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United Nations

The United Nations Organization (UNO) or simply United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

Headlines Around the Web

UN lowers India's growth forecast to 4.8% for 2013

Dec 19, 2013 - The Times of India

Power regrets Clinton 'monster' jab

Oct 03, 2013 - Politico

THE ROVING EYE : Rouhani surfs the new WAVE

Sep 25, 2013 - Asia Times Online

Rouhani: Iran ready to work with U.S.

Sep 25, 2013 - Politico

Obama reaches out to Iran

Sep 25, 2013 - Politico

3 planes escorted away from no-fly zone

Sep 24, 2013 - Politico

Articles About United Nations

People Are Living Longer
Life Expectancy Worldwide Increases by 6 Years

By IBTimes AU

A recent in-depth analysis on global health states that life expectancy both for men and women worldwide has increased by about six years since 1990. (12:21 pm)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, MANAGEMENT, ETHIOPIA, NIGER, RWANDA, AIDS

Home Grown Marijuana
Uruguay Holds Its First Marijuana Fair

By IBTimes AU

Uruguayans hold a marijuana exposition a year after the cannabis reform was signed into law. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

Participants of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 20 and members of YOUNGO group, with their mouths taped, take part in a protest demanding reduction in fossil fuel emissions by 2050, at the conference venue in Lima December 4, 2014. The two-week long
John Key Worse Than Abbot On Climate Fund Issue, Says New Zealand's Green Party

By IBTimes AU

There are two sects among the climate change warriors, where one group is still not convinced about the efficacy of a global fund. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, TONY ABBOTT

A man dressed as Santa Claus smiles after disembarking a Qantas plane, that allegedly came from the North Pole, for a charity event in Sydney November 9, 2005. The man is part of a group of 45 Santas that has recently been through a training course on how
North Pole Spat Widens, Denmark Joins Territorial Claims, Energy Resources

By IBTimes AU

Denmark has joined the fray of territorial claims into the Arctic region where Santa Claus' North Pole is. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 12, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Russia Issues Stern Warning To U.S. Against Fresh Economic Sanctions, Vows To Strike Back Because Of Ukraine Support Act

By IBTimes AU

Russia has issued a stern warning to the United States that the latest economic sanctions approved by the U.S. Congress will not go unanswered. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE, CONGRESS

PHILIPPINES
China’s Erratic Behaviour Provokes Arm Race in East And South China Seas

By IBTimes AU

Linda Jakobson of Sydney’s policy think tank expressed concern over China’s provocation in the South China Sea (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, RUSSIA

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (R) talks with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko after the latter presented him with a book, during their meeting in Melbourne December 11, 2014. Poroshenko is on a three-day official visit to Australia from Decem
PM Abbott Takes Sides In European War

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott clarifies Australia’s stance in the European War (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPEAN UNION, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

A Pokot girl cries after being circumcised in a village about 80 kilometres from the town of Marigat in Baringo County, October 16, 2014. The traditional practice of circumcision within the Pokot tribe is a rite of passage that marks the transition to wom
NSW Supreme Court Schedules 1st Female Genital Mutilation Trial In August 2015

By IBTimes AU

An old woman will stand trial in August 2015 before the New South Wales Supreme Court over charges of performing genital mutilation on two young girls. The case, allowed by Chief Justice Tom Bathurst, could set a precedent and result in a landmark de... (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, AUSTRALIA, EGYPT, KENYA, SUPREME COURT

A member of an expedition group explores a newly formed crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia November 8, 2014. A group of scientists and discoverers in November went on an expedition initiated by the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration to rese
Russia Pushes Arctic Militarisation; To Get New Aircraft, Helos As It Launches Strategic Command In The Region

By IBTimes AU

Russia has launched its Strategic Command in the Arctic region. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GDP, RUSSIA, ICELAND, UKRAINE

Pope-Turkey
Pope Francis Condemns West For Chemical Weapon Supply To Syria

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis said Syria is not capable of producing nerve agent sarin. (Dec 03)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, MANUFACTURING