A new report puts South African soldiers on United Nations peacekeeping missions at the top of a list of offending nations.
Six large energy companies have asked the United Nations for help in setting up a carbon pricing scheme that would include their operations.
More than half the countries in the world are currently generating Islamist extremist fighters for groups such as Al-qaeda and Isis, the UN has said.
Stockholm is seeking a new probe into the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld in Zambia 53 years ago.
The UN pushes for a deal that sets out a compromise between emerging and developed nations but some environmental groups lament its weakness.
Israel's plans for settlements in east Jerusalem are a 'clear violation of international law'.
The UN needs to get a fix on achievable goals for its next 15-year global development agenda. Economics may well show the way, writes Bjørn Lomborg.
Sweden's new centre-left government will recognise the state of Palestine, a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step.
The UN summit today is the last chance leaders have to commit to tackling the biggest issue of our century, writes Sipho Kings.
The government has reversed its announcement that only nationals can work in the country, saying employment regulations "will be discussed later".
Our spring edition isn't a happy tale. With the climate change situation more dire than ever, now is the time to put pressure on our governments.
Islamic militants released US journalist Peter Theo Curtis on Sunday, less than a week after grisly footage emerged of the execution of James Foley.
North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into seas east off its coast, defying a UN ban on the isolated country testing such weapons.
An extraordinary Ecowas security summit has announced plans for a partnership with Central African states to fight "terrorism" in the region.
The ceasefire between South Sudan's government and rebels will end months of violence and see the formation of a transitional government.
On Saturday Afghanistan votes for a new president. The M&G spoke to the UN's special representative for Afghanistan ahead of the country's elections.
After weeks of tough negotiations, a landmark United Nations agreement has strengthened women's rights.
Israel has closed its embassies around the world as about 1 200 foreign ministry employees declare a strike over low salaries.
A group of UN-mandated investigators will launch a probe of human rights violations in the Central African Republic amid fears of genocide.