Khaled Hosseini, author of the Kite Runner, and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador visits Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.Read the full story ›
Actress and special envoy Angelina Jolie has condemned the UN Security Council for its inaction over the millions of Syrian refugees.Read the full story ›
Katie Hopkins strongly criticised by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights after her controversial "migrants are cockroaches" article.Read the full story ›
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen, the first time he has made such an appeal since Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebels began three weeks ago.
In a speech to the National Press Club in Washington.Mr Ban said: "I am calling for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen by all the parties.
"The Saudis have assured me that they understand that there must be a political process. I call on all Yemenis to participate in good faith."
James Bond actor Daniel Craig has been given a new mission - by the United Nations.Read the full story ›
At least three people have been killed, including one UN peacekeeper, during an attack in Mali a security source has told Reuters.
Unknown attackers fired rockets and shells towards the north town of Kidal in a dawn attack.
The source, who asked for anonymity, said he counted more than 40 weapons fired at the town between in an hour.
He said the weapons appeared to be aimed at a base for a UN peacekeeping force known as MINUSMA.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for the "unconditional" release of two Japanese citizens held by Islamic State militants, the Kyodo news agency reports.
His spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Ban is "obviously very concerned about the fate of these two hostages," as he is about the "fate of all people" taken by armed groups in Iraq and Syria.
A North Korean envoy to the United Nations says the country "totally rejects" the US push to put Pyongyang's humans rights record on the UN Security Council's agenda, Reuters have reported.
Earlier today, members of the UN Security Council voted to override China's objections and formally add the situation in North Korea, including allegations of grave human rights abuses, to the council's agenda.
UN diplomat Kim Song accused the United States of raising the issue as a political weapon to pressure North Korea. He said a decision on how to respond to the council decision would be made in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital.
The United Nations has made a renewed and record-breaking global appeal, after falling well short of its last request for financial help.Read the full story ›