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UN eyes private help in $100 billion climate aid
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) A pledge by rich nations in Copenhagen to provide as much as $100 billion a year of climate-related aid to developing countries by 2020 may depend in part on the generosity of private donors and other non-governmental sources. ... Read More

UN official expects no climate deal until 2011
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

AMSTERDAM - (AP) A new legal agreement committing nations around the world to curb greenhouse gas emissions is unlikely to be completed until the end of 2011, two years later than originally envisioned, the top U.N. climate official said Wednesday. ... Read More

UN reminds rich countries of climate promises
Posted on 25 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) As another difficult round of climate talks approached, the United Nations urged rich countries Tuesday to live up to their promises of help for poor nations in the fight against global warming. Outgoing U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer... Read More

Israel: UN to take seized flotilla goods to Gaza
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

JERUSALEM - (AP) The United Nations will take to Gaza tons of aid supplies languishing in an Israeli port for two weeks since they were seized in a bloody sea confrontation, the Israeli military said Tuesday. Richard Miron, a spokesman for the U.N... Read More

Iran center stage at nuclear treaty conference
Posted on 4 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seized center stage at the opening of a monthlong debate at the United Nations on how to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But behind the scenes, U.N. Security Council powers were discussing... Read More

UN starts $5M Agent Orange cleanup at Vietnam base
Posted on 30 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

HANOI, Vietnam - (AP) The United Nations has launched a $5 million project to clean up Agent Orange contamination at a former U.S military air base in Vietnam, the world body said Tuesday. The project will focus on dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa... Read More

Russia wants to ensure Somali pirates punished
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (APINTL) Russia is launching a new initiative to ensure that captured Somali pirates are punished. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said he introduced a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that would... Read More

UN chief moving ahead with probe of Israeli raid
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

JERUSALEM - (AP) An Israeli official said Sunday that U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is moving ahead with plans for an international commission to investigate Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Ban wants former New Zealand Prime Minister... Read More

Maldives: UN climate summit must make big cuts
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SEOUL South Korea - (APINTL) The president of the Maldives warned Friday that the world is running out of time to stall climate change and said he hoped a U.N. climate summit in Mexico this year would put the international community on track to adopting... Read More

Nuke-free Mideast idea rises on global agenda
Posted on 5 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) The Middle East, that timeless tinderbox at the core of so much in world affairs, looms as a battleground in the U.N.'s meeting halls this month, as 189 nations debate nuclear proliferation. The idea of establishing the region... Read More

UN's internal watchdog faces leadership vacuum
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) The leader of the agency that is supposed to root out corruption in the United Nations is stepping down Wednesday with no successor in sight, adding to fears that the U.N. is becoming less capable of policing itself. With the... Read More

Iran, US take their nuclear cases to UN stage
Posted on 3 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings his nuclear case to New York on Monday, turning a U.N. treaty conference into a stage for Tehran's long-running showdown with the Western powers over its uranium enrichment program... Read More

South Korean leader urges peace with North Korea
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SEOUL South Korea - (AP) South Korea's president toned down criticism of North Korea in a Memorial Day speech Sunday that stressed the need for peace with the nuclear-armed nation, which Seoul hopes will be punished at the United Nations for allegedly... Read More

Study: fewer kids dying than previously thought
Posted on 24 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Child deaths worldwide seem to have fallen faster than officials thought, as a new study estimates far fewer children are dying every year than previously guessed by the United Nations. Using more data and an improved modeling technique... Read More

UN: No comprehensive climate deal this year
Posted on 3 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany - (AP) The United Nations chief negotiator on climate change says there will not be a comprehensive deal to fight global warming this year. Yvo de Boer told reporters in Germany on Monday the next U.N. climate change conference... Read More