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Rebels urge UN to send peacekeepers into east Ukraine

Kiev - Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine called on Tuesday for an emergency UN Security Council session that could authorise sending international peacekeepers into the war zone.

Child trafficking on the rise: UN

Vienna - One in three victims of human trafficking worldwide is a child, many of them subject to sexual exploitation or forced labour, a UN report said Monday.

N.Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences' over UN rights ruling

Seoul - North Korea's top military body warned Sunday of "catastrophic consequences" for supporters of a UN resolution censuring its human rights record, as state media reported its leader presiding over a fresh military exercise.

Green Climate Fund pledges reach $9.3 bn

Berlin - Nations meeting in Berlin Thursday pledged $9.3 billion (7.4 bn euros) for a climate fund to help poor countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target.

Doomsday pope warns man's greed will destroy world

Rome - Pope Francis warned Thursday that planet Earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world's leaders to rein in their greed and help the hungry -- or risk a doomsday scenario in which nature would exact revenge.

Green Climate Fund pledges 'reach $9.3 bn'

Berlin - Thirty nations meeting in Berlin Thursday pledged $9.3 billion (7.4 bn euros) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target.

UN global meet on malnutrition kicks off in Rome

Rome - Political leaders from around the world gathered in Rome Wednesday for a three-day UN conference on malnutrition aimed at tackling a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike.

UN calls for probe of N. Korea 'crimes against humanity'

New York - The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a landmark resolution condemning North Korean rights abuses and laying the groundwork for putting the Pyongyang regime in the dock for crimes against humanity.

UN to hold key vote on North Korea war crimes probe

New York - The United Nations will on Tuesday confront North Korea over its dismal rights record with a key resolution that could compel Pyongyang to answer to crimes against humanity.

Fewer babies herald 'economic miracle' for Africa: UN

London - Fewer babies could mean an "economic miracle" for sub-Saharan Africa, with gains of $500 billion (400 billion euros) a year over three decades for the region, the UN Population Fund said Tuesday.

Cambodia judge presses KRouge accused to end court boycott

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian court overseeing the genocide trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders threatened on Monday to assign one of them lawyers, after his defence team continued to boycott the UN-backed tribunal.

UN probe: IS committing 'crimes against humanity' in Syria

Geneva - The Islamic State group is committing crimes against humanity on a large scale in Syria, a UN report said Friday, painting a horrific picture of beheaded minors and women held as sex slaves.

'We crossed the line', U.S. admits to UN anti-torture body

Geneva - The United States said Wednesday it did not condone torture under any circumstances, but acknowledged to a UN anti-torture watchdog it had "crossed the line" following the September 11 attacks.

UN slashes winter aid in Iraq, Syria amid funding gap

Geneva - The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it had been forced to slash the number of people it can help prepare for winter in conflict-ravaged Syria and Iraq for lack of funds."The whole humanitarian community is facing shortfalls.

Assad says ready to study UN plan to 'freeze' Aleppo fighting

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Monday he was ready to study a UN plan to "freeze" fighting in the northern city of Aleppo, a statement from his office said.

Sri Lanka rejects UN accusations over war crime probe

Geneva - Sri Lanka on Saturday angrily rejected accusations by the UN rights chief that it was sabotaging a war crimes probe into the country's brutal separatist war, calling the charges "extremely regrettable.

UN launches global campaign to end statelessness

Geneva - The United Nations launched a campaign Tuesday to end the hellish limbo of 10 million stateless people worldwide deprived of a nationality and basic rights, almost a fifth of them in Myanmar and Ivory Coast.

Time running out to reach 2 C target: UN climate panel

Copenhagen - Time is running out to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the UN's climate experts warned Sunday, saying current carbon emissions were a potential path to disaster.

Foreign jihadists flock to IS despite air strikes

Ak - The Islamic State group is recruiting foreign jihadists on an "unprecedented scale" despite international efforts to stem the tide, according to experts and extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper.

UN chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation

Nairobi - UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives.

Palestinians urge UN to demand Israel end settlements

New York - The Palestinians urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements, at an emergency meeting called to address tensions in east Jerusalem.

UN Security Council to meet on Israeli settlements

New York - The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss Israeli plans to build more Jewish settlements in Arab east Jerusalem, diplomats said.

Gear shift needed to meet climate pact deadline: observers

Bonn - Nations will have to roll up their sleeves and make important compromises to meet the deadline, just 14 months off, for a global pact on curbing climate change, observers say.

Deep rifts remain at UN talks on global climate pact

Bonn - With a 2015 deadline looming large for a global pact on curbing climate change, six days of UN talks closed in Bonn on Saturday with delegates and observers deflated over a lack of progress.

UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

Geneva - A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed.

Climate talks told to ease rifts as heat busts record

Bonn - Fresh UN climate talks opened in Bonn on Monday with a plea for nations to overcome rifts as scientists reported record global temperatures for the month of September.

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leader says conviction a 'fairy tale'

Phnom Penh - A former Khmer Rouge leader branded his conviction for crimes against humanity a "child's fairy tale" at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Friday, as he faced further charges of genocide, forced marriage and rape.

Venezuela, New Zealand win UN seats but Turkey rebuffed

New York - Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela won coveted seats on the UN Security Council Thursday, but Turkey suffered a humbling defeat in its bid to join the world's "top table.

UN chief slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday warned against "provocations" as clashes erupted at Jerusalem's holy sites, condemning Israeli settlement activity and calling for peace talks with the Palestinians.

UN chief in Libya, calls for end to fighting

Tripoli - UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on a surprise visit to Libya Saturday urged warring factions to end the turmoil gripping the North African nation since Moamer Kadhafi was toppled in 2011.
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