The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that was tasked to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international co-operation and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development and upholding international law. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. In 24 October 1945, at the end of World War II, the organization was established with the aim of preventing future wars. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN is the successor of the ineffective League of Nations.
The United States and Russia both said on Thursday they could not support a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time, diplomats said, as mortar bombs.. Reuters - Published
Yemen's warring parties could start withdrawing forces from the main port city of Hodeidah within weeks, a move needed to pave the way for political negotiations to end the four-year war, the U.N... Reuters - Published
According to CNN, President Donald Trump spoke with Libyan general Khalifa Haftar on Monday, praising his role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's vast oil resources. The talks came even after..
Sudan has its third leader in as many days. Military interim leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman has promised protesters they'll soon have a civilian government after three decades of autocratic..
President Donald Trump recently told The Atlantic he considered his daughter Ivanka for high-level positions at the United Nations and the World Bank because she's "very good with numbers." In January,..
Edward Snowden speaks via video link as he takes part in a round table on the protection of whistleblowers at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler MOSCOW..
Casualties are mounting in the battle for Libya's capital Tripoli, with thousands fleeing their homes and the UN's refugee agency forced to relocate refugees from a detention camp. David Doyle reports.
Reuters reports Iran has appointed career diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Majid Takht Ravanchi as its envoy to the United Nations as it tries to salvage a nuclear deal with world powers despite..
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 2,200 people have fled from fighting south of the Libyan capital Tripoli since April 4, the United Nations humanitarian office said in a report on Monday, and many civilians..
A senior United Nations relief official called on governments on Thursday to help resolve the fate of 2,500 foreign children being held among 75,000 people at al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after.. Reuters - Published
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday she was concerned that a Bahrain mass trial that revoked the nationality of 138 people this week had not met international fair.. Reuters - Published
Afghan security forces have inflicted less torture and mistreatment of prisoners detained in conflict in recent years but "horrendous" practices persist despite new laws, the United Nations said on.. Reuters - Published
Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday with Libya's top rivals locked in.. Reuters - Published
The United Nations' Security Council should consider "stronger measures" if there was no progress in the coming weeks on a deal between Yemen's warring parties on a key port, Britain said on Monday, as.. Reuters - Published
Russia will send up to 30 military personnel to Central African Republic as part of a U.N mission to help stabilize the country, according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Reuters - Published
More than 3 million books were destroyed when rockets hit ministry of education buildings during fighting between rival government forces over the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials and the United.. Reuters - Published
A refugee fund set up by the World Bank, the United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank on Friday approved a $31.5 million grant for Colombia to aid Venezuelan migrants and refugees. Reuters - Published
The United Nations human rights office on Friday urged judicial authorities to ensure that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, currently in British custody and the subject of an extradition request from.. Reuters - Published
The United Nations human rights office called on Sudan on Friday to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), which issued an arrest warrant for deposed President Omar al-Bashir for.. Reuters - Published
Sudanese authorities should release people held for peacefully protesting and investigate the use of force against demonstrations since December, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a.. Reuters - Published