United Nations

United Nations

United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation.

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July 2019

United Nations figures released in July estimated that Afghan forces and their international military-backers had killed more civilians in the first half of 2019 than the Taliban and other militants.



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By Ian Randall For Mailonline
February 12, 2020
Mail Online
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN estimated that, in 2005, a third of all food available for human consumption was wasted - but Dutch experts think the real figures are twice that.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
February 11, 2020
Mail Online
Every chinstrap penguin colony on Elephant Island in the Antarctic had seen breeding pairs numbers drop since the last survey in 1971, with some having declined by up to 77 per cent.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
February 7, 2020
Mail Online
Researchers at the French oceanographic institute, Ifremer, have been studying the sizes of sardines in the Mediterranean sea and the Bay of Biscay in the Atlantic.
Cade Metz and Adam Satariano
February 6, 2020
Across the United States and Europe, software is making probation decisions and predicting whether teens will commit crime. Opponents want more human oversight.
February 1, 2020
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
Press Trust of India
January 31, 2020
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation
Jamey Keaton
January 29, 2020
Global News
Leaked documents show that dozens of servers were "compromised" at offices in Geneva and Vienna.
January 28, 2020
Plants make the oxygen we breathe and give us 80 percent of the food we eat. But plants are under attack by invasive pests. These pests destroy up to 40 percent of the world's food crops and cause $220 billion in trade losses each year according to the United Nations (U.N.). That leaves millions of people worldwide without enough food to eat and seriously damages agriculture--the primary source of income for rural communities. To bring worldwide attention to this challenge, the U.N. has de...
January 22, 2020
Formula 1© and the FIA have today announced they have become signatories of the United Nations' Sport for Climate Action Framework. This follows the announcement in November 2019 that Formula 1 will be net zero carbon as a sport by 2030. To be considered as a signatory an organisation must adhere to the following five principles: , , , , , , • Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility;, , • Reduce overall climate impact;, , • Educate for climate action;, , • Promo...
January 19, 2020
The Times of India
International Business News: US President Donald Trump, Britain's prince Charles, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Kha
Chris D'Angelo
January 19, 2020
Species are being wiped out at a terrifying rate. Ending the crisis requires swift global action.
January 14, 2020
As part of its 75th anniversary initiative "UN75," the United Nations is partnering with Vox Media's award-winning brand studio, Vox Creative to inspire and inform dialogues on global issues in settings around the world. The initiative, live today, is part of the United Nations' goal to create the largest, most inclusive conversation on the role of global cooperation and launches with a video titled 'Shaping Our Future Together,' produced and created by Vox Creative featuring interviews w...
Stephanie Nebehay
January 16, 2020
People in a number of countries, mostly in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, will see their incomes stagnate or decline this year, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Aylin Woodward and Morgan McFall-Johnsen
December 17, 2019
Business Insider
After weeks of climate change talks, this year's annual UN conference on the topic has yielded no tangible outcomes -- despite its hefty price tag.
Jonah M. Kessel
December 13, 2019
"Killing in the Age of Algorithms" is a New York Times documentary examining the future of artificial intelligence and warfare.
December 10, 2019
Bayer has today announced a set of comprehensive sustainability measures and new commitments from 2020 onward. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the Paris Agreement, the company has set ambitious targets to be achieved by 2030. "By making sustainability an even stronger part of our strategy and operations, we aim to achieve long-term returns and generate a positive impact for society and the environment," says Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board of...
December 7, 2019
Sixteen-year-told Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has encouraged students to skip school to demand action on climate change from their governments.
December 9, 2019
The Hindu
According to the Human Development Report, the climate crisis is already hitting the poorest hardest, while technological advances such as machine learning and artificial intelligence can leave behind entire groups of people, even countries
November 28, 2019
The Hindu
The project was launched in collaboration with the government's Atal Innovation Mission and will look to solve issues through innovative solutions
Agence France-Presse
November 27, 2019
The Hindu
Annual assessment on greenhouse gases calls for 7.6% cut each year