United Nations


  • Pres. Obama: America will not give up on peace  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Addressing violence engulfing the Middle East, President Obama says the status quo in Gaza is not sustainable and America will not give up on peace.

  • Time for world to reject ISIS: Obama  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    President Obama says it is time for the rest of the world to reject the ideology of organizations like ISIS and the U.S. must offer an alternative vision.

  • Pres. Obama: US will dismantle 'network of death'  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base on September 17, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

    At the United Nations General Debate President Obama lays out a plan of how the international community will confront ISIS. Obama says the U.S. will not act alone and does not intend to send U.S troops to occupy foreign lands.

  • Pres. Obama: Must reject cancer of violent extremism  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    President Obama addresses terrorism at the 2014 United Nations General Debate.

  • Pres. Obama on Ukraine: Here are the facts  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    At the 2014 United Nations General Debate, President Obama outlines the Russian aggression in Europe, saying America believes "right makes might" and will impose a cost on Russia.

  • President Obama: UN faces choice together  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    President Obama remarks at the 2014 United Nations General Debate, on international issues including Ebola, Russian aggression in Europe and terror threats, and discusses the choice the UN faces together.

  • President Obama speaks at UN  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    The United Nations General Debate has begun in New York. President Obama is scheduled to speak shortly, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Who are US's Arab allies?  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:12 AM ET
    An American flag flies near US Navy boats docked at Bahrain's Salman port in the capital Manama, on May 12, 2013

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on U.S. efforts to get other regional powers to participate in the campaign against ISIS strongholds.

  • Obama: US to take on opponents of 'civil society' Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    The U.S. will support civil society and expression, even if foreign governments don't like it, the president says.

  • Iran's economy moving from bad to less bad Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    This handout image supplied by the IIPA (Iran International Photo Agency) shows a view of the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant.

    Iran's economy is showing tentative signs of strengthening. But it still has a long way to go.

  • The link between illegal fishing and piracy Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trawler moored in Dakar on Jan. 5, 2014.

    Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16- The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N.

  • The number of chronically undernourished people dropped by more than 100 million, equivalent to a country the size of the Philippines, according to a report by the United Nations food agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme.

  • Government drives to improve nutrition have helped put the developing world on track to meet a United Nations goal to halve the proportion of people suffering from hunger between 1990 and 2015, the U.N. food agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development, and World Food Programme said.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 9- The 193- member United Nations General Assembly agreed on Tuesday to negotiate and adopt a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes to improve the global financial system, spurred by Argentina's debt crisis.

  • Ebola toll much higher than first thought: WHO Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak.

  • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera speaks with interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk as he arrived at Heartland Brewery Chophouse in NYC for a dinner with the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America following his address to the UN Security Council.

  • Ukraine PM traveling to US  Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    NBC's Ian Williams reports the Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will be traveling to the U.S. to meet President Obama in Washington.

  • Crimea may be prelude to new 'Cold War': UN  Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, says tensions in Crimea could lead to a new "Cold War" but insisted that it's important for "cool heads" to prevail.

  • Could bugs be the key to solving world hunger? Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    A woman in Bangkok eats a fried grasshopper.

    A start-up is trying to tackle the problem of world hunger with what it hopes will be a game-changing idea? Bugs.