Wednesday, November 28, 2012

United nations

  • Mahmoud Abbas and the UN General Assembly

    Mahmoud Abbas's drive for unilateral Palestinian recognition at the United Nations is like a train running full steam ahead -- except this one is going the wrong direction.

  • UN Report: Record Heat in 2012

    The U.N. weather agency says that despite the cooling effect of La Nina in the Pacific Ocean in early 2012, the period from January to October was the ninth warmest since records began in 1850.

  • UN Ambassador Susan Rice Before Benghazi

    United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, on Capitol Hill this week answering questions about her role after the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, has become yet another player in the divide between the left and right, with her possible nomination as the ...

  • Santorum, conservatives target UN treaty of disabilities

    The far-right's reflexive opposition to anything related to the United Nations isn't exactly a new development, but the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities seems entirely uncontroversial. It enjoys bipartisan support, with ...

  • Palestinians predict historic UN vote on statehood

    UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinians predicted a historic U.N. vote recognizing their statehood this week, praising important new support from France on Tuesday and likely backing from other European nations seen as critical to enhancing their ...

  • UN condemns Congo rebels, demands halt to fighting

    UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning Congolese rebels who seized a provincial capital and is demanding a halt to all violence in the country's volatile east.

  • UN committee condemns Syria, Iran for rampant rights abuses

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. General Assembly committee on Tuesday condemned Syria and Iran for widespread human rights abuses, but both Damascus and Tehran dismissed the separate votes as politically motivated.

  • Resist the Increasing Role of the United Nations in Internet Governance

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations specialized agency, will host the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 3–14.

  • In UN-backed call, business leaders seek end to HIV travel restrictions

    28 November 2012 - In a move jointly sponsored by the United Nations agency dealing with the global HIV/AIDS response, more than 40 top business leaders today called for the repeal of laws and policies restricting freedom of movement of people living ...

  • UN: Permafrost melt could greatly increase global warming effects

    In a report released on Tuesday, the United Nations warned that melting of permafrost in the northern hemisphere could release massive amounts of carbon-based greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, significantly affecting global warming due to climate ...

  • Gillard reassures Israel of backing despite UN vote

    Ms Gillard had wanted Australia to join the United States, Israel, Canada and a handful of smaller nations in voting no but faced stiff resistance led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bob Carr, and supported by MPs from the Left and Right factions ...

  • UN conference highlights women's role in tacking climate change

    Christiana Figueres, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change executive secretary, said:"Women are disproportionately disadvantaged by the negative effect of climate change.

  • United Nations Calls For Global Ban On Female Genital Mutilation

    UNITED NATIONS -- Campaigners against female circumcision scored a major victory Monday with the approval by a key U.N. committee of a resolution calling for a global ban on female genital mutilation. The resolution, adopted by consensus by the U.N. ...

  • UN vote likely to bring showdown over Palestinians

    NEW YORK - The U.N. General Assembly is poised to recognize a "nonmember observer state" of Palestine on Thursday, a move that will set up a showdown with the United States and Israel and strengthen the Palestinians' legal basis for pursuing possible ...

  • Iran calls on UN to step up efforts to repatriate Afghan refugees

    Iran calls on UN to step up efforts to repatriate Afghan refugees. Political Desk. On Line: 28 November 2012 17:22. In Print: Thursday 29 November 2012.

  • India's $35 Aakash2 tablet debuts at the United Nations

    NEW YORK - India's first Aakash tablet proved that it was possible to build a $35 tablet for low-income students. But with the Aakash2, which officially launched today at the United Nations, India has delivered an extremely cheap tablet that you may ...

  • United Nations -- Worse Than a Lipsticked Pig

    The four main goals of the United Nations can be summed up into one concise sentence: To maintain international peace and security via international co-operation.

  • UN warns war criminals could escape law in Colombia

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations warned on Tuesday that a proposed constitutional reform in Colombia could lead to soldiers and police being let off the hook for alleged war crimes committed during the country's long-running conflict.

  • UN committee expresses concern for Myanmar's Muslims

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A committee of the U.N. General Assembly expressed serious concern on Monday over violence in Myanmar between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists and called upon the government to address reports of human rights ...

  • Take action before the UN, Russia, and China hijack the Internet

    Now, I know the right wing has regularly bashed on the United Nations, but this time We The Internet are doing the bashing, and for good reason.

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