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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.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key speaks at a luncheon in Sydney February 7, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Brendon Thorne/Pool
New Zealand Bids Goodbye to Ozone-Depleting Substances in Response to Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand will phase out the ozone-depleting hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of 2014 in observance of the Montreal Protocol. According to Environment Minister Amy Adams, New Zealand is ahead of the deadline to phase out substances harmful to the Earth's ozone layer by 2030. (4:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE

Dengue Outbreak at Australian Detention Centre Sparks Fresh Concerns (Representational Image)
Dengue Outbreak at Australian Detention Centre Sparks Fresh Concerns

By Reuters

An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups and the United Nations. (2:06 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, JUDICIARY

A rescuer gestures at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district
Syrian Opposition Accuses Assad's Forces of New Poison Gas Attack

By Reuters

Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. (1:59 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

Environmental activists hold placards as they protest during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw November 21, 2013. Several major environmental groups, including Greenpeace and WWF, have walke
Attention Climate Change Skeptics: Man-made Emissions Cause Global Warming

By IBTimes AU

A new scientific study has cited 99.9 percent of the effects of climate change are a result of human activity. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE

U.N. Security Council Meets over Ukraine Hours Before Deadline
U.N. Security Council Members View Graphic Photos of Syria Dead

By Reuters

Members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military police photographer that showed what appeared to be evidence of brutal torture, including eye gougings, strangulation and long-term starvation. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, COURT, RUSSIA, RWANDA, HOLLYWOOD, LONDON

Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited
Ukraine Launches 'gradual' Operation, Action Limited

By Reuters

Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, HUMAN RIGHTS, FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses during the CHOGM opening ceremony in Colombo
Australia Remains Silent Amid Global Warming And Calls For Renewable Energy Use

By IBTimes AU

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is known as a World Heritage site and the worsening effects of climate change have sparked fears that it would soon be destroyed and die. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TONY ABBOTT

Pro-Moscow Protesters Seize Arms, Declare Republic; Kiev Fears Invasion
Ukraine's East Braces for 'Full-Scale' Anti-rebel Operation

By Reuters

Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces after Kiev gave pro-Russian separatists a 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE

An environmental activist places his hand on a giant globe in a rally demanding more action to battle climate change during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw November 16, 2013.
Climate Change: New Zealand, Australia Needs to Do 'More' to Help Reduce Global Gas Emissions

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found global carbon emissions have increased faster between the years 2000 and 2010 compared to the last 30 years. The IPCC said attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions continue to fail. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

U.N. Security Council Meets over Ukraine Hours Before Deadline
U.N. Security Council Meets over Ukraine Hours Before Deadline

By Reuters

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency session on Sunday night to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine, just hours before a deadline by Kiev for pro-Russian separatists to disarm by Monday morning or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, ELECTIONS, UKRAINE