President Volodymyr Zelensky, of Ukraine, addresses a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York City on April 5, 2022.

Zelensky tells UN to ‘act immediately’ on Russia or close

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky challenged the United Nations to “act immediately” or “dissolve yourself altogether” during a blistering address Tuesday in which he showed harrowing footage of dead bodies — including children…

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A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Russia boycotts UN court hearing on Ukraine invasion

AFP – Russia did not attend a hearing Monday at the UN’s top court where Ukraine asked for an immediate halt to Moscow’s invasion. The no-show was criticised by the…

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A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Ukraine and Russia to face off at World Court over genocide claim

THE HAGUE, March 7 (Reuters) – Ukraine will ask the United Nations’ top court on Monday to issue an emergency ruling requiring Russia to stop its invasion, arguing that Moscow’s…

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The 11th emergency special session of the 193-member UN General Assembly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, March 1, 2022. / Reuters

U.N. General Assembly set to censure Russia over Ukraine invasion

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The United Nations General Assembly is set to reprimand Russia on Wednesday over its invasion of Ukraine and demand that Moscow stop fighting and withdraw its military forces, a move…

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People fleeing due to fighting between the military and the Karen National Union (KNU) cross a river in Karen state, along the Thai-Myanmar border, on December 25, 2021. STR / AFP

New UN Myanmar envoy says ‘deeply concerned’ by escalating violence

The new United Nations special envoy to Myanmar on Monday said she was “deeply concerned” by escalating violence in the country and called for a new year ceasefire between the…

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A picture taken on November 10, 2021 shows Poland’s servicemen behind a barbed wire fence on the Belarusian-Polish border as they watch migrants camping on the Belarusian side in the Grodno region. Hundreds of desperate migrants are trapped in freezing temperatures on the border and the presence of troops from both sides has raised fears of a confrontation.

Neighbours of Belarus say migrant crisis risks military clash

Countries bordering Belarus expressed concern on Thursday that a crisis over growing numbers of migrants trying to break through its frontiers into the European Union could escalate into a military…

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Delegates attend the First Plenary Meeting of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31, 2021, on the first day of the conference.

Global climate talks open to ever more daunting challenge

GLASGOW (Reuters) – World leaders began arriving on Monday at a U.N. conference critical to averting the most disastrous effects of climate change, their challenge made even more daunting by the failure…

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Greenhouse gas levels hit record; world struggles to curb damage

GENEVA/GLASGOW, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record last year and the world is “way off track” on capping rising temperatures, the United Nations said on Monday,…

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Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends the IX Moscow conference on International Security in Moscow on June 23, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko / POOL / AFP

Myanmar says it’s committed to ASEAN peace plan, despite general’s snub

Myanmar’s military rulers pledged on Sunday to cooperate “as much as possible” with a peace plan agreed with ASEAN, despite a stern rebuke of the regional bloc for excluding the…

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Kyaw Moe Tun in an interview with NHK at the UN mission in New York. (Photo by NHK)

Myanmar’s envoy to UN vows to continue and seek support for democratization of the country

Myanmar’s envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, has vowed to continue in the post and to carry on seeking international support for democratization of his home country….

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A protester holds the National League for Democracy (NLD) flag during a flash mob demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on June 25, 2021. STR / AFP

Myanmar’s NLD expects to retain its UN credentials

The United Nations is likely to retain the credentials of the permanent representative of Myanmar’s National League of Democracy (NLD), as the military regime in Naypyidaw will not challenge it,…

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Protesters hold up the three finger salute as they take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Tarmwe township in Yangon on April 26, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

UN Security Council Calls for ASEAN Myanmar Plan to be Enacted

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council called Friday for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar as stated in an ASEAN plan, giving unanimous approval to a statement watered…

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Police fire tear gas on protesters during an anti-coup demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP Photo)

UN fears ‘crimes against humanity’ in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military is likely committing “crimes against humanity” in its attempt to stay in power, a UN expert said Thursday, as the junta claimed that ousted civilian leader Aung San…

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Protesters react as they are engulfed by tear gas fired by police, and as other demonstrators let off fire extinguishers, during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on March 6, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar as UN urged to hear ‘pleas’

Anti-coup demonstrators took to the streets of Myanmar Saturday, a day after a United Nations envoy urged the Security Council to hear the nation’s “desperate pleas” and take swift action…

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Protesters hold up signs with an image of detained Myanmar leader Aung Saan Suu Kyi and demanding her release during a demonstration against the military coup in front of US embassy in Yangon on February 16, 2021. (Photo by SAI AUNG MAIN / AFP)

Myanmar under pressure at UN

The UN’s top rights body demanded Friday that Myanmar’s military restore civilian rule and immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi. In a resolution adopted without a vote, the 47-member Human…

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Soldiers stand guard on a blockaded road to Myanmar’s parliament in Naypyidaw on February 1, 2021, after the military detained the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s president in a coup. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Governments around the world condemn Myanmar’s military coup

The United States led governments around the world in calling for the restoration of Myanmar’s democracy on Monday after the military staged a coup, arresting civilian leader Aung San Suu…

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In this photo provided by the United Nations, Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. (Rick Bajornas/UN Photo via AP)

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

This year’s U.N. General Assembly meeting began with calls for multilateralism and cooperation — a declaration that the urgency for countries to unite “has rarely been greater.” It concluded with…

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© Reuters/UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly

U.S.-China tensions take center stage at U.N. as Trump accuses Beijing of unleashing ‘plague’

U.S. President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him…

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President Donald Trump.

Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to China

President Donald Trump, who prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, is set to give a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, chilly relations…

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Diplomat from Philippines first known coronavirus case at U.N. in New York

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A female diplomat from the Philippines mission to the United Nations tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, according to a note sent to U.N. missions, making…

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Surakiart defends panel on Rohingya after Kobsak quits

Former foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai who chairs an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body’s former secretary Kobsak Chutikul,…

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