Feb 5, 2015

U.N. rights resolution 'illegal': N. Korea

North Korea’s foreign minister is demanding that the U.N. secretary-general tell member states that a resolution targeting the country’s bleak human rights record is illegal and based on lies. The letter from Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, obtained by The Associated Press, says North ...

Oct 3, 2013

Cash-strapped U.N. women's agency exits Japan

The U.N. agency for promoting gender equality has announced it will close its office in Osaka Prefecture by the end of October, citing a lack of funds. Having failed to achieve its funding goals due to financial instability in 2011 and 2012, the U.N. ...

Ghost of Iraq looms as U.N. evaluates Syria

May 3, 2013

Ghost of Iraq looms as U.N. evaluates Syria

by Colum Lynch

A few days ago, a little-known Swedish scientist with a career devoted to studying lethal warfare agents paid a quiet visit to London. He was there to examine evidence that British officials believe shows that Syrian forces used chemical weapons against their own people. ...

Mar 26, 2013

World must anticipate 3/11-level disasters: U.N. official

Massive earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear disasters must be anticipated globally as major risks in the future, a senior U.N. official in charge of disaster-mitigation policy has said. “We have to learn how to imagine these things — because they are going to happen — ...