Martin Griffiths, the United Nations humanitarian chief, said he was on his way to visit parts of Turkey and Syria affected by an earthquake that has killed more than 20,000 people.
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Russian Air Base Is Attacked, as Ukraine Discounts Escalation Threat
Russia said falling wreckage from a Ukrainian drone had killed three servicemen at the base, some 300 miles from Ukraine, which would be the third such long-range attack this month.
Russia Withdraws From Grain Deal After Drone Attack on Black Sea Fleet
The Russian move jeopardized a rare case of wartime coordination aimed at lowering global food prices and combating hunger.
Why China’s Crimes in Xinjiang Cannot Go Unpunished
China is dragging the world back to a human rights dark age. It’s time to push back.
Russia’s Invasion Shadows U.N. Assembly Amid ‘Colossal Global Dysfunction’
Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Emmanuel Macron of France used the gathering as a stage to cast themselves as would-be peacemakers in the war in Ukraine.
U.N. Team Calls for No-Fire Zone at Ukraine Nuclear Plant
In a highly anticipated report, nuclear experts who crossed a battlefield to inspect Europe’s largest nuclear plant called for Russia and Ukraine to halt all military activity around the complex.
Ukraine and Russia Accuse Each Other of Plotting Attack on Nuclear Plant
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the largest in Europe, has already been hit by shelling, and the United Nations chief, warning of disaster, called for a demilitarized zone around it.
Shelling Threatens Ukrainian Nuclear Plant, and U.N. Pleads for Access
The chief U.N. nuclear monitor called for an immediate stop to fighting that risks a radiation disaster, as Russians and Ukrainians blamed each other for strikes dangerously close to the reactors.
U.N. Chief Issues Grim Warning of Risk of ‘Nuclear Annihilation’
Conflicts in Ukraine, Asia and the Middle East have lifted the threat of nuclear disaster to a level not seen since the Cold War, according to António Guterres.
Russia Agrees to Let Ukraine Ship Grain, Easing World Food Shortage
Ukraine and Russia signed a deal to lift Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports, which has worsened a global food crisis — their most important agreement since the war began.
Mission Impossible? Officials Wrangle to Free Ukraine’s Grains
Locked in talks for months with little success, negotiators are set to meet in Istanbul on Wednesday. Failure could intensify a food crisis already being felt around the world.
On Inflation and the Food Crisis, the World Can Work Together or Fall Apart
No single country can solve the problem of rising food and fuel costs.
Head of U.N. Agency Resigns After Questions Arise About Loans
The little-known organization gave out $61 million in loans and grant money to a single British family, in a scandal that has shaken and embarrassed the U.N.
Why Did a U.N. Agency Give a Family $61 Million?
A little-known United Nations agency decided to make an impact by doling out loans and grant money — all to a single family. It did not go well.
Fighters Share Desperate Videos From Mariupol Steel Plant to Promote Story
With independent media unable to access this last military holdout, videos from inside function as pleas for help and publicity on social media.
‘We Are Sleepwalking to Climate Catastrophe’
Readers respond to a dire climate warning from the U.N. secretary general. Also: Factors in college success; a signing in the N.F.L.; Botox follies.
U.N. Chief Warns of ‘Catastrophe’ With Continued Use of Fossil Fuels
António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, said instead of replacing Russian oil, gas and coal, nations must pivot to clean energy.
‘Guernica’ Antiwar Tapestry to Be Rehung at U.N.
The canvas replica of Picasso’s painting, symbolizing war’s horrors, had been a photogenic fixture at the United Nations for decades before its owner, the Rockefeller family, removed it last year.
U.S. and Russia Take More Measured Stance in Ukraine Talks
The conciliatory tone and absence of ultimatums suggested that both sides were trying to keep tensions in check and give diplomacy time.
W.H.O. Scolds Rich Nations for Travel Bans and Booster Shots
As wealthy countries react to the new Omicron virus variant with travel bans and booster shots, the World Health Organization scolded them, calling the steps ineffective and unfair.
Ethiopia Seizes 16 UN Workers Amid Efforts to Halt Tigray War
The detentions aggravated the already tense relations between the United Nations and the Ethiopian government over war and famine in the country’s northern Tigray region.
U.N. Rights Panel Pressures Sudan Over Coup
The Human Rights Council appointed an expert to investigate abuses in the country since the military seized power on Oct. 25, and members called for the prime minister’s release.
Despite Covid Risks, Many Leaders Plan to Attend U.N. General Assembly
Unlike the annual meeting last year, conducted almost entirely virtually because of pandemic restrictions, the United Nations is expecting leaders from at least 83 countries to speak in person.
U.N. Suspends Iran’s Voting Rights for Delinquent Dues. Iran is Furious.
Iran and four other countries were disqualified from voting in the General Assembly because they haven’t paid dues for two years. Iran blamed sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.
Possible Showdown Over Myanmar Ambassador Looms at U.N.
The military junta in Myanmar wants to replace its United Nations’ envoy, but he isn’t leaving. “We’re in a very unique situation,” the U.N. spokesman said.
‘Guernica’ Tapestry Is Taken Back From U.N. by a Rockefeller
The replica of Picasso’s famed painting depicting the horrors of war had hung outside the Security Council chamber since 1985, on loan from the Rockefeller family.
Who is Arora Akanksha, the 34-Year-Old Running for U.N. Secretary General?
The United Nations auditor, with no diplomatic experience, has declared her candidacy for secretary general — an audacious bid to shake up an organization that she says badly needs it.
Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos
New climate pledges submitted to the United Nations would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less than 1 percent, the world body announced.
Feeling Spurned by Trump, U.N. Sees Redemption in Biden and Team
Diplomats say the Trump administration’s “America First” policy demeaned the United Nations. But the organization is feeling reinvigorated by the president-elect and his choice of ambassador.
With Village Beheadings, Islamic State Intensifies Attacks in Mozambique
The United Nations called for an investigation into reports of many people beheaded in northern Mozambique, where Islamist insurgents have stepped up a brutal campaign.
Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons Passes Important Threshold
Fifty countries have now ratified the treaty, so it will become international law. The United States and the eight other nuclear-armed powers reject it but have failed to stop its advance.
Trump Demands U.N. Hold China to Account for Coronavirus Pandemic
In speeches broadcast at this year’s Covid-compromised General Assembly, the presidents of China and the United States punctuated an intensifying schism between the two superpowers.
Trump Scorns His Own Scientists Over Virus Data
A public scolding of the C.D.C. chief was only the latest but perhaps the starkest instance when the president has rejected not just the policy advice of his public health officials but the facts and information that they provided.
As U.N. Turns 75, the Celebration Is Muted by Calamity and Conflict
The organization created in the wake of one world war was aimed at preventing another. But a celebration of its accomplishments has been overshadowed by a pandemic and rising world tensions.
U.N. Expresses Horror at Mass Graves in Libya
The discovery of eight mass graves near Tripoli was a grim reminder of the atrocities that have punctuated the country’s conflict.
The Global Coronavirus Crisis Is Poised to Get Much, Much Worse
What happens when the pandemic strikes nations of millions of people that have only a half-dozen ventilators?
António Guterres Wants Gender Parity at the U.N. It May Take Time.
We sat down with the United Nations secretary general to talk about how one wrests a patriarchal organization into the future.