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UN: gains against Libya terrorism real but not irreversible

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The fight against terrorism has produced results in Libya but those gains are not irreversible, the U.N.'s special envoy to the North African nation said Tuesday. ...

Russia and China block Syria truce in UN vote

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China used their veto power in the U.N. Security Council to block a draft resolution on Monday calling for a seven-day humanitarian truce in the besieged Syrian city o...

UN apologizes for Haiti cholera spread, not for causing it

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized Thursday for the U.N. not doing enough to contain the spread of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, but he stopped short of apologizing for brin...

Rights groups call for emergency UN session on Syria

Expressing frustration at the U.N. Security Council's inability to stop the bombardment of the besieged Syrian City of Aleppo, a coalition of over 200 human rights groups is calling for the General As...

UN: Laws of war systematically disregarded in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Parties to the Syrian conflict have systematically disregarded the laws of war, showing time and again that they are willing to do anything to gain military advantage, the U.N. h...

UN Security Council set to approve new NKorea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council is prepared to impose new, tougher sanctions on North Korea over its fifth and largest nuclear test yet. U.S. officials ...

UN diplomats welcome Haley pick, puzzle over Trump policy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. diplomats welcomed the selection Wednesday of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to represent the U.S. at the world body, even as they grappled to understand what international...

Iris Apfel says young women must grab opportunity

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fashion icon and interior decorator Iris Apfel, at age 95, has some advice for young female entrepreneurs: When opportunity presents itself, take it and run with it. ...

Japan PM in NY for 1st meeting by foreign leader with Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe becomes the first world leader to meet President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday, seeking reassurances over the future of the U.S.-Japan security and ...

UNICEF teams up with writers for children's rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Children's Fund has teamed up with over 200 prominent writers from around the globe to commemorate Universal Children's Day. U.N. spokesman F...

Chemical weapons watchdog condemns their use in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on Friday condemned the use of the banned weapons in Syria and called on the government to allow inspections of sites of ...

Paris climate change deal becomes international law

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday — a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hott...

Petra Nemcova calls on UN to prepare for tsunamis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Petra Nemcova had never even heard the word "tsunami" until one hit her. Now, the Czech supermodel is calling on the United Nations to help the world better pre...

US urges humanitarian access to strife-hit Myanmar region

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. called Wednesday for restoration of full humanitarian access in a strife-hit region of western Myanmar where the United Nations says more than 150,000 people, including 3,00...

UN committee calls for outlawing nuclear weapons

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations member states voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a resolution calling for negotiations on a treaty that would outlaw nuclear weapons, despite strong oppos...