Monday's meeting in New York the first of its kind and could herald changes to the international regime on refugees and migrants.Read the full story ›
Speaking at a UN peacekeeping summit, the actress said that UN Security Council resolutions on conflict were easily ignored.Read the full story ›
The former UK ambassador to the UN in 2003 has said that he believed Tony Blair felt "pushed" into going to war by the Americans.
I felt that at the time, the British felt it at the time, I think the prime minister felt it at the time, that the Americans pushed us into going into military action too early.
Speaking to the BBC Sir Jeremy added that the former prime minister had wanted a UN resolution backing military intervention in Iraq, but that senior US officials thought it was a "waste of time".
One in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee, asylum seeker or internally displaced, the UN refugee agency said.Read the full story ›
A major operation to rescue hundreds of people, many of them wounded, from besieged Syrian towns has been hailed a success.Read the full story ›
Nearly 70 claims of sexual exploitation and abuse were made last year against the organisation's peacekeeping forces according to a report.Read the full story ›
The UN has confirmed it has successfully carried out its first Syrian aid air drop into the besieged city of Deir Ezzor.
Relief chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council on Wednesday that a plane carrying 21 tonnes of humanitarian items had dispatched its cargo as planned as the organisation begins to use air drops as a way to effectively deliver humanitarian aid.
He said: "A WFP plane dropped the first cargo of 21 tonnes of items into Deir Ezzor.We have received initial reports from the SARC team on the ground that pallets have landed in the target area as planned."
The former United Nations secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died aged 93.
Mr Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian, served as UN chief from 1992 to 1996.
The 15-member UN security council observed a minute's silence following news of his death.
UN war crime investigators said thousands of detainees have been killed over the past four and a half years while held in the civil war.Read the full story ›