Continued hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan are causing growing concern at the United Nations.
In an incident Sunday at least seven people died and several others were wounded when Sudan bombed the town of Mayom in Unity State.
The first group of UN monitors is in Syria to begin its work.
The unarmed observers will report on the implementation of the ceasefire brokered by joint UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan.
The late President Bingu Wa Mutharika was remembered by the General Assembly as it met on Monday.
The late President Mutharika passed away on Thursday, 5 April 2012 after suffering from cardiac arrest at his official residence at Lilongwe.
The UN advance monitoring team is on the ground in Syria, getting down to the business of making sure that a fragile ceasefire holds.
Six team members arrived in Damascus on Sunday, with more to follow.
The people of Timor Leste went to the polls on Monday to elect their president in a second round of voting.
The two candidates are opposition leader Francisco Guterres and Taur Mtan Ruak.
Six members of the United Nations’ advance monitoring team have begun work in Syria as the violence there continues.
The advance party is from the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
Actress and Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino uses her star power in the fight against human trafficking, especially when it comes to women and girls.
She was at the UN recently to take part in an interactive dialogue on the issue.
The Security Council has adopted a resolution to deploy an advance monitoring team to Syria.
For more than a decade, HIV positive mothers in South Africa were assured they could stop the transmission of the virus that causes AIDS by not breastfeeding their babies. So, instead these women feed their infants formula.
This month, Timor-Leste returns to the polls for the second round of presidential elections. Two men—Francisco Guterres and Taur Matan Ruak—are the candidates in the run-off.