United Nations


North Korea rocket launch angers international community

Dec 12, 2012
North Korea defies international sanctions to launch a rocket. Japan has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, which could take place later today.
Posted In: North Korea, sanctions, United Nations

At U.N. climate meeting, a focus on fossil fuels

Dec 3, 2012
New sources of fossil fuels are stirring up the United Nations climate talks in Doha.
Posted In: United Nations, climate, doha

Online world anxious over new U.N. regulations

Dec 3, 2012
Heavy hitters in the online world worry that U.N. regulation could stifle the Internet's future.
Posted In: United Nations, Internet, spam

Texting turns 20, U.N. group begins talks over Internet control

Dec 3, 2012
Celebrating the text message as the technology turns twenty, and waiting on results from a UN summit on controlling the Internet.
Posted In: text messages, Internet, United Nations

As U.N. meets on climate, U.S. blocks a European law

Nov 30, 2012
President Obama signed a bill this week protecting U.S. airlines from an emission tax when they fly in and out of Europe. The EU's carbon tax is so unpopular, it's been suspended for all carriers for a year.
Posted In: United Nations, Airlines, Barack Obama, carbon-dioxide emissions, climate change

Misleading ad attacks Obama on Libya

Oct 2, 2012
American Crossroads makes political hay out of attacks in Libya
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Israel, Iran, United Nations, Libya

U.N.: Ease ethanol production to aid global food problem

Aug 10, 2012
The U.S. drought is fueling a corn shortage that's driving up prices around the globe. And yet, federal support for corn ethanol -- a fuel additive -- means some 40 percent of U.S. corn will be turned into ethanol this year.
Posted In: ethanol, corn, United Nations

U.N. warns of possible food crisis

Aug 9, 2012
The world could face the worst food crisis in five years if countries like the U.S. start restricting exports of agricultural products. That's according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, which says bad weather is causing a spike in global food prices that could be made worse if countries stockpile.
Posted In: food prices, United Nations, G20

How economic sanctions affect Syria

Jul 19, 2012
At the UN today, the Security Council is expected to vote today on economic sanctions against Syria, in an effort to help end the 16 month conflict between the government of Bashar Al-Assad and rebel forces. But will more economic sanctions work?
Posted In: syria, sanctions, United Nations

Green generation grows up

Jun 20, 2012
Many inspired by the first Rio Earth Summit 20 years ago were just kids then. Now they are leading a new generation into the fold.
Posted In: United Nations, summit, Rio, Millennial Generation, Environment