UN council rejects Russian request for a meeting on Ukraine

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the inauguration of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Palestinians: EU, Russia and UN should counter US peace plan

The Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that the European Union, Russia and the United Nations should take action to save a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if the long-awaited U.S. peace plan doesn't lead to two independent nations.

New UN campaign to bring youth into gender equality fight

The U.N. women's agency is launching a campaign to bring a young generation of women and men into the campaign for gender equality ahead of next year's 25th anniversary of the conference that adopted the only international platform to achieve women's rights and empowerment.

UN task force: Global finance overhaul key to end poverty

A U.N. task force including more than 60 international organizations is calling for an overhaul of national and international financial systems, warning that current arrangements can't tackle climate change, poverty, inequality and other urgent development issues.

France and Germany launch alliance to back multilateralism

France and Germany have announced the launch of an Alliance for Multilateralism to promote global cooperation at a time of rising nationalism in Europe, the United States and elsewhere.

Red Cross says health and aid workers face unabated attacks

Health and humanitarian workers in war zones are facing unabated and increasing attacks "and the impact on civilians is nothing but catastrophic," the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.

Russian envoy: Bad relations with US unlikely to improve

Russia's U.N. ambassador says relations between Moscow and Washington are "practically non-existent," which he says is bad not only for both countries but for the world — and he sees little prospect for improvement anytime soon.

UN council to vote on monitors for truce at key Yemen port

The U.N. Security Council called a vote for Friday on a resolution that would authorize the use of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in Yemen's important port of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces from that area.

UN to vote on monitors to observe cease-fire in Yemen port

The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution that would authorize U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in Yemen's strategic port city of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces — potential breakthroughs in the four-year civil war.

UN envoy: More work needed on Syria constitutional committee

The U.N. special envoy for Syria said in his farewell U.N. briefing Thursday that an "an extra mile" is needed to form a committee to draft a new constitution for the conflict-torn country because a list of participants submitted by Russia, Iran and Turkey is unacceptable to the United Nations.

UN reports ‘alarming’ trends in drug trafficking in Africa

The U.N. drugs and crime chief said Wednesday that his office is registering "new, alarming trends" in drug trafficking in western and central Africa that are destabilizing the ability of country's to govern as well as security, economic growth and public health.

UN General Assembly endorses global migration accord

The U.N. General Assembly endorsed a sweeping accord to ensure safe and orderly migration Wednesday over opposition from five countries, including the United States and Hungary.