DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world's new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? "The imponderable is what happens with President Trump," said Chambers, the United Nations special envoy for malaria.
David Nabarro, special adviser to the UN Secretary-General, talks about how the UN's 2030 sustainable development agenda is strongly agreed on by WEF attendees.
LONDON, Jan 12- The chairman of a U.S. congressional committee investigating taxpayer funding of a World Health Organization cancer agency has asked U.S. health officials to release crucial documents. Representative Jason Chaffetz questioned whether the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer was trying to "avoid public scrutiny" by asking its...
GENEVA, Jan 12- The ranks of the world's jobless are expected to grow this year due to slow growth, political and economic uncertainty and a lack of investment, the International Labour Organization said on Thursday. Unemployment is rising in major emerging economies, especially those reliant on commodity exports such as Russia, South Africa and Brazil, the...
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) flagship annual report surveyed 750 experts to identify the most significant global concerns.
LONDON, Jan 9- A European Union proposal to impose a levy on ships over their greenhouse gas emissions risks undermining the sector's global efforts to tackle the issue, the UN shipping agency's chief said on Monday. The proposals will go to a plenary vote in February and the EU's three law-making bodies- member states, the European Commission and the European...
Syrian government planes bombarded a rebel-held area near Damascus Sunday, a rebel official and monitors said, amid a fragile ceasefire.
Some experts warn Kim Jong Un may soon have a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the West Coast of the U.S., NBC News reports.
President-elect Donald Trump touted holiday spending and a strong stock market in a tweet on Monday evening.
President-elect Donald Trump criticized the United Nations Monday evening on Twitter.
Syrian rebels shelled Aleppo and air strikes resumed around the city on Friday as Assad said insurgents' withdrawal may spur a political solution.
Chris Boian at the UN Refugee Agency talks about the ongoing evacuations in Aleppo and the challenges in dealing with the humanitarian crisis.
Evacuation efforts to remove civilians trapped in Aleppo were suspended on Friday after rebel groups reportedly opened fire on a convoy.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Aziz called on all countries to step up to the plate and prioritize eliminating terrorism.
David Dawe at the Food Agriculture Organization of the UN says that achieving zero hunger by 2030 is possible, but more investment in agriculture is needed.
On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS' Steve Kraus says there's more to be done.
A top Cambodian court has upheld the life sentences handed to the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Global warming knows no boundaries, says the UN's Haoliang Xu, speaking at a business forum on Sustainable Goals in Asia.
There was no real competition for the job and that it was Giuliani's if he wanted it, a senior official said.
Robots could displace millions of jobs with industries favoring a digital revolution at the expense of human workers, according to a UN report.