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World Apr 30U.N. envoy says Myanmar military faces strong demands for democracy
The top U.N. envoy for Myanmar says the strong united demand for democracy by its people has created "unexpected difficulties" for the military in consolidating power after the February coup and risks bringing the administration of the nation to a…
Politics Apr 28U.N. Syria envoy says there’s interest in stepped up diplomacy
The U.N. special envoy for Syria says key global players are interested in stepped-up international diplomacy to "unlock progress" toward ending the country's 10-year war.
Politics Mar 29WATCH: Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds virtual press briefing
The United States is urging the divided U.N. Security Council to stop making humanitarian aid to Syria a political issue and open more border crossings to get desperately needed food and other help to 13.4 million people in need.
World Mar 10U.N. calls for reversal of Myanmar coup and condemns violence
The British-drafted statement calls for the immediate release of government leaders including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint who have been detained since the Feb. 1 military coup.
Politics Jan 27WATCH: U.N. Ambassador nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield appears at Senate confirmation hearing
Linda Thomas-Greenfield says that if confirmed by the U.S. Senate as America's ambassador to the United Nations she will vigorously counter China’s authoritarian agenda.
World Dec 03U.N. chief says vaccine can’t undo damage from global pandemic
Guterres accused some countries he didn't name of ignoring or rejecting the World Health Organization’s recommendations at the start of the crisis early this year, resulting in nations going in their own directions.
World Dec 01U.N. says pandemic will likely cause surge in humanitarian needs in 2021
The U.N. humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people will require help in 2021.
World Oct 21U.S. urges countries to withdraw from U.N. treaty that would ban nuclear weapons
Beatrice Fihn, head of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, said the U.S. action shows the treaty will soon become reality.
Politics Oct 05U.N. chief urges Libya cease-fire, warns its future is at stake
The United Nations chief is urging world powers and other countries with interests in Libya's long-running civil war to keep working toward a lasting cease-fire between its rival governments.
Politics Oct 0125 years after U.N. women’s meeting, equality remains distant
Twenty-five years ago, the world's nations came together to make sure that half of Earth's population gained the rights, power and status of the other half. It hasn't happened.