Security Council members say U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths is reporting no progress in getting the warring parties in Yemen to withdraw their forces from the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports as called for in an agreement they signed in December.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there is a “deep, pervasive and relentless” pushback on women’s rights and is calling for a fight to “push back against the pushback.”
The governments of Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are accusing Houthi Shiite rebels of breaking the cease-fire in Yemen’s key port of Hodeida and refusing to withdraw their forces in accordance with a December agreement.
The United States is calling for a vote on a U.N. resolution urging “the peaceful restoration of democracy” in Venezuela, free and fair presidential elections, and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid to all people in need.
The new U.N. envoy for Iraq is calling for an end to political infighting so formation of a government can be completed, warning that further delay could lead to “significant repercussions on the stability of the country.”
The U.N. counter-terrorism chief is warning that recent losses by Islamic State extremists “should not lead to complacency at any level,” saying the extremist group remains a global threat.
The U.N. Security Council is expressing regret at Somalia’s decision to expel a U.N. envoy who questioned the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate. Continue reading →
Despite opposition from the United States and Hungary, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact Monday that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world’s more than 25 million refugees live. Continue reading →
A draft U.N. resolution would strongly condemn the continuing “gross human rights violations and abuses” against Rohingya Muslims and urgently call on Myanmar’s government to end discrimination and provide a path to citizenship for the embattled minority. Continue reading →
Russia has lost a vote that would have allowed the U.N. General Assembly to consider a resolution supporting a landmark missile treaty and opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from it. Continue reading →
Russia is trying to get the U.N. General Assembly to adopt a resolution supporting a landmark missile treaty following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. is withdrawing from the pact. Continue reading →
Human rights groups and the United States said U.N. Human Rights Council elections Friday gave abusive countries a seat at a table where they should be called out, as nations including the Philippines and Eritrea won an uncontested election. Continue reading →
The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Continue reading →
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro traveled to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to “defend his country” as six nations accused him of crimes against humanity and President Donald Trump hinted at taking strong action. Continue reading →
The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 10 a.m. Continue reading →
The 10 elected members of the U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for stepped up efforts to find a peaceful solution in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, where a major government offensive is expected. Continue reading →
The United States imposed North Korea-related sanctions Friday on a North Korean bank executive and company, a Russian bank, and a Chinese company and asked the U.N. to add them to its sanctions blacklist. Continue reading →
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there will be many “hiccups” in talks between the United States and North Korea on denuclearization “but I think there are very good possibilities for this dialogue to lead to a solution — a positive solution.” Continue reading →