The UN has launched a counteroffensive drug laws around the world, warning that cannabis legalisation poses a danger to public health.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Central African Republic can only succeed if it is given the opportunity to develop, writes David L Smith.
In a letter to the UN, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, representing human rights activists, has appealed for a commission of inquiry in Sri Lanka.
Heavy fighting has erupted near the airport in CAR's capital Bangui, as Christian militia blocked an attempt to evacuate Muslims.
The UN says the South Sudanese government and opposition troops are fighting 'sporadic' battles despite a ceasefire that came into force on Friday.
While official estimates say 1 000 people have died in South Sudan in the surge of violence in the last month, rights groups say it could be 10 times that.
UN aid agencies say heavy fighting has prevented health workers from getting polio vaccine to 100 000 Syrian children.
African asylum seekers have demonstrated outside Western embassies in Tel Aviv in a second day of mass protests against Israel's immigration policies.
After a deadly attack by rebels in DRC's Kamango, SA helicopters in the UN intervention force have helped the country's troops take back the town.
The UN Security Council has approved the deployment of troops to almost double the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan.
The United Nations says a mass grave had been discovered in rebel-held Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's oil-rich Unity State.
India said it transferred a diplomat to its UN delegation in an attempt to protect her from prosecution for visa fraud and underpaying a maid.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a giant for justice, equality and human rights.
In a landmark intelligence-gathering exercise, the UN will begin using drones in the DRC to monitor its border and movements by armed groups.
Comment by Thuli Radebe, chief executive of CPSI.
The United Nations has voiced concern by North Korea's food deficit, which is currently at its lowest level ever.
UN climate talks ran deep into extra time as rich and poor nations butted heads over their contributions to staving off dangerous planet warming.
The head of UN Women has called for urgent action to ensure the impact of global crises is not disproportionately borne by women, writes Liz Ford.
National assembly speaker Max Sisulu says the destruction of chemical weapons should take place in every country, not only in Syria.
One in eight people around the globe is chronically undernourished, says the United Nations's food agencies in their latest report on food insecurity.