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For Ukrainian Model UN students, hopes dim for diplomacy

NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly a week in April, Mariia Pachenko took a respite from her studies in besieged Ukraine to share its plight with fellow college students in New York. Soon after, the 18-year-ol...

UN extends Libya mission after US-Russia clash

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the U.N. political mission in Libya for three months, with the United States and Britain accusing Russia of blocking ...

Key players urge accountability for atrocities in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the first time, key players seeking accountability for atrocities during the Ukraine war have come together at an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council to spur invest...

UN invites Syrian opponents to constitution talks on May 28

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria announced Tuesday that he has sent invitations to the Syrian government and the opposition for an eighth round of talks starting in late May, aim...

UN chief and Russia's Putin agree on key Ukraine evacuation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin met one-on-one Tuesday for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the United Nations said t...

UN takes step to put veto users under global spotlight

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly took a first step Tuesday to put the five permanent members of the Security Council under the spotlight whenever they use their veto power, a move highl...

The AP Interview: Kyiv wants UN to seek Mariupol evacuation

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign minister on Monday urged the U.N. chief to press Russia for an evacuation of the besieged port of Mariupol, calling it something the world body is capable of ach...

US and Russia clash over cause of food price rises

UNTED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Russia on Thursday of making the precarious food situation in Yemen and elsewhere even worse by invading Ukraine, calling it “jus...

Somalia swears in lawmakers as UN warns of famine

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia on Thursday inaugurated 290 new lawmakers, bringing the country a step closer to completing a prolonged electoral process marred by alleged corruption and irregularit...

UN envoy sees light at 'end of the tunnel' in Yemen's war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen told the Security Council on Thursday that he believes there is “a light at the end of the tunnel” in the more than seven-year war in the Arab wo...

UN says Ukraine war threatens to devastate many poor nations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s war on Ukraine threatens to devastate the economies of many developing countries that are now facing even higher food and energy costs and increasingly difficult financi...

Nobel laureate demands justice for sexual violence victims

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In Ukraine, allegations mount of sexual violence against women by Russian soldiers. In northern Ethiopia, a woman taken to an Eritrean Defense Forces camp was raped by 27 soldier...

UN: COVID plunged 77 million into poverty before Ukraine war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The pandemic plunged 77 million more people into extreme poverty last year and many developing countries can’t recover because of the crippling cost of debt repayments -- and tha...

Colombia's leader touts peace efforts, says drugs are enemy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Speaking at the U.N. Security Council for the first time, outgoing Colombian President Ivan Duque on Tuesday touted his government’s accomplishments in building peace, including ...

UN official urges acceleration in coronavirus vaccinations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. official spearheading global vaccination efforts against the coronavirus said Monday the number of countries where 10% or less of the population has been vaccinated drop...