U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets in Vienna, Austria, with the foreign ministers of Turkey and Saudi Arabia, as well as the U.N. special envoy for Syria, ahead of Saturday's next round of international summits on the Syrian Civil War. The talks, aimed toward a cease-fire in Syria's devastating war and a political transition to a post-war government, will include senior officials from 19 nations-groups and, as in October, Iran will participate.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges countries to bridge differences ahead of a deadline for a draft of a new global agreement to control international arms sales. Despite this, no agreement is reached. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-us-canada-19008740 (BBC)], [http:--www.miamiherald.com-2012-07-27-2916514-un-states-fail-to-reach-global.html ("Miami Herald")]date=August 2019
Rupert Murdoch gives evidence to the Leveson inquiry, claiming former British Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown "declared war" on his organisation after "The Sun" newspaper came out in support of the Conservatives in 2009, an allegation denied by Brown.
A United Nations report suggests North Korea has supplied Burma, Iran and Syria with nuclear technology, in violation of United Nations sanctions. China had previously blocked the report from reaching the UN Security Council.
The United Nations states Niger faces its worst hunger crisis in history, worse than 2005 when thousands of people were left to starve to death. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-africa-10976093 (BBC)] [http:--www.mercurynews.com-nation-world-ci_15778867?nclick_check=1 (AP via "San Jose Mercury News")]date=August 2019