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Photo courtesy of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan call for UN review of disputed dams The presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan called for the United Nations to review the potential impact of two disputed hydroelectric dams proposed by their regional rivals Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
17 июня 2013
©REUTERS UN climate talks: No consensus on... well, consensus A debilitating row with Russia at UN climate talks this week exposed a fundamental flaw in how decisions are taken -- the entire system balanced precariously on an ill-defined notion of consensus.
15 июня 2013
©REUTERS Ten million children work as domestic servants: ILO As many as 10.5 million children worldwide work as domestic servants, in what can be hazardous and even slave-like conditions.
13 июня 2013
Photo courtesy of KEGOC joins UN Global Contract This step certifies the company’s serious intention to hold leading positions in corporate management in Kazakhstan: chairman.
06 июня 2013
More than 60 countries sign new arms trade treaty More than 60 countries on Monday signed a landmark conventional arms trade treaty, but the United States held back from joining the first wave of signatories.
04 июня 2013
Leaders call on UN to set new zero poverty target The leaders of Britain, Indonesia and Liberia on Thursday called on the United Nations to set a target of 2030 to eradicate extreme poverty.
01 июня 2013
UN call to financial arms for new war on poverty Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent battling extreme poverty and disease since 2000 and now the United Nations is lining up a new war on the social distress still suffered by huge numbers around the world.
30 мая 2013
WHO urges action against obesity as poor nations get fatter Alarmed at expanding waistlines around the world, the UN's health agency has urged countries to get serious about reining in a ballooning obesity crisis.
29 мая 2013
Nestor Osorio. ©REUTERS UN agrees with Nazarbayev on global financial system reform The United Nations support major reforms of the international financial system.
23 мая 2013
Nazarbayev meets with UN representatives and Nobel prize-winners Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with UN representatives and Nobel prize-winners during the 6th Astana Economic Forum.
23 мая 2013
Michael Kirby.Photo courtesy of Head of new UN N. Korea probe 'inundated' on abuses The head of a landmark UN team set up to probe human rights violations in North Korea said Wednesday he had been inundated by people wanting to give evidence on abuses just hours after his appointment.
10 мая 2013
Ban talks Syria as UN envoy appears set to quit UN leader Ban Ki-moon discussed deadlocked efforts to end the Syria conflict with the major powers on Thursday amid mounting signs that peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is to quit.
03 мая 2013
Guinea's President Alpha Conde. ©REUTERS/Christian Hartmann UN Security Council worried by 'volatile' Guinea The UN Security Council on Monday expressed concern over "volatile" events in Guinea in the runup to a bitterly contested election in June.
30 апреля 2013
UN says 6.8 million need aid in Syria, raps Damascus Nearly seven million people need humanitarian assistance in Syria, a senior United Nations official said Thursday, criticizing Damascus for hampering aid distribution.
19 апреля 2013
UN tips faster Asian growth, urges poverty action Asia-Pacific growth will edge up this year on the back of a recovery in the US and emerging nations.
18 апреля 2013
Ban says W. Sahara risks being drawn into Mali war UN leader Ban Ki-Moon called Monday for urgent international efforts to end the Western Sahara conflict because of fears the Mali war will spill over into the Moroccan-occupied territory.
09 апреля 2013
UN adopts global treaty on weapons trade The UN General Assembly on Tuesday passed the first treaty regulating the conventional arms trade in an attempt to bring transparency and protection of human rights to the often murky industry.
03 апреля 2013
UN General Assembly set to adopt arms treaty The UN General Assembly is expected to adopt the first global treaty on the conventional arms trade Tuesday after the 193 member states failed to reach consensus on it last week.
02 апреля 2013
UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Herve Ladsous. ©REUTERS UN gives DR Congo one week to act against 'rape' troops The United Nations on Wednesday gave Democratic Republic of Congo a final one-week deadline to take action against two army battalions accused of carrying out at least 126 rapes.
28 марта 2013
Ban says 11,200 peacekeepers needed for Mali Up to 11,200 troops could be needed for a peacekeeping mission in Mali but a "parallel" military force will have to battle radical Islamists.
27 марта 2013

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