UN officials in Myanmar stamped out internal dissent while failing to protect the rights of the Muslim minority group, according to documents and internal reports.
An International Criminal Court prosecutor said she had seen reports of imprisonment, torture, and rape in Burundi over the last year as political tensions have devolved into violence.
The United Nations expressed deep worry on Wednesday over the fate of more than 40,000 Syrians who have fled fighting in northern Syria that has escalated in recent days as government forces press an offensive despite a truce.
The UN is investigating more than 90 cases of peacekeeper sexual abuse in the Central African Republic, including an incident in which a French military commander had four girls tied up and forced them to have sex with a dog.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has managed to anger Moroccan officials by visiting a refugee camp filled with refugees from Western Sahara and referring to Morocco's presence in the territory as an "occupation."
A UN report has documented an almost 25 percent rise in sexual exploitation or abuse allegations, and is calling for changes in the way perpetrators are identified and prosecuted.
President Pierre Nkurunziza has finally agreed to let the international community intervene in Burundi's crisis, but regional experts and members of the political opposition have expressed their doubts.
Burundi’s embattled president announced that the government is open to talks with the opposition and willing to release hundreds of prisoners.
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Plans to send AU troops into Burundi, with or without the government's consent, began to unravel over the weekend as several African leaders said they would not support the proposal.
Nations agreed in Paris last year to quickly transition their economies away from fossil fuel sources and toward renewables — and the UN secretary-general says investors should double their commitment to clean energy sources by 2020.
The announcement represents another major step towards ending the hemisphere's longest conflict, with a final peace accord expected to be signed at some point this year.