In a vote, 180 of the General Assembly’s 193 members deposited ballots, with 157 countries backing the Czech Republic and 23 abstaining.
Days of talks involving both the Syrian regime and the opposition in Geneva could not provide concrete progress.
The United Nations drew up a list of 142 individuals who warrant investigation for crimes including mass rapes and sexual slavery of women and deliberate killing of scores of children.
More than 100 billionaires and millionaires have urged political leaders at the World Economic Forum to tax the rich to collect funds to aid global economic recovery from the pandemic.
NATO and Russian officials will gather in Brussels in a high-stakes meeting to discuss Ukraine border tensions. Both sides had stopped talking after Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014.
NATO chief Stoltenberg has said there will be severe costs, both economic and political, for Russia if they "once again use military force against Ukraine."
The meeting will take place in Brussels on January 12 following security talks between US and Russian officials on January 10 in Geneva.
IFRC and ICRC urged "immediate, unrestricted access to all migrants, including at borders".
The World Health Organization has established an air bridge into the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif with the help of Pakistani authorities after warning on Friday that Afghanistan’s medical supplies would run out within days.
On the heels of UN refugee agency's warning of "a larger crisis that is just beginning" in Afghanistan, an EU draft shared by Reuters shows the bloc is aiming for stricter policies to curb refugee influx from Afghanistan following Taliban takeover.
US President Joe Biden’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since assuming office comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Moscow, with both sides playing down the prospect of any major breakthroughs at the summit.
The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden is due to take place on June 16 in Geneva amid strained bilateral relations on a wide array of issues.
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