United Nations

Intergovernmental organization

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, with its other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague.

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The World Meteorological Organization, a United Nations agency, released its 2020 climate report and the outlook isn't good. CBSN's Tanya Rivero spoke with..
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CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta joins CBSN AM with headlines from around the globe, including how COVID-19 is impacting college entrance exams in..
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Culture of peace is an annual resolution passed by the UN and calls for promotion of peace, non-violence etc.
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By Reena BhardwajNew York [US], December 3 (ANI): A special two-day session will be held at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday with more than 100 world..
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China's ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday stressed his nation's support for a lasting peaceful solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and called..
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Iran's parliament has approved a bill to suspend all U.N. inspections of its nuclear facilities in a show of defiance after the killing of the country's top..
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As an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves comes to an end, the head of the United Nations challenged world leaders to make 2021 the year that..
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Sir David Attenborough discusses the climate crisis with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that three-fourths of new and emerging human infectious diseases are animal-to-human.
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Italy plans to roll out Pfizer's COVID vaccine for widespread use in the country starting in January. Also, dozens of gunmen in Brazil effectively took an entire..
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Five years after the Paris climate agreement, the United Nations Secretary-General tells Tony Dokoupil the planet is moving toward "suicide."
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This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded and could even top the record set in 2016, the United Nations has said. The past six years,..
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Countries around the world are poised to pump out over 120% more fossil fuels than needed to meet the Paris Climate Agreement, a new report says.
 
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Food and medicines are said to be running out for millions of people in the conflict-torn region.
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India has been calling for the passing of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the UN.
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"Our planet is broken," the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, will warn on Wednesday. Humanity is waging what he will describe as a..
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Christiana Figueres said she has long been frustrated by Australia's blindness to its potential as a world leader in renewable energies.
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Despite Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's declaration of victory two days ago, the defiant leader of Tigray, Debretsion Gebremichael, said fighting continues..
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Thousands of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's conflict-hit northern region of Tigray have run out of food, the UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, has said. It appealed..
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Moves by China, along with the election of Joe Biden, make temperature targets more achievable.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UN chief Antonio Guterres has decried an armed attack on labourers working in rice fields in northeastern Nigeria, which left dozens killed..
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The United Nations (UN) says at least 110 people have been killed in a weekend attack in northeast Nigeria by the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group. Initial..
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The United Nations has urged for restraint after the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh near Tehran on Friday. While the body said it..
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The United Nations (UN) says Sudan needs $150 million in aid to cope with rushing streams of Ethiopian refugees fleeing the conflict in their country’s Tigray..
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Women take on the burden of unpaid chores during Covid, UN data shows, threatening gender equality.
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Israel's blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as US$16.7 billion (NZ$23.85b) in economic losses and sent poverty and..
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India on Tuesday lambasted Islamabad for presenting a "dossier of lies" against New Delhi at the United Nations, saying "concocting documents and peddling false..
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President-elect Joe Biden held a press event in Wilmington, Delaware, to introduce key members of his future administration: Antony Blinken, his nominee for..
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GENEVA (AP) — The European Union and other donors offered new funding for Afghanistan on Tuesday, as a U.N. official declared now is “not the time to walk..
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The United Nations has expressed concern about possible war crimes ahead of a threat by the Ethiopian army to start an assault on the northern Tigray region's..
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AMMAN: Palestinian officials have downplayed the effectiveness of a statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his recent visit to Israeli settlements..
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