U.N. Secretary-General To Kick Off Times Square New Year's Eve CountdownOrganizers of the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration announced Monday that Ban will push the Waterford crystal button to begin the official 60-second countdown to 2017.
U.N. Apologizes To Haiti For Deadly Cholera OutbreakBan Ki-moon said the U.N. bears a moral responsibility to renew its efforts to address the epidemic.
UN Strongly Condemns North Korea Hydrogen Bomb TestThe U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea's nuclear test and pledges to pursue new sanctions.
In Address To UN, Pope Beseeches World Leaders To Protect The EnvironmentPope Francis declared Friday that there is a "right of the environment'' and that mankind has no authority to abuse it.
NYPD Estimates 10,000 Strong On Hand For Pro-Israel Rally Near United NationsThe Security Council adopted a presidential statement just after midnight Monday in New York that urged Israel and Hamas "to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire.''
American On Board Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Was New Jersey NativeIn remarks from the White House, the president said Friday that Flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
Former Mayor Bloomberg Visits UN In New Role As Climate Change Special EnvoyThe U.N. chief said he was counting on Bloomberg's "dedicated and visionary leadership'' to help countries around the world address the climate change phenomenon.
White House Confident Congress Will Approve Use Of Force In SyriaIn a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows, Secretary of State John Kerry said the case for intervention in Syria's 2 1/2-year civil war was strengthening each day and that he expected American lawmakers to recognize the need for action when the "credibility of the United States is on the line.''
Diplomatic Push To End Middle East Crisis Gaining MomentumEarlier Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the region, renewing America's commitment to Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at her side.
Giuliani To Protesters Near UN: Obama Administration 'Betrayed' People Of IranSpeaking to the crowd at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Wednesday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani sounded like he was on the campaign trail and told the anti-Iranian protesters that the U.S. needs another president like Republican Ronald Reagan.
Jews Wonder: Of All Days For Ahmadinejad To Speak, Why Yom Kippur?Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with Ahmadinejad on Sunday and warned him not to use any incendiary rhetoric. The Iranian president ignored the advice.
Week-Long United Nations General Assembly Begins Monday; Road Closures PlannedThe NYPD said the road closures will be intermittent as the meetings at the U.N. go on, but include East 34th Street to East 57th Street from 1st to 2nd Avenues.