Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

World 12/04/18, 04:06

Negotiators gathered for the U.N. climate talks in Poland are getting down to the nitty-gritty part of the two-week meeting.Diplomats from almost 200 countries began holding a series of technical talks Tuesday aimed at finalizing the rules that define the 2015 Paris accord on curbing global warming.Decisions on crunch issues ...

UN chief: G20 leaders need bolder action at critical time

World 11/28/18, 16:57

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a message for leaders of the 20 major economic powers ahead of this week's summit: take stronger leadership and bolder action to tackle critical problems from climate change to inequality at a time the world is facing "a crisis of confidence."Before flying to Buenos Aires, ...

UN chief urges Yemen combatants to seize momentum for peace

World 11/02/18, 16:27

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Yemen's warring parties on Friday to seize the momentum for peace and avert what could be the world's worst famine in decades. The U.N. chief's appeal came days after the Trump administration demanded a cease-fire and the launch of U.N.-led political talks to end the war ...

Health workers in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

World 10/22/18, 22:20

Health teams responding to Congo's latest Ebola outbreak are attacked three or four times a week on average, a level of violence unseen in the country's nine previous outbreaks of the deadly virus, the health ministry said Monday.The coordinator of the outbreak response, Dr. Ndjoloko Tambwe Bathe, spoke to reporters ...

UN chief blasts lack of ‘strong leadership’ on climate

World 09/26/18, 15:22

The head of the United Nations blamed lack of leadership Wednesday for the world's failure to take tough decisions needed to stop global warming, warning that a key goal of the Paris climate accord is at risk.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bluntly told leaders gathered in New York that unless current ...

UN cautions against populism in high-level week

World 09/25/18, 12:00

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres painted a grim picture of the state of the world as leaders opened their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate the international cooperation that is the foundation of the United Nations.In his ...

Update: UN to warn against populism in high-level week

World 09/25/18, 09:02

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):8:45 a.m.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world as leaders open their annual meeting Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate ...

Mandela statue at UN: ‘an inspiration … and a reminder’

World 09/24/18, 09:11

A statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations to honor the 100th anniversary of the late South African leader's birth.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at Monday's dedication that Mandela "embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity."A peace summit ...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

World 09/22/18, 16:50

With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer ...

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