Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has written to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to demand international action to stop rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Yemen's warring parties on Tuesday to "engage in good faith" with his envoy on the conflict so that peace talks could start without further delay, his spokesman said.
The head of the new United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) called today for an immediate end to fighting in the southern port city of Kismaayo, where clashes have reportedly led to civilian deaths.
United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has strongly criticized the U.S. government's anti-terrorism policies giving stern warnings against the Guantanamo Bay detention center, extraordinary rendition and assassination drone programs.
The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the decision of dozens of international companies to sign on to an fire-and-safety agreement in the aftermath of the deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh, while calling for additional actions to overhaul the entire garment sector.