South Korea and the United States pressure China to allow UN action against North Korea.
- The Guardian
Hackers based in China access classified Indian documents, emails of the Dalai Lama, offices of the United Nations and the Pakistani embassy in the United States.
The United States vetoes a United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at stopping Israeli airstrikes against Gaza. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Kingdom, European Union, Russia, France, and China all call for a ceasefire.
The United States is encouraging a vote on a United Nations resolution, which currently would impose an arms embargo and freezing of North Korean funds connected to North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programs, despite opposition from the People's Republic of China, which has veto power.
The United Nations special rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, accuses the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden of "ganging up" on Julian Assange and subjecting him to "psychological torture" and "collective persecution" after spending seven years living inside London's Ecuadorian Embassy.
United States energy developer Invenergy files for arbitration against Poland with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law over a dispute following construction of four wind power projects in the country. Invenergy claims Polish authorities are ignoring binding rulings by local courts.