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US President Barack Obama faces emotional trip to South Korea

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US President Barack Obama will encounter a nation mourning one of its worst maritime disasters and on edge over North Korea's nuclear brinkmanship Friday when he flies to South Korea. The trip to Seoul was once billed as a routine, informal stop to…

In Kabul, UN peacekeeping chief voices solidarity with Afghans ahead of crucial polls

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28 March 2014 – The United Nations peacekeeping chief today expressed his solidarity with the Afghan people on the eve of next week’s elections...

UN envoy denounces latest attack on Lebanese security forces

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24 June 2014 – The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon has strongly condemned the suicide bombing that took place yesterday at the entrance...

Syria: UN agency urges Europe to shoulder more of refugee challenge

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11 July 2014 – With Syria heading into its fourth year of conflict, a United Nations agency today called on Europe to do more...
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North Korea to send delegation to Asian Games in South Korea

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North Korea said Friday it will send athletes to this year's Asian Games in South Korea, the first time it has participated in a major sporting event there for more than a decade and despite simmering tensions between the neighbours. "The Olympic Committee…

UNESCO chief denounces killings of television journalists in Pakistan, Iraq

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28 January 2014 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the separate killings of four television...

Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns deadly assault on Kabul hotel

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21 March 2014 – The United Nations has strongly condemned last night’s deadly attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul that has reportedly left...

Despite Security Council measure, calls for aid access in Syria being ignored – UN...

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29 May 2014 – Three months after the Security Council unanimously approved a resolution aiming to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria, a senior...
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Michelle Obama sees Great Wall, Chinese educators

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Visiting US first lady Michelle Obama toured China's Great Wall on Sunday, after her arrival at the US embassy in Beijing earlier in the day sparked a minor security alert. She and her daughters strolled along a popular section of the wall and rode…

Independent UN expert urges Tajikistan to turn policy into action to eradicate torture

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12 February 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Tajikistan to fully implement its policies to eradicate...

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