Inside Story

How relevant is the United Nations?

World leaders gather in New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly.

Middle East

UN chief urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says next week's scheduled referendum detracts from the fight against ISIL.

UN's Guterres urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum

Inside Story

Will Aung San Suu Kyi step up to halt Rohingya crisis?

UN urges Myanmar's military and its leader to stop the 'catastrophic' violence in Rakhine state.

Myanmar

Myanmar must show restraint to avoid 'catastrophe': UN

Antonio Guterres 'deeply concerned' by reports of security crackdown which killed hundreds of Rohingya Muslims.

Middle East

Netanyahu: Iran building missile sites in Syria

Israeli PM makes claims Tehran is setting up sites to produce missiles with the aim of deploying them against Israel.

Netanyahu: Iran building missile sites in Syria

Africa

UN chief urges calm in Kenya after deadly protests

Antonio Guterres calls on Kenya's opposition to refrain from violence after deadly post-election clashes.

UN calls for calm in Kenya after deadly protests

Environment

UN chief warns oceans 'under threat as never before'

Antonio Guterres says one recent study warns discarded plastic rubbish could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done.

UN chief warns oceans 'under threat as never before'

Climate SOS

UN demands more ambition as US weighs climate pullout

Economic shortsightedness for US to choose oil and gas over the green economy, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says.

UN demands more ambition as US weighs climate pullout

Middle East

UN seeks to broker new talks on Western Sahara

Proposals from both Morocco and Polisario independence movement should be addressed, UN chief tells Security Council.

UN seeks to broker new talks on Western Sahara

Africa

UN chief: South Sudan is ignoring famine

Secretary-General Guterres says government in Juba refuses to acknowledge plight of 100,000 people suffering famine.

Antonio Guterres: Salva Kiir is ignoring famine