Jul 23, 2014 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.
Jul 16, 2014 — The decision is a victory for only some of the families of the 8,000 men and boys slain in the July 1995 massacre in Bosnia.
Jul 13, 2014 — Thousands of residents of Northern Gaza are heeding Israeli warnings and leaving their homes in anticipation of a new assault. U.N.-run schools expect to shelter tens of thousands of evacuees.
Apr 13, 2014 — Greenhouse gas emissions will have to drop 40 to 70 percent by 2050 — and then drop even more, to nearly zero by the end of this century — a new U.N. report says.
Mar 31, 2014 — In many ways, the world is "ill-prepared" for the dangers, scientists say in a new report. They also say efforts to improve energy efficiency and cut water consumption could help make a difference.
Feb 17, 2014 — In blunt language that supports what the outside world has feared for decades, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says that "the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world."
Feb 5, 2014 — In what's being called an "unprecedented and scathing report," the U.N.'s Committee on the Rights of the Child says the Catholic Church's hierarchy adopted policies that let tens of thousands of children be sexually molested for decades. The Vatican says it isn't responsible for abusive priests.
Sep 24, 2013 — White House officials said they offered to have an "encounter" on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, but the Iranians said it was "too complicated" at this point. The leaders of Iran and the United States haven't met since before the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Sep 3, 2013 — About one-quarter of all Syrians have been forced to flee their homes, many to neighboring nations. New data on the number of refugees come as Congress begins debating the president's request for authorization to take military action in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.
Aug 30, 2013 — President Obama is finding it challeging to win international backing for a strike on Syria. France and Turkey are two countries that favor a military response.