UN: Violence normalised in SA

2016-01-07 12:11

The UN’s Human Rights Council raises deeply concerning issues concerning violence in South Africa.

UN agency classifies pesticides as 'probably carcinogenic'

2015-03-23 11:05

The UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the herbicide glyphosate and the insecticides malathion and diazinon as 'probably carcinogenic' on the basis of 'limited evidence' of cancer among humans.

Sanction threat on peace deal in S Sudan

2014-08-14 11:30

The United States is considering sanctions on anyone impeding attempts to reach a peace agreement in South Sudan.

Mines close as Ebola death toll hits 83 in Guinea

2014-04-03 12:38

Foreign mining firms have closed mines and pulled out some international staff from their operations in Guinea, as the death toll from suspected cases of Ebola hit 83.

Too many labs still keep cattle plague

2013-04-18 09:26

"It would be a disaster if it happened."Scientists argue they need samples for research and would be vulnerable to bioterrorist attack without them to produce vaccines in case, for example, a country or group still has the virus.

Ban: Climate deal only a first step

2012-12-10 14:35

Ban Ki-moon believes a new deal on fighting global warming is only a first step and that governments must do "far more" to stop rising temperatures.

Evidence for man-made climate change stronger

2012-11-29 22:23

Evidence that global warming is man-made is getting stronger, the head of a UN panel of climate scientists said.

Clock is ticking fast, UN climate talks told

2012-11-26 19:37

Nearly 200 nations have launched United Nations climate talks facing urgent appeals to scale up the fight against Earth-warming greenhouse-gas emissions.

UN warns of fall in GDP per capita

2012-01-17 15:08

The United Nations says the global economy will post low growth and unless more is done to create jobs and deal with the slowdown, GDP per capita will shrink.

Obama to tackle eurozone crisis at UN

2011-09-16 18:17

The White House says US President Barack Obama will discuss the eurozone crisis next week with his European partners while at the UN General Assembly.


Summit to issue climate message to world

2015-09-06 16:04

Vulnerable Pacific island nations will send the world an urgent plea for action on climate change at crunch talks in Paris later this year.

9 seriously important quotes from Emma Watson’s speech on feminism

2014-09-22 16:16

The young actress and UN Global Goodwill Ambassador recently gave a heartfelt speech about feminism and gender equality.

UN maternal health programmes may be useless

2014-06-30 12:15

Two large analyses of maternal health programmes in developing countries report that the efforts appeared almost useless.

US-China climate deal called "breakthrough" but no long-term cuts

2013-06-13 07:45

China and the United States took a major step in the fight against climate change, but what was termed a "breakthrough" might not do much to lock in carbon emission cuts from the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.

UN climate talks boost Gulf awareness

2012-12-11 12:12

Despite a shaky start, Qatar was largely praised for hosting the high-profile UN climate change conference.

Climate talks enter second week with dispute

2012-12-03 14:35

Countries entered a second week of climate talks deeply divided as warnings were issued that greenhouse gas levels are putting our planet in peril.

Hurricane Sandy was 'no coincidence'

2012-11-28 11:38

Though it's tricky to link a single weather event to climate change, Hurricane Sandy was "probably not a coincidence".

UN climate change talks open in Doha

2012-11-26 12:34

Nearly 200 nations launched a new round of UN climate talks in Doha to review commitments to cutting Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

Ex-UN climate chief: Talks are rudderless

2011-12-04 15:54

Yvo de Boer said he left his job as the UN's top climate official in frustration, believing the process of negotiating a meaningful climate agreement was failing.

Britain seeks easing of sanctions on Libya

2011-09-15 17:01

Britain has circulated a draft resolution that would ease UN sanctions against Libya to members of the Security Council and hopes to vote on it this week, say diplomats.

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