U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he sees no role for Syrian President Bashar Assad in a transition government trying to lead Syria out of civil war.
The Somali government needs help expanding its authority beyond Mogadishu, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said.
The U.N. General Assembly conducted a debate Monday with the Group of 20 major economies to strengthen interaction between the two groups.
China cautioned against overstating the amount of influence it has over the North Korean government, a U.N. official said.
The government of Mali is reluctant to accept the deployment of a U.N. peacekeeping force, a senior U.N. official says.
Sweden introduced an official memorial day, Aug. 27, to honor diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, whose actions in World War II saved 100,000 people from the Holocaust.
Bilateral coordination between the African Union and the United Nations could help address critical issues in Africa, a top U.N. official said.
Swedish Foreign Minister Jan Eliasson says he met twice with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in an effort to free jailed journalist Dawit Isaak.
The United Nations and the African Union have selected a mediator to bring together warring sides and end the violent conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan.
The United Nations and the African Union have been meeting with Sudanese government officials and rebel leaders in an effort to forge a peace deal.