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.
Jun 13, 2013 — The "shockingly high levels" of killings continue in Syria, says U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The U.N. puts much of the blame on the Assad regime.
Jan 2, 2013 — Recently, it was estimated that about 45,000 people had been killed since anti-regime protests began in March 2011. Now, the U.N. says it has compiled a more accurate list of those who have died. It's likely the death toll is still underestimated, the U.N. concedes.
Mar 9, 2012 — Valerie Amos says "almost all the buildings had been destroyed and there were hardly any people left" in the hard-hit Baba Amr district of Homs when she visited this week.
Oct 11, 2011 — The seemingly intractable nature of the problems plaguing Afghanistan are being underscored yet again with two new reports from the United Nations.