Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Business Feb 18, 2020

Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Investors managing $37 trillion in assets urged Japan to slash the country's carbon emissions, saying Monday that a strong signal from Tokyo could help galvanize international climate action ahead of a U.N. summit in Glasgow in November. Institutional investors, traditionally wary of singling out governments ...

Illicit imports to North Korea continues, U.N. experts say

Asia Pacific Feb 15, 2020

Illicit imports to North Korea continues, U.N. experts say

U.N. experts say North Korea has increased imports and exports of banned and restricted goods such as coal and petroleum products as it continues to enhance its illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs in violation of sanctions. The experts identified new methods that the country ...

U.N. warns of 'major shock' as Africa locust outbreak spreads

World Feb 11, 2020

U.N. warns of 'major shock' as Africa locust outbreak spreads

Uganda scrambled to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades, while the United Nations warned Monday that "we simply cannot afford another major shock" to an already vulnerable region. An emergency government meeting hours ...