Monday, July 16, 2018

Tag: United Nations

UN Expert Slams US on Poverty, Quitting...

BERLIN (AP) — A human rights expert is criticizing the U.S. for failing to tackle poverty, days after Washington quit the United Nations body...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Reneges On...

JERUSALEM (AP) — In an abrupt and startling reversal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nixed his own deal Tuesday with the United Nations to...

Congo’s President Holds Rare Press Conference After...

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In a rare press conference, Congo's president rejected global condemnation of the violent treatment of Catholic church members and others...

Squalid Libya Migrant Camps In Spotlight at...

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — European Union and African leaders pledged Wednesday to do more to help thousands of migrants stranded in squalid detention...

Meghan Markle has Advocated for Women Since...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains...

Democratic Republic of Congo Humanitarian Crisis Brings...

When it comes to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it’s hard to imagine things could get any worse. Over the past two decades,...

Trump Calls on the United Nations to...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first appearance to urge the 193-nation...

UN Blasts US for Rise In Racial...

In the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Va., protests, a United Nations committee has issued a formal warning against the U.S. and President Donald Trump...

Sierra Leone Mudslides Death Toll Now Above...

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides as burials and recovery efforts...

Federal Prosecutors Allege Chinese Billionaire Used Bribes...

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says a Chinese billionaire bribed two United Nations ambassadors so he could make a U.N. conference center in...

US Aid Groups Team Up with George...

SEATTLE (AP) — Eight of the world's biggest aid groups are joining together in a new campaign to get more attention in the U.S....

U.N. Considers New Military Base of ‘Peace...

YEI, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations says it is considering opening a peacekeeping base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region, which has...

Over 120 Nations Adopt First Treaty Banning...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 120 countries approved the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons Friday at a U.N. meeting boycotted by all...

Kim Jong Un Thumbs Nose at Trump...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation's first launch...

French President Vows Support in Africa’s Fight...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president on Sunday promised strong support for a new multinational military force against extremists in Africa's vast Sahel region,...

Nigeria’s Population to Surpass America’s by 2050,...

Nigeria's population is growing so fast, it's slated to become the third-largest country in the world, according to a new population prospects report by...

11 People Who Attended Same Funeral Die...

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been...

UN Report Predicts Postive Growth for Latin...

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A United Nations report is predicting that after contracting for two consecutive years, the economies of Latin America and the...

Western Nations Boycott UN Tribute that Lauded...

UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. General Assembly called Fidel Castro "one of the 20th century's most iconic and influential leaders" Tuesday,...

Nigeria’s Government Confirms 21 Chibok Girls Have...

Twenty-one Chibok girls have been released by the insurgent group Boko Haram to the federal government, according to reports by local media sources in...

Burundi Votes to Withdraw from International Criminal...

Burundi's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly voted in support of a withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The move comes shortly after the...