United Nations


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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Yatsenyuk: Ukraine must preserve its territorial integrity

    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
    Ukraine PM traveling to US

    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
    Crimea may be prelude to new 'Cold War': UN

    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.

  • The not-so-secret agenda at the Clinton Initiative Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 9:43 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

    Panel after panel at this year's Clinton Global Initiative turned to one subject. It may not be what you think.

  • Obama promises solutions for Mideast   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 4:37 PM ET
    Obama promises solutions for Mideast

    President Obama addressed the United Nations today on the future of Iran, Syria, and the Middle East. CNBC's John Harwood has the details.

  • Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?

    Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.

  • President Obama's UN speech preview   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 10:09 AM ET
    President Obama's UN speech preview

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.

  • UN update: A friendlier Iran?   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 8:42 AM ET
    UN update: A friendlier Iran?

    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.

  • What to expect from US/Syria talks   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 5:10 AM ET
    What to expect from US/Syria talks

    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.

  • Will Syria's weapons agreement last?   Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 6:41 PM ET
    Does the US-Russia plan change the game for Syria?

    Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.

  • Sec. Kerry makes statements on Syria   Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 3:30 PM ET
    Sec. Kerry makes statements on Syria

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Sec. of State John Kerry confirms sarin gas was used and killed Syrians.

  • Will a UN resolution on Syria be taken?   Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Will a UN resolution on Syria be taken?

    Anthony Skinner, director at Maplecroft, says a strict UN resolution on Syria is likely following the latest chemical attack, but that Assad could "pull the carpet from under Obama's feet" again.

  • Putin editorial embarrasses US: Trump Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 5:32 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Vladimir Putin's editorial admonishing the U.S. to abide by the U.N.'s authority embarrasses President Obama, Donald Trump said Thursday.