Jorge Mariscal, Regional CIO, Emerging Markets at UBS discusses the agenda for President Obama's Mexico visit plus the nation's growing importance for Asia-Pacific countries.» Read More
UNITED NATIONS-- The illegal trade in elephant ivory may constitute an important source of funding for armed groups, including the Lord's Resistance Army, threatening peace and security in central Africa, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said in a report to the Security Council.
LONDON, May 14- "With Africa's economies riding the crest of the global commodities wave, there is an unprecedented opportunity to convert the region's vast resource wealth into investments that could lift millions out of poverty," former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan argued in an opinion piece in the New York Times.
*One in three people deemed in need of help in Syria* U.N. faces bureaucratic hurdles to deliver aid* But more convoys crossing front lines, it says By Stephanie Nebehay. GENEVA, May 7- Bureaucratic hurdles still hamper delivery of aid in Syria where nearly one in three people need help, half of them children, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS, May 7- The U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon has protested to Israel after it observed increased violations of Lebanese air space by Israel, which carried out raids in Syria to target what it said were Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah militants.
*One in three people deemed in need of help in Syria. GENEVA, May 7- Bureaucratic hurdles still hamper delivery of aid in Syria where nearly one in three people need help, half of them children, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
BEIRUT, May 6- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon warned against escalating a fraught situation in Syria after Israel struck targets near Damascus on Sunday, targeting what its officials said were Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah militants.
*Abyei bone of contention between Sudan, South Sudan. KHARTOUM, May 5- One Ethiopian peacekeeper was killed and two others wounded when a U.N. convoy was caught up in a tribal clash in the Abyei border region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, the United Nations said on Sunday.
Jorge Mariscal, Regional CIO, Emerging Markets at UBS discusses the agenda for President Obama's Mexico visit plus the nation's growing importance for Asia-Pacific countries.
OSLO, April 26- Industrialised nations' greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.7 percent in 2011 and were 6.4 percent below levels in 1990, according to national data submitted to the United Nations. Austria 83 85 78 +6.0. Belgium 120 132 143 -16.0.
BEIJING, April 24- A new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and is more easily transmissible to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003, a top World Health Organization official said on Wednesday.
*Refugee numbers accelerating- United Nations. For the government of Lebanon- a tiny Mediterranean state of 4 million people that has seen almost half a million Syrians enter its territory over the past two years- the answer is clear.
WASHINGTON, April 11- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon called on Thursday for China and other nations that have influence over North Korea to exercise leadership to reduce tensions with Pyongyang. In a meeting with U.S.
UNITED NATIONS- The 193- nation U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the first treaty on the global arms trade, which seeks to regulate the $70 billion business in conventional arms and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers.
A dramatic shift in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order.
*NRA welcomes U.S. Senate call to repudiate arms treaty. UNITED NATIONS, March 25- Human rights groups on Monday sharply criticized the latest draft of what could become the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, accusing the United States and others of pushing to dilute it.
BEIJING, March 9- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Saturday sanctions were not the "fundamental" way to resolve North Korea- related issues and all sides should exercise calm and restraint. The United Nations this week imposed new sanctions on North Korea following its third nuclear test on Feb. 12.
SEOUL/ UNITED NATIONS- North Korea threatened the United States on Thursday with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric just before the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions against the reclusive country.
*New North Korea steps modeled after Iran sanctions. UNITED NATIONS, March 6- In response to North Korea's third nuclear test, the U.N. Security Council is set to tighten financial restrictions on North Korea and crack down on Pyongyang's attempts to ship and receive banned cargo in violation of existing sanctions.
UNITED NATIONS, March 6- The U.N. Security Council is set to blacklist two North Korean enterprises and three individuals working for North Korean entities involved in arms trade and Pyongyang's missile program, according to a draft resolution.
SEOUL/ UNITED NATIONS- South Korea's military said it will strike back at North Korea and target its top leadership if Pyongyang launches a threatened attack in response to what it says are "hostile" drills between U.S. and South Korean forces.