Two days before Trump takes office, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China will build a ‘new model’ of relations with the US.
While just eight men are enjoying their enormous wealth, people in developing countries such as Malawi are paying 41% of their daily income for a meal.
Donal Trump, who takes office on Friday, has threatened to scrap the agreement if Iran doesn’t comply.
Western Libya, which inhabits most of the country’s 6.3 million population was plunged into darkness as electricity grid collapsed after most cities had rejected terms for sharing power cuts.
Indian-American South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley would appear before a Congressional panel for her confirmation hearing for the post of US Ambassador to the UN on January 18th.
Overall, the impact of UNSC resolution 2334 condemning Israel’s occupation is likely to be greater than it would have been if Tel Aviv had not reacted so petulantly.
Equal rights, decision-making roles and fair allocation of resources for women are of major significance in peace negotiations according to Sweden’s foreign minister.
With Donald Trump assuming office on January 20, the UN Security Council might be in for a greater political shift than the usual rotation of non-permanent members.
Hardeep Singh Puri’s book highlights the interconnected world where mistrust, violence and injustice are increasing while international covenants fray, and stresses the need for a collective legal framework to deal with them.
There is a general consensus that the resolution is only recommendatory since it was passed under Chapter VI of the UN charter, but studying the nature of the resolution proves otherwise.
Many residents fled to the safety of camps outside the city as it was being “liberated”, but a growing number of civilians are being dragged back into violence.
The distribution was aimed to reach 45,000 people but was overrun by residents desperate for air after living in acute shortage of food, water and fuel
An early election, if Park is impeached, would be disadvantageous for Ban, since he cannot begin a campaign before his UN term ends on December 31.
Since North Korea’s fifth nuclear test on September 9, the US and China have been negotiating a new draft security council resolution to punish Pyongyang
China has been cutting the number of workers from North Korea it allows in by tightening checks on potential workers and making the paperwork more difficult
Ban Ki-moon received the Legion of Honour for his efforts to tackle climate change, and he helped push the climate agreement as well.
Births in ISIS-controlled areas were registered with authorities that are not considered valid outside that shrinking territory – or not registered at all.
Wheat output dropped from an average 3.4 million metric tonnes, harvested before the war began in 2011, to 1.5 million this year.
The use of dinghies was partly due to European navies capturing and destroying many of the fishing boats that smugglers had been using.
Rebel groups have launched an assault on western Aleppo in the past few days to try to lift a siege on the eastern half of the city.
Pakistan’s responsibility under international law for terrorist acts in Uri, and for “training, financing and supporting terrorist groups” turns on the evidence Delhi can gather.
The NUA drew sharp criticism from a number of scientists who say it fails to address the urgency of growing urbanization and contains no tangible plan.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US would do “whatever is necessary” to defend itself, South Korea and other allies against North Korea.
“The fighting is still going on in many areas,” the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, told reporters on Wednesday.
As the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Guterres could promote a more unified approach to helping the displaced.
The UN, which has long called for weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses in the fighting, welcomed the Russian announcement.
The expert on economic development and special advisor to the United Nations secretary-general wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
Canada, backed by the EU, the US and Mexico, had pushed for including the recognition of LGBTQI people and an acknowledgment of homophobia in a key policy paper to be finalised at a major UN conference in Ecuador next week.
A recently released UN report highlights international “policy incoherence” on medication, but the US has denounced its findings, signalling its unwillingness to institute reforms.
Success is not assured by any principle for intervention. But the chances of success can be enhanced and controversies muted if interventions are based on an agreed framework.
The council will vote on a French text requiring an end to air strikes and military flights over Aleppo and a Russian text that doesn’t include that demand.
European commissioner Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria was a last-minute entry a week ago, but it remains to be seen if she will pose a threat to Guterres.
As international fatigue over the Afghan project grows, the US is looking for new partners in the region, giving India an opportunity to rise to the challenge.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the security council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
The UN’s decision disappointed activists, who had called for an independent probe to investigate air strikes, especially by the Saudi-led Arab coalition.
The rights group estimated that up to 250 people may have died as a result of exposure to the chemical weapons agents.
A Pentagon spokesman said THAAD would be deployed “as soon as feasible,” but declined to give a specific timeline.
Hungary refused to take in migrants under an EU burden-sharing plan. Instead, Orban announced a referendum on whether to accept any future EU-wide quotas.
The militant faction of Hezb-i-Islami, led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, has been waging a decades-long battle to establish a unified ISIS in Afghanistan.