A UN-led climate conference in Bonn begins this week with President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement potentially an awkward sticking point. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading
Critics of President Joseph Kabila’s government are challenging the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the 47-member Geneva-based council. The country – beset by renewed political and militia violence since Kabila refused to step down in December – won 151 votes. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Congo’s election harmed the credibility of the body.
UNITED NATIONS (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (UNTV) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday (September 19) for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at President Donald Trump. Continue reading
Protesters take to the streets of New York, calling for an end to the Trump presidency. Continue reading
The United Nations’ top human rights official says that derogatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities. Continue reading
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde says she is more positive about global economy this year than in 2016.
Oulimata Sarr is a private sector development specialist with over 24 years working experience in Africa. Continue reading
French judges have found IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence for failing to challenge a 400 million euro state arbitration payout to a business tycoon in 2008 when she was French finance minister. Rosanna Philpott reports.
Antonio Guterres of Portugal is sworn in as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, pledging U.N. reform when he takes over the position on January 1, 2017.
Indian child rights activist and laureate Kailash Satyarthi questions the world’s stand on children’s education, saying the countries around the globe were spending money on weapons and wars instead of investing in education.