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  • ZURICH, June 15- The United Nations is exploring the possibility of member states and private sector companies sponsoring the refurbishment of its European headquarters, the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Food group Nestle could be one of the companies involved, the head of the UN's Geneva office was quoted as saying in a newspaper interview.

  • U.S. accuses Sudan of deadly attacks on civilians, Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power came just days after a coalition of 45 organizations providing humanitarian aid or supporting peace efforts in Sudan wrote to the U.N. Security Council, African Union and Arab League demanding an end to attacks on civilians.

  • UNITED NATIONS, June 12- The top U.N. official in Iraq told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday there was no immediate danger of violence spreading to Baghdad, but that the northern offensive by Islamist rebels posed a great threat to the country's sovereignty, diplomats said.

  • LONDON, May 29- A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

  • Top scientists warn WHO not to stub out e-cigarettes Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON, May 29- A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

  • GENEVA, May 20- The United Nations is talking to oil-producing African countries about levying 10 cents on every barrel produced to provide funds to help the poorest nations improve public health, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.

  • GENEVA, May 20- The United Nations is talking to oil-producing African countries about levying 10 cents on every barrel produced to provide funds to help the poorest nations improve public health, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.

  • *Russia calls for U.N. meeting on Ukraine- reports. NEW YORK, May 2- Yields on U.S. 30- year bonds dropped to the lowest in more than 10 months in volatile trading on Friday after reports that Russia had called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council over a Ukrainian army operation in the southeastern city of Slaviansk.

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 29- The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday partially eased a decade-long arms embargo on Ivory Coast and removed a ban on its diamond exports, a measure that U.N. experts said had failed to stop illicit trafficking. U.N. experts have valued the annual illicit trade in Ivory Coast diamonds at between $12 million and $23 million.

  • UNITED NATIONS/ ABIDJAN, April 25- The U.N. Security Council is set to partially ease a decade-long arms embargo on Ivory Coast and lift a ban on diamond exports, diplomats said on Friday, despite claims by U.N. experts the measure failed to stop illicit trafficking of rough diamonds.

  • UNITED NATIONS/ ABIDJAN, April 25- The U.N. Security Council is set to lift a nearly decade-long diamond embargo on Ivory Coast, diplomats said on Friday, despite U.N. experts reporting that ban has failed to stop the illicit production and trafficking of rough diamonds.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.