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UN to Focus on Sustainable Management of Rainforests

Top officials from more than 35 nations covering the world’s three major rainforest regions will gather at a United Nations-backed conference next month to discuss the common challenges faced by these vital ecosystems that support more than a billion people. continue reading »

More Than 200 Migrants Drown off Italian Coast Fleeing Global Unrest

The head of the United Nations refugee agency expressed deep shock today at the apparent drowning of more than 200 migrants attempting to make their way to Italy from conflict and unrest in North Africa. continue reading »

UN to Help Bolivia Alleviate Poverty with $8 Million in Loans

The United Nations rural development arm has lent Bolivia about $8 million to fund projects to alleviate poverty in two departments, the agency reported today following the signing of a financing agreement with the Government of the South American country. continue reading »

Lack of Confidence in Mexican Judicial Issue When Investigating Forced Disappearances

Impunity is still a major concern when it comes to tackling enforced disappearances in Mexico, a group of United Nations human rights experts said today as they outlined recommendations to the Government on the prevention, investigation, punishment and reparation of this crime. continue reading »

Asylum-Seeker Numbers Fall, U.S Largest Recipient of Claims Mostly from China and Mexico

The number of asylum-seekers seeking to live in the industrialized world continues to fall and is now almost half the level it was a decade ago, the United Nations refugee agency reported as it released its annual snapshot of asylum trends. continue reading »

Spanish Government Working with UN and Other World Leaders on Libya and Other Middle East Issues

The latest developments in the Middle East and North Africa topped the agenda during meetings between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Spanish leaders when the United Nations chief visited the European country this weekend. continue reading »

International Fund Allocated to Support Guatemala’s Human Rights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced a $10 million contribution from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund to support efforts to entrench the respect of human rights and strengthen the security and justice systems in Guatemala. continue reading »

UN Secretary General Voices Concern About Guatemala’s Human Rights Violations and Rising Crime

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed appreciation of Guatemala’s contribution to United Nations peacekeeping operations, but also voiced alarm at the worsening rate of crime, insecurity and human rights violations in the Central American country. continue reading »

UN Warns on International Women’s Day Discrimination Still Lingers

One hundred years after more than a million women poured out onto the streets around the world on the first International Women’s Day, the United Nations used continue reading »

UN Issues ‘Red Alert’ as Soaring Food Prices Threaten World’s Poorest

Record high food prices are putting added pressure on the United Nations agency that helps feed nearly 100 million of the world’s poorest people, with officials warning of a potential “perfect storm” combination of soaring costs, weather emergencies and political instability. continue reading »

UN Calls for Cheap Transfer Costs for Migrants Sending Money Home

The United Nations agency that promotes the integration of developing countries into the world economy is calling for cheaper ways for migrant workers to send money back home so as to maximize the economic impact. continue reading »

UN Urges Latin America to Capitalize on Cancun Climate Accords

The United Nations climate change chief called on Latin American nations to fully capitalize on opportunities to take climate change action to the next level, building on the achievements reached at last year’s conference in Cancún, Mexico. continue reading »

UN Secretary Commends Ecuador’s Efforts on Democracy and Human Rights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the efforts undertaken in Ecuador to consolidate democracy following last year’s unrest, while also lauding advances related to indigenous issues, human rights and the environment. continue reading »

Drinking World Wide Kills 2.5 Million, UN Urging Abstention

The harmful consumption of alcohol kills an estimated 2.5 million people across the world every year, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report unveiled today, urging governments to implement measures to prevent drinking habits that damage health and cause other social problems. continue reading »

U.S. Contributes $125 Million to U.N. High Commission on Refugees

The United States announced an initial contribution of $125 million toward the 2011 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). continue reading »

Over 1,000 Minors Killed in Mexico during Four Yr. Government Battle with Drug Cartels

Several leading human rights organizations and the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child are expressing growing concern over the plight of children in Mexico as a result of the drug wars. continue reading »

Number of Cholera Cases in Haiti Starting to Trend Downwards

The number of people dying from cholera in Haiti has been on a downward trend or has stabilized in all ten of the country’s departments affected by the outbreak, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today, adding that the number of hospitalized people has also been decreasing. continue reading »

Spain’s Goalkeeper Iker Casillas to Serve as Goodwill Ambassador Focusing on Poverty Reduction

The United Nations (UN) today appointed Spanish football goalkeeper Iker Casillas as a Goodwill Ambassador, with a focus on promoting poverty reduction, education and health, and issues affecting young people in developing countries. continue reading »

Hispanic Republican and Chair of Foreign Affair Comm., Ros-Lehtinen, Seeks to Reduce UN Funding

The new chairperson of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, has gone on the record and identified funding to the United Nations (UN) as “a waste of taxpayer dollars.” continue reading »

UN Urges Mexico to Investigate Claims of Missing Migrants, Cite Possible Police Wrong doing

The United Nations human rights chief voiced deep concern over the fate of a group of about 40 migrants who have been missing since they were abducted in Mexico last month, and death threats to a prominent human rights defender assisting other migrants who escaped the kidnapping ordeal. continue reading »