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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.
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.
As many as 10.5 million children worldwide work as domestic servants, in what can be hazardous and even slave-like conditions.
This step certifies the company’s serious intention to hold leading positions in corporate management in Kazakhstan: chairman.
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.
The leaders of Britain, Indonesia and Liberia on Thursday called on the United Nations to set a target of 2030 to eradicate extreme 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.
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.
The United Nations support major reforms of the international financial system.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with UN representatives and Nobel prize-winners during the 6th Astana Economic Forum.
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.
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.
The UN Security Council on Monday expressed concern over "volatile" events in Guinea in the runup to a bitterly contested election in June.
Nearly seven million people need humanitarian assistance in Syria, a senior United Nations official said Thursday, criticizing Damascus for hampering aid distribution.
Asia-Pacific growth will edge up this year on the back of a recovery in the US and emerging nations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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