American like the United Nations–and there is data to prove it. A new poll from a bi-partisan polling team shows that nearly three quarters of likely American voters surveyed believe that the United Nations is still relevant and needed today.
Another round of UN climate change negotiations are taking place this week in Bonn. This is the third time countries are meeting in Germany this year to create a legally enforceable mechanism they all agreed was necessary following the 2011 summit in Durban, South Africa.
Get these stories delivered to your inbox. With word of a doctor in NYC coming down with ebola, there’s a potentially much more worrying development: a two year old girl has tested positive for ebola in Mali.
The ebola outbreak and its importation to the United States has unleashed a wave of panic in the United States, revealing the paucity of Americans’ knowledge and understanding of Africa.
Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Sign up here! Last week, it was revealed that only $100,000 was committed against a $1 billion UN trust fund to provide rapid and flexible funding to combat the outbreak in west Africa.Quite a bit more has been pledged in the past few days, including $50 million to the trust fund and many millions to other funding mechanisms.
A disturbing incident is unfolding this morning in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. At least one shooter unleashed mayhem on Parliament Hill this morning, mere days after an incident in Quebec where two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were mowed down by a car.
Tuberculosis is a preventable and treatable disease, yet 1.5 million people died from TB last year–including 360,000 people who were HIV positive.
Some members of the US Congress are proposing visa restrictions for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Click here The international icon Efua Dorkenoo is the reason there’s an international movement to end female genital mutilation.
Following a few months of relative calm, tensions have once again flared up in the Central African Republic.
Anneke Von Woudenberg first came to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997 on a drunken dare. The rest is history.
Want these stories delivered to your inbox? Sign up Joko Widodo is sworn into office as president of Indonesia today.
The Associated Press got its hands on internal WHO documents that show a degree of self-criticism by top level WHO staffers about their organization’s handling of the ebola crisis.
It’s one of modern technology’s biggest public relations problems: the ever-increasing popularity and proliferation of drones.
$100,000. That’s it. There are millions in pledges. But so far, only $100,000 has actually been committed to a fund intended enable UN agencies to rapidly respond to an evolving crisis.
The Millennium Development Goals are expiring in 2015 and they will be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals.
The General Assembly held elections today to replace five permanent members of the Security Council. The two year terms of Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Korea, Rwanda are expiring.
Sign up here to get these clips delivered to your inbox As word comes of a second American health worker is infected with ebola, there’s news that the Dallas Hospital did not implement recommended safety measures, suggesting that even more hospital workers may be at risk.
Stunting occurs when a child does not receive proper nutrition in her first months and years of life.
Get these clips sent directly to your inbox Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Programme to cut rations for up to a million people in Afghanistan, an early sign that aid money may dwindle as the international combat mission winds down.