Failure to govern new technologies to combat global warming could aggravate existing threats to international peace and security
Across all countries and societies, access to health and healthcare services ought to be top priority
He acted within a specific context and entrusted all South Africans to build the society we want
The United Nations secretary-general expressed regret on Friday that South Africa, Burundi and Gambia want to leave the International Criminal Court.
Establishing a citizen-elected body at the UN would be a tool to bring us closer to more inclusive and more responsive global solutions.
More UN troops in the DRC are accused of abusing those they were meant to protect – and face paternity claims from their alleged victims.
The trouble is Mugabe probably knows that, according to international laws, he’s not much better than those he is criticising.
Nigerians awaits the first results of a closely fought general election. UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls.
Israel’s plans for settlements in east Jerusalem are a ‘clear violation of international law’.
Israeli forces say they were met with heavy resistance from Hamas when they pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip.
Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 20 people on the third day of a military operation, including four women and four children.
The United Nations is demanding Boko Haram to immediately release the more than 200 girls, who are believed to still be within Nigeria’s borders.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned the drawn-out conflict in the Central African Republic that has left thousands dead and over a million displaced.
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President Salva Kiir’s government and the rebels backing Riek Machar have signed a ceasefire deal, a "critical first step" in peace negotiations.
Barack Obama spoke movingly. Ban Ki-moon paid tribute. But the crowd drew most of the attention at Nelson Mandela’s massive state memorial service.
The memorial service for Nelson Mandela will include tributes by family members and various foreign leaders, including US President Barack Obama.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a giant for justice, equality and human rights.
Following ex-rebels declaring the end to a peace deal, the UN has called on Mozambique’s government and former rebels Renamo to stop the violence.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes charges, could shake things up if he shows up at UN general assembly.
The M23 rebels have written to the UN secretary general saying they are not responsible for the DRC war, adding the UN body Monusco is to blame.
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe looked poised to win a seventh term in office after romping to victory in parliamentary polls.
UN representatives may think twice about crossing Ban Ki-moon in future after he was awarded an honorary 10th degree black belt in taekwondo.
Humanitarian aid won’t be allowed into Qusair until the fighting there is over, Syria’s foreign minister has told UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon says he is "deeply concerned" by Hezbollah’s growing role in Syria’s civil war.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has arrived in the DRC flashpoint city of Goma after three days of deadly fighting between rebels and government forces.
The conflict in Mali could be creating a "ticking time bomb" for neighbouring Western Sahara, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has warned.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hasappointed a seasoned humanitarian worker to serve as his Acting Special Representative in Haiti.
Ban Ki-moon showed off his dance skills when he was visited at the United Nations by Psy, the rapper behind Gangnam Style.
President Jacob Zuma has been appointed to serve in United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon’s Education First initiative.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he had used this week’s trip to push for human rights and transparency from Tehran over its nuclear programme.
The United Nations Security Council will meet on Thursday to tackle deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Syria.