The United States and South Korea say the exercises are in self-defence and are necessary to counter the rising threats from North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes.
Fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been simmering for decades as more than 120 groups fight for power, land and valuable mineral resources — while others try to defend their communities.
Negotiators from more than 100 countries complete legally binding accord to protect high seas, a long-awaited step that experts say will help conserve 30 percent of world's land and ocean by 2030.
Antonio Guterres also said that wealthy nations have not kept their promise to provide 0.15% to 0.20% of their Gross National Income to Least Developed Countries.
The United Nations had appealed for $4.3 billion to deliver aid this year to 21.7 million people going hungry in the war-ravaged country — and urged warring parties to turn a fragile truce into lasting peace.
During the week-long session many states will seek to extend the mandate of a UN investigation body set up to probe atrocities in Ukraine.
After weeks of rescue efforts, focus of Turkish authorities shifts to rehabilitation and reconstruction in the country's 11 provinces devastated by 7.7 and 7.6 magnitudes earthquakes that have left more than 50,000 dead in Türkiye and Syria.
UNICEF says 390 people had been wounded or killed by landmines or unexploded ordnances in 2022, an almost 40 percent spike compared to 2021.
The United States accuses UN Security Council of a lack of action on North Korea's ballistic missile launches, warning that the 15-member body's failure to respond emboldens the DPRK.
Alvaro Rodriguez appeals to the international community to be generous to disaster-hit Türkiye to reciprocate the country's tireless efforts in sheltering refugees, brokering the Black Sea grain deal, and more.
Eleven days after the quake that killed more than 44,000 people in Türkiye and Syria, the situation in Syria's northwest remains dire due to slow arrival of aid to a region ravaged by years of conflict.
Reports of heavy fighting were continuing to surface despite a declared ceasefire, says UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Somalia.
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