UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed to world governments to share the burden of taking in refugees after more than 700 migrants were feared dead.
The UN Security Council pressed Libya's warring factions to urgently form a unity government and threatened sanctions against those behind spiraling violence.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for a new push to resolve the conflict over Western Sahara and stressed that cooperation to address human rights could help find a settlement.
The UN Security Council demanded access for life-saving humanitarian aid to reach refugees trapped in Syria's Yarmuk camp.
The UN Security Council will meet Saturday to discuss a Russian proposal for humanitarian pauses in the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Monday for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials.
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned "heinous" attacks that killed and injured dozens at Kurdish new year celebrations in northeastern Syria.
Kazakhstan is on its way to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of the move to eliminate discrimination against the disabled.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned what he called the "deplorable" attack on Tunisia's national museum that left at least 17 tourists dead.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been invited to take part in the coming Congress of World and Traditional Religions in Kazakhstan in June.
More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine.
The head of the United Nations' cultural agency demanded an emergency meeting of the world body's Security Council.
The UN Security Council called for the stepping up of UN-brokered talks on ending a growing crisis in Yemen.
Denouncing a business-as-usual approach to Syria, UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for urgent action to lift sieges on civilians and to end barrel bomb attacks.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the deadly attacks in Copenhagen and called on society to stand up for tolerance and free expression.
The UN Security Council is expected to meet on Sunday for an emergency session to shore up the Minsk ceasefire deal for east Ukraine.
The Mexican government bristled at a UN committee's findings that disappearances are widespread in the country and the authorities lack precise numbers of missing people.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Russia and Ukraine to follow through on a ceasefire and other commitments to end the 10-month war in east Ukraine.
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