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United Nations General Assembly
July 21, 2016
Diplomats:Ex-Portuguese minister tops poll for next UN chief
Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the first informal poll to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N.
July 07, 2016
Costa Rica nominates Christiana Figueres for next UN chief
Costa Rica nominated the U.N. official who played a key role in shaping last December's historic agreement to fight climate ...
June 28, 2016
Netherlands and Italy agree to split Security Council term
Sweden and Kazakhstan won contested elections for coveted seats on the Security Council on Tuesday and the Netherlands and ...
June 23, 2016
Former UN General Assembly chief dies amid bribery case
Former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe of the twin-island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda died on Wednesday ...
June 21, 2016
UN Syria envoy laments shelling as aid convoys reach towns
President Bashar Assad's government has allowed more humanitarian aid to reach besieged cities and towns around Syria, only ...
June 14, 2016
UN assembly elects Israel as committee chair for first time
The U.N. General Assembly elected Israel to chair one of its six major committees for the first time on Monday, a decision ...
June 08, 2016
Taiwan study group baffled over blocked Geneva visit to UN
A Taiwanese labor relations professor complained Wednesday to the United Nations after a study group that she has regularly ...
June 08, 2016
UN official hints shortlists for next UN chief would be good
The U.N. General Assembly president hinted Tuesday that he would like to see groups and individual countries in the world ...
May 25, 2016
Taiwan minister hopes to work with China on health issues
Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people "on both sides of the Taiwan Strait" and is engaging ...
May 13, 2016
UN elects Norway's Solheim to head UN environment agency
The U.N. General Assembly elected Norway's former environment minister Erik Solheim on Friday to head the U.N.
May 10, 2016
UN says next meeting with candidates for UN chief on June 7
The U.N. General Assembly's president says he is scheduling another round of question-and-answer sessions with candidates to ...
May 05, 2016
Candidate for next UN chief asks to meet Security Council
Croatia's former foreign minister, who is campaigning to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations, said she has ...
April 21, 2016
UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use
Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Iran said it seized 620 tons of different ...
April 15, 2016
Candidates for job of world's top diplomat face questions
Nine candidates seeking to become the world's top diplomat answered a total of about 800 questions over the past three days ...
April 12, 2016
UN takes historic step to open selection of new UN chief
The United Nations took a historic step Tuesday to open up the usually secret process of selecting the next ...
April 12, 2016
Serbia backs Vuk Jeremic for UN Secretary-General
Former President of the U.N. General Assembly Vuk Jeremic says the Serbian government has put forward his candidacy to be the ...
April 09, 2016
Candidates for next UN chief to face nations for first time
For the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, all the member states will get a chance to question the ...
April 04, 2016
Audit finds UN deficiencies linked to alleged bribery case
An internal audit has found important deficiencies and lapses in the U.N.'s involvement with two foundations and several ...
March 11, 2016
UN adopts 1st resolution tackling sexual abuse by UN troops
The U.N. Security Council on Friday approved its first-ever resolution tackling the escalating problem of sexual abuse by U.N
March 10, 2016
US calls for vote on resolution against UN troops' sex abuse
The United States called for a vote Friday on what would be the first-ever U.N. Security Council resolution to confront the ...