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UNITED NATIONS-- Britain is urging the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling on all countries not to pay ransom to kidnappers who use the money to finance terrorist groups.
UNITED NATIONS-- The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Brazil and Germany to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance, following months of reports about U.S. eavesdropping abroad.
WARSAW, Nov 20- Rich and poor were deadlocked on Wednesday over how to raise aid to help developing countries cope with the damaging effects of global warming, in a setback at United Nations climate talks in Warsaw seeking progress towards a 2015 accord.
WARSAW, Nov 20- Rich and poor were deadlocked on Wednesday over how to raise aid to help developing countries cope with global warming, in another setback at United Nations climate talks in Warsaw seeking progress towards a 2015 deal.
DUBAI, Nov 11- The United Nations atomic energy watchdog and Iran on Monday signed a joint statement on future cooperation to resolve remaining nuclear issues.
DUBAI, Nov 11- The United Nations Atomic agency said it and Iran on Monday signed a joint statement on future cooperation to resolve remaining nuclear issues. The agreement opens the way for International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to visit the Arak heavy water site and Gachin uranium mine and for measures requested by the agency to be implemented.
*Experts say emission levels should be 44 mln T by 2020. LONDON, Nov 5- Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 will be 8 billion to 12 billion tonnes more than the level needed to keep global warming to only 2 degrees Celsius and avoid severe climate change, a United Nations report estimated on Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29- The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for the 22nd time to condemn the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, whose foreign minister said the more than 5- decade-old blockade was barbaric and amounted to genocide.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24- An eight-year-old U.N. embargo has failed to stop the illicit production and trafficking of Ivory Coast rough diamonds that are continuously being smuggled out of the West African country and could be funding illegal arms purchases, U.N. experts say.
*Cuba charges some sanctions strengthened. HAVANA, Oct 7- For the 22nd consecutive year, Cuba will ask the United Nations to condemn the United States economic embargo against the island, a top Cuban official announced on Monday, accusing Washington of tightening sanctions in place for more than half a century.
MONTREAL, Oct 4- The United Nations body in charge of civil aviation has reached a consensus on a market-based system to curb carbon emissions from airlines by 2020, but rejected a proposal to let Europe apply its own plan to foreign carriers in the meantime.
MONTREAL/ BRUSSELS, Oct 3- The United Nations' civil aviation body has reached outline agreement on a global scheme to curb airline carbon emissions, casting a shadow over a rival EU plan to lower pollution from planes.
MONTREAL, Oct 3- The United Nations civil aviation body reached consensus on a roadmap on Thursday to create what would be a market-based scheme to help curb carbon emissions from a major industry by 2020, but rejected a European proposal that would have let it apply its own market scheme to foreign airlines in the interim.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24- Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, blasted international sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, comparing them to the widely criticized punitive measures against Iraq while the late Saddam Hussein was in power.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday for talks that focused on his government's economic policies and way to deepen relations with the international institution.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday for talks that focused on his government's economic policies and ways to deepen relations with the international institution, an IMF spokesman said.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.
The diplomatic chill between the United States and Iran is showing signs of thawing, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.
Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow in foreign policy at The Brookings Institution, discusses the U.S./Syria talks to remove chemical weapons from Syria, and humanitarian support needed in neighboring countries.
NEW YORK, Sept 23- Paraguayan and Venezuelan government representatives plan to reestablish dialog during their visit at the United Nations General Assembly in New York after Venezuela was accepted to Mercosur, South America's trading block, without Paraguay's approval.