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 SOS

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

Mozambique

Cholera, malaria, typhoid cases reported in Mozambique

Aid agencies raise alert over sanitation and lack of safe drinking water as risk of disease outbreaks grows.

United Nations

UN chief: Global arms control system faces collapse

Guterres urges Russia and the US to preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty - a key nuclear accord.

UN's Antonio Guterres: Global arms control system faces collapse

Asia

Pulwama attack: UN chief urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions

Antonio Guterres offers to broker peace as New Delhi and Islamabad clash following deadly Kashmir attack.

Latin America

UN: Stop politicising Venezuela humanitarian aid

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says 'serious political negotiations' necessary to resolve crisis.

Environment

UN says world 'losing the race' against climate change

UN chief says political will needed to make governments understand this is the 'most important priority of our times'.

UN's Guterres: World is losing the race against climate change

United Nations

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

UN secretary-general describes survey findings as 'sobering' and promises action on sexual harassment.

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

Qatar

Qatar, UNHCR agree to rehabilitate thousands of Yemen refugees

The Gulf state and UN agency enter deal to provide shelter to over 26,000 Yemenis displaced by the four-year war.

Qatar, UNHCR agree to rehabilitate thousands of Yemen refugees

Jamal Khashoggi

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

Antonio Guterres says it is 'essential to have credible investigation and to have punishment of those that were guilty'.

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

Jamal Khashoggi

HRW: Turkey should internationalise Khashoggi case to the UN

Rights group urges formal request to the UN to push for an international probe into Saudi journalist's grisly murder.

HRW: Turkey should internationalise Khashoggi case to the UN