United Nations

  • Nuclear weapons Mar 28

    Virus Delays Review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

    The United Nations says the 191 parties to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty have decided to postpone a conference to review its implementation because of the coronavirus pandemic

  • United Nations Jan 23

    Rohingya Hail UN Ruling That Myanmar Act to Prevent Genocide

    The United Nations’ top court has ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people

  • United Nations Jan 19

    Libya Summit: Participants Agree to Respect Arms Embargo

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says countries with interests in Libya’s long-running conflict have agreed that they should respect a much-violated arms embargo, which should be better controlled than it has been to date. The participants at Sunday’s summit in Berlin agreed to provide no further military support to the warring parties while a cease-fire lasts, Merkel said after about four...

  • Samantha Power Jan 8

    Former UN Ambassador: ‘The Talent is Absolutely Depleted’ Under Trump

    Speaking at Northeastern University, Samantha Power described a very different State Department than the one she worked with when she was UN ambassador in the Obama administration. “The talent is absolutely depleted,” she said. “Many, many people have left.” She described what she believes is a more collaborative and deliberative process among Barack Obama’s foreign policy team compared to...

  • climate change Dec 15, 2019

    Disappointment as Marathon Climate Talks End With Slim Deal

    Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year. Organizers kept delegates from almost 200 nations in Madrid far beyond Friday’s scheduled close of the two-week...

  • Venezuela Dec 5, 2019

    Maduro Foes Balk at UN-Backed Venezuela Power Crisis Deal

    A proposal to address Venezuela’s power crisis with the help of the United Nations is proving a political hot potato for Nicolas Maduro’s opponents....


    On Tuesday, the opposition-controlled National Assembly at the last minute scratched a schedule debate on a $350 million credit from a regional development bank to supply emergency power to areas in Venezuela that have been in the...

  • NBCUniversal Nov 19, 2019

    Top Children’s Holiday Gifts of the Season

    We join Lori Bergamotto, Style Director at Good Housekeeping and frequent Today Show Contributor for a look at some of the hottest gift ideas for kids this year.

  • President Nov 20, 2019

    Haiti Mourns 5 Killed During Ongoing Protests

    Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit inside their home by a stray bullet when police began firing at protesters.

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2019

    Climate Change Activists Nab French President Macron’s Portraits, Divide French Judges

    Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that’s aiming to push French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to fight climate change. One by one, environmental activists around France have removed Macron’s official portraits from more...

  • California Oct 30, 2019

    Activist Thunberg Declines Climate Prize, Urges More Action

    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired millions across the world to stage protests urging leaders to better tackle global warming, has declined an environmental prize, saying “the climate movement does not need any more prizes.” Two fellow climate activists spoke on Thunberg’s behalf at an award ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm for the regional inter-parliamentary Nordic Council’s prizes, reading...

  • Ambassador Oct 24, 2019

    Turkish and Syrian Ambassadors Clash at UN Security Council

    The Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clashed Thursday at their first U.N. Security Council encounter since Turkey launched a cross-border offensive earlier this month following the withdrawal of U.S. forces. The council met on Syria’s humanitarian situation, but the members’ top concerns were the state of a Russian-Turkish cease-fire agreement that divides up the border region and prospects for next week’s...

  • DRIVER Sep 28, 2019

    Slain Deputy Devoted Life to Sikh Faith, Serving Others

    Sandeep Dhaliwal carried a badge and a gun while devoting his life to a faith that teaches love and peace. Dhaliwal, who was fatally shot from behind during a traffic stop Friday, was the first Sikh sheriff’s deputy on a force that covers an area including the nation’s fourth largest city of Houston. Four years ago he won an accommodation...

  • director Sep 27, 2019

    Report: 58% of Europe’s Native Trees Face Extinction Threat

    An international conservation group is warning that more than half of the European tree species that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature said in a new report Friday that 58% of the continent’s 454 native trees are threatened and 15% are “critically endangered” – one step away from...

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2019

    ‘Tonight’: Jimmy Parodies Trump’s UN Speech

    Jimmy Fallon parodies President Donald Trump and pretends he used his speech at the United Nations to address rumors about him trying to influence the 2020 election.

  • United Kingdom Sep 25, 2019

    Johnson: ‘Terrifying Limbless Chickens’ But Little Brexit

    Things the beleaguered British prime minister said in his astonishing speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday night: “Pink-eyed Terminators from the future.” ”Terrifying limbless chickens.” ”Your fridge will beep for more cheese.” Things Boris Johnson didn’t address with any substance: Brexit (though he mentioned it in a quip). The British court ruling earlier in the day that said...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    Trump Touts Nationalism at UN: ‘The Future Belongs to Patriots’

    President Donald Trump told other world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly that wise leaders put the future of their own people and country first, using his speech to prioritize individual nations’ self-determination over alliances and globalization.

  • United States Sep 23, 2019

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills Tells UN State Will Go Carbon Neutral by 2045

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday that her state will combat climate change by going carbon neutral by 2045. Mills, a Democrat, was invited to talk about Maine’s efforts to combat climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 in New York City. It was the first time a Maine governor addressed the...

  • Florida Sep 15, 2019

    Cleanup Resumes in Bahamas as Humberto Swirls Away

    Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family’s home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was sodden and unrecognizable. He shuffled across a white tile floor, the only clear sign this had once been a house, and found a pair...

  • New York Aug 28, 2019

    Teen Eco-Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in New York After 2-Week Sail

    Eco-activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City on Wednesday, two weeks after she set sail from the English coastline, as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their agendas.

  • Massachusetts Aug 23, 2019

    ‘Peace Park’ at Sherborn Condo Development Removes United Nations Flag After Objections

    A “peace park” in a Boston suburb has been forced to take down a United Nations flag after residents objected. Pacifist Memorial founder Lewis Randa recently removed the flag at the Sherborn, Massachusetts, site because residents of the condo development where it’s located argue that it violates their property agreement.

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