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World Oct 14U.S. wins seat on U.N. Human Rights Council once shunned by Trump
The United States has won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit.
World Oct 14Yemen economy is collapsing, humanitarian crisis rising
The U.N.'s deputy humanitarian chief says Yemen’s economy is collapsing, its humanitarian crisis is worsening, and the conflict in the Arab world’s poorest nation is growing more violent.
World Sep 24Iran foreign minister says country will return to nuclear talks ‘very soon’
Former President Donald Trump denounced the nuclear accord and withdrew the U.S. from the agreement in 2018. Biden and his team have made a U.S. return to the deal one of their top foreign policy priorities.
World Sep 2316 million Yemenis ‘marching’ toward starvation due to war, UN says
The head of the U.N. food agency says 16 million people in Yemen are marching toward starvation and more funding is needed.
World Sep 22WATCH: 2021 United Nations General Assembly – Day 3
At a ministerial meeting of the Security Council, the officials urged the U.N.’s most powerful body to do more to address the security implications of climate change and make global warming a key part of all U.N. peacekeeping operations.
World Sep 22Taliban face uphill battle in efforts to speak at U.N. meeting
The Taliban are challenging the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan’s former government and asking to speak at the General Assembly’s high-level meeting of world leaders this week.
World Sep 21WATCH: 2021 United Nations General Assembly – Day 2
Racism, climate change and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the U.N. meeting of world leaders, a day after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world was "on the edge of an abyss.”…
World Sep 19As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of the world, leaders from more than 100 nations are heading to New York this week for the United Nations' annual high-level gathering — a COVID-inflected, semi-locked down affair that takes…
World Sep 11UN chief: World is at `pivotal moment’ and must avert crises
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dire warning that the world is moving in the wrong direction and faces “a pivotal moment” where continuing business as usual could lead to a breakdown of global order and a future of perpetual…
World Aug 16WATCH: U.N. Security Council urges inclusive talks on new Afghan government
The U.N. Security on Monday called for an immediate end to violence in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country and inclusive talks to form a new Afghan government that includes women.