There has been “no significant improvements over the last 15 years” in the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
New rules to help improve the treatment of prisoners around the world, were formally presented at United Nations headquarters on Wednesday.
The updated standards – also known as the “Nelson Mandela Rules” - outline standard minimum treatment practices for those who are incarcerated.
The previous two weeks of intense activity at United Nations headquarters were an “historic” convergence of high-level events, said the spokesperson for the President of the UN General Assembly.
The “countdown” to ending the conflict in Syria can only begin if UN Security Council resolutions on combatting terrorism are implemented, according to the country’s Deputy
The important linkages between gender issues and climate change are being emphasized as world leaders prepare to endorse a new, universal climate change agreement at the end of the year.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the majority of UN member states on Thursday of doing “absolutely nothing” to counter Iran’s threat to “destroy” Israel.
The Palestinian flag was raised for the first time at UN headquarters on Wednesday, a symbol of Palestinian determination to live in a fully-independent state.
The most influential leaders from around the globe have come to take the podium at UN’s annual General Debate.
Security is high and expectations of the world’s most powerful political leaders are even higher.
His Holiness the Pope told United Nations staff to carry on working for peace, in peace,during his visit to the organization's headquarters in New York on Friday.
Pope Francis is visiting the United States for the first time.
International footballing icon, David Beckham, says children’s voices are not being heard enough, on the eve of a summit or world leaders at the UN that will establish new global goals.