US jail practices racist and an 'affront to human dignity', say UN experts
They cite testimonies that jailed black women had been shackled during childbirth while male inmates were forced to work in 'plantation-style' conditions.
'Many may die' warns UN after end of Black Sea grain deal
The UN has long argued that the Black Sea deal was a commercial operation and it had benefited poor states by helping lower food prices more than 23% globally since March last year.
Synthetic drugs boom fuelling illicit markets worldwide, says UN
Globally, more than 296 million people used drugs in 2021, amounting to an increase of 23% over the previous decade, it says.
Russia rejects UN help as death toll from breached dam rises
Levels of toxic substances in sea organisms and on the seabed are expected to worsen, augmenting the risk from land mines that are washing up on the shoreline.
Myanmar junta using imported arms to commit rights violations, says UN expert
Countries named include Russia, China, Singapore, and India.
UN sending envoy over 'unprecedented' Sudan war fallout
More than 500 people have been killed and tens of thousands of people forced to leave their homes for safer locations within the country or abroad since battles erupted on April 15.
Sudan fighting enters third week as UN says country collapsing
About 75,000 have been displaced by the fighting in Khartoum and the states of Blue Nile, North Kordofan, as well as the western region of Darfur, the UN says.
Russia fends off criticism on UN Security Council presidency
It says it will not abuse the position to defend its invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine furious over Russian UN Security Council presidency
The presidency rotates alphabetically each month among the 15 members.
UN accuses Russia, Ukraine forces of 'summary executions' of prisoners
Moscow and Kyiv have accused each other of mistreating prisoners of war since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded a year ago.
Global cocaine supply hits record levels, UN drug agency says
While steadily rising numbers of users are in part due to population growth, the report says it is also indicating a 'rising prevalence of cocaine use'.
Russian transfers of Ukrainian children 'a war crime', UN probe finds
According to Kyiv, 16,221 Ukrainian children had been deported to Russia as of last month.