UN General Assembly meeting convenes with leaders in attendance for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Antonio Guterres' figure shatters temperature targets of Paris climate deal, which aimed for heating well below 2C and preferably capped at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.
Dozens of heads of state and government and foreign ministers - accompanied by countless diplomats - are due to be in New York next week for an annual high-level gathering at the United Nations.
General Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, said the attacks that have killed at least 80 people including 12 American soldiers were believed to have been carried out by fighters associated with Daesh’s Afghanistan affiliate.
A two-year-long financial meltdown has hit a crunch point this month as fuel shortages paralysed much of the country.
Secretary General Antonio Guterres calls on countries to unite to protect hard-won rights of women as he warned the UNSC “to suppress global terrorist threat” as Taliban takes control of Afghanistan.
The Taliban has been inching closer to Kabul and full control of Afghanistan, fuelling fears of a return to their brutal regime that was toppled by the United States-led 2001 invasion.
At least four people are confirmed dead and dozens are still believed to be buried under the mud and wreckage of Atami, the Japanese town hit by a landslide two days ago.
A draft UN Security Council resolution circulated would authorise the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria across the borders of Turkey and Iraq.
UNSC first authorised a cross-border aid operation into Syria in 2014 at four points. Last year, access was reduced to one crossing point from Turkey, due to opposition from Russia and China over renewing all four.
The UN chief Antonio Guterres and representatives of several other states have urged an immediate halt to the violence in Palestine at the start of a General Assembly emergency meeting, as Israeli aggression against Palestine continued on the field.
Secretary General Antonio Guterres opens UNSC session with calls for truce, saying UN is "actively engaging all sides toward an immediate ceasefire".
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