Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernising their arsenals, a report published Monday said.
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has called on women to be at the centre of conflict resolution, mediation and peacekeeping on International Women's Day.
US President Donald Trump says the UN wasn't laughing at him when he boasted about his government's successes during a speech to world diplomats. They were just sharing a "good time".
France says it has proposed that members of armed groups in Mali delaying implementation of a 2015 peace agreement should be put on a UN sanctions blacklist.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test, and urged Pyongyang to "desist taking any further destabilising steps".
The wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen has been arrested by the FBI at her home in California.
Countries must urgently co-operate to halt the spread of violent extremism around the globe, the UN has said ahead of a high-level conference focused on preventing dangerous radicalisation.
Six candidates are vying to become head of the UN’s top authority on climate change science, seeking to narrow down uncertainties about future warming to guide a trillion-dollar shift to greener energies.
The price tag for a bold global new anti-poverty agenda comes to between $3.5 and $5tn annually over the next 15 years, part of a United Nations' "to-do list" for the world.
Britain risks a "xenophobic response" to the migrant crisis in the French port of Calais after Prime Minister David Cameron promised to deport more migrants who enter Britain illegally, the UN has warned.
At this time, it is irresponsible for anyone to proceed with gene editing for reproductive purposes, a panel convened by the World Health Organization says, but stopped short of calling for a ban.
The United States failed to water down a UN resolution on combating sexual harassment and violence against women despite backing from Russia, China, India, several Muslim countries and the Vatican.
A gaping ideological divide cuts through this year's speechfest by world leaders at the United Nations.
The UN Security Council has approved a resolution calling for "a realistic, practicable and enduring political solution" to the 42-year conflict over the Western Sahara between Morocco and the Polisario Front independence movement.
The US ambassador to the United Nations is sharply criticising African nations for what she calls their "collective failure" to respond to the threat of famine facing over 14 million people.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
A United Nations-appointed panel says an estimated $40bn is needed annually to help the fast-growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts and natural disasters.
Dozens of South African peacekeepers serving in the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being recalled home for security breaches, the military says.
The UN 193-member states have agreed on an agenda for the world’s sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind.
The world's nations have gathered in Lima, Peru, in a renewed push for a deal to roll back carbon emissions threatening future generations.
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