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United Nations General Assembly
August 24, 2016
UN chief: Review potential information on Hammarskjold death
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a review of potential new information, including from South Africa, on the ...
August 24, 2016
Montenegro's Luksic drops out of race to be next UN chief
Montenegro's Foreign Minister Igor Luksic withdrew from the race to be the next U.N. secretary-general on Tuesday, leaving ...
August 19, 2016
Correction: United Nations-Nuclear Weapons story
GENEVA — In a story Aug. 19 about a U.N. working group's decision to call on the U.N. General Assembly to consider launching ...
August 16, 2016
UN chief says he'd like a woman to be next secretary-general
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he would personally like to see a woman lead the United Nations for the first time since ...
August 05, 2016
UN diplomats: Portugal's Guterres tops poll for UN chief
Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the second informal poll to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N.
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 ...