UN migration compact formally adopted
UN member states have adopted the UN's controversial migration compact at a conference in Morocco. A number of countries have refused to sign the nonbinding accord, among them the US.
Yemen peace talks begin in Sweden
The Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government have not met in UN-sponsored talks since 2016. The meeting will focus on building confidence between the two parties.
Germany to double donation for UN climate change fund
The pledge comes ahead of a major UN climate conference. Donations to the UN Green Climate Fund are only a fraction of the $100 billion annual goal countries had pledged to reach by 2020.
UN wants Syria to account for war dead, detainees
The UN has called on the Syrian government to provide information about thousands of detained and missing people. "Now is the moment" to provide the information, not after the war ends, a UN official said.
German charity helps refugees in Lebanon learn online
According to the UN, Lebanon is hosting more than a million Syrian refugees. Many are young people who fled the war before finishing their education. The German charity Kiron hopes to help them by providing them with opportunities to learn online.
Children particularly affected by Congo Ebola outbreak - UNICEF
Children represent an unusually high proportion of people affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the UN children's agency, UNICEF has said.
19-year-old wins UN N.5m
Winners of essay competition were rewarded with cash prizes at an annual memorial lecture for late Babatunde Osotimehin. The overall winner went home with N500,000 and first and second runners-up got N300,000 and N200,000 respectively.
First-ever UN human rights report on Kashmir
A first-ever UN human rights report on Kashmir calls for international inquiry into multiple violations. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on "a conflict that has robbed millions of their basic human rights, and continues to this day to inflict untold suffering."
Head of UN entity probing war crimes in Syria speaks to FRANCE 24
French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel is the head of the UN entity investigating serious crimes in Syria, the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM). As the panel presents its first report to the UN General Assembly, Marchi-Uhel granted an interview to FRANCE 24 in New York. She explained the panel's working methods and expressed hope that crimes committed during Syria's war will one day be referred to the International Criminal Court, or to an ad hoc tribunal.