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The United Nations has existed for more than 70 years, and it is no more effective today than the day it was formed. Yes, it has served mankind well in addressing mundane catastrophes like earthquakes and floods, but when it comes to establishing peace ...
22 January 2017 - The United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have commended the "goodwill and the statesmanship" of the former President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who decided to ...
A bill was introduced early January that calls for the removal of the United States from the United Nations.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith (left) and United Nations Resident Coordinator, Bruno Pouez at sign an agreement for the UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UNMSDF) in Jamaica, at the ...
Kabul, Afghanistan - The United Nations on Saturday issued an appeal for more than half a billion dollars in humanitarian aid to Afghans feeling the brunt of an intensifying conflict, with officials saying that a staggering one-third of the country's ...
20 January 2017 - As the extreme cold weather and storms continue to sweep Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses, according to the United Nations children's Fund.
20 January 2017 - Strongly condemning all terrorist attacks in West Africa, particularly those carried out by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin, the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need to combat terrorism in all its forms ...
20 January 2017 - The head of the United Nations agricultural agency today urged the international community to promote more efficient use of water and to take steps to secure water access, especially for poor family farmers.
20 January 2017 - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) has confirmed the destruction of Palmyra's famed tetrapylon and the facade of the ancient Syrian city's Roman theatre, following the agency's evaluation of ...
19 January 2017 - Despite a cessation of hostilities in war-ravaged Syria, aid workers are still unable to reach many people desperately needing assistance, the United Nations reported today, also announcing that Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will ...
(CNN) In November, the United Nations imposed their strongest sanctions yet on North Korea, targeting their exports of coal and precious metals.
20 January 2017 - The United Nations and the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have together crafted a blueprint for making the agriculture, food and nutritional security sectors more disaster-proof so the region can tackle hunger in a ...
United Nations, the hardcore band featuring Thursday's Geoff Rickly, have returned with a new song. It's called "Stairway to Mar-a-Lago" and it's available on Bandcamp, with proceeds going to the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood.
19 January 2017 - A United Nations human rights expert today welcomed the decision of President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States on Sudan.
20 January 2017 - With conflict in South Sudan now entering its fourth year and its people facing dire humanitarian challenges, the United Nations refugee agency has revised upwards its funding requirements for 2017 to address new needs of those who ...
A trickling filter at a wastewater treatment plant in Danbury, Connecticut, in the United States. UN Photo/Evan Schneider. Print. 19 January 2017 - With agricultural land thirsty and water increasingly scarce, the United Nations agricultural agency is ...
The United Nations Security Council recently passed Resolution 2334, which condemns the construction of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land, declares them again to be illegal, and demands a stop to any future such construction.
19 January 2017 - More than 40 per cent of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are missing out on education, despite a sharp increase in enrolment rates, the United Nations children's Fund (UNICEF) said today. "Unless more resources are provided, there ...
Last week, Graham and Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill that would halt all U.S. funding to the United Nations until U.N. Security Council resolution 2334 is repealed.
19 January 2017 - Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a new United Nations-backed report. Nearly 360 million people, or 58 per cent of ...
19 January 2017 - The United Nations refugee and migration agencies along with a host of partners today unveiled a new strategy and appeal to help address the challenges confronting hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe.
19 January 2017 - Urging all Gambian parties to respect the outcome of the 1 December election recognizing Adama Barrow as the country's President-elect, the United Nations Security Council today expressed its support for the commitment of West African ...
19 January 2017 - An independent United Nations expert today urged Saudi officials to use their bold new plan for economic transformation to improve the human rights of women and the poor.
Stephen Zunes's Jan. 14 objection to Rep. Jimmy Panetta's vote for House Resolution 11 criticizing the United Nations resolution 2334 distorts and ignores basic facts. This is not a "modest" UN Resolution but a condemnation of Israel that ignores the ...
For someone whose foreign policy is summarised in two words - "America first" - Donald Trump's distain for the complex bureaucratic behemoth of the United Nations should come as no surprise. What is perhaps surprising, however, is how intent he seems ...
18 January 2017 - The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum concluded today with the launch of a global plan that outlines a vision and a "to-do" list for better data to improve people's lives, including through new ideas, solutions and ...
18 January 2017 - United Nations humanitarian helicopter and emergency medical personnel are in north-eastern Nigeria following a military airstrike that hit a displacement camp killing dozens of people, including aid workers, and wounding a reported ...
The United Nations gets a rough ride, and not just from Donald Trump. The sheer magnitude of the problems the world faces, combined with the scale of activities the UN undertakes, means that there will always be failures even if those are vastly ...
Granted Special Consultative Status by the U.N. Economic and Social Council since 2008, IIMA's mission is to create and promote a network between the Institute of the FMAs (daughters of Mary Help of Christians) and the United Nations, its bodies and ...
Credit: Luiz Rampelotto SIPA USA/PA Images. Last fall, many of us watched closely as the occasion of selecting the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations ushered in unprecedented public demand for the world's first female - and feminist ...
United Nations - Samantha Power had just boarded a United States Air Force plane on her way home from a three-country tour in Africa when the calls began to come in from Washington.
18 January 2017 - Amid an overall scale-up in relief operations in Syria, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Ali Al-Za'tari, approved today $19 million from the Syria Humanitarian Fund to sustain immediate life ...
18 January 2017 - Briefing the United Nations Security Council on its resolution 2231, which endorsed a plan of action on Iran's nuclear programme, the top UN political official called on the international community for continued support and ...
18 January 2017 - The United Nations peacekeeping chief strongly condemned the suicide bombing that reportedly killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others at a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao, denouncing the attack as an ...
... facing hunger in areas hardest hit by hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny island nation, more than 1.5 million people nevertheless remain food insecure, the United Nations said ...
18 January 2017 - The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported today, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change, ...
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, outlined a forceful policy for countering Russian aggression, becoming the latest Trump Cabinet pick to take a more ...
18 January 2017 - Welcoming the commutation of United States Army officer Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking classified military documents, a United Nations independents human rights expert today called on governments to recognize the ...
17 January 2017 - Nearly a quarter of a billion children and young people world-wide are bullied each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations educational and cultural agency, which found that bullies like to pick on children ...
A crowd of journalists in Maluku transit camp, on the outskirts of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where citizens of that country, deported from Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, have gathered.
17 January 2017 - Unilateral actions threaten to unravel the two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians, the United Nations focal point on the Middle East today told the Security Council, stressing that both sides must do their part to create ...
16 January 2017 - Actor and United Nations agency special envoy Forest Whitaker is today being celebrated as a leader in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution, empowering young people in communities touched by violence and poverty.
16 January 2017 - Hundreds of people were killed in South Sudan during an outbreak of violence last July and more than 200 people were raped, according to a United Nations report today released which emphasizes the need for accountability and justice ...
The number of newly internally displaced people (IDPs) in Afghanistan in 2016 is 623,000, with more than half of them children, a UN report said on Tuesday.
Brandywine Global investment management, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. , announced today that it has become a signatory of the ...
Since its inception the United Nations has spent billions of dollars in global taxpayer money pushing questionable resolutions and misguided initiatives.
10 January 2017 - Smoking and tobacco use cost world economies more than $1 trillion each year in healthcare and lost productivity, the United Nations health agency today reported, refuting claims that controls on tobacco products adversely impact ...
More than one million Somali refugees who have been displaced from their homes for decades are becoming despondent as they continue to be unable to ...
In November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed a plan for the partition of Palestine, providing for the creation of an Arab State and a Jewish State, with Jerusalem to be placed under international status.
Today marks the launch of a new United Nations children's Fund (UNICEF) campaign, #EarlyMomentsMatter, aimed at raising awareness about the critical ...


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