A 17-year-old Honduran-American activist called for a youth movement to eradicate poverty and preserve the planet. The president of the tiny Pacific island nation said urgent funds are needed to develop his country and prevent the devastating impact of climate change. Actor and advocate Forest Whitaker urged people around the globe to join forces to achieve U.N.
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By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press
An internal audit has found important deficiencies and lapses in the U.N.’s involvement with two foundations and several non-governmental organizations linked to an alleged bribery case involving former General Assembly president John Ashe.
The U.N. Security Council votes Wednesday on a resolution that would impose the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades.
North Korea’s U.N. mission claimed Wednesday that its successful nuclear bomb test showed that it could now “wipe out” the United States, as the U.N. Security Council grappled with a response to the underground blast.
The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday urging all countries especially the United States, Britain and South Africa to release all information on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labour to circumvent U.N. sanctions and earn foreign currency for the country, amounting to between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion annually by one estimate, a U.N. investigator said Wednesday.