The United Nations global climate meeting next month will take place in Madrid after previous host Chile cancelled at short notice, officials said.
The United Nations’ food agency says around 14% of the food produced globally is lost and is urging action to address the causes of food loss as part of efforts to protect the environment.
The head of the latest investigation into the 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold is reiterating that an external attack may have downed the aircraft and is urging the US, UK, South Africa and Russia to provide more information to help clear up the mystery.
A UN poverty expert has said Scotland is on “a very different trajectory” to the rest of the UK when it comes to social security.
Libya’s prime minister Fayez Sarraj has ruled out peace talks with the leader of his country’s rival government, describing him as a “war criminal”.
Sharp emissions cuts are needed to curb “unprecedented” changes in the world’s oceans and frozen areas due to global warming, experts warn.
Boris Johnson has largely avoided Brexit during the final speech of his visit to the United Nations, making mention of it only in an allusion to the Greek myth of Prometheus.
Donald Trump has delivered a roaring defence of nationalism and American sovereignty as he addressed the UN General Assembly – even as he tried to rally a multinational response to Iran’s escalating aggression.
UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned global leaders of the looming risk of the world splitting in two, with the US and China creating rival internets, currency, trade, financial rules “and their own zero-sum geopolitical and military strategies”.
Iran has rebuked Boris Johnson after he blamed the Islamic republic for the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities ahead of his meeting with President Hassan Rouhani.
Boris Johnson has blamed Iran for the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, before a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani.
Boris Johnson has said he will discuss the climate crisis with Donald Trump and tell him face-to-face that the NHS cannot be on the table for a post-Brexit trade deal.
Boris Johnson has touched down in New York, where he will discuss Brexit with Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Leo Varadkar and Donald Tusk.
Fresh from the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets across the world, youth leaders have gathered at the United Nations to demand radical moves to fight climate change.
Boris Johnson is due to meet Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel as he discusses Brexit, Iran and the climate crisis at the United Nations.
Irish premier Leo Varadkar says he will try to get a deal on Brexit when he meets Boris Johnson in New York next week.
The UK will host key United Nations climate talks in Glasgow in late 2020, the Government has said.
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.
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.