UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior

Feb 23, 2018

UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior

UNICEF deputy director Justin Forsyth resigned from the U.N. children's agency on Thursday following complaints of inappropriate behavior toward female staff in his previous post as head of British charity Save The Children. He apologized again for his past "mistakes," but said his decision to ...

Peak CO2 date is key to level of sea rise: study

/ Feb 21, 2018

Peak CO2 date is key to level of sea rise: study

How quickly humanity draws down greenhouse gases will determine whether sea levels rise half a meter or six times that, researchers reported Tuesday. "The trajectory of emissions in the next few decades will shape our coastlines in the centuries to come," said lead author Matthias ...

U.N. says bombs will litter Mosul for more than a decade

Feb 15, 2018

U.N. says bombs will litter Mosul for more than a decade

The Iraqi city of Mosul will remain strewn with unexploded bombs for a decade, endangering a million or more civilians who want to return home following the end of three years of Islamic State occupation, a U.N. demining expert said on Wednesday. Pehr Lodhammar, a ...

Feb 14, 2018

Philippines objects to China's naming of undersea features

The Philippine government rejects Chinese names given to some undersea features in a vast offshore region where the Philippines has undisputed sovereign rights, the presidential spokesman said Wednesday in a new tiff despite the Asian neighbors' mended ties. The Philippines has already raised its concern ...