Feb 15, 2014 — Lakhdar Brahimi apologizes that the first two rounds of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have produced little of substance.
Jan 25, 2014 — On the first day of face-to-face meetings, representatives of the two sides made eye contact, but spoke only through the U.N. mediator.
Jan 20, 2014 — The main group opposing the Assad regime had issued an ultimatum saying it would pull out unless the invitation to Tehran was revoked.
Jan 7, 2014 — The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights says it can't verify its sources and so will leave the figure at 100,000, where it stood in July.
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.