Violence, war and other forms of persecution forced a record 68.5 million people to flee their homes in 2017, according to a new report released Tuesday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
By Michael Rios
The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.
By Matthew Lee, Josh Lederman, Associated Press
The head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says his agency "stands ready to undertake any verification activities in (North Korea) that it may be requested to conduct by the countries concerned."…
By Associated Press
The move disappointed many public health experts but was enthusiastically welcomed by the International Food and Beverage Alliance — a group that represents companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo. and Unilever.
By Jamey Keaten, Maria Cheng, Associated Press
By Larisa Epatko
“It could be a gender bias dress code in a school district in Kentucky as much as trying to advocate against child marriage in Malawi. The idea is that none of us are equal until every girl everywhere is equal,"…
In Syria, almost every conceivable atrocity has been committed in the last few years, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. Al Hussein joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the U.S. role in the destruction of Raqqa,…
By Sarah el Deeb and Nataliya Vasileyva, Associated Press
A senior Russian diplomat told reporters in Moscow that what is hampering a speedy resolution of the mission's visit to the Syrian town of Douma, affected by the alleged chemical attack, was "the consequences of the illegal, unlawful military action,"…
By Associated Press
Russia's U.N. ambassador has called for an open meeting of the U.N. Security Council Thursday on the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in Britain.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The United Nations, however, it is still facing a nearly $350 million shortfall this year.
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