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UN chief concerned over reports of refugee convoy attack in eastern Ukraine

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is concerned over reports that a convoy of refugees who tried to leave the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk was attacked, Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday.

Russia Urges Immediate End to Hostilities in Ukraine

Moscow calls on sides of the Ukrainian conflict to cease hostilities immediately and start solving humanitarian issues, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said Friday.

‘Shejaia massacre’ in Gaza prompts urgent UN Security Council meeting

Following an Israeli forces’ shelling of a Gaza City district which killed at least 70 civilians, including children, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council over the “massacre in Shejaia.”

Displaced Gazans almost double in 24 hours: UN

The number of displaced Gazans has almost doubled in the past 24 hours, hitting 40,000 people since Israel began a major ground operation, a U.N. agency said Friday.

UN must urgently investigate war crimes in Israeli-Gaza conflict – Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) has urged the UN to urgently mandate an independent international investigation into Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as well as Palestine’s indiscriminate shelling of Israel, and hold accountable those responsible for war crimes.

UN fails to agree statement on Palestinian deaths

The U.N. Security Council failed Friday to agree on a statement that would have deplored the deaths of Palestinians in Israeli operations following the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers as the U.N. warned of increasing volatility in the decades-old Mideast conflict.

Churkin: Russia Doesn't Support Imposing Embargo on Supplying Weapons to Syria

Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said that Russia doesn't support the idea of imposing an embargo on supplying weapons to Syria because it doesn't see how it can be applied on the armed opposition.

UN envoy denies claim he tried to funnel $20m to Hamas behind Israel's back

Robert Serry, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, denied a report on Saturday that he tried to funnel $20 million to Hamas in the Gaza Strip against Israel's wishes.

France says no military intervention in Iraq without UN backing

France will not consider military option to stop insurgents offensive in Iraq until it receives the United Nations greenlight, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.

UN Security Council calls for thorough investigation of violence against journalists in Ukraine

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a statement for the press, calling for a probe into deaths of journalists in Ukraine. The document was read out on Tuesday by Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Ambassador to the UN, who presides over the Council in June.

Russia seeks UN resolution to stem Ukraine conflict

Russia has circulated a United Nations resolution on the crisis in Ukraine to get the organisation's security council to resolve the escalating conflict in the east of the country. The council is still deeply divided over the issue, and the resolution is likely to face opposition.

Moscow urges international reaction to use of prohibited ammunition in Ukraine

The Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin urged the international community to react to the use of prohibited ammunition in Ukraine.

Russia submits draft resolution on Ukraine to UN Security Council

Russia has submitted a draft resolution on Ukraine to the UN Security Council, the Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin told.

Russia, China veto U.N. bid to refer Syria to international court

Russia and China vetoed on Thursday a resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the country's three-year civil war.

UN Security Council members refuse to back initiative to investigate Odessa massacre

UN Security Council members have not supported Russia’s proposal to ask the secretary general of the global organization to organize an unbiased investigation of events in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa where dozens died in early May in clashes and a fire, Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said Wednesday.

Ukrainian military uses UN marked helicopters in eastern Ukraine

Life News, a Russian television station, filmed a Ukrainian military helicopter Tuesday bearing UN signing during a military operation in eastern Ukraine. The UN is looking into the incident, and released a statement to RT stating all countries that provide military hardware to the UN must "remove all logos and signage bearings the UN's name" if hardware is repatriated. The crew that was filming was earlier fired upon by Ukrainian troops while filming the aftermath of a military operation. Journalists from all countries are facing more danger as the unrest in eastern Ukraine drags on.

Ukrainian military uses UN marked helicopters in eastern Ukraine

Kiev regime is pushing Ukraine to catastrophe — Russia's ambassador to UN

“The Kiev regime, encouraged by the Western ‘friends,’ is persistently pushing the country towards a catastrophe,” he said.

UN chief says use of military force in Ukraine a mistake

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call for the implementation of the Geneva agreements on Ukraine and expects all the conflicting parties to cease futile actions and resume diplomatic efforts. Ban warned that any attempt to seek a military solution to the political crisis in Ukraine would be a grave mistake, Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Friday.

Report blames Syrian government for torture

A report by a group of international lawyers and prosecutors has found evidence of what it says is systematic torture by the Syrian government. At the request of France, members of the UN Security Council viewed graphic pictures in a closed session on Tuesday.

Report blames Syrian government for torture

Leaked UN Report Claims Russia ‘Rigged’ Crimea Referendum

A draft UN report on human rights in Ukraine reportedly acquired by US-based political magazine Foreign Policy claims Russia “rigged” the referendum in Crimea, the news outlet said on its website.

Pro-Russia rebels storm police station in Ukraine's Horlivka

Ukraine's acting president says he would welcome United Nations peacekeepers in the east, where armed separatists have taken over government buildings. Pro-Russia activists moved in to a police station in Horlivka on Monday. They are now occupying state property in at least 10 towns and cities.

Pro-Russia rebels storm police station in Ukraine's Horlivka

Kiev urges UN to hold joint 'anti-terrorist operation' in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine’s coup-installed president, Aleksandr Turchinov, has proposed the conducting of a joint operation with UN peacekeeping forces, signing a decree immediately imposing a special anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country.

Kiev must stop war on Ukrainians - Russia's UN envoy

The International community must demand that those who are in power in Kiev stop war on their own citizens in south-eastern Ukraine, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council.

U.N. will treat Crimea as part of Ukraine, not Russia says U.S.

In a diplomatic blow to Russia, the United Nations will continue to view Crimea as part of Ukraine in line with a General Assembly resolution adopted last week, the United States and Western diplomats said on Wednesday.

Monumental Hypocrites: Backing Ukraine’s territorial integrity, UN Assembly declares Crimea referendum invalid

Or maybe this is their idea of an Aprils Fool joke?

UN Chief Shares Concern About Russian Minority in Ukraine

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said after a meeting with the Russian president on Thursday that he shares Russia’s concern about Russian speakers in Ukraine.

UN: Israel hampers humanitarian projects worth $110 million in Gaza

The limitations that Israel places do not allow the UN to start or renew the implementation of humanitarian projects worth $110 million in Gaza, said UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Crimea referendum

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council's resolution declaring the upcoming referendum on the future status of autonomous republic of Crimea invalid and urging all states not to recognize its results.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Crimea referendum

UN envoy forced out of Crimea by hostile pro-Russian crowd

A special UN envoy arrived at Semfiropol Airport airport after being threatened by ten to fifteen armed men on Wednesday while visiting Crimea.

Vatican slams UN 'interference' on abortion

The Vatican said on Wednesday that it would study a damning UN report accusing it of failing to stamp out child abuse, but slammed criticism of its religious teachings as "interference".

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