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United Nations Day in 2018: Will the UN wither or reform?

SAN JOSE: As the world recognizes October 24th as United Nations Day, many in the world wonder whether the U.N.  will continue to exist. From reformation of the Security Council to the reformation of the entire body of the U.N. deliberation and debate has continued. However, one thing is certain: the U.N. as the world ...

The United Nations in light of the original purpose

The original intent of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill for the UN was to create an international organization that could promote and maintain peace, but also promote freedom for humankind throughout the world.

A rare debate on the “settled science” of climate change

CHICAGO, October 2, 2014 — In 1997 during the Kyoto Protocol Treaty negotiations in Japan, Dr. Robert Watson, then Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was asked about scientists who challenge United Nations conclusions that global warming was man-made. He answered, “The science is settled…we’re not going to reopen it here.” Thus began one ...

With global conflict at the door, world leaders pursue futile climate efforts

CHICAGO, September 18, 2014– On September 23, representatives from 190 nations will gather at the Climate Summit 2014 at United Nations headquarters in New York City, including 125 heads of state. President Obama and other world leaders will attend to discuss the urgent problem of climate change, seeking common ground in preparation for a “meaningful ...

UN Secretary General meets with Grand Ayatollah Sistani (Source: UN)

United Nations Secretary General meets with Grand Ayatollah Sistani

In an unprecedented move, Grand Ayatollah Sistani met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon today, regarding the crisis in Iraq. The Grand Ayatollah has traditionally refused to meet with representatives from the United States or Europe. For that reason, a meeting with the United Nations signals a major decision on the part of Sistani.