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Nuclear shadow looms over globe again: UN chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned in his message to an event marking the anniversary of Hiroshima nuclear bombibg in Japan that the shadow of nuclear war has re-emerged now that some countries are threatening to use nuclear weapons.

UNSC rejects Russia-proposed resolution on extending aid mechanism in Syria

The United Nations Security Council did not adopt Russia’s draft resolution on a six-month extension of the cross-border aid mechanism in Syria.

Iran rights chief denounces UN fact-finding mission as politically motivated

Secretary-General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi has stressed that establishing an Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Iran is an unreasonable politically motivated act.

UN places Russia on ‘list of shame’ for killing children, Israel absent

The United Nations has put Russia’s military and allied armed groups on its “list of shame” over the "killing and maiming of hundreds of children" in its war against Ukraine, but Israeli troops have been left off the list despite killing dozens of Palestinian children last year, according to reports.

UN says to suspend food aid for Gaza, West Bank

The World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations has announced it will suspend food aid to a large number of impoverished Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and West Bank due to funding shortages.

UN says Taliban not invited to Doha meeting

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has not invited the Taliban administration to a meeting he is holding with special envoys on Afghanistan from various countries in Qatar's Doha next week, a UN spokesperson has stated.

UNSC calls on Taliban to ‘swiftly reverse’ crackdown on Afghan women’s rights

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously condemned a ban by the Taliban on Afghan women working for the UN in Afghanistan, calling on the Taliban leaders to “swiftly reverse” a crackdown on the rights of women and girls.

UN rapporteur says targeted by ‘smear campaign of apartheid Israel’

The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories says she has been the target of a “smear campaign” by Israel that aims to expel her over anti-Israeli comments.

Russia calls for relocation of UN headquarters to Geneva or Vienna

Russia would prefer that the UN headquarters be moved to a more neutral place, such as Geneva or Vienna, Pyotr Ilychev, the director of the department for international organizations at the Russian Foreign Ministry, told TASS.

Dozens of rights groups warn UN against antisemitism definition

More than 100 human rights and civil rights organizations have warned the United Nations against the use of a definition of antisemitism that could be exploited to restrict criticism of the Israeli occupation and undermine support for Palestinian rights.

UN says Taliban recognition not a focus of Afghanistan meeting in Qatar

A UN-convened meeting on Afghanistan next month in Qatar will not focus on the possible international recognition of the Taliban administration, a UN spokesperson has stressed after comments by the deputy UN chief sparked concern and confusion over the issue.

UN says concerned about US spying on Guterres

The United Nations has officially expressed concern to the US about reports of Washington's spying on the world body's Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

UN says ready for “heartbreaking” Afghan withdrawal

The United Nations is ready to take the “heartbreaking” decision to pull out of Afghanistan in May if it can’t persuade the Taliban to let local women work for the organization, the head of the UN Development Program has announced.

Iran slams head of UN rights body over “biased and selective approaches”

The Iranian Judiciary’s deputy for international affairs has criticized the UN special rapporteur for adopting selective and political approaches to the issue of human rights.

Leaked documents suggest US closely monitoring UN chief over “sympathy toward Russia”

The US felt UN Secretary General António Guterres was too sympathetic to Russia’s interests when renegotiating the Black Sea grain deal, documents from the leaked Pentagon files reportedly suggest. The files have revealed that Washington has been closely monitoring the UN chief.

Iran FM urges UN, OIC and Muslim nations probe into “Israel crimes” against Palestinians

The Iranian foreign minister has called on the Muslim nations as well as the world community to take immediate and effective action in support of the Palestinians against “Israeli crimes.”

UNSC memebrs stress on  al-Aqsa status quo but take no action

The UN Security Council stressed on the need to maintain the status quo at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. But the UNSC member states did not commit to any action days after Israel’s new far-right security minister made a controversial visit to the site, which Palestinian leaders called “an unprecedented provocation."

UNHCR lauds Iran for supporting refugees

A United Nations refugee agency official has praised Iran for bending over backwards to improve living conditions for millions of refugees during the past four decades and especially after the Taliban takeover in neighboring Afghanistan last year which triggered an influx of refugees.

UN says Afghan girls school suspension ‘deeply damaging’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that Taliban's decision to suspend high school for girls in Afghanistan was "a profound disappointment and deeply damaging for Afghanistan."

UN staff members kidnapped in Yemen; efforts underway to secure release

Five United Nations staff have been abducted in southern Yemen while returning to Aden after a field mission.

Iran slams US for voting against human rights-related UN resolutions

A senior official with Iran’s Judiciary has slammed the United States for voting against two resolutions related to human rights at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Taliban fails to get a seat at UN

The United Nations Accreditation Committee did not approve the Taliban and Myanmar Military junta’s requests for seats at the world body.

IAEA chief hopes to meet Iran’s president “soon”

The head of the United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog says he wishes to meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi soon to build a relation of "mutual trust and confidence".

UN warns of catastrophe and loss of life in Myanmar

Myanmar could be on the eve of a human rights catastrophe and loss of life, the United Nations (UN) has warned. The warning comes amid reports the military junta is deploying tens of thousands of forces and heavy weapons to northern Myanmar.

Iranian diplomat slams Zionist regime’s fabricated claims against Iran

An Iranian diplomat in New York has said the Zionist regime’s fabricated accusations against Iran are a tool the regime constantly uses to cover up its crimes against the Palestinian people.

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