UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to governments to step up their response to Europe's migrant crisis.
Kazakhstan and International Atomic Energy Agency have signed the agreement establishing the international nuclear fuel bank in Kazakhstan.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that countries must "accelerate the rhythm of negotiations" on capping global warming ahead of an international climate conference in Paris in December.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was appalled by reports that Islamic State militants had demolished a temple in Syria's ancient Palmyra.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon begins a visit to Nigeria at the weekend to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country's new leader.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed serious alarm over the upsurge in fighting in Ukraine and called for urgent steps to de-escalate the violence.
The UN's humanitarian chief fiercely condemned attacks against civilians in Syria at a press conference in Damascus on Monday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Thursday to express concern about a visit to Moscow by the commander of Iran's covert forces.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced he had fired the mission chief in the Central African Republic, declaring "enough is enough" after a string of allegations of child sex abuse by peacekeepers.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned against what he called unfounded claims that Syria has chemical weapons.
The United Nations warned that migrants landing in Greece were facing "shameful" conditions, with the crisis-hit country claiming it was unable to cope with the massive influx on its Aegean islands.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon raised alarm over a $100 million shortfall in funding for the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees and called for urgent donations.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will deliver a speech during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday Russia's "outrageous" veto of a UN resolution to establish a special tribunal to try those who shot down flight MH17ю
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to push for justice despite Russia's veto of a UN resolution.
Serbia hailed Russia's veto on a draft UN Security Council resolution recognising the 1995 Srebrenica massacre as a genocide.
The parliament in Tripoli rejected a UN proposal to resolve Libya's political crisis but said it wanted to press on with talks toward reaching an accord with its rival in the east of the country.
The UN's atomic watchdog and Iran held "intense discussions" in Tehran about the possible military dimensions of the country's nuclear programme.
China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a state-run newspaper said.
On the eve of highly-charged elections, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the government of Burundi to ensure that voting takes place in a secure environment.
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