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UN envoy: Up to Cyprus leaders to make most of peace summit

A United Nations envoy says Cyprus' rival leaders have to step up, take responsibility and make the best of a peace summit aiming at a breakthrough deal reunifying the ethnically … Click to Continue »

Study links deforestation and malaria

Nearly 130 million hectares of forest—an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa—have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

John Laird: We can’t fight ocean acidification alone

I was proud to represent California at the first-ever United Nations Ocean Conference this month in New York, as representatives from around the world gathered to focus on ocean health. With a goal to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources, the summit concluded with a global agreement to reverse the decline […]

U.N. rights boss criticizes May, Trump and Duterte

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official has criticized Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May for her election campaign remarks suggesting that laws could be overturned if they stymied the fight against terrori...

Is the United States still first on July 4th?

The Fourth of July is a time when Americans take stock of what we’re celebrating and whether the nation is living up to its ideals. With Independence Day coming up, we’re asking Southern Californians to assess the United States’ place in the world during a time of change in national and international politics. Is America […]

U.S. image tumbling in the world under Trump: Poll

President Trump has alarmed citizens of the nation’s closest allies and others worldwide, diminishing the standing of the United States in their eyes, according to a wide-ranging international study released Monday. But in the survey of 37 countries, Russia is a bright spot for Trump. As beleaguered as the president is at home, a majority […]

Deaths among patients with opioid disorders may be cut by one-third by better care

(RAND Corporation) Opioid-related deaths have surged in the United States during the past two decades as the nation battles an opioid epidemic. A new study finds that following three guidelines in providing medical care to people with an opioid addiction may cut deaths among such patients by as much as one-third. Show More Summary

Your Future Food Will Be Grown With Waste Water

By Serena Caucci, United Nations University and Kristin Meyer, United Nations University In an increasingly water-scarce

United Nations Moves to Fight Ads That Objectify and Sexualize Women to Sell Products

11 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Last week, the United Nations announced on Thursday that it will be partnering with  companies like Johnson & Johnson, Google, Facebook, and Twitter to launch Unstereotype Alliance, a campaign to fight sexist ads that objectify and sexualize women to sell products. “Every day, hundreds of millions of people around the world are exposed to the communications […]

Indigenous Advocates Call On UN To Make Cultural Appropriation Illegal

A United Nations committee has been working for 16 years on a set of international laws to protect indigenous intellectual property.

In Europe, A Solidarity March For Science — And A Call To Action In Political Debates

Luc Soete, United Nations University On Earth Day, Saturday April 22 2017, scientists will descend from their ivory towers

Opportunities Await at USA Shooting National Championship for Rifle/Pistol

13 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

USA Shooting will once again host the National Championship for Rifle/Pistol at the home of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Georgia starting Sunday and concluding on July 2. Even though attendance at National Championships...Show More Summary

"No longer may this liberty be denied."

It was two years ago today that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote those words as part of his ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationally in the United States.In those two years, there are people...Show More Summary

Nikki Haley Says She Was Booed During NYC's Pride Parade

Nikki Haley, current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former anti-same-sex marriage governor of South Carolina, was apparently booed while leaving an NYC restaurant in the middle of the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday. Haley, who in June 2010 declared that "marriage is between one man and one woman," seems upset about the incident: [ more › ]

The U.S. Should End Its OECD Subsidies: It’s Good Policy and Self-Protection

Tomorrow, the Committee on Appropriations’s Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs is having a “United Nations and International Organizations — Budget Hearing.” The witness will be U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley. I, for one, am very much looking forward to this hearing. Show More Summary

UT-ORNL to shepherd US-China Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Network

(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) A new grant sponsored by the National Science Foundation will support a research network designed to identify transdisciplinary research opportunities for scientists in the United States and China working to achieve sustainable use of natural resources for food, energy and water systems. Show More Summary

Nikki Haley’s Sunday lunch was completely ruined after she was heckled by gay people

15 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and no friend of the gays, did not have a very happy Pride over the weekend.

The Court and the Muslim Ban

As many of you will have heard, the Supreme Court issued an order today granting cert in the Trump travel ban case, while allowing it to go into effect for foreign nationals without a pre-existing relationship with the United States. This news is…not good, Bob: The three most conservative members of the Court—Trump nominee Neil […]

Nikki Haley: I Got Booed At New York City Pride

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Fox News reports: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley took to Twitter Sunday to claim that she and her son were heckled as they left a New York City restaurant while the city’s annual Gay Pride Parade was taking place.Show More Summary

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Says She Was Booed by Hateful Hecklers Along NYC Pride Route

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that she and her family were booed and heckled as they left a restaurant along the NYC Pride march route. Wrote Haley on Facebook: “We had lunch at a spot on the Pride Parad… Read The post UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Says She Was Booed by Hateful Hecklers Along NYC Pride Route appeared first on Towleroad.

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