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Negotiators worked to iron out details of a stock-taking exercise in 2018, which will measure progress toward the Paris goals, and to move forwards with the sticky issue of adaptation finance. All of this as countries ... carbon Brief takes a look at ...
Transcript of Press Conference by UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura Conclusion of the 6th round of Intra-Syrian talks, 19 May 2017.
"In the greatest country on earth, people should not have to declare bankruptcy just because they have a health care issue." "I call it the un-American healthcare plan," Quist added. In Billings and Missoula, where the pair drew crowds of more than 1 ...
Short-term financing is an essential tool to support the growth of small businesses and to enable sustainable development, yet research points to a growing shortfall of trade finance in many markets hurting the companies and countries that need it the ...
China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, greets delegates after her statement, during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Genev... (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via ...
Each team will represent a country and debate on issues like water and sanitation, child mortality, refugees, and sustainable energy.
TRIPOLI - The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centers as he visited Tripoli.
"Did China really threaten The Philippines with war after President Duterte asserted the Southeast Asian nation's sovereignty over disputed territory in the West Philippine Sea?
The EU foreign policy chief says Europe does "not see eye to eye" with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies, but can "easily" work with the U.S. on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian ...
May 21, 2017 (Khartoum) - The United Nations independent expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi Sunday has expressed concern over detentions of civil society activists and continued the crackdown on the press and ...
WHO routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel, far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press, ...
The EU foreign policy chief says Europe does "not see eye to eye" with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies, but can "easily" work with the U.S. on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
carbon Brief takes a look at the major themes and points of controversy to come out of the talks. We have also collated a schedule of upcoming deadlines, reports and meetings under the Paris negotiating track, in the lead up to COP23 in November.
North Korea's ballistic missile tests are pushing the international community to the limit as Kim Jong-un threatens war with Donald Trump.
United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (L) arrives for a meeting with Syrian government delegation members during Intra Syria talks at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 19, 2017.
United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (L) arrives for a meeting with Syria's opposition delegation leader Nasr al-Hariri during intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 19, 2017.
Another former permanent representative to the UN said that if India is not occupying a few top UN positions today, it is because this is no longer an issue that can be clinched by the MEA. "Ten years ago, the MEA was the diplomatic spearhead. It set ...
Shaheed ended an eight-day trip to Albania on Wednesday to prepare a report on its policies and practices on religion, including unresolved issues or new challenges. "Freedom of religion or belief is a practical reality in Albania, and there is much ...
As if there wasn't enough controversy surrounding Sergey Kislyak. The Russian ambassador to the US at the centre of the Trump national security storm appears likely, diplomatic sources tell me, to become the United Nations head of counter-terrorism ...
One area where the two groups intend to focus their work is to develop advanced technology efficiently detect and respond to human rights violations, an issue not only spreading to more areas of the world, but also growing in complexity. "As a global ...
Obesity is a significant nutrition-related problem in the United States. ... 17 May 2017 - Citing eating habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, the United Nations health agency launched a new publication today at the European Congress on ...
... now warned there is a "high possibility of conflict" with the North after advances in its nuclear capabilities. As North Korea continues to issue chilling threats, here are live updates and the latest news on the tensions between Kim Jong-un and ...
The U.N. Security Council held a closed door meeting Wednesday to discuss the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, where anti-government protests have rocked the country for more than six weeks, amid a worsening economic and humanitarian situation ...
On 4 May, during India's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council, Bulgaria recommended to the government to introduce a child-rights-based approach in all its policies.
psychologists today remain wary of assessing the president's mental state based on his public statements or late-night tweets.
GENEVA (Sputnik) - UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura proposed on Tuesday to create a technical, consultative mechanism on constitutional and legal issues and invited parties to the Syrian conflict to participate in it, the proposal paper obtained ...
Pakistan and India should find a peaceful solution their issues through dialogue said the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
... was scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley last month in support of crackdowns on undocumented immigrants.
The Gazette recently spoke to Ban about some of the many issues that occupied him during his decade at the helm of the U.N., from the Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis to efforts to combat global warming and promote human rights. ... But ...
Dhaka, Bangladesh - The sale of a used car is developing into an unusual criminal case and a potential diplomatic sore point between the United Nations and Bangladesh, whose government has frequently bristled at criticism from the international ...
TOP: Thresher sharks ( Alopias spp.) are highly migratory pelagic predators. They can be most easily identified by their long tail fin which they use to stun their prey.
Lodhi said that to avert another crisis in the subcontinent, the longstanding issue of Kashmir on the UN agenda and one that figures in every OIC Communique, must be addressed.
The letter, more than three pages long, included a document prepared last September by the SG`s Special advisor Espen Barth Eide containing the 103 open issues of the first day of the implementation of a solution to the Cyprus issue. According to ...
The International Civil aviation Organization (ICAO) met on Tuesday to debate the issue after the UAE, Egypt and other countries complained their airlines had been unduly penalised by the decision to relegate laptops to the cargo hold on some flights ...
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will not disclose how Ireland votes on United Nations matters but controversial issues will be "red-flagged" to ...
Ms. Lodhi said that to avert another crisis in the subcontinent, the long-standing issue of Kashmir on the UN agenda and one that figures in every OIC Communique, must be addressed.
United Nations special rapporteur on Free speech David Kaye has said that United Nations will soon raise the issue of social media ban in Kashmir with government of India. He said it in an interview with Aljazeera.com. "We haven't raised our concerns ...
Independent Alliance ministers Shane Ross and Finian McGrath raised Ireland's voting record on Saudi Arabia's membership of the UN Commission on the Status of women at Cabinet this morning. Mr McGrath said the Irish people wanted to know how ...
Pakistan has made five recommendations aimed at addressing alleged human rights issues in India before the United Nations, reflecting the chill in ties between the two countries. In comments certain to irk New Delhi, Pakistan said India should take ...
UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Monday quickly reached out to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to schedule an early meeting and get to work on addressing climate change and a range of international issues. Macron's election was ...
Islamabad: Senate's Standing Committee on Interior on Monday strongly denounced the unprovoked firing by Afghan Security Forces at Chaman border, demanding the matter be raised at the United Nations. Expressing sympathy and solidarity with families ...
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has told China he is open to welcoming North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a meeting in the United States if Pyongyang abandons its nuclear and missile programs, according to diplomatic sources.
MANILA, Philippines - There is no state policy to kill drug offenders and other lawbreakers as part of the Duterte administration's war against drugs and criminality, a report submitted by a Philippine panel to a UN rights body in Geneva showed. The ...
The UN considers the internet a human right, but governments are increasingly infringing on the rights of people online.
With the White House campaigning to bring American jobs back to the United States, many are wondering about the proposed Interstate 11 in Southern Arizona.
Ambassador Dag Nylander, the Personal Representative of the secretary general of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres on the border controversy ...
Healthy oceans have a central role to play in solving one of the biggest problems of the 21st century - how to feed 9 billion people by 2050.


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