UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the "appalling" attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia and said those responsible should face justice.
About 17,000 people set out their mats and stretched into yoga exercises in New York's Times Square to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga.
UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon called on ex-Soviet Uzbekistan to end the practice of forced labour in its strategic cotton sector.
Washington's UN envoy accused Russia of spinning "outright lies" on Ukraine designed to hide the Kremlin's direct involvement in a war it launched to thwart Kiev's pro-Western drive.
Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Kazakhstan on June 10.
The United Nations is taking a close look at its partnerships with FIFA following allegations of widespread corruption at football's world governing body.
Europe must do more to help migrants crossing the Mediterranean, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said ahead of a visit to Brussels.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Nigeria to step up medical and psychological aid to survivors of Boko Haram attacks and victims of rape.
The World Health Organization will dramatically reform its emergency response operations this year, after the UN agency faced blistering criticism for its slow Ebola response.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he was increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis sparked by refugees stranded in boats in Southeast Asia.
The United Nations expressed concern about possible revenge attacks in Burundi following a failed coup attempt.
The European Union firmed up plans to crack down on people smugglers in the Mediterranean as Italy said another 2,000 migrants were rescued at sea.
Russia's UN envoy said he expected UN-brokered peace talks on Yemen to re-start quickly and warned that sending ground forces to Yemen would be a reckless escalation.
The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting next week to discuss ways to address the crisis sparked by a relentless wave of thousands of Mediterranean boat migrants.
The UN Security Council was unable to agree on a Russian-drafted statement demanding an immediate ceasefire or at least humanitarian pauses in the fighting in Yemen.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate halt to fighting in Mali, where government forces are battling Tuareg rebels.
UN culture chief Irina Bokova urged the Security Council to task peacekeepers with protecting cultural sites and to help prosecute those who destroy historical treasures.
The UN food agency said Monday it was preparing a large-scale aid operation to earthquake-ravaged Nepal, with a first plane set to arrive.
Britain and France agreed to seek UN approval for an EU military operation against people smugglers, in a bid to curb the soaring number of migrants dying.
The UN Security Council deplored the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy that left 800 dead.
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