All posts tagged "UN"
New UN chief has big goals but says he’s ‘no miracle maker’
UNITED NATIONS – The new U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday he’s “no miracle maker” but Antonio Guterres has big ambitions: He wants to shake up the global body and get all 193 member nations to come together to...
- Posted January 3, 2017
Trump Says UN Just a Club for People to ‘Have a Good Time’
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Donald Trump is questioning the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it’s just a club for people to “have a good time,” after the U.N. Security Council voted last week to condemn...
- Posted December 27, 2016
Antonio Guterres Sworn as UN Secretary-General
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as secretary-general of the United Nations, becoming the ninth U.N. chief in the body’s 71-year history. The former U.N. refugee chief was elected to the top job...
- Posted December 12, 2016
Tech solutions to tackle overfishing, labor abuse at sea
BANGKOK – Fishing boats used high-tech systems to find vast schools of fish for decades, depleting stocks of some species and leading to the complete collapse of others. Now more than a dozen apps, devices and monitoring...
- Posted November 26, 2016
UN Agency Lifts Zika Emergency, Prepares for Long-Term Fight
GENEVA – Acknowledging Zika is “here to stay,” the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration and prepared for a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne virus that can result in severe neurological defects...
- Posted November 18, 2016
Trump Win Raises Questions about UN Climate Deal
MARRAKECH, Morocco – The election of a U.S. president who has called global warming a “hoax” alarmed environmentalists and climate scientists Wednesday and raised questions about whether America, once again, would pull out of an international climate...
- Posted November 9, 2016
UN Report: Human Footprint ‘Increasingly Visible’ in Climate
MARRAKECH, Morocco – Hot and wild and with an “increasingly visible human footprint” – that’s how the U.N. weather agency sums up the global climate in the past five years. In a report released Tuesday at international...
- Posted November 8, 2016
Obama, in Final UN Speech, Calls for World Course Correction
UNITED NATIONS – In a closing dispatch to the world he’s tried to shape, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that the United States and other major powers have only limited ability to solve the world’s most profound problems,...
- Posted September 20, 2016
UN suspends all convoys in Syria after attack on aid trucks
BEIRUT — The U.N. humanitarian aid agency suspended all convoys in Syria on Tuesday following deadly airstrikes on aid trucks the previous night that activists said killed at least 12 people, mostly truck drivers and Red Crescent workers....
- Posted September 20, 2016
World Leaders at UN Approve Plan for Refugee Crisis
UNITED NATIONS – With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, global leaders on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the...
- Posted September 19, 2016