The UN envoy for Haiti warned that Latin America’s poorest country has seen increasing violence in recent months, with gangs challenging the authority of the state and political divisions blocking movement toward legislative elections.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General has called for an overhaul of access to financial support to help island nations facing the perfect storm of Covid-19, climate change and a fall in tourism.
Boris Johnson is pledging to keep the natural world at “the top of the global agenda”, with a warning of the “catastrophic” consequences if the delicate balance built over millions of years is destroyed.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined other world leaders for a virtual United Nations event pledging to reverse the loss of wildlife by 2030.
An additional 400,000 hectares of land in England will be protected to support the recovery of nature under Government plans to protect 30% of the UK’s land by 2030.
Boris Johnson has criticised the lack of joined-up thinking from countries around the world in fighting coronavirus, as he called on leaders to come together.
European leaders have criticised a collective failure to vanquish the coronavirus pandemic, telling the UN General Assembly that the time has come for countries to reinvent international cooperation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060.
Donald Trump has demanded that the United Nations holds China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic as he defended his own handling of Covid-19 in America where the death toll has passed 200,000.
Secretary-general Antonio Guterres has warned the UN’s first virtual meeting of global leaders that the world is facing an “epochal” health crisis, the biggest economic calamity since the Great Depression, threats to human rights and worries of a new Cold War between the US and China.
Iran’s president dismissed US efforts to restore all UN sanctions on the country, as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the currency down to its lowest level ever on Sunday.
The US has declared all international sanctions against Iran have been restored despite the rest of the world vowing to ignore the move.
Independent experts commissioned by the UN’s Human Rights Council have alleged the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro committed crimes against humanity.
The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade, according to a United Nations report.
Global warming has not stopped for coronavirus, the United Nations has warned, as it publishes a report outlining the scale of the climate crisis.
The office of the UN human rights chief has called on the Russian government to carry out or co-operate with an independent investigation into the reported poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The global tourism industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with 320 billion US dollars (£244 billion) lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs put at risk, the UN chief has said.
Dame Barbara Woodward has been announced as the UK’s next Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
Hunger linked to coronavirus is leading to the deaths of 10,000 more children a month over the first year of the pandemic, according to an urgent call for action from the United Nations.
Poles are bitterly divided over steps being taken by the right-wing government to leave the Istanbul Convention, a European treaty against domestic violence, claiming it promotes gender “ideology” and links violence to religion.
The UN weather agency warned that average temperatures in Siberia were 10C (18F) above average last month, a spate of exceptional heat that has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle and contributed to a rapid depletion in ice sea off Russia’s Arctic coast.
The BBC is set to host an event with the United Nations deputy secretary-general about how to ensure that diversity and inclusion form part of recovery plans from the coronavirus pandemic.
Jameela Jamil has hit back at claims she makes up health issues for attention.
Sharp emissions cuts are needed to curb “unprecedented” changes in the world’s oceans and frozen areas due to global warming, experts warn.
Campaigners are calling for an “urgent transformation” in the way the world’s land is used, ahead of a key UN report on land and climate change.
A former UN executive secretary who played a key role in the Paris climate talks has been awarded a medal as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival.
A network of marine reserves could be rolled out across the high seas to protect wildlife hotspots and save species from extinction, a report has said.
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie has warned the world “will remain stuck in a cycle of violence and conflicts” as long as nations continue to put almost every other issue ahead of women’s equality and rights.
Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report has said.
Countries must take “unprecedented” action to slash carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and limit dangerous global warming, a key report has warned.