Mar 26, 2012 The U.N. wants limits on the amount of farmland foreign investors can buy up around the world. The organization will vote on new voluntary guidelines in mid-May.
Mar 1, 2012 The U.N. Human Rights Council voted today to condemn the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. The council says the regime's attacks against its own citizens may amount to crimes against humanity.
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Feb 2, 2012 The government was set to impose new rules limiting the work kids are allowed to do on farms, but those rules are being reconsidered after an outcry from farmers.
Jan 16, 2012 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is set to declare the Year of Renewable Energy for All.
Mar 13, 2013 In this week's quiz, Stephan Richter shows us how U.S. spending in Afghanistan stacks up against American spending for the United Nations.
Dec 9, 2011 Delegates are expected to stay up late into the night at the UN climate summit, and rumors are swirling that baby steps are being taken towards a legally-binding climate change deal by 2015.
Dec 9, 2011 European leaders meet in Brussels for yet another summit to determine the fate of the EU, and Britain has announced it won't sign off on any fiscal union. Another summit wraps up in South Africa today, as the UN concludes its climate talks. Richard Cordray was blocked by Senate Republicans from an appointment as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Dec 9, 2011 With a low bar set, there is hope that attendees of the summit can at least agree to make a plan to stop climate change
Nov 30, 2011 In South Korea today, UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon warned rich countries not to shortchange their international aid programs as they cut their budgets.