The United Nations
The UN Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was entered into force in 1970 to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology and promote collaborative efforts in using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes only. Atomic weapons have only been used twice in warfare -- the Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II...
Israel's UN Speech on Palestinian Status
On Nov. 29, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly voted 138-9, with 41 abstentions, to admit the Palestinian Authority as a nonmember observer state. Here is Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor's speech protesting the status upgrade.
Abbas Asks UN for State Status
On Nov. 29, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly voted 138-9, with 41 abstentions, to admit the Palestinian Authority as a nonmember observer state. Here is Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' speech asking the UN for the status upgrade.
Benjamin Netanyahu's 2012 UN Speech
On Sept. 27, 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the most memorable address of the 67th UN General Assembly when he pulled out a cartoon bomb drawing and red marker to show Iran's nuclear progress and make the case for where the world community should draw a red line. Here is that address.
What They're Saying About the 67th United Nations General Assembly
In the last week of September 2012, leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations for the 67th General Assembly. The lineup reflected a sea change from pre-Arab Spring gatherings, with no Moammar Gadhafi tearing up the UN charter and Egypt's first democratically elected president since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. It also featured...
67th United Nations General Assembly
In the last week of September 2012, leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations for the 67th General Assembly. The lineup reflected a sea change from pre-Arab Spring gatherings, with no Moammar Gadhafi tearing up the UN charter and Egypt's first democratically elected president since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. It also came at...
International Atomic Energy Agency
The International Atomic Energy Agency was established within the United Nations framework in 1957 as a body to coordinate international cooperation in the nuclear field.
UN Resolution on Syria
In February 2012, after a year of bloodshed in Syria at the hands of Bashar al-Assad that showed no signs of stopping, the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution condemning the violence and calling for an end to human-rights violations.
Behind the United Nations
The United Nations was founded in 1945, after World War II, to replace the League of Nations and to bring countries together to reach debate, discuss and reach consensus on how to tackle the tough issues of the day.
Take a trip around the globe and learn more about some of the countries making the headlines in world news content.
What is a no-fly zone?
The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution in March 2011 to implement a no-fly zone over Libya after Moammar Gadhafi used gunships and military jets to attack anti-regime protesters and rebels, a decision that didn't come without debate and controversy. Here's just what that is.
Human Rights NGOs Urge Probe of World Expo Evictions
The 2010 World Expo is running through October in Shanghai, and human-rights groups are crying foul at the forcible eviction of 18,000 families to make way for the "Better Cities, Better Life" event.
U.N. Report: Pakistan Security for Bhutto 'Fatally Insufficient'
The United Nations report investigating the assassination is especially damning of Pakistan, alleging that evidence at the crime scene was deliberately destroyed and that Pakistani authorities deliberately conducted a sloppy investigation of the Dec. 27, 2007, suicide attack in which former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed after a campaign rally.
Here you'll find a gathering of articles, photos and information about the United Nations.
64th United Nations General Assembly photos
Photos from the gathering of world leaders in New York for the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Readers Respond - U.N. Human Rights Council
Readers respond about the pros and cons of the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council.
UN Human Rights Council
A profile of the controversial 47-member inter-governmental body within the United Nations system.
The U.N. Peacekeeping Mission in the Congo
The history of MONUC, the storied United Nations' peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
France Sends Out Security Council Resolution on Russia-Georgia War
The resolution was the result of five straight days of emergency meetings on the crisis in Georgia, and State Department sources say that the wording was watered down from what the United States sought.
Karadzic to be Extradited to The Hague
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic faced extradition to The Hague to face 11 charges related to genocide.
A profile of the Bosnian Serb leader facing multiple counts of genocide after years on the lam.
The Bosnian Genocide
As the Srebrenica massacre is in the news again with the arrest of Radovan Karadzic, we look back on just what the former Bosnian Serb leader will be standing trial for.
What's next for Zimbabwe?
After Robert Mugabe declared himself victor in a one-man runoff marred by violence and voter intimidation, the world responds.
U.N. Denies Transfer of Rwandan Genocide Suspect
The U.N. denied a request by Rwandan prosecutors to have the case of Yussuf Munyakazi transferred there for trial.
U.N. Peacekeepers, Aid Workers Accused of Abusing Children
Save the Children UK accuses U.N. peacekeepers and aid workers of making kids trade food for sex, abusing children as young as six, engaging in sex trafficking, and forcing kids into prostitution and porn.
Pirates Capture Jordanian Ship Carrying Aid
The Emirati-owned and Jordanian-flagged ship, carrying 4,200 tons of sugar to Somalia that was donated by Denmark, was off the coast of Somalia when contact was lost May 17, 2008.
The United Nations site
The English-language portal to the United Nations offers links to the secretary-general's page, the U.N. News Centre, agenda issues, and more.