The education of a further 3.7 million children at risk as teachers' salaries have not been paid in more than two years, UNICEF warns in a statement.
Turkey's president receives praise for being the only leader who has raised voice for the Muslims suffering in different countries.
Some 60 world leaders gather at UN for a "climate emergency" summit aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than at any time in history.
Mary Keller, head of monitoring and reporting at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, says the deaths were caused by collapsed rooftops and electrocution.
Libya's internationally recognized government on Friday accepted a ceasefire request from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), according to a statement posted by the government on Twitter.
UN report seen by Reuters showed that North Korea “used cyberspace to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks to steal funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges to generate income.”
"The investigation will cover destruction of, or damage to facilities on the de-confliction list and UN-supported facilities" in northwest Syria, says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano, who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade, was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme.
The latest territorial loss has put militia leader Khalifa Haftar in a weak position, and it is the right time for the international community to bring him to the negotiating table to help end the power struggle in Libya.
Head of Libya's UN-backed government Fayez al Sarraj announces his new "political initiative" as eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar continues his military campaign to take capital Tripoli.
"Today, 13,000,000 tonnes of plastic leak into the oceans every year, what among other damage, kill 100,000 marine animals annually," the UN says.
Implementation of a 2012 roadmap to UN-supervised elections in Syria has been discussed by US and Russian diplomats, says Ambassador James Jeffrey amid ongoing attacks in north-west Syria.
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