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Shifting to a green economy can hasten development, says new UN report
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Shifting to a green economy can hasten development, says new UN report
Intensifying investments in clean energy can accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight globally-agreed targets to slash poverty by 2015, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says in a new publication.Read Full Article ...
 
UN puts spotlight on consolidating peace in Central African Republic
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
UN puts spotlight on consolidating peace in Central African Republic
The United Nations today called on the international community to increase aid to the Central African Republic (CAR) to prevent a resumption of conflict in an ...
 
World cannot pay for Pakistan flood disaster: Holbrooke
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
World cannot pay for Pakistan flood disaster: Holbrooke
UNITED NATIONS: The outside world cannot foot the entire bill for Pakistan's recovery from devastating floods and the Pakistani government must do more, US spe...
 
UN to award Bangladesh for reducing child mortality (Reuters)
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
UN to award Bangladesh for reducing child mortality (Reuters)
Reuters - Bangladesh is set to achieve a United Nations award this week for reducing child mortality rate nearly by two-thirds well ahead of the stipulated tim...
 
HIGHLIGHTS-World leaders review U.N. poverty goals
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
HIGHLIGHTS-World leaders review U.N. poverty goals
20 Sep 2010 17:42:46 GMT Source: Reuters UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - World leaders pledged on Monday to stick to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs...
 
Guinea: UN envoy continues consultations over political tensions
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Guinea: UN envoy continues consultations over political tensions
A senior United Nations official is holding consultations today in Guinea with key officials as part of an international effort to resolve the tensions surroun...
 
UN expert calls for action to improve the lives of Armenias internally displaced
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
UN expert calls for action to improve the lives of Armenias internally displaced
Armenian authorities need to do more to integrate internally displaced persons (IDPs) into their new communities and help those still living in difficult circu...
 
Asia-Pacific must boost efforts to turn growth into anti-poverty gains - UN report
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Asia-Pacific must boost efforts to turn growth into anti-poverty gains - UN report
Asia-Pacific countries must enhance efforts to translate robust economic growth into progress towards the targets of slashing poverty and hunger, a new United ...
 
Prosecutor: Mladic Arrest Vital For War Crimes Courts
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Prosecutor: Mladic Arrest Vital For War Crimes Courts
The United Nations' chief prosecutor said today that the failure to arrest fugitive Serbian General Ratko Mladic could undermine the work of war crimes tribuna...
 
Iran hints at attempt to ease US tensions
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Iran hints at attempt to ease US tensions
By Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran Published: September 20 2010 18:43 | Last updated: September 20 2010 18:43 ’s president is best known for his visceral hostil...
 
NY officials protest Iranian president
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
NY officials protest Iranian president
A group of New York elected officials are speaking out against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is in New York City for the United Nations General As...
 
U.N.: Sudan not prepared for January vote
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
U.N.: Sudan not prepared for January vote
GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Sudan is nowhere near ready to have a referendum on possible self-determination for the south, a human rights expert tol...
 
Sarkozy pledges more for fight against poverty
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Sarkozy pledges more for fight against poverty
UNITED NATIONS (AP) French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday pledged to boost aid to the world's poorest by 20 percent over the next three years and issued a...
 
Carla Bruni adds glamour to the United Nations but why does she need an interpreter's earpiece to un
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Carla Bruni adds glamour to the United Nations but why does she need an interpreter's earpiece to un
She may be fluent in four languages, but it seems even Carla Bruni needs help in understanding her husband, clasping an interpreter's earpiece firmly to her.Re...
 
Ban calls on sports to help score the eight Millennium Development Goals
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Ban calls on sports to help score the eight Millennium Development Goals
Sports has a significant role to play in development goals, both as an example of the benefits of teamwork and as an advocate for aiding the poor, sick and hun...
 
20:21 Iran nuclear bomb would be 'real problem'
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
20:21 Iran nuclear bomb would be 'real problem'
US president Barack Obama said today that Iran having a nuclear weapon would be a "real problem" but he did not think military action by Israel or the United S...
 
Iran still ready for talks with 5+1 group
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Iran still ready for talks with 5+1 group
Tehran Times Political Desk TEHRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has announced that Iran is still ready to hold negotiations with the major powers ov...
 
Gul will not meet Israel's Peres
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Gul will not meet Israel's Peres
ANKARA, Turkey (AP)— Turkey's president says he will not meet Israeli president on the sidelines of the United Nations' General Assembly in New York. State-r...
 
Global spotlight on helping poor
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Global spotlight on helping poor
UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a summit on Monday with a plea to the assembled Presidents, Prime Ministers and kings to use their po...
 
UN, banks say poverty, disease can be overcome - Summary
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
UN, banks say poverty, disease can be overcome - Summary
New York - The United Nations, governments and banking institutions said Monday that the remaining problems of extreme poverty, heath and under-development can...
 
Press Conference by Minister for Defence of France
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Press Conference by Minister for Defence of France
The Minister said that, while President Hamid Karzai bore primary responsibility for the national reconciliation process in Afghanistan, the United Nations had...
 
Djibouti hands over land for WFP Humanitarian Logistics Base
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Djibouti hands over land for WFP Humanitarian Logistics Base
Addis Ababa, September 20, 2010 (Addis Ababa) - The Government of Djibouti today signed an agreement handing over 40,000 square meters of land to the United Na...
 
UN chief urges donors not to divert aid from poor
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
UN chief urges donors not to divert aid from poor
* Donors call for results-based approaches on aid * France, Spain urge global financial tax to fight poverty * Bhutan proposes making happiness a development g...
 
Keep pledges on aid, urges minister
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Keep pledges on aid, urges minister
Rich countries should follow Britain's lead by keeping their promises on aid to poorer nations, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has said. M...
 
Ban's talks with European Commission chief centre on development targets
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Ban's talks with European Commission chief centre on development targets
As the United Nations summit assessing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) got under way today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed how...
 
UN official urges increased State funding for reproductive health
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
UN official urges increased State funding for reproductive health
The head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today urged world leaders to boost funding for reproductive health, including family planning, and put w...
 
Darfur: UN-African Union mediation committee presents draft peace accord
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Darfur: UN-African Union mediation committee presents draft peace accord
A committee involving the United Nations has produced a preliminary draft peace document aimed at ending the bloody conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, in which...
 
Israeli leader and Ban discuss latest push for Middle East peace
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Israeli leader and Ban discuss latest push for Middle East peace
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Israeli President today discussed the recent launch of direct Israeli-Palestinian talks, with the United Nations chief st...
 
France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
France boosts pledge to fight world poverty, urges others to follow suit
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 10-year-old promise to lift the world's poorest is unfulfilled and with world economies clawing back from the worst recession since...
 
Gender disparities in primary and secondary education persis
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
Gender disparities in primary and secondary education persis
United Nations News Service: 17 September 2010 – Girls and boys in only 85 countries will have equal access to primary and secondary education by 2015 if pre...
 
France steps up pledge to combat world poverty
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Sunday, 19 September 2010
France steps up pledge to combat world poverty
By ANITA SNOW 2010-09-20T19:48:20Z UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The 10-year-old promise to lift the world's poorest is unfulfilled and with world economies clawing b...
 
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