United Nations

A globe and a Ferris Wheel stand in the forest near Bonn, Germany, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The UN Climate Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany till Nov. 17, 2017. (Rainer Jensen/dpa via AP)
Scientists say new figures show global carbon emissions will reach a record high in 2017.
Pope Francis greets Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations and leader of The Elders, during a private audience at the Vatican on Nov. 6. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Pope Francis met with Kofi Annan, the former U.N. secretary-general, and former Irish President Mary Robinson to discuss shared concerns about peace, human rights and climate change.
All but three of the 16 prefectures in the country are still controlled by armed gangs, despite the presence of U.N. peacekeepers.
Michael J. O’Loughlin October 26, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence said that Middle Eastern Christians facing persecution have not been served well by the United Nations.
A combination photo shows members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in Geneva on Oct. 6. The group won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Pictured from left to right are Beatrice Fihn, executive director; Daniel Hogsta, coordinator; and Grethe Ostern, a member of the organization's steering committee. (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)
The Nobel committee honored ICAN for its efforts to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law through the U.N.
Father Emanuel Youkhana, an archimandrite of the Assyrian Church of the East, looks through the rubble of a Syriac Catholic Church on Jan. 27 in Qaraqosh, Iraq. The mannequin and poster were used as target practice. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
The "revolting reality" of recent wars shows just how urgent it is that the international community act to protect religious minorities in situations of conflict, a top Vatican official told the U.N. General Assembly.