COLOMBIA and the UN signed an agreement yesterday on funding to end narcotics cultivation and replace it with new crops.
The agreement between Colombian government representatives and UN drug crime agency UNODC, signed at its headquarters in the Austrian capital Vienna, pledges $315...
Saturday 4th Nov 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
UNITED NATIONS aid official Jan Egeland revealed yesterday that the Syrian government has agreed to a UN plan to authorise aid shipments into eastern Aleppo.
He provided no details about how the aid might get in or where it would go.
Mr Egeland, speaking in Geneva, that efforts...
Friday 9th Dec 2016
by Our Foreign Desk
IRAQ took its dispute over the Turkish troop presence in the oil-rich Mosul region to the United Nations security council yesterday.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked the security council to “shoulder its responsibilities” and order...
Saturday 12th Dec 2015
THE UN’S genocide prevention adviser has warned that Burundi is heading for civil war — after which “everything is possible.”
Adama Dieng said yesterday that he would use the first international day to commemorate victims of...
Thursday 10th Dec 2015
by James Tweedie andLuke James in Westminster
TURKEY said it had withdrawn its uninvited troops from northern Iraq yesterday as Russia took the matter to the UN security council.
Ankara claimed it was reinforcing an anti-Islamic State (Isis) training...
Wednesday 9th Dec 2015
TUC welcomes investigation into World Cup 2022 hosts
Wednesday 11th Nov 2015
posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport
TORY cuts are causing Britain “international embarrassment,” the SNP said yesterday after the United Nations launched its third investigation into government policy in as many years.
The UN probe will assess the effect of Tory policies on “disadvantaged and...
Monday 2nd Nov 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THE head of the UN food agency warned on Tuesday that overwhelming humanitarian needs from the Middle East to Africa’s central Sahel belt are far outstripping donations.
Ertharin Cousin said that traditional donors had been more generous, but...
Thursday 24th Sep 2015
RUSSIA vowed yesterday to veto a UN Security Council resolution on setting up an international tribunal into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago.
Moscow’s UN ambassador Vitlay Churkin warned that a Malaysian draft resolution that includes proposals...
Wednesday 29th Jul 2015
posted by James Tweedie in World
Saturday 20th Jun 2015