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.
Vice President Mike Pence said that Middle Eastern Christians facing persecution have not been served well by the United Nations.
The Nobel committee honored ICAN for its efforts to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law through the U.N.
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.