemic and its first real action since the outbreak started
The world's tourism sector could lose $1.2 trillion due to the coronavirus pandemic – but that's not yet the worst-case scenario
(UPDATED) International group Human Rights Watch calls the panel 'nothing more than a ruse to shield the country from international scrutiny'
Signatories include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, and 15 European Union states including the Netherlands and Sweden
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says it is vital for leaders to maintain 'consistent, credible, and fact-based communication' with citizens
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says the passage of the bill 'heightens our concerns about the blurring of important distinctions between criticism, criminality and terrorism'
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Guevarra however tells the UN Human Rights Council the panel will engage the Commission on Human Rights as an independent monitoring body
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says the 'killings have been widespread and systematic – and they are ongoing'
Watch Michelle Bachelet of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights presents the comprehensive report on Tuesday, June 30, at 4:30 pm Manila time
Michelle Bachelet urges Israel to shift course, warning that 'the shockwaves of annexation will last for decades, and will be extremely damaging to Israel, as well as to the Palestinians'
The United Nations calls on the two parties to 'take urgent measures to spare civilians'
Around 50 special rapporteurs and other experts denounce the 'repression of protest and democracy advocacy' in Hong Kong and urge Beijing to drop its controversial draft security law for the semi-autonomous city
'We absolutely must come together to reimagine and reinvent the world we share,' says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
(UPDATED) The experts also call on the International Criminal Court to 'expedite and prioritize the completion of its preliminary examination of the situation in the Philippines'
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president who leads Trump in polls, voices opposition to annexation
Migrant workers were left exceptionally exposed to the virus and the economic shutdown it triggered, says the United Nations' International Labour Organization
South Asia – which includes India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Bhutan – is home to some 600 million children, with around 240 million already living in poverty
Two African countries still ban pregnant girls from school, 117 countries allow child marriages, and 20 have yet to ratify an international convention that bans child labor
The deliberate spread of misinformation is putting lives at risk, says United Nations Undersecretary General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming at the opening of the Global Fact 7 conference
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says UN should look at racial disparities in Cuba, China, and Iran instead of US
An initially strongly-worded text proposed earlier this week is watered down, first to remove the call for an international probe, and finally to strip away any mention of the United States
The United Nations is due to transport 78,000 cubic meters of life-saving cargo over the next 6 weeks for more than 30 organizations, but it only has sufficient funds to deliver 56,000 cubic meters
The resolution urges Tehran to provide inspectors from the IAEA with access to two sites in Iran in order to clarify whether undeclared nuclear activity took place there in the early 2000s
The American Civil Liberties Union warns countries that 'partial or half-baked measures of accountability won't remedy structural racism'
'One percent of the world population cannot go back to their homes because there are wars, persecution, human rights violations, and other forms of violence,' UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi says
India will now have a seat at the same table as China, just days after the two nations disputed their Himalayan border
'You in the United Nations are your brothers' and sisters' keepers in America, and you have the power to help us get justice for my brother George Floyd,' says Philonise Floyd
Hoping to woo delegates, both Canada and Ireland have brought out superstar power with Celine Dion and Bono, respectively
'When national processes consistently fail, international processes are needed,' says John Fisher, head of Human Rights Watch's Geneva office
The United Nations experts say the annexation would be a 'serious violation' of the UN charter and the Geneva Conventions, and would only intensify human rights violations in the West Bank
Diplomats say the resolution will call on Iran to provide access to two locations where past nuclear activity may have occurred – sites to which the IAEA has been trying to gain access for months
The United Nations expects a 40% drop in global foreign direct investment in 2020
Rafael Grossi repeats an appeal to Iran to 'cooperate immediately and fully' with the International Atomic Energy Agency
It is only the fifth time in the council's 14-year history that it has agreed to hold an 'urgent debate,' which is a special debate agreed upon within a regular session of the council
(UPDATED) The latest row over access comes as a landmark deal between Iran and world powers in 2015 continues to unravel
'What a complete travesty of justice and an outrage,' says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye
David Kaye says he hopes his brief will give Judge Montesa 'a greater understanding of the role of journalists and the special protection all Member States must accord'
The UN General Assembly is the world's largest diplomatic gathering, and entails hundreds of side events and bilateral or multilateral meetings of world leaders. It has never been cancelled since the United Nations was founded in 1945.
The Duterte administration 'fully rejects' findings of the UN human rights office that government actions are shrinking civic space for legitimate dissent and leading to serious abuses
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warns that some of the massacres and attacks behind the killings and displacement 'may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes'
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says a new vaccine against the coronavirus has to be available to everyone across the world
The United Nations Human Rights Office warns that the Philippines' anti-terrorism bill 'dilutes human rights safeguards' and is 'even more problematic' than the current Human Security Act
This is noteworthy because to open a formal investigation, where summonses and arrest orders can be issued, the ICC must establish that the Philippines is unable or unwilling to investigate on its own