The UN Security Council agrees on a statement that did not single out Iran but made clear that all sides should back away from a much-feared military confrontation.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet commends the decision to delay the bill's passage.
Qu a biologist by training receives the most votes beating out candidates from France and Georgia.
The UN rights chief met relatives of these detainees, many of whom are accused of 'conspiracy' to overthrow the government.
Protesters ransacked the offices of the two agencies, stole money and damaged vehicles.
Dozens of demonstrators gather outside the UN's European HQ urging the UN Human Rights Council take on President Donald Trump's administration.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also calls for leaders to phase out burning coal.
Washington's view was not shared by other council members, who noted that there was no clear evidence to link Iran to the attacks.
Plastic waste pollution has reached epidemic proportions, with an estimated 100 million tonnes of plastic now found in the oceans.
The UN's Vienna-based nuclear watchdog has had the delicate task of verifying the deal through regular inspections of Iranian facilities.
Last week, the United States invited the head of the World Uighur Congress, Dolkun Isa, to address the UN forum on indigenous peoples, infuriating China.
Official rations are down to 300 grams per person per day, the lowest ever for this time of year.
The UN working group noted the Swedish allegations – the initial offence that triggered his British arrest – had been withdrawn and that the original bail terms should therefore have been nullified.
China has faced growing international condemnation for what it calls re-education and training centres in its Xinjiang region.
The joint project is described as 'a testament of the shared commitment of the UN and the EU'.
Saudi Arabia has come under increasing global scrutiny over its human rights record.
The offensive intensifies a power struggle that has fractured the oil and gas producer since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.
The A-List actress and UN special envoy for refugees delivered the keynote address at a conference to raise support for UN peacekeeping missions.
Cyclone Idai lashed the Mozambican port city of Beira with winds of up to 170 km per hour last week, then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari has written to the Security Council to demand that it upholds resolutions demanding an Israeli withdrawal from Golan.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres offered 'solidarity with the Muslim community from New York to New Zealand and beyond.'
UN's top rights body said that the International Association of Athletics Federations may be in breach of 'international human rights norms and standards.'
Human rights body calls for action to keep promises on death penalty, peaceful assembly, sedition and UN convention on discrimination.
The UN wants individual countries to sign up to "significantly" reduce plastic production, including a phasing out of single-use plastics by 2030