Twin bomb attacks
The United Nations condemns the twin attacks.
United Nations representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons implores the Afghan government and the Taliban to protect civilians as a UN report shows a sharp increase in civilians being killed. 1,300 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed so far this year.
The United Nations suspends Miriam Maluwa as director of the UNAIDS programme in Ethiopia. Maluwa is a key witness in allegations of sexual assault against a programme director, Luiz Loures. Loures is accused of attacking colleague Martina Brostrom in a lift and is due to leave his post today. Brostrom today said she has no confidence the UN will deliver justice as it reopens its investigation.
Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency of its chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past 6 months, according to a confidential United Nations report on violations of North Korea's sactions.
The United Nations confirms the use of sarin gas in the Ghouta Attacks.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon questions the legality of US plans to strike Syria without UN backing, saying that the use of force is only legal when it is in self-defence or with Security Council authorization.
The United Nations claims that Sudan has bombed a village in Darfur.
The United Nations launches a major appeal for assistance dealing with the ongoing floods that have devastated Pakistan.
Israel rejects United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's proposal to create an international committee of inquiry into the raid on Gaza flotilla raid; committee members would include representatives from the United States, Turkey and Israel.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses climate change with Bolivian president Evo Morales Ayma.
The United Nations Special Envoy to Myanmar, Tomas Quintana, arrives in the country on the first day of a five day visit to assess the progress on human rights.