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Philippines Haiyan rebuilding 'inadequate', says UN

Manila - The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday.

Island nations seek UN help combatting climate change

New York - More than a dozen small island nations made an urgent appeal to the UN Security Council for help in combatting climate change, which they said poses a threat to their very existence.

EU 'regrets' Russian veto of UN MH17 resolution

Brussels - The EU said Thursday it regretted as a "setback" a Russian veto of a UN resolution for a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last year.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 tribunal

New York - Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution Wednesday that sought to set up a special tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Ukraine vows justice despite Russia's veto of MH17 tribunal

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Wednesday to push for justice despite Russia's veto of a UN resolution that would have set up a tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down passenger flight MH17 over the former Soviet state.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 tribunal

New York - Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution Wednesday that sought to set up a special tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

UN proposes new approach in stalled Syria peace quest

New York - The UN envoy for Syria on Wednesday proposed a fresh approach to keeping stalled peace efforts alive by inviting Syrians to take part in thematic working groups that could start in September.

Dutch PM appeals to Putin not to veto MH17 vote at UN

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday made an "urgent" appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin not to veto a UN Security Council resolution to try those who shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

UN to form mission to deal with Venezuela, Guyana dispute: Maduro

New York - A UN mission will travel to Venezuela and Guyana to promote dialogue between them over a border dispute, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.

Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

New York - A United Nations observer mission said Monday that last week's presidential elections in Burundi were relatively peaceful but had not been "an inclusive, free and credible" vote.

Cyprus rivals grapple hot-button issues in UN peace talks

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders Monday turned their sights on the hot-button issues of property and territorial adjustment that for decades have blocked any peace deal on their divided island, the United Nations said.

Eritrea calls for UN probe into 'abhorrent' people smuggling

Addis Ababa - Eritrea on Saturday called on the United Nations to investigate the "abhorrent" flood of refugees from its borders to Europe, an exodus attributed to gross human rights violations in the hermit state.

Light trim for rough draft of climate pact

Paris - Senior diplomats charged with condensing an unwieldy draft for a global climate rescue pact, due to be inked in December, handed in their much-anticipated homework.

Support for Cyprus reunification 'encouraging': UN adviser

New York - UN Security Council backing for the reunification of Cyprus is "encouraging," though no timetable is in the cards, the United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus said Wednesday.

UN official resigns amid scandal over handling of sex abuse report

New York - A top UN official who was allegedly informed of a sex abuse scandal before it became public is resigning, a spokeswoman for the United Nations said Wednesday.

World mayors sign pact to fight climate change

Vatican City - Mayors from around the world have signed a declaration with Pope Francis stating that man-made climate change is real and humanity has a moral imperative to take action.

Big city mayors tackle slavery, climate change at Vatican

Vatican City - Harrowing accounts of girls forced into prostitution and modern slavery opened a two-day conference at the Vatican Tuesday, at which mayors from around the world testified to their efforts to fight forced labour and global warming.

France signals 'breakthrough' in climate talks

Paris - France signalled a "breakthrough" Tuesday at 46-nation talks in Paris tasked with paving the way for a highly-anticipated climate rescue pact to be inked in December.

Russia submits alternative UN resolution on MH17

New York - Russia on Monday introduced an alternative draft resolution at the UN Security Council in a bid to thwart the creation of a tribunal that would prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held east Ukraine.

Time to compromise for climate: French FM

Paris - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, tasked with steering UN talks towards a climate rescue pact by year's end, urged countries Monday to find "compromise" to boost the flagging process.

UN resolution 'clear message' Iran deal is path forward: Obama

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Monday hailed the passage of a UN Security Council resolution backing his nuclear deal with Iran, saying he expected a skeptical Congress to take note.

UN endorses Iran deal, paves way to lift sanctions

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the historic deal on Iran's nuclear program and cleared a path to lift sanctions crippling its economy.

Periled by climate change, Marshall Islands makes carbon pledge

Paris - The Marshall Islands, a small island country at high risk of climate change-induced sea level rise, vowed Sunday to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a third within a decade.

UN asks ICC to investigate destruction of Mali mausoleums

Goundam - The UN's cultural wing has reported the destruction of precious mausoleums during an Islamist takeover of northern Mali to the International Criminal Court, its head said on a visit to witness their reconstruction.

Ministers in Paris to boost flagging climate talks

Paris - Foreign and environment ministers and other high-level officials from 45 countries are set to gather in Paris Monday seeking to re-energise climate talks mired in technical details and political squabbling.

UN Council expected to endorse Iran resolution Monday

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to endorse a historic deal curtailing Iran's nuclear program on Monday, diplomats said.

Haiti needs $30 mn more for crucial elections: PM

New York - Haiti has only about half of the $74 million it needs to stage "crucial" national and local elections this year, the prime minister told the United Nations on Thursday.

Putin says MH17 tribunal would be counterproductive

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held east Ukraine would be counterproductive.

Iran UN resolution to be introduced 'as soon as next week'

Washington - A UN Security Council resolution setting out timelines for Iran's compliance with a nuclear deal could be introduced as soon as next week, a senior US administration official said Tuesday.

World on way to 'generation free of AIDS', says UN chief

Addis Ababa - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world was headed for a "generation free of AIDS", after UNAIDS reported a 35 percent drop in new HIV infections from 15 years ago."The world has delivered. We have achieved and exceeded the...
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UN peacekeepers from the Philippines cross the Israeli army crossing of Quneitra between Syria to the Israeli annexed Golan Heights on June 12, 2013
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Speaker in the UN Human Rights Council.
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A Geneva lady showing her supports for Tai Ji Men in the square.
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Chen Tze-Ling was invited by Rene Wadlow, a long time human rights activist, to attend and speak out the experiences of human rights violations.
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The Tai Ji Men dizi Yap Yeh from Malaysia filed complaint against Taiwan tax authority for state violence and human rights violations.
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this is about effects of global warming on agriculture with picture( cited).
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UN Headquarters in New York City's Turtle Bay.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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A roundup of the United Nations flags symbolizes their theory of uniting member nations in world events. Can they succeed in doing so on the environment despite previous problems?
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Eli Hazan, news editor in IN TV, was interviewed by GPDN.
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The UN S-Gs in a raw at the UN Visitor Center.
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Tai Ji Men dizi interviewed by Geneva media to express concerns for human rights development in Taiwan.
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