Nov 12, 2013 — Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China were all reelected to new six-year terms on the international body, but some say they fall short of the council's implied standards.
Oct 16, 2013 — Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, on his Facebook page, said Iran was planning a new round of dialogue with the West in Geneva.
Oct 9, 2013 — A cholera outbreak in Haiti was likely triggered by United Nations peacekeeping forces stationed there after a 2010 earthquake. A human rights groups wants the U.N. to take responsibility for the cholera outbreak and to compensate Haitian families.
Oct 3, 2013 — The international team says it hopes to begin onsite inspections and the initial disabling of equipment within a week.
Sep 26, 2013 — President Obama and other American officials have expressed doubts about the U.N.'s ability to get things done. But this week, the U.S. has gone to the U.N. to address its two most pressing diplomatic challenges — Syria and Iran.
Sep 24, 2013 — Dilma Rousseff had already called off a high-profile visit to Washington. Speaking at the U.N., she accuses the U.S. of violating Brazil's sovereignty with its spying programs.
Sep 24, 2013 — Nations will disagree about when and how to stop tyrants from committing mass murder, the president told the U.N. General Assembly. But he made the case that the international community must do more to prevent atrocities. Obama also used his address to say the U.S. is encouraged by signs of moderation from Iran.
Sep 23, 2013 — A steady increase in the number of people getting antiviral drugs has helped lower the rates of infection and death from HIV. Treatment can save a person's life. It also helps reduce the risk that infected people will pass HIV to their sexual partners and children.
Sep 23, 2013 — Although there are one-third fewer children working than there were in the year 2000, the problem continues. Many are employed in hazardous occupations involving dangerous machinery or harmful chemicals.
Sep 20, 2013 — The U.S. is supposed to allow everyone to come to the annual United Nations General Assembly, which opens next week. But Washington has yet to rule on the visa application by Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president who's been indicted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court.