United Nations

President Hassan Rouhani listens to explanations on new nuclear achievements at a ceremony to mark "National Nuclear Day," in Tehran, Iran.
Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File
July 01, 2019 - 9:36 am
By Jom Gambrell and Amir Vahdat, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a...
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Venezuelan migrants
Ariana Cubillos/AP
June 19, 2019 - 11:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. The...
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In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the carcass of a dead goat lies in the desert in a drought-stricken area near Bandar Beyla in Somalia.
Ben Curtis/AP Photo
June 05, 2019 - 10:32 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer's end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country. U.N. Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock says...
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In this April 25, 2019, photo, science teacher Sarah Ott speaks to her class about climate literacy in Dalton, Ga.
Sarah Blake Morgan/AP Photo
May 15, 2019 - 10:38 am
By Michael Melia, Associated Press When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. "It is a pretty scary topic to...
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The North Korean flags on flagpoles, in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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May 03, 2019 - 10:26 am
ROME (AP) — The United Nations says about 10 million people in North Korea are suffering from "severe food shortages" after the East Asian nation had one of the worst harvests in a decade. The World Food Program said Friday that "unfavorable climatic conditions, limited supplies of agricultural...
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Eskinder Debebe/The United Nations via AP
March 10, 2019 - 4:55 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. women's agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world's poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality without "the giant leap that 21st century innovations can bring." Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said in...
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Kenyan women shout slogans during a march to mark International Women's Day in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday March 8, 2019.
Khalil Senosi/AP Photo
March 08, 2019 - 11:23 am
By Barry Hatton and Aritz Parra, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Marches and protests are held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates...
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Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP
February 22, 2019 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft "has done an outstanding job representing our Nation" and...
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February 16, 2019 - 7:44 pm
By Jamie Gangel, Michelle Kosinski and Jeremy Diamond (CNN) - - State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador. President Donald Trump had previously announced he was picking Nauert, but the formal nomination had not been sent to the...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
December 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With little fanfare, the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights marked its 70th anniversary earlier this month. Dr. Tim Horner, assistant professor at the Center for Peace and Justice at Villanova University, said the Universal Declaration of Human...
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