In a ceremony in New York, the UN has sworn in its new secretary general, Antonio Guterres. How exactly is he going to overhaul the organization? Melissa Fleming, advisor to Antonio Guterres, speaks to DW.
Berlin is upping its aid to Syria and refugees in the region, pledging to deliver an extra €1 billion. The UN has urged donor countries to contribute, warning that 13 million people are in need of emergency aid.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked donors for $2.6 billion in humanitarian aid for war-torn Yemen. He called for a "political solution" to truly end the suffering of the Yemeni people.
German chancellor Angela Merkel says that letting in legal migrants from a UN program helps head off illegal migration. Her remarks were made before a meeting with UN High Commissioner on Refugees Filippo Grandi.
Russia called an emergency Security Council meeting to file a motion condemning the missile attack on Syria. Only two other countries backed its efforts.
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