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Nobel laureate: Australia is ‘public enemy number one’ in UN climate change summit

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Peter Doherty, Nobel laureate of medicine, says a clear message has emerged at an international symposium of experts in climate, economics and business Australia is emerging as “public enemy number one” of the United Nations climate change negotiations to be held in Paris in December, according to...

IOC President: A week to strengthen sport in society

Dignitaries met included United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, French President François Hollande, President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, the President of the Russian Federation, VladimirShow More Summary

IOC President Bach and Ukrainian President Poroshenko agree on uniting role of sport

The meeting was also attended by Sergey Bubka, President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (EB Member), and Valeriy Borzov, IOC Member in Ukraine. Athletes’ welfare was at the heart of their meeting as they discussed an IOC initiative that has helped Ukrainian athletes in areas affected by civil strife. Show More Summary

U.N. chief urges Myanmar to address Muslims' status ahead of vote

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Myanmar to address the citizenship status of Rohingya Muslims in the country's western Rakhine state ahead of a general election scheduled to be held later this year.

Naomi Campbell and Gloria Steinem Partied Together

3 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Diane von Furstenberg knows how to fill a room with influential women, and this week, everyone from Gloria Steinem to Naomi Cambpell was in attendance at her annual DVF awards held at the United Nations. While streetwear aficionados, including Virgil Abloh, rallied at BAPE'S New York 10 Year Anniversary, on... More »

These Are The Happiest Countries In The World

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Calling all fans of cheese, chocolate and mountains. Turns out the happiest place on Earth may be just right for you. In the 2015 World Happiness Report, published this week by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Switzerland was named the world's happiest country. Show More Summary

Memory of WWII Victory Sacred, Unaffected by Tensions - Russian Ambassador

Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak stated at the “Spirit of Elbe” commemoration event at Arlington National Cemetery that the victory against Nazism in the Second World War is a sacred event that is remembered in the United States and Russia despite the political disagreements the two nations might have.

UN Accuses UK Tabloids of Inciting Hatred Against Migrants in Mediterranean

The United Nations human rights chief on Friday accused members of the British tabloid press of inciting hatred towards migrants in the Mediterranean, and urged authorities to curb "hate speech" in the media.

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out For an Important Cause

7 hours agoNews : CitizenSugar

Angelina Jolie made a special trip to NYC to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Middle East and Syria on Friday. As the Special Envoy of the High Commissioner For Refugees, Angelina highlighted the refugee crisis...Show More Summary

U.N. Chief Slams Article Calling Migrants 'Cockroaches'

8 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief on Friday called on Britain to tackle hate speech in the tabloid press after a columnist compared migrants to "cockroaches" and advocated using gunboats to stop them from coming...Show More Summary

US, Russia Should Remember What Unites Two Nations - Nuland

The Assistant Secretary of State noted that the linking of the two armies’ at the Elbe was the beginning of the victory over Nazism in World War II.

Report: Income Inequality Most Apparent During Fifth-Grade Classmate’s Birthday Party

8 hours agoHumor : The Onion

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Explaining that such events provide crucial insight into the country’s distribution of wealth, a report issued Friday by the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals that income inequality in the United States is most apparen...

Koch-backed group sending ‘real scientists’ to lecture Pope Francis about ‘Biblical duty’ to pollute

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Koch-backed think tank plans to send skeptics to Rome in hopes of convincing Pope Francis not to support United Nations action on climate change. The libertarian Heartland Institute — perhaps best known for working alongside cigarette manufacturers to question the dangers of second-hand...

Angelina Jolie Briefs UN Security Council on Syria Crisis (Video)

Angelina Jolie arrives for the United Nations Security Council Meeting on the situation in the Middle East and Syria on Friday morning (April 24) in New York City. The 39-year-old actress and activist briefed the UN on the Syrian refugee crisis and urged the world powers to do more to help those displaced throughout the [...]

The Meaning of Practice in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

This post is co-authored by Chloé Denavit Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way. Show More Summary

U.N. aid chief urges Syria sanctions, Jolie pleads for refugee help

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations aid chief urged the Security Council on Friday to impose an arms embargo and sanctions in Syria for violations of humanitarian law as special envoy Angelina Jolie pleaded with council members to visit millions of Syrian refugees.

Angelina Jolie To U.N.: 'We Are Failing To Save Lives In Syria'

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie briefed the United Nations Security Council on the Syrian refugee crisis Friday morning. Jolie, a special envoy on refugee issues, said that the UN has to do more to help the estimated 13.6 million people...Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie Slams UN Security Council For Handling of Syrian Conflict

Always willing to speak up for the disenfranchised, Angelina Jolie attended the United Nations Security Council Meetings on Middle East and Syria at UN Headquarters in New York City today (April 24). Looking lovely as usual, the “Mr....Show More Summary

Hundreds of children killed, injured in 'devastating' Yemen conflict: U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A month of "devastating" conflict in Yemen has killed or injured hundreds of children, and dozens more have been mobilized as fighters, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Friday...

Angelina Jolie To Beseech World Leaders To Help Syrian Refugees

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actress Angelina Jolie is pleading with world powers to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council of being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie is a special envoy for the U.N. Show More Summary

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