United Nations


A 12-day push to reach a climate change deal starts on Monday

Nov 24, 2015
In Paris, representatives of some 200 countries will work towards a climate change deal.
Posted In: paris, climate change, United Nations, UN, Paris Climate Conference
Exhaust plumes from the main chimneys of a coal-fired power plant in Berlin, Germany.

How global warming all started

Nov 13, 2015
Global warming caused by burning fossil fuels was first predicted more than a century ago.
Posted In: global warming, carbon emissions, United Nations

The ultimate climate change challenge: free riders

Oct 2, 2015
It's tempting to set low targets and let other countries pick up the slack.
Posted In: India, climate change, United Nations
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin toast during a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the 70th annual UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters on Monday in New York City.

Obama and Putin clash over trade at the United Nations

Sep 28, 2015
The two take on big issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Posted In: United Nations, TPP, Obama, Putin, Trans-Pacific Partnership

The UN's 17 goals for the next 15 years

Sep 25, 2015
The Sustainable Development summit's aim is to end poverty.
Posted In: United Nations, development
Missile strike

ISIS and the future of the Tomahawk missile

Sep 24, 2014
The U.S. launched at least 47 of them at militant strongholds in Syria on Monday.
Posted In: syria, United Nations, Pentagon
Gas is flared as waste in March from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil is extracted using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, near Buttonwillow, California.

PODCAST: UN warns of climate change effects

Mar 31, 2014
The Senate Finance Committee thinks about bringing back expired tax breaks. And a look at the safety and costs of in vitro births.
Posted In: climate change, United Nations, in vitro, Taxes

A new pitch for humanitarian aid to Syria

Dec 16, 2013
The United Nations is launching its largest appeal ever for humanitarian aid to Syrians.
Posted In: syria, humanitarian aid, United Nations

UN has made progress, but more work needs to be done to meet 2015 goals

Sep 24, 2013
What more needs to be done to tackle the UN's Millennium Development Goals?
Posted In: United Nations, General Assembly, goals, Millennium Development Goals

North Korea threatens U.S. nuclear strike ahead of U.N. sanctions vote

Mar 7, 2013
North Korea's government has said it reserves the right to carry out a preemptive nuclear attack against the United States ahead of a U.N. vote on tighter sanctions against the communist regime.
Posted In: North Korea, nuclear, United Nations