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United Nations: Intergovernmental organization
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City; other main offices are in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.

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U.S. backs program to settle Venezuelan migrants in Brazil

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a program on Tuesday to help tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants settle..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief committed to Middle East peace based on pre-1967 borders: statement

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is committed to helping Israel and the Palestinians broker peace on the basis of U.N. resolutions, international law, bilateral agreements and the vision of two..
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Videos for United Nations


UN envoy calls for de-escalation as Yemen fighting surges [Video]UN envoy calls for de-escalation as Yemen fighting surges

Martin Griffiths warns of collapse of peace efforts amid rise in violence between Saudi-UAE coalition and Houthis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:11Published

'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling [Video]'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling

UN top court's order asking Myanmar to prevent further genocide of mainly Muslim Rohingya cheered at Cox's Bazar camps.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya [Video]ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

Top UN court finds 'irreparable damage' caused to Rohingya; orders Myanmar to take steps to prevent genocide.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:26Published

Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court [Video]Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court

Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:45Published

Jeff Bezos: UN calls for probe into claims Saudi crown prince hacked Amazon CEO's phone [Video]Jeff Bezos: UN calls for probe into claims Saudi crown prince hacked Amazon CEO's phone

Jeff Bezos: UN calls for probe into claims Saudi crown prince hacked Amazon CEO's phone

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Saudi Arabia 'involved in hacking Bezos' phone' - U.N. [Video]Saudi Arabia 'involved in hacking Bezos' phone' - U.N.

Two U.N. officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ phone and both the kingdom and the United States..

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Climate Refugees Cannot Be Sent Home, Rules UN [Video]Climate Refugees Cannot Be Sent Home, Rules UN

The landmark decision was announced by the UN's Human Rights Committee.

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N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge [Video]N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge

North Korea on Tuesday said the United States ignored its year-end deadline for nuclear talks, and therefore it no longer felt bound by commitments, which included a halt to its nuclear testing and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools [Video]Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools

With about two million children out of class across the country, meet the teachers and students going to school in Syrian refugee camps. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road [Video]Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

Former UN official slams Israel 'humiliation' of Palestinians [Video]Former UN official slams Israel 'humiliation' of Palestinians

Former UN Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Gilmour has described the situation for Palestinians as "appalling" and "indescribable".

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

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U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports [Video]U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor [Video]Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor

Haftar did not sign up to ceasefire deal in Moscow but agreed to comply with terms ahead of talks in Berlin.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it [Video]U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

UN: 45 million face ‘severe’ food shortages in southern Africa [Video]UN: 45 million face ‘severe’ food shortages in southern Africa

The United Nations has raised the alarm over an unprecedented food crisis in southern Africa.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:53Published

Banks in Lebanon are vandalised as economy freefalls [Video]Banks in Lebanon are vandalised as economy freefalls

UN official blames politicians for "dangerous chaos" in Lebanon as Beirut banks are vandalised. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

UN official blames Lebanese politicians for 'chaos' [Video]UN official blames Lebanese politicians for 'chaos'

UN official blames Lebanese politicians for 'chaos'

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

EU nations trigger dispute mechanism in last-ditch bid to save Iran deal [Video]EU nations trigger dispute mechanism in last-ditch bid to save Iran deal

Britain, France and Germany have triggered the accord's dispute mechanism to force Iran into discussions. The process could bring back UN and EU sanctions on Iran.

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China agrees to WHO sending experts to study virus

China has agreed that the World Health Organization will send international experts there as soon as possible to increase understanding of a new coronavirus and guide the global response to the..
Reuters - Published

U.N. criticizes Iraq trials of ISIS 'members', including human shields

The United Nations on Tuesday raised "serious concerns" about the trials of hundreds of alleged Islamic State members in Iraq, some of whom merely prepared meals, offered medical services or even acted..
Reuters - Published

Trump’s lawyers say Ukraine’s leader got the meeting he wanted, even though he said he did not.

A former top adviser said that world leaders are not satisfied with so-called pull-aside at another event, like a United Nations meeting, which is what Volodymyr Zelensky received.
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U.N. seeks more emergency aid for Afghanistan as poverty grows

The United Nations is seeking $730 million in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan this year, an increase on 2019 as poverty surges in a country worn down by war and drought, the U.N.'s deputy special..
Reuters - Published

Several countries have breached arms embargo agreed at Libya summit: U.N.

Several countries backing rival factions in Libya have violated an arms embargo which they had agreed to uphold a week ago at a summit in Berlin, the United Nations said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Two Rohingya women killed as Myanmar army shells village: MP

Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people injured after Myanmar troops shelled a Rohingya village on Saturday, according to a lawmaker and a villager, two days after the U.N.’s..
Reuters - Published

United Nations says concerned about Mexico's actions against migrants

The United Nations said in a post on Twitter on Friday it is concerned about the impact Mexico's migrant operation is having on children and vulnerable people, saying the country had a right to protect..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says officials barred from using WhatsApp since June 2019 over security

United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. tasks official to counter China's 'malign influence' at U.N.

A top State Department official has been tasked with focusing on "the integrity of multilateral institutions," including countering "malign influences" of China and others at the United Nations, the..
Reuters - Published

Russia says it missed U.N. deadline to repatriate North Korean workers

Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties, but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N...
Reuters - Published

Political manipulation seen behind Lebanon violent protests: U.N. official

Violence by some protesters in the Lebanese capital Beirut appears to be politically driven to undermine security and stability, a senior United Nations official said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

China fails to repatriate North Korea workers despite U.N. sanctions: U.S. official

China has failed to send home North Korean workers by a December deadline in violation of United Nations sanctions, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, adding that this was why Washington..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's Khan calls for U.N. action on India dispute

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the United Nations to help mediate between nuclear armed India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir.
Reuters - Published

U.N. experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos

U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
Reuters - Published

Saudi prince may have been involved in Bezos phone hacking: U.N. experts

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos, United Nations experts said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Crisis-hit Lebanon's new cabinet to meet for first time

Lebanon's new cabinet is due to meet for the first time on Wednesday, bearing a message of support from the United Nations as ministers begin the urgent task of addressing an unprecedented economic..
Reuters - Published

Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone, U.N. report will say

Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' phone and both the kingdom and the United States..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief says will work with new Lebanese government on reforms

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government on Tuesday and will work with the new premier to support reforms in the heavily indebted country grappling..
Reuters - Published

Sending back climate refugees may violate right to life: U.N. body

Governments need to take into account the climate crisis when considering the deportation of asylum seekers, the United Nations said in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for future climate..
Reuters - Published

EU agrees to consider ways to support formal Libya truce

European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to look at ways to support a formal ceasefire in Libya if warring sides can move beyond a tentative truce, including a monitoring mission and reviving..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says militants targeted aid worker hub in northern Nigeria

Militants attacked a facility housing several aid groups in northeast Nigeria over the weekend in what the U.N. warned on Monday is an escalation in attacks specifically targeting aid workers.
Reuters - Published

Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N.

Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn..
Reuters - Published

If nuclear issue is referred to U.N., Iran will pull out of the NPT: Iran foreign minister

If Iran's nuclear file is sent to the United Nations Security Council, then Iran will withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday,..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief says he is very worried that oil ports, oilfield shut in Libya

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday he was very worried that several oil ports and an oilfield had been shut down in Libya.
Reuters - Published

United Nations condemns attack on Yemen camp, says it threatens peace

The United Nations said on Sunday that a missile attack on a government military camp in central Yemen which killed nearly 80 people could derail a fragile political process that aims to calm the..
Reuters - Published

Iran may review cooperation with IAEA if EU pressure mounts: TV

Iran will review its cooperation with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog over any "unjust" measures, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said after EU powers last week triggered a dispute..
Reuters - Published

U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened..
Reuters - Published

U.N. Libya envoy hopes, but cannot predict, eastern oil ports closure ends in few days

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether oil ports in the east of the country that were closed on Friday would be reopened in a few days.
Reuters - Published

U.N. Libya mission 'deeply concerned' over disruption in oil production, urges restraint

The United Nations mission in Libya said on Saturday it was deeply concerned over efforts to disrupt oil production in the country and urged all sides to exercise restraint.
Reuters - Published

Syria truce fails as Idlib civilians killed daily: U.N.

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Friday for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria's opposition-held Idlib province, saying the latest ceasefire attempt had yet..
Reuters - Published

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace,..
Reuters - Published

Acting head of U.N. Palestinian agency says 'difficult' year ahead, amid funding cuts and Israeli pressure

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees on Thursday accused pro-Israel groups of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations, even as it struggled to recover from losing..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says around 350,0000 Syrians have fled Russian-led assault in Idlib

Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near..
Reuters - Published

Acting head of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut..
Reuters - Published

Bank of England's Carney to serve as UK government climate adviser

Outgoing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will advise Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the run-up to a major United Nations climate conference taking place in Glasgow this November, Britain's..
Reuters - Published

Iran says Europeans yielding to 'high school bully' Trump in nuclear row

Iran's foreign minister said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to U.S. threats of new tariffs on their goods when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pact, a step that could..
Reuters - Published

Nigerian Islamist militants free three aid workers, other civilian hostages: U.N.

Islamist militants released three aid workers and other civilians in northeast Nigeria who had been held hostage since late December, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country said on..
Reuters - Published

U.N. official blames politicians for 'dangerous chaos' in Lebanon

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses and protests turn angry, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday, rebuking a ruling elite that has failed to agree a government or rescue..
Reuters - Published

U.N. official blames politicians for Lebanon 'chaos', protesters target banks

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses and protests turn angry, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday, rebuking a ruling elite that has failed to agree a government or rescue..
Reuters - Published

U.N. official: Lebanese politicians watching as economy collapses

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses, the senior U.N. official in Lebanon said on Wednesday, rebuking a political elite that has failed to form a government as the country..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February, flagging it as a likely sanctions violation, according to a confidential report..
Reuters - Published

World Court to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case on January 23 - Gambia

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan. 23, the Gambian Ministry of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes sanctions on two North Korean entities over labor export

The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday announced sanctions on two North Korean organizations for facilitating the export of labor in violation of United Nations sanctions.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon regains vote at United Nations after making payment

Lebanon has regained its full voting rights at the United Nations after paying part of what it owes the world body, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

U.N. says reports of violence against Iran protesters 'worrying'

Accusations of lethal force against protesters in Iran should be fully investigated, a spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, saying reports of violence against..
Reuters - Published

EU welcomes Libya ceasefire, says U.N. must lead reconciliation

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed on Monday a ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia, but cautioned that the United Nations must lead the process of rebuilding the..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon 'regrets' U.N. voting rights suspension over membership arrears

Lebanon's foreign ministry said on Saturday that it "regretted" the revoking of the country's voting rights at the U.N. General Assembly after falling behind on membership dues, saying the state's..
Reuters - Published

U.N. renews Syria cross-border aid operation but halves crossings, length of time

The U.N. Security Council on Friday renewed a six-year-long cross-border operation delivering aid to millions of Syrian civilians but the number of crossings and length of authorization were halved to..
Reuters - Published

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