Police have made mass arrests and used pepper spray, riot gear and armored vehicles to stop the protests. Now, the United Nations is looking into possible human rights abuses.
The problem of drug-resistant superbugs is growing, but can a political body like the United Nations change the stakes?
As a team of refugees participates in the Olympics for the first time, refugees around the world are playing sports in the camps they're temporarily calling home. Social welfare organizations like the YMCA also recognized the value of sports in refugee camps dating as far back as World War II.
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen landed on a UN blacklist of states and armed groups that kill and maim children in armed conflicts. It wasn't on the list for long.
With more than one million Syrians in Lebanon hoping to get refugee status, Sudanese asylum seekers are watching their chances slip away.
Burundi’s leader seems hellbent on dragging his country into more ethnic violence.
Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York. But he really came to cut a deal with Western powers on Syria.
David Hyde, an unpaid intern at the UN offices in Geneva, Switzerland found a creative way to bypass the city's high cost of living. Instead of renting, he pitched a tent on Lake Geneva.
A photo exhibit now lining the halls of UN headquarters in New York shows Syrian victims of torture. It's hard to look at, but US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says the images are yet more evidence that peace is desperately needed in Syria — and motivation to make sure the Assad regime is toppled.
We take simultaneous interpretation for granted today, watching world leaders at the UN and other organizations listen to speeches being translated in real time. But there was a time not too long ago when even the thought of someone instantly translating speech was impossible.