Can António Guterres Finally Break the U.N.’s Glass Ceiling?
The U.N. struggles to practice what it preaches on women's empowerment. Can the new secretary-general break the institution's glass ceiling?
The United Nations Just Fired Wonder Woman
The U.N. caught itself in a not very wonderful PR battle as it slips on institutional gender parity.
U.N. Chief Blasts World Leaders in Farewell Address
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a full-throated, and thinly veiled, broadside against a host of world leaders from Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to South Sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit during his tenth and final speech at the U.N. General Assembly.
U.N. Chief Says He Went Soft on Saudi Arabia and Allies to Avoid Aid Cut
Ban Ki-moon says aid for millions of children from South Sudan to Yemen was put at risk by countries shielding Saudi Arabia and its military allies from human rights criticism.
Auditioning for the Job of U.N. Secretary-General
For the first time in 70 years, candidates for the world's top diplomatic job have to explain why they deserve it.
Russian Accused of Silencing Activists Is Considered for Top U.N. Post Dealing with NGOs
The U.S. and its allies move to block a Russian diplomat from a senior U.N. job overseeing the organization’s relations with human rights champions and other advocacy groups.
Exclusive: U.N. Drops Leak Investigation Into Human Rights Official in CAR Sex Scandal
Senior U.N. human rights official cleared of wrongdoing following lengthy probe into allegations that he improperly leaked sensitive U.N. documents to French government.
U.N. Chief Strafes U.S. and Saudi Arabia Over Airstrikes on Medical Facilities
Ban Ki-moon delivers a grim take on the state of the world to the U.N. General Assembly as starvation stalks besieged Syrians.
The War Over Syria’s War Dead
Assad is routinely accused of murdering 250,000 of his own people. The only problem is that there’s no proof he did.
Gulf Money Makes U.N. Revolving Door Spin
The world body has been hit with a series of damaging revelations about the enrichment of top officials by foreign businessmen and governments. What’s the U.N. doing about it? Not much.
U.N. Tightens Noose on U.N. Rights Official Who Exposed Abuses
U.N. investigators expand investigation into veteran U.N. human rights official who disclosed abuses against children in the Central African Republic.
The Obama administration is seen as no great friend of Bibi's government. But behind the scenes at the U.N., the United States is working hard to protect it.
President Ban Ki-moon? U.N. Secretary-General Pivots Back to Asia.
Ban Ki-moon says he is not interested in running for the South Korean presidency. The polls say he is the front-runner.
Libya to Europe: Please Don’t Come to Our Rescue
Libya's U.N. envoy expresses skepticism over European plans to fight migrant smugglers in Libyan territory, saying it will cause more trouble than it's worth.