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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international co-operation, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It was established after World War II, with the aim of preventing future wars, and succeeded the ineffective League of Nations. Its headquarters, which are subject to extraterritoriality, are in Manhattan, New York City, and it has other main offices 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. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193.

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South Korea gives most aid to North Korea since 2008 amid food shortage

South Korea has provided its largest food and aid donation since 2008 to U.N. aid programs in North Korea, officials said on Wednesday, amid warnings that millions of dollars more is needed to make up..
Reuters - Published

Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help: U.N.

Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution,..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United Nations

U.N. Rights Office Calls For An Investigation Into Mursi Death [Video]U.N. Rights Office Calls For An Investigation Into Mursi Death

According to Reuters, The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into the death of Egypt’s former President Mohamed Mursi, saying it should encompass..

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Teens in cage protest US immigration policy in front of UN European headquarters [Video]Teens in cage protest US immigration policy in front of UN European headquarters

A Human Rights Council panel is to review a complaint by the American Federation of Teachers against the "inhumane (U.S.) policy of tearing immigrant children from their families who come to our..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:15Published

UN says Yemen conflict is worsening [Video]UN says Yemen conflict is worsening

Humanitarian affairs chief, Mark Lowcock, said fighting this year in Yemen displaced more than 250,000 people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published

Watch: UN soldiers vacate Cypriot former playground of the rich and famous [Video]Watch: UN soldiers vacate Cypriot former playground of the rich and famous

The Ledra Palace sits at the heart of Nicosia's buffer zone.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:01Published

Mali protests: Mourners call on president to resign [Video]Mali protests: Mourners call on president to resign

Despite the support of 20,000 UN and foreign troops, the president seems unable to bring the country together.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

U.N. Chief Guterres Nudges EU To Dramatically Raise 2030 Climate Goal [Video]U.N. Chief Guterres Nudges EU To Dramatically Raise 2030 Climate Goal

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has challenged the European Union to significantly increase its target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. According to Reuters, Guterres wants the EU to aim..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

U.N. Chief Calls For Independent Investigation Into Oil Tanker Attacks [Video]U.N. Chief Calls For Independent Investigation Into Oil Tanker Attacks

On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an independent investigation into the attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman. According to Reuters, the United..

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Many Against U.N. Counterterrorism Chief Visiting China [Video]Many Against U.N. Counterterrorism Chief Visiting China

According to Reuters.com, "The United States and other western countries have objected to a visit by the United Nations counterterrorism chief to China’s remote Xinjiang, where U.N. experts say some..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

U.N. Condemns Oil Tanker Attacks [Video]U.N. Condemns Oil Tanker Attacks

According to Reuters, the U.N. chief has condemned the oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Friday the truth needed to be..

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UN warns against 'Gulf confrontation' after tankers damaged [Video]UN warns against 'Gulf confrontation' after tankers damaged

Warning from the UN comes a global concern grows over reported attacks on tanker near the Strait of Hormuz.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Meat Consumption Is Unsustainable For The Planet [Video]Meat Consumption Is Unsustainable For The Planet

MNN reports we keep eating more and more meat, and it's not sustainable for the planet. World meat consumption is expected to double by 2050. The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization..

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U.S. Says Attacks On Commercial Shipping 'Raise Very Serious Concerns' [Video]U.S. Says Attacks On Commercial Shipping 'Raise Very Serious Concerns'

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, the United States called attacks on commercial shipping 'unacceptable' and told the UN Security Council that the latest incidents involving two oil..

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Watch: Anne Frank tree planted at UN headquarters [Video]Watch: Anne Frank tree planted at UN headquarters

A tree has been planted at the UN in memory of Anne Frank, on what would have been her 90th birthday. It is from a cutting from the horse chestnut that grew outside the annexe where the Frank family..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Mexico toughening up migration controls at southern border [Video]Mexico toughening up migration controls at southern border

Mexico has toughened up migration controls at its southern border with Guatemala as part of a deal with the U.S. to avoid more import tariffs on Mexican goods. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Italian Government Cracks Down On Ship Captains Who Rescue Migrants [Video]Italian Government Cracks Down On Ship Captains Who Rescue Migrants

The captains, owners, and operators of migrant rescue ships docking in Italy without authorization could soon face fines of up to $57,000. According to CNN, the fines are part of an Italian government..

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South Sudan’s displaced return home as security improves [Video]South Sudan’s displaced return home as security improves

Displaced South Sudanese who have been living in a United Nations camp for the last five years have started returning home to rebuild as relative peace returns to parts of the country. Emily Wither..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

IAEA: Iran has stepped up uranium enrichment [Video]IAEA: Iran has stepped up uranium enrichment

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran has followed through on its threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Iran Accelerates Uranium Enrichment [Video]Iran Accelerates Uranium Enrichment

According to Reuters, Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded..

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Angelina Jolie visits Venezulan border as millions flee crisis [Video]Angelina Jolie visits Venezulan border as millions flee crisis

UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie visited refugees in camps along the Colombian-Venezuelan border as the U.N. announced four million Venezuelans have fled the country. Rough cut (no..

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Venezuela's exodus: UN agencies say four million people have now fled [Video]Venezuela's exodus: UN agencies say four million people have now fled

Venezuela's economy has imploded and there are widespead shortages of food and medicine and there are also high levels of violent crime.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

U.N. Celebrates World Environment Day With New Song [Video]U.N. Celebrates World Environment Day With New Song

Wednesday, June 5 is World Environment Day. To celebrate, Mother Nature Network reports that the United Nations is sharing a new song and music video called "ONE Life." The song zeroes in on the..

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Nigeria's former child vigilantes return to school [Video]Nigeria's former child vigilantes return to school

The UN wants the disengagement process to help children caught up in violence have a chance at a normal life.

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Tripoli violence: People look for escape routes [Video]Tripoli violence: People look for escape routes

Warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces have fired missiles towards forces loyal to the UN-recognised government in Ain Zara neighbourhood.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

UN Torture Expert: Assange Shows Signs Of Years Of Psychological Torture [Video]UN Torture Expert: Assange Shows Signs Of Years Of Psychological Torture

The UN's special rapporteur on torture said Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange shows signs of psychological torture. UN torture expert Nils Melzer says Assange was the victim of several years' worth of..

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World Health Organization Removes Gender Nonconformity From List Of Mental Disorders [Video]World Health Organization Removes Gender Nonconformity From List Of Mental Disorders

In a historic breakthrough for non-binary and transgender folks of all ages, the World Health Organization has ended the practice of classifying gender nonconformity as a “mental disorder.” A Human..

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U.N. warns of global "groundswell" of hate speech

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the world is in danger of forgetting the lessons of the Holocaust
CBS News - Published

The world's population could stop growing by 2100, UN report finds

We're getting older, and the global population is expected to peak at about 11 billion, the U.N. Population Division found.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Russia, China delay U.S. push for halt to North Korea fuel imports

Russia and China on Tuesday delayed a U.S. request for a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee to demand an immediate halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea over accusations..
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights investigator to issue report on Khashoggi murder

The United Nations extrajudicial executions investigator, Agnes Callamard, will issue her report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Wednesday, a statement said.
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief urges Russia, Turkey to stabilize Syria's Idlib 'without delay'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to Russia and Turkey on Tuesday "to stabilize the situation without delay" in northwest Syria.
Reuters - Published

Migrant deaths rise among Venezuelans, Central Americans: U.N.

At least 380 Latin American migrants have died on their journeys this year, many of them Venezuelans drowning in the Caribbean or Central Americans perishing while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico..
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights office calls for independent probe into Mursi death

The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into the death of Egypt's former President Mohamed Mursi, saying it should encompass all aspects of his..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis to allow U.N. to inspect ships in Hodeidah: sources

Yemen's Houthi movement and the United Nations have agreed on a mechanism to inspect ships docking at Hodeidah following the group's withdrawal from three Red Sea ports under a U.N.-sponsored deal, a..
Reuters - Published

More than 300,000 flee Congo violence, complicating Ebola fight: U.N.

More than 300,000 people have fled inter-ethnic violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since early June, complicating the tracing and treatment of patients at risk from Ebola, U.N. aid..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visit

Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said..
Reuters - Published

'Systemic failure' of U.N. ahead of Myanmar military crackdown: review

There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security..
Reuters - Published

U.N. food chief warns aid suspension in Yemen likely to start this week

United Nations food chief David Beasley warned the Security Council on Monday that a phased-suspension of food assistance in Yemen was likely to begin later this week over a diversion of aid and lack..
Reuters - Published

Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30..
Reuters - Published

China says reached 'broad consensus' with U.N. after Xinjiang visit

China and the United Nations have reached a "broad consensus" about counter-terror work, China's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday after a controversial visit by a senior U.N. official to the restive far..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.N. chief calls on EU to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the European Union to aim for a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, far more than the bloc's current target for a 40% reduction.
Reuters - Published

'We're off and running': A look at Donald Trump's un-Trumpian campaign for reelection in 2020

Years after operating a shoestring campaign staffed with political unknowns, Donald Trump's reelection effort is highly organized and raising money.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S., others object to U.N. counterterrorism chief visit to China's Xinjiang

The United States and other western countries have objected to a visit by the United Nations counterterrorism chief to China's remote Xinjiang, where U.N. experts say some one million ethnic Uighurs..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief condemns oil tanker attacks, says independent probe needed

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Friday the truth needed to be established after two oil tankers were attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, adding that the..
Reuters - Published

13 countries where being gay is legally punishable by death

Same-sex sexual activity is a crime in 70 countries. Some of them, including six nations that are members of the U.N., impose the death penalty.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.N. rights boss Bachelet to meet Maduro, Guaido in Venezuela: U.N.

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet will make a official visit to Venezuela from June 19-21 and hold separate talks with President Nicolas Maduro and his arch-foe National Assembly chief Juan..
Reuters - Published

World Court rejects UAE demand for immediate measures against Qatar

The United Nations' highest court for inter-state disputes on Friday rejected a United Arab Emirates request for immediate measures against Qatar in a dispute over alleged discrimination between the..
Reuters - Published

Iran's U.N. mission rejects 'unfounded' U.S. claim over Gulf of Oman tanker attacks

Iran categorically rejects the "unfounded" U.S. claim over Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Iran's mission to the United Nations said after Washington blamed Tehran for the..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says it confirms 17 deaths in Sudan's Darfur

The United Nations said on Thursday it had confirmed the killing of 17 people and the burning of more than 100 houses in Deleij village in the Darfur region of Sudan earlier this week.
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights boss welcome in China, including Xinjiang, envoy says

China's envoy in Geneva said on Thursday that he hoped U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet would visit China, including Xinjiang, where he said "education training centers" were helping to stamp..
Reuters - Published

North Korea skirting sanctions, according to report sent to UN

The Hermit Kingdom is violating sanctions by importing more oil than is permitted by the United Nations, according to a report obtained by CBS News
CBS News - Published

No Houthi military in three key Yemen ports for past month: U.N.

A U.N. mission monitoring a peace deal between warring parties in Yemen's Hodeidah region said on Wednesday it had not detected any Houthi military forces in three key ports since the group withdrew a..
Reuters - Published

Global court to hear Guatemala-Belize territorial dispute

Guatemala and Belize have asked the United Nations' highest body for inter-state disputes to help resolve a border disagreement that has rumbled on for centuries, the court said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was..
Reuters - Published

Up to two million Syrians could flee to Turkey if clashes worsen: U.N.

Up to 2 million refugees could flee to Turkey if fighting intensifies in northwestern Syria as aid funds run dangerously low, the United Nations said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

IAEA chief worried about rising tension over Iran nuclear issue

The U.N. atomic watchdog's chief said on Monday he was worried about rising tensions over Iran's nuclear program and called for de-escalation through dialogue, departing from his usual guarded language..
Reuters - Published

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