The production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military's seizure of power as the faltering economy has led more people toward the drug trade, according to a new United Nations report.
The most significant part of the U.N. pact is a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030, up from 17% of terrestrial and 10% of marine areas.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warning that the world is "on a highway to climate hell" and urged the two biggest polluting countries, China and the United States, to work together to avert it.
The chairperson of an influential negotiating bloc in the upcoming U.N. climate summit has called for compensation for poorer countries suffering from climate change to be high up on the agenda.
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to the world to help Pakistan after arriving in the country Friday to see climate-induced devastation from months of deadly record floods.
The United Nations says "famine is at the door" in Somalia with "concrete indications" famine will occur later this year in the southern Bay region.
The United Nations human rights chief has released a long-delayed report, concluding that "serious" human rights violations have been committed against Uyghurs and other minorities in the region.
Sadik became the architect of groundbreaking U.N. action that recognized for the first time that women have the right to control their reproductive and sexual health.
From 2017 to 2021, Mark Lowcock was the U.N.'s "relief chief," the world's most senior humanitarian official. He talks to NPR about what inspired him and why crises are getting worse.
The spike in food, fuel and fertilizer prices sparked by the war in Ukraine is threatening to push countries around the world into famine, a U.N. official warns.
A Tuesday flight was canceled after the European Court of Human Rights, which said the British plan had a chance of causing "irreversible harm."
A U.N. official calls for new policies across East Asia to halt the soaring production of methamphetamines.
Human rights organizations say there is an international trend toward expanding abortion access, as countries such as Mexico and Argentina have worked to decriminalize the procedure.
For the first time, the General Assembly will be required "to hold a debate on the situation" that sparks a veto in the Security Council within 10 working days.