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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.
World Sep 22WATCH: UN chief says there’s an ‘epochal’ crisis as world powers meet remotely
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the U.N.'s first-ever virtual meeting of global leaders Tuesday that the world is facing an "epochal" health crisis, the biggest economic calamity and job losses since the Great Depression, threats to human rights and worries of…
World Sep 17Showdown set as U.S. to declare U.N. sanctions on Iran are back
In defiance of overwhelming opposition, the United States is preparing to declare that all international sanctions against Iran have been restored. Few countries believe the move is legal, and such action could provoke a credibility crisis at the United Nations.
World Sep 15U.N. demands all countries enforce U.N. arms embargo on Libya
The U.N. Security Council has adopted a resolution demanding that all countries enforce the widely violated U.N. arms embargo on Libya and withdraw all mercenaries from the North African nation.
World Aug 25UN security council rejects US call for sanctions against Iran
All the council members, except the Dominican Republic, had informed the council president that the U.S. administration’s action was illegal.
World Aug 19U.S. demands restoration of U.N. sanctions against Iran
The United States is demanding that all United Nations sanctions be reimposed against Iran, a move that follows America's embarrassing defeat to extend an arms embargo against Tehran.
World Aug 14U.N. soundly defeats U.S. demand to extend arms embargo on Iran
Friday's vote in the 15-member council was two in favor, two against and 11 abstentions, leaving it far short of the minimum nine "yes" votes required for adoption.
World Jul 10Russia and China veto U.N. humanitarian aid to Syria’s rebel-led northwest
Diplomats said the 15 Security Council members have been discussing a possible compromise and would shortly hold a closed meeting to discuss a possible way ahead.