This deadly virus is forcing all of us to take a breath and to slow down, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
High level clouds. Mild.
Africa is two to three weeks away from the worst of the coronavirus storm and needs $100 billion to bolster preventative measures, says the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Millions of people could die from the new coronavirus, particularly in poor countries, if it is allowed to spread unchecked, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned.
UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide".
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond.
At a United Nations summit in Geneva, young women spoke about child marriage, sexual slavery, indigenous rights, corruption and climate change.
We Germans have learned our lesson from history: Only if our neighbours, friends and partners thrive as we do, we will do well in the long-run. In Africa, this is called Ubuntu, writes Martin Schäfer.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the UN in stark terms of the threat of a "bloodbath" in Kashmir, even invoking the possibility that its dispute with India over the territory could escalate into an all-out nuclear war.
According to a UN agency study, total export losses from 20 African countries could be as much as $420m - but SA, Mauritius and Botswana could boost their exports.
Athletics South Africa stated that they were humbled by the unanimous resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council.
President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week.
It started as a New Year’s resolution driven by guilt and a touch of sibling rivalry – but by the end of the year, it taught me valuable lessons as a teacher, including about the benefits of failure.
The United Nations has closed its New York headquarters to the general public to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has bemoaned developed countries' contribution to climate change, commending Africa for its political and moral leadership on the climate emergency.
United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid were set to wrap up on Friday with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming.
The UN contributed to the end of apartheid; its commitment to assist in ending extreme poverty in SA remains strong, writes Nardos Bekele-Thomas.
The United Nations has an overall annual operating budget of several billion dollars, covering everything from humanitarian work to disarmament, but right now, it's just trying to make sure its employees get paid after this month.
South Africa is six months into its third elected term on the United Nations Security Council. So far, it has managed its tenure by taking cautious and calculated decisions.
The UN's World Food Programme has raised the classification for Mozambique's flooding to its highest level, which puts the disaster on par with Syria and Yemen.
Transitioning to a low carbon economy is essential for the South African economy, says a UN representative.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's first meeting on Monday during his maiden visit as head of state tot the United Nations (UN) is a friendly visit to UN secretary-general António Guterres.
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