United Nations

UN: 550 million dollars in aid needed for Afghanistan

The United Nations on Saturday appealed for 550 million dollars in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan in order to target 5.7 million people in need of assistance in 2017. 

UN rapporteur investigates conflict zone in Myanmar's Rakhine State

UN special rapporteur on human rights Yanghee Lee on Saturday visited the conflict zone in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State where the military allegedly has been committing human rights abuses...

UN: South Sudan reverses stance to accept further peacekeepers

The South Sudanese government will accept the deployment of a 4,000-strong United Nations regional protection force, UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said in New York Thursday.

South Sudan rejects regional protection force planned by UN

South Sudan said Wednesday it would no longer accept the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force planned by the United Nations for the violence-plagued country.

Negotiators tackle thorny obstacles on path to reuniting Cyprus

The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus returned to the negotiating table Monday in Geneva to work on the few but divisive issues that stand in the way of an agreement to end the separation of the...

Israel cuts UN payments to protest settlements condemnation

Israel will withhold about 6 million dollars in UN dues to protest the international body's recent condemnation of Israel for building settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, its UN ...

Palestinian President Abbas calls for timetable on ending occupation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for a timetable for ending Israel's occupation of the West Bank following a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement activity.

Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador over cancelled visit by Netanyahu

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has summoned Israel's ambassador to discuss a cancelled meeting between the nations' prime ministers, said an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad welcome UN vote against Israeli settlement

Both the Islamic Hamas movement and the less influential Islamic Jihad (Holy War) welcomed the vote in the United Nations Security Council on Friday which condemned Israeli settlement activity and...

Shock US abstention allows UN condemnation of Israel over settlements

The United States allowed UN Security Council passage of a resolution Friday demanding a halt to Israel's settlement activity in the West Bank, exposing an unusual rift between the two allies.

UN Security Council rejects weapons embargo for South Sudan

The UN Security Council on Friday rejected a resolution to impose sanctions and a weapons embargo on South Sudan, which has been embroiled in a years-long civil war.

Israeli government condemns settlement vote at UN Security Council

The Israeli government has come out in full force against a UN Security Council vote scheduled Thursday on a draft resolution demanding a halt to settlement activity in the West Bank.

UN report: three-quarters of human traffic victims are women

Nearly three-quarters of human trafficking victims worldwide are girls and women, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday.

About 19 killed in Kinshasa protests, UN says in Congo

About 19 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Congo's capital Kinshasa, the UN said Wednesday.

Japan plans to oppose US-backed South Sudan arms embargo

Japan is expected to oppose a UN arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan, which its major ally the United States wants to impose, Japanese media reported on Wednesday.