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South Korea: Kim Jong-Un to Invite International Experts to Nuclear Site Closure

A senior South Korean government official told reporters in Seoul on Wednesday that President Moon Jae-in believes that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un “understands” that denuclearizing his country would that require international inspectors receive access to the country’s nuclear test site.

Ambassador to the United Nations and Head of the Government delegation Bashar al-Jaafari gestures during a press conference following a new round of negotiations of peace talks on Syria at the United Nations Office in Geneva on March 21, 2016.

Syrian U.N. Rep Calls United States a ‘Monster’ Terror Sponsor

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari called the United States a “monster … who sponsored terrorism” throughout the Middle East during a session of the Security Council on the situation in Syria on Tuesday.

Palestinian protesters burn an American flag during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, April 6, 2018.

U.S. Blocks UN Statement Supporting Gaza Rioters

The United States for a second week in a row blocked a UN Security Council statement supporting the right of Palestinians to “demonstrate peacefully” and endorsing Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for an independent investigation into deadly protests in Gaza.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

UN Gets $100m in New Funds for Palestinian Aid After U.S. Cuts

The United Nations received pledges Thursday of nearly $100 million in new funding for the UN relief agency for Palestinians after the US slashed its aid, but it is still facing a nearly $350 million shortfall this year.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. Haley says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley unveiled recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched …

Nikki Haley at AIPAC: ‘Israel Gets Bullied’ at UN

TEL AVIV – The Trump administration’s bid to end bias against Israel at the UN is “actually a demand for peace,” the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told the annual AIPAC convention in Washington on Monday evening in a speech met with rapturous applause and a dozen standing ovations.

Syrian Kurds mourn during a funeral in Afrin

U.N.: Turkish Invasion Displaced 15,000 Civilians in Northern Syria

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs revealed on Tuesday that an estimated 15,000 civilians have fled Afrin, northern Syria, after the Turkish government launched an invasion of that city against the U.S.-allied Kurdish forces there.

The United States refrained from vetoing the adoption of a UN Security Council measure calling on Israel -- its closest Middle East ally -- to halt settlement activities in Palestinian territory

Arab League to Back Palestinian Bid For Full Membership Status At UN

TEL AVIV – Backed by the Arab League, the Palestinian leadership is going ahead with its plan to seek recognition as a full member state in the United Nations in response President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.

PARIS, Oct. 13, 2017 -- Audrey Azoulay delivers a speech at the headquarters of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, on Oct. 13, 2017. French candidate Audrey Azoulay was nominated as candidate for next Director-General of UNESCO on Friday by the executive board. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen …

Israel Formally Submits Withdrawal Notice to UNESCO

Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organization, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state.