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U.N. chief: Climate change is 'most important issue we face'

World Dec 4, 2018

U.N. chief: Climate change is 'most important issue we face'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century. Guterres, who spoke at the opening of the ...

Diplomats take aim at delay in U.N. Security Council reform

National / Politics Nov 21, 2018

Diplomats take aim at delay in U.N. Security Council reform

Diplomats expressed frustration Tuesday during a U.N. General Assembly session about long-overdue negotiations to reform the Security Council. Japan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Koro Bessho, was among those who highlighted the lack of tangible progress so far. "If we fail to make significant headway in ...

Myanmar army should be removed from politics: U.N.

Asia Pacific / Politics Sep 18, 2018

Myanmar army should be removed from politics: U.N.

Myanmar's powerful army should be removed from politics, U.N. investigators said Tuesday, as they released the final part of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A brutal military crackdown last year forced more ...

Kofi Annan: The U.N.'s 'rock star' secretary-general

World | FOCUS Aug 19, 2018

Kofi Annan: The U.N.'s 'rock star' secretary-general

Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The first secretary-general from sub-Saharan Africa, Ghanaian-born Annan was credited for raising the U.N.'s ...