Hackers broke into the ICRC’s computer servers and gained access to confidential information on more than half a million “highly vulnerable people.”
U.S. and Russian diplomats met for talks over Russia’s troop buildup by Ukraine, the first in a series of discussions that could be vital to Europe’s security.
The global number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 300 million with 5.47 million deaths as nations reeled from the omicron variant of the virus.
The U.N. Human Rights Council voted to create an international commission of experts that will investigate abuses during the past year of war in Ethiopia.
The ousted Myanmar leader’s conviction and sentencing will likely only deepen opposition to the ruling junta’s military coup, the U.N. human rights chief said.
Some 274 million people will need emergency humanitarian aid in 2022 due to war, conflicts, hunger, climate change and the pandemic, the U.N. said.
Initial evidence shows the risk from the new variant is “very high” and could cause surges with severe consequences, the U.N. health agency said.
Europe is again at the pandemic’s center with COVID-19 now the leading cause of death on the continent, WHO reported, as nations tighten preventive measures.
Negotiators from 197 countries clinched a “watered down” consensus agreement on a climate deal after two weeks of United Nations-brokered climate talks.
More than halfway through the climate summit in Scotland, a U.N. report concluded Earth is on track to warm by at least 2.5 degrees C. by 2100.
The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland opened on Sunday for almost two weeks of critical negotiations on how to slow global warming.
Leaders at the G-20 summit in Rome endorsed a new measure to hinder multinationals from reaping huge profits where they pay few if any taxes.
A sixth round of Syrian talks on a new constitution ended in disappointment at the United Nations in Geneva, three-quarters of a year since the last round.
Nations must prepare better for more water-related disasters along with a growing lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation, WMO reported.
An analysis found offshore assets of politicians and officials from 91 countries and territories, including 35 current and former leaders, ICIJ reported.
Governments must be far more ambitious about cutting greenhouse gases to avoid catastrophically overheating the planet, according to a new U.N. report.
Donors pledged more than US$1.2 billion in emergency aid for Afghanistan at a U.N.-sponsored fundraiser as the Tabilan consolidates power.
Lockdowns and travel restrictions resulted in a “dramatic short-lived fall in emissions of key air pollutants” last year, the U.N. weather agency reported.
The U.N. health agency and other international organizations began airlifting emergency supplies to Afghanistan through neighboring Pakistan and its airline.
Almost half of the world’s 2.2 billion children face an “extremely high” potential for deadly exposure to multiple shocks, according to UNICEF.
Humanitarian aid agencies and U.N. leaders scrambled to protect civilians in Afghanistan while calling on the Taliban to end fighting and provide assurances.