The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring UN sanctions said several countries, which it did not identify, believed North Korea's past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop miniaturised nuclear devices.
The UN Commission of Inquiry for Syria noted the experience of children was "deeply gendered" and girls are “disproportionally affected” by sexual violence.
Despite committing grave violations, certain countries responsible for war crimes against children have been omitted from the UN Secretary-General’s new ‘list of shame’ report, Human Rights Watch says.
The study uses the word "risk" 561 times in a 740-page report but says changes in the way the world eats, buys things, gets its energy and handles its waste could help fix the problems.
UN probe says Israel response to Gaza protests 'may constitute' crimes against humanity.
Scientists say that it is vital to limit the rise in global temperatures to 2 Celsius to avert more extreme weather, rising sea levels and the loss of plant and animal species, although limiting the rise to 1.5C would have a far greater benefit.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan security forces suspected of killing hundreds of demonstrators and alleged criminals enjoy immunity from prosecution.
A 23-page report released by the UN Commission of Inquiry said that through the widespread and systematic" bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and the continued denial of food and medicine, pro-regimeforces perpetrated a "crime against humanity."
More than 5,000 civilians casualties recorded in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan in first half of 2017, with at least 1,662 civilians killed and 3,581 wounded.
United Nations says schools and hospitals in Afghanistan are under increasing threat as violence spreads across country
UN releases its findings of major survey on Gaza Strip's displaced people, says almost 80,000 Palestinians remain displaced in Gaza Strip after 2014 escalation of Israel-Palestine conflict
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