The treaty, requiring ratification by 40 states, would not strip current nuclear states of their arsenals but its backers seek to stigmatise nuclear arms.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week.
China views Taiwan as a renegade province to be retaken with force if necessary, and says it should not be recognised or treated as a separate country.
UN Libya envoy Martin Kobler called the attack unprovoked and vicious, saying it “must not push (Libya) into further, serious conflict.”
WannaCry has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations, threatening to lock out victims who have not paid a ransom within one week of infection.
The Sudan People’s Liberation Army has also committed an unknown number of rapes and incidents of torture and looting, the UN said in a report.
While representatives from the US’s private sector and academic community will be participating, so far it is not clear what role, if any, the US government, the UN’s most important member, will take in the conference.
The force is part of the UN peacekeeping mission known as UNMISS, which has been in South Sudan since its independence from Sudan in 2011.
The nodal ministries deciding India’s role at the UN lack the skill for negotiations in international forums. Consequently, India lags behind in holding top positions like director general of the UN.
“We’re starting to see serious instability in Venezuela,” US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told reporters after the closed-door Security Council meeting, which was requested by the US.
The violence represents a new escalation in a conflict that began in 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka fighters seized power.
“Countries must decide whether they support North Korea or oppose to its nuclear and missile programmes.”
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks, angry about food shortages, a medical crisis and soaring inflation.
Guterres’ “reiterates his need for the parties to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue,” his spokesperson said.
Playing down dismissive comments by Bashar al-Assad, UN mediators said Syria peace talks in Geneva should prosper from the recent deal and a tighter format.
Hundreds of fighters took part in the attacks this weekend and killed at least 30 people.
The missile flew further and higher than an intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February from the same region.
According to the UN, seven transgender women have been killed this year although local organisations put the death toll to 17.
In a changing and unsettled world, migration can be a greater-than-ever contributor to development for communities of origin, destination areas and for the migrants themselves.
Although their release has been a relief, it is important now that the 82 released Chibok schoolgirls receive adequate physical and psychosocial counselling and support.
There is confusion in these waters as desperate migrants try to reach a better life with the help of NGOs and authorities scramble to deal with the chaos.
The World Bank’ s ‘Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality’ contains some useful analyses, but fails to answer a whole gamut of questions.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) met on Tuesday to debate the issue after the UAE, Egypt and other countries complained their airlines had been unduly penalised by the decision to relegate laptops to the cargo hold on some flights due to security concerns.
Libya is the main gateway for migrants trying to reach Europe by sea but thousands die, go missing in the Mediterranean or perish in the desert on the way.
“Options whose sell by date has long been over and are now being repackaged as new offerings are unacceptable, said India’s permanent representative to the UN
The civil war in the South Sudan began two years after it won independence from Sudan and the fighting has led to the worst refugee crisis in the country.
Duterte has asked for a public debate with Callamard before allowing her to conduct an inquiry into allegations of human rights violations against him.
Despite the fact that food crises can be prevented, they continue to arise due to the community’s collective amnesia on what has worked and what has not.
All ASEAN members have diplomatic relations with North Korea and five have embassies there.
New topics in India’s draft UPR report include a section on state control of the Internet, with a reference to the Centralised Monitoring system.
Sonali Samarasinghe, a former journalist and widow of a Sri Lankan journalist killed in 2009, talks about what the UN can do amid the increasing attacks on journalists worldwide.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said that even though the attacks were to be condemned, Egypt’s approach to combating the Islamist militants was exacerbating the problem.
Elected representative and representative parliaments are indispensable elements of good, democratic governance, but at the UN, they have barely any role.
The director-general of FAO launched a new appeal for voluntary contributions that are vital if lives are to be saved and the current situation of famine tackled.
The meeting exposed the old division between US and China; the latter wants talks first and action after while US wants concrete action taken.
Ethiopia’s economy depends on farming and millions have been affected by the failed spring and summer rains worsened by the El Nino weather phenomenon.
Russia, an ally of Assad, has vetoed eight resolutions on Syria to shield it, most recently blocking a council condemnation of the deadly sarin gas attack.
Yusra Mardini, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee who swam in the first ever refugee Olympic games last year, has been appointed as a UN goodwill ambassador.
According to the UNHCR document, the government has begun clearing land for the “model villages” and will give the Rohingya plots and money to build homes.
Some US lawmakers who attended the briefing on North Korea were not convinced that the Trump administration would do enough to control Pyongyang.