All posts tagged "UN"
175 States Sign Landmark Paris Deal on Climate Change
UN secretary-genera: "The era of consumption without consequences is over"
- Posted April 22, 2016
UN Secretary General Proposes Women’s Empowerment as Solution
Ban Ki-Moon Appoints UN's Firs Female Force Commander
- Posted March 8, 2016
Martín Peña Channel Project in San Juan Wins UN World Habitat Award
Award to be Given in October, During UN Habitat Global Summit
- Posted February 29, 2016
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, First UN Chief from Africa, Dies
CAIRO – Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died Tuesday. He...
- Posted February 16, 2016
UN: Stopping Zika May Require Genetically Modified Insects
GENEVA – The World Health Organization says it might be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are now spreading Zika across the Americas. The virus has been linked...
- Posted February 16, 2016
Central African Republic Voters Seek Leader to End Chaos
BANGUI, Central African Republic – Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify a tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left untold thousands dead and forced nearly...
- Posted February 14, 2016
Independence Party Criticizes Bernier’s ‘Refusal’ discuss Political Status Issue
SAN JUAN – Veteran independence leader Rubén Berríos on Friday condemned the refusal of the Popular Democratic Party’s (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, David Bernier, to accept his invitation to discuss Puerto Rico’s political status alongside the pro-statehood New...
- Posted February 12, 2016
UN Agency: Major Droughts Count Rises amid Record-hot 2015
GENEVA – The U.N. agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says the Earth faced more than twice as many major droughts last year than the average of the last decade. Focusing part on the human cost...
- Posted February 11, 2016
UN: Number Of Haitians Needing Food Aid Spikes Amid Drought
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years as the number of people in need of urgent food aid has recently spiked, the head of the U.N. World Food...
- Posted February 10, 2016
UN Condemns NKorea Launch, Pledges Significant new Sanctions
SEOUL, South Korea – The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged...
- Posted February 7, 2016