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UN chief condemns 'appalling' attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the "appalling" attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia and said those responsible should face justice.

UN chief condemns 'appalling' attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait
Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to Times Square

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.

Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to Times Square
UN chief calls on Uzbekistan to end forced labour

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon called on ex-Soviet Uzbekistan to end the practice of forced labour in its strategic cotton sector.

UN chief calls on Uzbekistan to end forced labour
Washington accuses Russia of 'outright lies' on Ukraine

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.

Washington accuses Russia of 'outright lies' on Ukraine
Ban Ki-moon ©RIA Novosti
Ban Ki-moon to visit Astana on June 10

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Kazakhstan on June 10.

Ban Ki-moon to visit Astana on June 10
UN puts tie-ups with FIFA under scrutiny

The United Nations is taking a close look at its partnerships with FIFA following allegations of widespread corruption at football's world governing body.

UN puts tie-ups with FIFA under scrutiny
Europe must do more to help migrants: UN chief

Europe must do more to help migrants crossing the Mediterranean, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said ahead of a visit to Brussels.

Europe must do more to help migrants: UN chief
UN chief urges Nigeria to help Boko Haram victims

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.

UN chief urges Nigeria to help Boko Haram victims
WHO chief announces shake-up of organisation after Ebola shock

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.

WHO chief announces shake-up of organisation after Ebola shock
UN chief voices growing concern over migrant crisis

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.

UN chief voices growing concern over migrant crisis
UN concerned by Burundi revenge attacks

The United Nations expressed concern about possible revenge attacks in Burundi following a failed coup attempt.

UN concerned by Burundi revenge attacks
EU firms up plans to tackle smugglers as more boat migrants rescued

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.

EU firms up plans to tackle smugglers as more boat migrants rescued
Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the UN.  ©RIA Novosti
Russia expects UN peace talks on Yemen to re-start quickly

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.

Russia expects UN peace talks on Yemen to re-start quickly
UN Security Council to meet Monday on Med migrant crisis

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.

UN Security Council to meet Monday on Med migrant crisis
UN Security Council fails to back Russian appeal on Yemen

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 Security Council fails to back Russian appeal on Yemen
UN chief calls for halt to fighting in Mali

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate halt to fighting in Mali, where government forces are battling Tuareg rebels.

UN chief calls for halt to fighting in Mali
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. ©RIA Novosti
UN peacekeepers must protect cultural sites: UNESCO chief

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.

UN peacekeepers must protect cultural sites: UNESCO chief
UN preparing 'massive' aid operation in quake-hit Nepal

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.

UN preparing 'massive' aid operation in quake-hit Nepal
EU leaders seek UN clearance for operation against migrant smugglers

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.

EU leaders seek UN clearance for operation against migrant smugglers
UN Security Council deplores Mediterranean boat tragedy

The UN Security Council deplored the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy that left 800 dead.

UN Security Council deplores Mediterranean boat tragedy