Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.
The United Nations (UN) is throwing its weight behind Caster Semenya in her fight against new rules planned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The UN General Assembly debate is currently underway.
Palestine’s representative at the United Nations has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of more than 45 Palestinians and the injuring of close to two-thousand by Israeli forces along the Gaza border Israel.
Close to 100 countries, including South Africa, will attend a two-day United Nations ministerial meeting beginning on Tuesday in Vancouver, Canada where improving the gender balance of peacekeeping operations and ending the recruitment of child soldiers will be among the main focal points.
Amid continuing turmoil and crises, it was a year of major strides for diplomacy as the United Nations worked to negotiate peace, instill hope and define a sustainable future for all.
Japan overpowered a dogged United States 34-20 to win the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva on Saturday and enjoy a timely confidence boost six weeks out from hosting the World Cup.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says his team is not ready to face SuperSport United in the opening league match at the Lucas Moripe stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday afternoon.
Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande dominated nominations for the MTV Video MusicAwards (VMA) with ten apiece, but some K-pop fans cried foul when best-selling Korean bands were placed in a separate category.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the international community Wednesday to support West Africa’s fight against violent extremism, saying the region alone could not be expected to contain the spread of jihadism.