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United Nations looks at world happiness levels

Apr 3, 2012
A new report of the world's happiest countries helps point to factors besides GDP that help contribute to a happy population.
Posted In: happiness, economics of happiness, United Nations

U.N. hopes to limit foreign farmland investment

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.
Posted In: farms, United Nations, food security

U.N. Human Rights Council condemns Syria

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.
Posted In: syria, Bashar al-Assad, United Nations, human rights

U.N. meets to chart future of energy

Jan 16, 2012
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is set to declare the Year of Renewable Energy for All.
Posted In: United Nations, renewable energy, fossil fuels

U.S. spending on Afghanistan and the United Nations

Jan 4, 2012
In this week's quiz, Stephan Richter shows us how U.S. spending in Afghanistan stacks up against American spending for the United Nations.
Posted In: afghanistan, United Nations, government spending

UN climate summit to conclude in South Africa

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.
Posted In: climate, United Nations, climate change

PODCAST: A less-than-perfect (European) Union

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.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, United Nations

United Nations climate summit wraps up

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
Posted In: United Nations, climate change

Foreign aid recipients hurt by global economic concerns

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.
Posted In: United Nations, foreign aid

U.N. climate summit begins in South Africa

Nov 28, 2011
The annual U.N. Climate Summit starts today in Durban, South Africa. Unfortunately, these summits don't seem have a great track-record for enacting change.
Posted In: United Nations, Kyoto, carbon emissions

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