UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The Palestinian president on Friday formally asked the United Nations to recognize a state of Palestine, defying U.S. and Israeli opposition. The application for full U.N. member sidesteps nearly two decades of troubled negotiations and risks a threatened American veto. Nearly two decades after embarking on historic peace talks with Israel, Palestinians […]

ABUJA, Nigeria – A car laden with explosives detonated outside the United Nations’ main office in Nigeria’s capital Friday, blowing part of the concrete structure into shards and killing an undetermined number of people. Witnesses told The Associated Press that a sedan broke through the exit at the U.N. compound, ramming through two separate gates […]

NEW YORK-The Obama administration will boycott a world conference against racism being held at UN headquarters in September because of concerns about anti-Semitism. The UN summit in September marks the 10-year commemoration of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism that was held in the South African city of Durban. The US and Israel walked out […]

JOHANNESBURG — A U.N.-led alliance on Wednesday urged young people to change behaviors that increase their risk of contracting AIDS, and called on their elders to provide leadership, education and support. Their joint report released Wednesday, “Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood,” says that around the world some 2,500 young […]

A report from the United Nations indicates that 67 million kids around the world are not attending school. A big portion of that number is the 28 million children that are prevented as a result of armed conflicts.

NEW YORK — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Atlanta ex-Mayor Andrew Young is being honored by the Emmy Awards for television work more than 50 years ago.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed more than 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux, who studied the outbreak for the Haitian and French governments, concluded that there was […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP)– Protesters who hold Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers responsible for a deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed 1,000 in three weeks threw stones and threatened to set fire to a base in the country’s second-largest city Monday, Haitian radio and eyewitnesses reported. The protesters also blame the unit for the death of a […]

DAKAR (AFP) – Lawmakers from 27 African countries gathered in Dakar on Monday for a two-day conference to push for a UN ban on female genital mutilation as a breach of human rights.

From BlackVoices.com: After years of battling drought and civil and tribal wars, the Sudan, the largest country on the African continent, is experiencing looming famine.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti’s government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over, the United Nations said Saturday, saying there was little hope of finding more people alive 10 days after much of the capital was reduced to rubble.