The paradoxes underpinning the UN’s latest decision make it easy to question its credibility.
An ongoing rape scandal is casting a huge dark cloud over an occasion usually reserved for paying tribute to the 'Blue Helmets'.
Establishing a citizen-elected body at the UN would be a tool to bring us closer to more inclusive and more responsive global solutions.
New measures "constitute a legal wall to asylum just as despicable as a razor-wire fence”, says Human Rights Watch.
A word from the UN’s Ban Ki-moon and an EU trade pact have sent Morocco into a fury.
More UN troops in the DRC are accused of abusing those they were meant to protect - and face paternity claims from their alleged victims.
A desperate South African breast cancer patient pleaded with the United Nations (UN) on Thursday to help her access a drug that can save her life.
As part of a global dialogue, a UN panel is meeting in Johannesburg to discuss proposals that aim to help prevent millions of unnecessary deaths.
UN-Habitat's executive director, a Spaniard, has been accused of demeaning and insulting behaviour directed at United Nations staff in Nairobi.
Egyptian diplomat Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died aged 93. He served as secretary general of the United Nations from 1992 to 1996.
Following a call from the UN for a record $20.1 billion, 15 of the world's leading aid agencies were polled on their top humanitarian concerns.
The critical climate conference kicks off with world leaders calling for an ambitious – but fair – agreement to lower carbon emissions.
With the high rates of unemployment and increasing food prices, the 2030 SDG deadline seems more of an aspiration than an achievable target.
Even with the progress in healthcare, too many babies and children continue to die from preventable causes.
Africa relies on policies that have failed – even in the countries it borrowed them from.
Choosing the right priorities must start with an accurate assessment of where the greatest problems are.
It took more than 20 years for SA to sign the UN's International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. But will it make a difference?
Men sent to stabilise the Central African Republic are accused of sexual violation and civilian death.
A research panel and a youth forum point out that world leaders should not attempt an impossible 169 targets but rather focus on the smartest goals.