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COP21 Paris Climate Change Summit: What You Need To Know

5 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

All eyes will be on Paris next week as the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the twenty-first Conference of the Parties or COP21, opens November 30 and will continue in a diplomatic marathon of meetings until December 11. Show More Summary

November 29: A Significant Date in Arab-Israeli History

November 29 is a noteworthy date for all those interested in Israel and the Middle East. Sixty-eight years ago, following the recommendation of a decisive majority of the 11-member United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, the UN General Assembly met to consider Resolution 181. Show More Summary

3 dead, including 2 UN peacekeepers, in Mali mortar attack

A mortar attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali's Kidal early Saturday killed at least three people, including two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor, said the mission spokesman. The attack also injured 20 people, of which four are in serious condition, said Olivier Salgado, spokesman...

Deadly mortar attack on United Nations facility

U.N. official vows attack won't impede organization's work in West African nation of Mali

Ahead of climate summit, French use emergency laws to put activists under house arrest

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - France has put 24 green activists under house arrest ahead of the United Nations climate talks, using emergency laws put in place following the Paris shootings, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Saturday.

Suspected Jihadists Kill 3 At U.N. Base In North Mali

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

BAMAKO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, in the latest sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency is intensifying. French troops and the 10,000-strong U.N. Show More Summary

The United Nations General Assembly: Prejudice without Pride

The November 19 UN Resolutions on the Middle East are a stumbling block in the way of achieving a just, comprehensive, and lasting peace in the region.

France Becomes First Country Outside U.S. to Approve PrEP

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The French government has announced it will approve the antiretroviral drug Truvada for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP to help prevent the transmission of HIV. France is the first nation outside of the United States to approve Truvada for us… Read The post France Becomes First Country Outside U.S. to Approve PrEP appeared first on Towleroad.

The Stakes Could Not Be Higher

Today, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released its 2015 World AIDS Day report , in advance of December 1. The report finds that 15.8 million people were accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART) as of June 2015. This is an extraordinary achievement–more than doubling the number of people that were on treatment just five years ago....

All Nations Meet In Paris To Make Hope, Not War

The rest of the world has come along farther and faster on the subject of climate change than the United States, it appears. US nitpickers and politickers stand out from doubters of almost all others on earth in questioning the existence, sources, and assailability of climate change. Show More Summary

UN Chief, UK Prime Minister Urge Political Solution to Syrian Crisis

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UK Prime Minister David Cameron called on Friday for diplomatic efforts to reach political solution to the conflict in Syria through the Vienna talks, the United Nations said in a statement.

UN Chief Appoints Russian Rashid Khalikov Assistant on Humanitarian Affairs

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed Russia's Rashid Khalikov his assistant on humanitarian coordination in the Middle East and Central Asia, the United Nations said in a statement.

Trevor Noah explains why the US feels like South Africa: The ‘very simple’ racism is familiar out here

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah said in a recent interview with National Public Radio’s Linda Holmes that it was easy to transition from South Africa to the United States. “I’ve always believed in comedy. That comedy is truth,” Noah said. “That’s why people...

AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers: UNICEF

While the global push to eradicate HIV may have saved over a million babies, AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe, the United Nations’ agency for children said on Friday. Despite gains made among adults and babies with HIV, the […]

Turkey Downed Russian Jet to Increase Moscow-NATO Tensions - NGO

Turkey's downing of a Russian jet was a clear provocation designed to increase tensions between Moscow and NATO, a representative of the US pressure group United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) told Sputnik.

Big Rise in Terrorism outside West linked to Refugee Crisis

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage | (Inter Press Service) | – – UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – In 2014, the number of lives lost to terrorism around the world increased by 80 percent, the highest…

More than one million children need urgent aid in the conflict-torn Central African Republic: U.N.

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a million children in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of humanitarian aid while almost half of those under five are malnourished, the United Nations said on Friday ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the conflict-torn country.

A 'bottom up' approach to managing climate change

In advance of next week's United Nations climate meeting in Paris, Allen Fawcett et al. highlight the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), in which various countries have put forward their commitments toward emissions reductions. Show More Summary

Canada giving C$100 million to help address Syria refugee crisis

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will give an extra C$100 million ($75 million) to the United Nations' refugee agency to help it deal with the Syrian crisis, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said on Thursday.

Canada to give UN $100M for Syrian refugee relief

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