International Organizations United Nations

  • *Move seen adding $35- 40 bln of costs in container shipping. LONDON, Oct 27- The United Nations' shipping agency set global regulations on Thursday to limit the amount of sulphur emissions from vessels and said they would come into force from 2020.. A session of the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee in London set the...

  • *Move seen adding $35- 40 bln of costs in container shipping. LONDON, Oct 27- The United Nations' shipping agency set global regulations on Thursday to limit the amount of sulfur emissions from vessels and said they would come into force from 2020.. A session of the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee in London set the...

  • How gender equality enables sustainable development

    Yannick Glemarec, assistant secretary-general at UN Women, explains how greater gender diversity in the workforce leads to more productivity, peace and security.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26- The United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time from a United Nations General Assembly vote on a resolution calling for an end to a U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, after opposing such measures every year for 24 years. Communist-run Cuba and the United States, former Cold War foes, began normalizing relations in 2014.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26- The United States on Wednesday will for the first time abstain from a United Nations General Assembly vote on a resolution calling for an end to a U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, U.S. Last year the resolution was adopted by the 193- member General Assembly with 191 votes in favor. President Barack Obama has taken steps to ease trade and travel...

  • An Afghan security force member destroys an illegal poppy crop in the Noor Gal district of eastern Kunar province on April 29, 2014.

    Opium production in Afghanistan has increased 43 percent in the past year.

  • TRUMP SAYS WOULD CANCEL PAYMENTS TO UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMS, USE MONEY FOR WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

  • A truck reverses while delivering rocks to a development site on Marine Drive in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan, a cornerstone of China's One Belt, One Road project.

    Big, well-funded development efforts are under way in Eurasia and Asia, making it a great hunting ground knowledgeable EM investors.

  • An elderly Syrian man and a child walk amidst debris in a residential block reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter.

    Russia said all participants in talks had agreed Syrians should decide their own future, after the meeting ended without a breakthrough.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 11- Many guns imported by the Somali government with U.N. approval are being resold by arms dealers on the black market in the nation's capital Mogadishu, two Western diplomats said. The United Nations imposed a blanket arms embargo on Somalia shortly after the nation plunged into civil war 25 years ago. The two diplomats, who declined to be named...

  • GENEVA, Oct 11- Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. "Smart policies can help to turn the tides on this deadly epidemic, especially those aimed at reducing consumption of sugary drinks, which is fuelling obesity rates," former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, a...

  • GENEVA, Oct 11- The World Health Organization said on Tuesday governments should raise taxes on sugary drinks to fight what it says are global obesity and diabetes epidemics. Francesco Branca, director of WHO's department for nutrition and health. The United States has the world's highest rates of obesity per population, but China also has similar absolute...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11- China appears to have pushed back on a U.S. bid to close a U.N. loophole that allows North Korea to export coal for "livelihood purposes," saying the well-being of North Koreans is a priority in negotiations on possible new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang. Since North Korea's fifth and largest nuclear test four weeks ago, the United States and China, a...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10- China appears to have pushed back on a U.S. bid to close a U.N. loophole that allows North Korea to export coal for "livelihood purposes," saying the well-being of North Koreans is a priority in negotiations on possible new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang. Since North Korea's fifth and largest nuclear test four weeks ago, the United States and China, a...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10- A "massive response" is needed to help Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the United Nations is mobilizing on all fronts to help get the recovery under way, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said on Monday. The United Nations appealed for $119 million on Monday to bring life-saving assistance to 750,000 people in southwestern Haiti,...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said on Monday that a "massive response" was needed to help Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and that the United Nations was mobilizing on all fronts to help get the recovery underway. "Some towns and villages have been almost wiped off the map," Ban told reporters. "Tensions are already...

  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (L) observes an underway replenishment with Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi, chief of the Italian navy, while aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87).

    A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted in a failed attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels.

  • BEIRUT, Oct 8- Russia vetoed a French-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution on Saturday that would have demanded an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over Syria's Aleppo city and called for a truce and humanitarian aid access throughout Syria. Meanwhile, a rival Russian-drafted resolution that aimed to revive a failed Sept. 9 U.S....

  • BEIRUT, Oct 8- Russia vetoed a French-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution on Saturday that would have demanded an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over Syria's Aleppo city and called for a truce and humanitarian aid access throughout Syria. The government side's bombardment of Aleppo since a ceasefire brokered by...

  • *UN agency approved deal to curb aviation emissions. BRUSSELS, Oct 7- European Union lawmakers decided to keep the bloc's own emissions trading scheme for intra-European flights after the United Nations agreed a deal to curb aviation pollution but left open a decision on eventually including international flights. In the first-ever global agreement to...