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United Nations: Intergovernmental organization
The United Nations Organization (UNO) or simply, United Nations (UN), is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City; other main offices are in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.

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U.N. troubled by Trump pardons of officers accused of war crimes

A decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to pardon two army officers accused of war crimes and restore the rank of a third sends a disturbing signal to militaries, a U.N. rights spokesman said on..
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights office says Israeli settlements remain unlawful

The U.N. human rights office reaffirmed its long-standing position on Tuesday that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory are in breach of international law, thereby rejecting the Trump..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United Nations


UN warns Bolivia violence 'could spin out of control' [Video]UN warns Bolivia violence 'could spin out of control'

UN warns Bolivia violence 'could spin out of control'

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:21Published

Calm skies over Gaza as truce declared [Video]Calm skies over Gaza as truce declared

Israel and Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad declared a truce on Thursday, after 48 hours of bloodshed that has killed dozens of people. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Thunberg sets sail for Spain climate talks [Video]Thunberg sets sail for Spain climate talks

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg set off for Spain from Virginia aboard a catamaran on Wednesday, after an 11-week tour of North America to demand action on climate change that included an..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:32Published

UAE, Sudan, Jordan, 'break arms embargo to back Haftar' [Video]UAE, Sudan, Jordan, 'break arms embargo to back Haftar'

UN draft report obtained by Al Jazeera says member states gave weapons to warring parties in Libya, violating sanctions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

Syria White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul [Video]Syria White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul

James Le Mesurier, the former British army officer and founder of an NGO that trains the Syria Civil Defense group, has been found dead outside his home in Istanbul. Meanwhile, Turkey is moving forward..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Nikki Haley: Kelly, Tillerson Tried To Recruit Her To Undermine Trump [Video]Nikki Haley: Kelly, Tillerson Tried To Recruit Her To Undermine Trump

Former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has released an explosive new memoir. In it, she claims former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John F...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Meet the beetle named after Greta Thunberg [Video]Meet the beetle named after Greta Thunberg

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg may have been tipped for the Nobel Peace Prize, but she has now been afforded perhaps the ultimate honour: having a beetle named after her. Francesca Lynagh..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Trump tells U.N. U.S. leaving Paris climate accord [Video]Trump tells U.N. U.S. leaving Paris climate accord

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Libya battle: Pro-government forces want support to fight Haftar [Video]Libya battle: Pro-government forces want support to fight Haftar

Forces allied to UN-recognised government fighting renegade commander Khalifa Haftar call on UN for no-fly zone.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

UN backs audit of Bolivia election results [Video]UN backs audit of Bolivia election results

The United Nations says it supports an audit of Bolivia's disputed election result amid allegations of fraud.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Yemen ‘could lose six million children’ from malnutrition [Video]Yemen ‘could lose six million children’ from malnutrition

The UN says millions are in need of humanitarian aid, as tens of thousands of children die every year from malnutrition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

UN calls for independent inquiry into Chile protester deaths [Video]UN calls for independent inquiry into Chile protester deaths

Chile's president orders another overnight curfew as violent protests show no sign of let-up.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

U.N. urges Turkey to investigate Syria executions [Video]U.N. urges Turkey to investigate Syria executions

Turkey could be deemed responsible for summary executions by an affiliated armed group of captured Kurdish fighters and a politician, acts that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Analysis: Will the UN accuse Turkey of possible war crimes? [Video]Analysis: Will the UN accuse Turkey of possible war crimes?

The UN is gathering information about footage which appears to show atrocities carried out against the Kurds.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 10:03Published

Protesters slam deepening Turkish offensive in Syria [Video]Protesters slam deepening Turkish offensive in Syria

An estimated 100,000 people have fled their homes in northeast Syria, the United Nations said, as Turkey pressed on with its offensive against Kurdish fighters despite growing international criticism..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:53Published

The human cost of Turkey's military action in Syria [Video]The human cost of Turkey's military action in Syria

The United Nations and aid agencies operating in Syria say thousands of people are fleeing the fighting as Turkey's military campaign continues.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:45Published

Syria offensive: United Nations to discuss Turkey's action [Video]Syria offensive: United Nations to discuss Turkey's action

Many have been questioning whether US President Donald Trump effectively gave a green light to Turkey, ahead of its military operation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

'Her passion seemed very metal' [Video]'Her passion seemed very metal'

NYC musician John Mollusk remixes Greta Thunberg's U.N. speech into a death metal tribute. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg visits Standing Rock [Video]Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg visits Standing Rock

Weeks after her tearful plea at the U.N., Greta Thunberg was embraced by Native American environmental activists at Standing Rock

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Ecuador protests push government out of capital [Video]Ecuador protests push government out of capital

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Greta Thunberg leads South Dakota climate rally [Video]Greta Thunberg leads South Dakota climate rally

Greta Thunberg leads march in Rapid City, South Dakota. It is one of many rallies against climate change across the world organized for the next two weeks. Sareena Dayaram reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Kosovo voters focus on tackling corruption and Serbia peace deal in election [Video]Kosovo voters focus on tackling corruption and Serbia peace deal in election

Voting centres opened in Kosovo on Sunday for national elections where the main issues for the country's 1.9 million eligible voters are tackling corruption and a peace deal with Serbia which would..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published

 

U.N. rights office urges Iran to rein in security forces at protests

The U.N. human rights office voiced deep concern on Tuesday at the Iranian security forces' use of live ammunition against demonstrators and urged authorities to rein in its use of force to disperse..
Reuters - Published

U.N. decries Hong Kong protesters' violence, calls for calm

The U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday that some Hong Kong demonstrators' resorting to extreme violence, including against police, was "deeply regrettable and cannot be condoned" and voiced..
Reuters - Published

Iran exceeds heavy water limit in latest nuclear deal breach: IAEA

Iran has breached another limit in its nuclear deal with major powers by accumulating slightly more than 130 tonnes of heavy water, a substance used in a type of reactor it is developing, a U.N...
Reuters - Published

Iran breaches another nuclear deal cap, on heavy water stock: IAEA report

Iran has breached another limit of its nuclear deal with major powers by accumulating more than 130 tonnes of heavy water, a moderator used in a type of reactor Iran is developing, a report by the U.N...
Reuters - Published

U.N. warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control' as death toll mounts

The United Nations warned on Saturday violence in Bolivia could "spin out of control" following a night of skirmishes between security forces and coca farmers loyal to ousted President Evo Morales that..
Reuters - Published

Mekong countries and U.N. agree to jointly fight drug scourge

Five Southeast Asian countries, China, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) agreed on Friday to improve intelligence sharing and law enforcement operations to fight drug trafficking..
Reuters - Published

Islamic Jihad, Israel halt hostilities in Gaza, 34 Palestinians dead

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel halted hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday following Egyptian- and U.N.-mediated efforts to end the worst surge in fighting in..
Reuters - Published

Scott Morrison shuns Torres Strait Islanders worried about climate change

Scott Morrison has declined to visit the homes of a group of Torres Strait Islanders who are taking their complaint against government inaction on climate change to the UN.
SBS - Published

Venezuelan migrants will cost host nations $1.35 billion in 2020, U.N. says

Healthcare, education, nutrition and other services will cost countries hosting Venezuelan migrants $1.35 billion next year, non-governmental organizations said on Wednesday, as they called for..
Reuters - Published

U.S. presses Egypt on alleged torture, mass arrests at U.N. review

The United States and other Western countries urged Egypt on Wednesday to investigate alleged killings and torture by its security forces and to release journalists and others arrested for exercising..
Reuters - Published

European concerns raise prospect of renewed U.N. sanctions on Iran

Europe's threat to trigger a mechanism that could reimpose United Nations sanctions on Iran marks a significant breakdown in diplomacy to try to save the 2015 nuclear deal and could presage its death..
Reuters - Published

U.N. urges Lebanon to build government of 'competence', banks close

The United Nations urged Lebanon on Tuesday to form a competent new government better able to seek international aid after weeks of protests against the ruling elite, warning the country was in a..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says Iran being 'deceptive' on nuclear programme

Saudi Arabia's cabinet on Tuesday said Iran was being "deceptive and evasive" about its nuclear programme and accused it of delaying giving information to the U.N. atomic watchdog.
Reuters - Published

U.N. official calls for new, competent Lebanese govt

A top U.N. official in Lebanon called on Tuesday for the urgent formation of a new government made up of people known for their competence, which he said would be in a better position to appeal for..
Reuters - Published

Jordan, UAE, Turkey, Sudan accused of violating sanctions on Libya - U.N. report

Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey have repeatedly violated an arms embargo on Libya and it is "highly probable" that a foreign attack aircraft is responsible for a deadly strike on a migrant..
Reuters - Published

France, Germany, Britain urge Iran to reverse nuclear deal breaches

France, Britain and Germany said on Monday they would consider a dispute resolution mechanism enshrined in the 2015 Iran nuclear accord that could lead to the reimposition of United Nations sanctions.
Reuters - Published

Iran sees lifting of U.N. arms embargo in 2020 as 'huge political goal'

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Iran would regain access to the international arms market later next year if it stuck to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and this would prove "a huge..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill West Bank Palestinian, U.N. demands probe

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said, drawing a U.N. demand for the..
Reuters - Published

Iran adds to breaches of nuclear deal with enrichment push - IAEA report

Iran is enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site and rapidly accelerating enrichment more broadly, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog showed on Monday, outlining Tehran's latest breaches of..
Reuters - Published

Iran launches nuclear enrichment at underground Fordow plant, IAEA confirms

Iran has begun enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site in the latest breach of its deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Monday, adding that Tehran's enriched uranium..
Reuters - Published

Iran enriching at Fordow, IAEA confirms, as enriched uranium stock grows

Iran has begun enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site in the latest breach of its deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Monday, adding that Tehran's enriched uranium..
Reuters - Published

Sistani backs U.N. ideas to ease Iraq crisis, concerned elites not serious: U.N. official

Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric is concerned the political elite is not serious about enacting promised reforms to defuse mass unrest and believes protesters will not go home without concrete steps to..
Reuters - Published

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at World Court: justice minister

Gambia has filed a case at the United Nation's top court against Myanmar accusing it of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the country's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said..
Reuters - Published

Iran rejects reports of IAEA finding traces of uranium at unnamed site

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected as a "trap" reports that the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, found traces of uranium at an Iranian site that Israel called a..
Reuters - Published

In Ukraine victory, top U.N. court rejects Moscow's bid to block case

In a legal victory for Ukraine, the United Nations' top court for disputes between states said on Friday it would hear a lawsuit filed by Ukraine against Russia for allegedly supporting pro-Russian..
Reuters - Published

First Syria talks in more than a year 'better than expected' but no handshake

The opening round of the first Syrian peace talks in more than a year went "better than most people would have expected", a U.N. envoy said, although delegates described a chilly atmosphere with those..
Reuters - Published

U.N. top court rejects Moscow's call to block Ukraine vs Russia case

The United Nations' top court for disputes between states on Friday said it has jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit filed by Ukraine against Russia for supporting pro-Russian separatists, rejecting Moscow's..
Reuters - Published

Top U.N. court will hear Ukraine vs Russia case

The United Nations' top court for disputes between states on Friday said it has jurisdiction to hear a case filed by Ukraine against Russia over Moscow's alleged support of pro-Russian separatists in..
Reuters - Published

Trump's presence at Madrid climate change talks would be a 'surprise': Spain's energy minister

Spain's acting energy minister said on Friday it would be a "surprise" if Donald Trump attended the upcoming United Nations' COP25 climate change summit in Madrid.
Reuters - Published

Strikes on Syrian medical facilities appear deliberate: U.N.

More than 60 medical facilities have been hit in Syria's Idlib province in the past six months, including four this week, and appear to have been deliberately targeted by government-affiliated forces,..
Reuters - Published

Syrian talks to reconvene in Geneva on November 25: U.N. envoy

A U.N. backed panel on Syria will meet again in Geneva later in November, the U.N. Special Envoy said on Friday, after it met for the first time seeking political reconciliation following 8-1/2 years..
Reuters - Published

U.N. top court to rule on jurisdiction in Ukraine vs Russia dispute

The top United Nations court rules on Friday on whether it has jurisdiction to hear a case brought by Ukraine against Russia over Moscow's alleged support of pro-Russian separatists in the Crimea and..
Reuters - Published

U.N. nuclear watchdog, Western powers criticize Iran for holding inspector

The United Nations nuclear watchdog and Western powers on Thursday strongly criticized Iran for preventing one of the agency's inspectors from leaving the country last week.
Reuters - Published

Iran prepared to enrich at Fordow site on Wednesday: IAEA report

Iran prepared to enrich uranium at its Fordow site on Wednesday, a move that is already a breach of its nuclear deal with major powers, but it did not carry out enrichment itself, a report by the U.N...
Reuters - Published

Iran moved uranium gas to Fordow site, IAEA says, silent on enrichment

Iran moved a cylinder or uranium hexafluoride gas to its Fordow site and connected it to centrifuges there in breach of its nuclear deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday,..
Reuters - Published

Brazil for first time votes against U.N. call for end to U.S. embargo on Cuba

Brazil voted for the first time with the United States on Thursday against an annual United Nations resolution condemning and calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo on communist-run Cuba,..
Reuters - Published

CBD Melbourne: Teething problems in the Big Apple

Former communications minister Mitch Fifield has been in his new gig as Australia’s ambassador to the United Nations for a month. Unfortunately his ambassadorial residence has been found to be..
The Age - Published

Iran holding IAEA inspector was 'outrageous provocation': U.S.

Iran's holding of an inspector from the U.N. nuclear watchdog was an "outrageous provocation", the United States said at an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation Board..
Reuters - Published

Ex-head of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency denies wrongdoing amid misconduct probe

The former head of the United Nations' Palestinians aid agency who resigned in the face of an inquiry into misconduct allegations has denied wrongdoing and said his agency was victim of a political..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo

Brazil is expected to vote for the first time against an annual U.N. resolution on Thursday condemning the U.S. economic embargo on communist-run Cuba, two people in the Brazilian government told..
Reuters - Published

Head of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency has resigned: U.N. spokesman

The head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees has resigned, effective immediately, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats

Iran briefly held an inspector working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog in the Islamic Republic and seized her travel documents, diplomats familiar with the International Atomic Energy Agency's work said..
Reuters - Published

U.N. Palestinian refugee agency replaces boss pending inquiry outcome

The head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees has stepped aside until the end of an investigation into misconduct allegations, the agency said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Nuclear inspectors on ground after Iran says enriching at Fordow

U.N. nuclear inspectors are on the ground in Iran and will report back on relevant activities, an International Atomic Energy Agency spokesman said on Wednesday after Iran said it injected uranium gas..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration notifies U.N. of planned Paris climate accord exit

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact..
Reuters - Published

U.S. tells U.N. it is quitting Paris climate deal: U.S. official

The United States notified the United Nations on Monday that it would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, said a U.S. State Department official, marking the first formal step in a one-year process to..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration poised to make Paris climate exit official

The Trump administration will file paperwork with the United Nations as early as Monday to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, marking the first formal step in a one-year process to..
Reuters - Published

Spain to host U.N. climate talks in December after Chile cancels

Spain will host U.N. climate change talks in December after Chile withdrew, the United Nations said on Friday - a last-minute switch that has raised big logistical challenges and forced famed activist..
Reuters - Published

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