United Nations


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

UN declares internet access a human right

Jun 6, 2011
This is a more important story than anything Apple or Nintendo announces. Apple will have a new product, it will succeed or it won't, lives will be...
Posted In: apple, Egypt, nintendo, syria, UN, United Nations

MID-DAY UPDATE: Mortgage applications hit a three-month high, Ivory Coast 'nationalizes' cocoa

Mar 9, 2011
More people are applying for mortgages than at anytime in the past three months. That's according to the Mortgage Bankers Association....
Posted In: AT&T, Britain, cocoa, Gaddafi, Hershey, Ivory Coast, mid-day update, mortgage, mortgage modifications, mortgage rates, Oil, Sprint, T-Mobile, United Nations, Verizon, Washington D.C.

Global climate change contributes to shrinking food supply

Mar 3, 2011
A United Nations food agency said today that global food prices reached record highs in February, and warned that rising oil prices could prompt...
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, food prices, United Nations, World Bank, world economies

MID-DAY UPDATE: Violence escalates in Libya, concerns mount over rising oil prices

Feb 25, 2011
Violent protests continue today in Libya. After reports of mass killings of anti-government protesters, the United Nations top human rights office...
Posted In: bailout, BP, CBS, deep water drilling, Gaddafi, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf oil spill, Ireland, Libya, mid-day update, middle east, NATO, North Africa, Oil, protests, television, United Nations, violence

Alternative Indicator: The Human Development Index

Oct 5, 2010
Reminding us that, at the very least, our species is still developing, the Human Development Index attempts to rate and rank countries according ...
Posted In: alternative indicator, human development index, new numbers, United Nations