Matthew Rycroft, British ambassador to the UN, has attacked Russia after its fifth veto on Syria in five years.Read the full story ›
A meeting of the International Syria Support Group was "long, painful and disappointing", the UN's mediator for the war-torn country said.Read the full story ›
The Prime Minister announced that an extra £660 million will be spent on helping countries at the forefront of the refugee crisis.Read the full story ›
UN delegates are to sign a "landmark" declaration agreeing to help tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).Read the full story ›
In her maiden speech to the General Assembly, Britain's Prime Minister said the extra deployment formed part of a 'concerted package'.Read the full story ›
President Obama has said "many" wealthy nations are not doing enough to help refugees.
Speaking at the UN General Assembly for the last time, he said: "We should all understand that ultimately our world would be more secure if we are prepared to help those in need and the nations who are carrying the largest burden with respect to accommodating these refugees.
"There are a lot of nations right now that are doing the right thing. But many nations, particularly those blessed with wealth and the benefits of geography that can do more to offer a hand, even if they also insist that refugees who come to our countries have to do more to adapt to the customs and conventions of the communities that are now providing them a home."
President Obama has hailed the progress the United Nations has made over the last eight years, as he spoke at the General Assembly in New York for the last time.
He said the UN had "returned the global economy to growth" from the "depths of the greatest financial crisis of our time".
The UN's assistance has helped people "feed themselves", he said, and "power communities across Africa" while promoting "models of development rather than dependence."
The outgoing US President also hailed the UN's work in making international institutions such as the world bank and International Monetary Fund "more representative", while "establishing a framework to protect our planet from the ravages of climate change".
Britain is open for business, Theresa May announced to US business chiefs, telling them to "please feel free to invest in the UK".Read the full story ›
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 ›