Planet SOS

Planet SOS: Voices from the front lines of the climate crisis

From the jungles of French Guiana to Somalia and New York, we look at the issues behind the crisis facing our planet.

AJ Impact

Can 'climate finance' fund a transition to a low-carbon economy?

UN Climate Action Summit hopes to catalyse the private sector to lead global shift away from fossil fuels to renewables.

Can 'climate finance' fund a transition to a low-carbon economy?

AJ Impact

'Fridays for Future': Greta Thunberg joins school strikers at UN

Two days after arriving in US, Swedish teen climate activist joins weekly environmental rally next to United Nations.

'Fridays for Future': Greta Thunberg joins school strikers at UN

Libya

UN chief Guterres fears eruption of 'full civil war' in Libya

Libya conflict could spiral into all-out civil war unless 'political solution' reached soon, UN secretary-general warns.

UN chief Guterres fears eruption of 'full civil war' in Libya

India

US calls for peace, stability after India's Kashmir move

Washington expresses concern about reports of detentions, calls for peace along de facto India-Pakistan border.

US calls for peace, stability after India's Kashmir move

Middle East

Syria's war: UN to investigate attacks in Idlib

Inquiry will focus on attacks on UN-supported buildings including hospitals in the Idlib region.

Africa

Sahel countries need more support to fight armed groups: UN chief

Antonio Guterres calls for a clear mandate and better funding for the G5 Sahel force in its counterterrorism efforts.

Sahel countries need more support to fight armed groups: UN chief

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president rejects UN chief's appeal over hangings

Maithripala Sirisena says he has signed death warrants for drug offenders but gives no date for executions.

Sri Lanka president rejects UN chief's appeal over hangings

Jamal Khashoggi

UN report blames Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's murder. What next?

UN expert says there is credible evidence linking MBS to journalist's killing and calls for comprehensive inquiry.

UN report blames Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's murder. What next?

Environment

World Oceans Day: The biggest threats to our oceans

World Oceans Day is observed every year on June 8 by the UN and other international organisations.

World Oceans Day: The biggest threats to our oceans

New Zealand attack

UN chief visits NZ mosques, says hate speech must be extinguished

Antonio Guterres visits Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch were 51 Muslims were massacred two months ago.

UN chief visits NZ mosques, says hate speech must be extinguished

Climate Change

UN chief: Climate change 'running faster than we are'

Countries failing to live up to commitments under the 2016 Paris agreement to keep global temperature rise at bay.

UN chief: Climate change 'running faster than we are'

United Nations

UN chief forecasts 'total disaster' if global warming not stopped

World must change in 'transformative' ways to prevent climate change prompting 'total disaster', Antonio Guterres says.

UN chief forecasts 'total disaster' if global warming not stopped

Asia Pacific

UN chief silent on Uighur plight in visit to China

Antonio Guterres did not mention the Uighur community during his speech at summit marking China's Belt and Road initiative.

Brunei

Brunei punishes gay sex with death by stoning

New penal code imposes death penalty for rape, adultery, sodomy, robbery and introduces public flogging.

Brunei enacts new penal code as sultan calls for 'stronger' Islam