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Dozens gather near UN General Assembly to protest Iran

(24 Sep 2018) With a regime change in Iran on their minds, dozens of protesters gathered a few blocks from the United Nations where world leaders were meeting for the 73rd General Assembly in New York. (Sept. 24)

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Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at UN headquarters

A life-sized statue of South African icon Nelson Mandela is unveiled at the United Nations headquarters in New York and the General Assembly marks the centenary of Mandela’s birth with a summit on peace.

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UN unveils statue honoring Nelson Mandela

(24 Sep 2018) A statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at United Nations headquarters in New York.The country of South Africa donated the statue in commemoration of a 100-years since Mandela’s birth. (Sept. 24)

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The United Nations

Videographic on the United Nations. About 130 world leaders are gathering for the UN General Assembly to address global issues, from scrapping North Korea’s nuclear weapons to financing development. VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail Reuters reporters

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi robustly defends the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as she hit back at global criticism of a trial widely seen as an attempt to muzzle the free press. The country’s de facto leader acknowledged that the brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority — which the United Nations has cast as “genocide” — could have been “handled better”, but insisted the two reporters had been treated fairly.

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Rebels in Syria’s Idlib train in case of a regime offensive

Rebel fighters from the newly-formed National Liberation Front are training in Idlib in the event of a military offensive by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally on the country’s last rebel stronghold. Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned Syria and its backers against launching a full-scale battle in Idlib, saying the province “must not be transformed into a bloodbath.”

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High seas

United Nations member states on Tuesday kick off long-awaited talks on a 2020 treaty that would regulate the high seas, which cover half the planet.High seas’ videographic.VIDEOGRAPHIC