Indian-American MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee said he was delighted that work focused on the world's poorest people has been awarded the Nobel Prize.
Almost 80 countries pledged to reach 'net zero' – that is, to balance carbon emissions with carbon removal – by 2050.
Climate strike: From Asia to Africa, millions of schoolkids inspired by Greta Thunberg march for action on global warming
Crowds of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change, heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg.
Efforts to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar fail after no one turns up to board buses organised by Bangladesh govt
A fresh push to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar appeared to fall flat on Thursday, with no one turning up to hop on five buses and 10 trucks laid on by Bangladesh.
Repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims unlikely; refugees say they won't return unless citizenship, safety assured
The repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims appeared unlikely after those who were eligible told they didn't want to return to Myanmar unless their citizenship and safety were ensured
UN finds 'systemic failures' in its response to Rohingya crisis, report says 'all parties' failed to convey grave human rights violations
The report says that while "it is difficult to assign responsibility for systemic failures," there is a shared responsibility "on the part of all parties involved" in not "conveying more forcefully the United Nations' principled concerns regarding grave human rights violations."
In the race against climate change, we need more plans and action, not just words and speeches.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres calls on India, Pakistan to take 'immediate steps' to defuse tension post-Pulwama attack
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take "immediate steps" to de-escalate tensions between the two nations following the Pulwama terror attack, reiterating that his good offices are available if both sides ask.
Imran Khan calls Antonio Guterres to talk about Kashmir; UN spokesperson says 'normal' for world leaders to talk to agency chief
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan telephoned UN chief Antonio Guterres and raised the issue of Kashmir, a UN spokesman has said.
UN chief appeals to nations to make 'political compromises' to tackle climate change, challenges them to work together
Urging countries to make "political compromises" and "sacrifices", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday made a passionate appeal to governments to find a common ground to tackle climate change as nations from across the globe continued deliberations at the UN climate talks here to finalise the implementation guidelines of the Paris accord.
Narendra Modi tells UN general secretary that his 'strong commitment' to climate change action is rooted in Vedas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the motivation for his "strong commitment" to climate change action is rooted in the ancient Hindu scriptures, the Vedas.
Donald Trump claims Barack Obama nearly launched war with North Korea, says it was prevented after 2016 elections
Trump also flaunted his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Wednesday, referencing a new "extraordinary letter" he received from Kim and announcing that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Pyongyang to lay the groundwork for another meeting between the two leaders.
At UNGA, Donald Trump and Antonio Guterres discuss terrorism, proliferation and other threats to international peace, security
Both leaders also pledged to remain in close contact over the coming months. The UN chief's office said that Guterres welcomed the US' efforts to bring peace and denuclearization in the Korean peninsula, as well as its support to humanitarian operations around the world.
Kofi Annan dies at 80 after 'short illness'; family of former UN chief says he 'passed away peacefully'
Kofi Annan was a global statesman who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world, a statement read after the former UN chief died.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres nominates Chile's first woman president Michelle Bachelet as next human rights chief
Bachelet, 66, will succeed Jordanian diplomat Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, who had been one of the most outspoken critics of abuses by the governments in many countries.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he welcomes the ongoing talks between the US and North Korea to achieve total denuclearization.
India focuses on efficient energy usage; aims to partner with UN to promote consumption of solar energy
India aims to partner with the United Nations to use solar energy at the world body's premises as part of the efforts to protect and preserve environment.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praises 'historic' Korean summit, hopes talks will lead to denuclearisation
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has applauded the "historic summit" between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres slams Myanmar's army chief over comments on country's Rohingya Muslims
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticised Myanmar's army chief after he declared that the Rohingya had nothing in common with other ethnic groups
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling himself "a proud feminist" and says all men should support women's rights and gender equality.