Venezuela’s president Nicola Maduro oversaw a grand military parade to mark the country’s independence day on Friday, revelling in his might as commander-in-chief as he comes under mounting criticism for using brutal tactics to crush his opponents.
Iran’s UN ambassador has warned that the situation in the Persian Gulf is “very dangerous” and called talks with the US impossible in the face of escalating sanctions and intimidation.
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is urging Sudan’s transitional authorities to hand over or prosecute ousted president Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi did not die of natural causes but that he was killed.
UN experts are concerned that Sudan is sliding into a “human rights abyss” in the aftermath of the Sudanese security forces’ deadly break-up of the main protest sit-in in the capital, Khartoum.
The United Nations has passed a resolution demanding the United Kingdom ends its administration of the Chagos Islands.
The UK has violated its human rights obligations through sustained and widespread cuts to social support, a UN poverty expert has claimed.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has visited the two New Zealand mosques where 51 worshippers were killed by a gunman in March.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the political will to fight climate change seems to be fading at the same time as things are getting worse for those on the front-line.
Two Scottish teenagers are set to become the youngest people ever to address the UN’s Committee Against Torture.
The Committee on Climate Change has recommended the UK sets and pursues a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was “kidnapped” from the Ecuadorian embassy where he lived for almost seven years after being dragged out when his diplomatic asylum was removed, a former senior diplomat has said.
Libya’s UN-supported government is asking the security council to appoint a “fact-finding mission” to investigate alleged violations by the forces attacking the capital.
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.
The United Nations’ highest court has ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation.
Film star Angelina Jolie visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan on Sunday, calling for a political solution to Syria’s long-running civil war and saying humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution.
Ben Fogle has said environmental conservation has been his “life’s work” as he was named as the United Nations’ Patron of the Wilderness.
A new sculpture trail has been unveiled in a popular Aberdeen park.
Amal Clooney has urged the United Nations to stop the Islamic State terror group getting away with genocide by launching a UK-led investigation into the group’s atrocities in Iraq.