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Ban Ki-moon Tries Again on U.N. Efficiency

Given a semi-public spanking a year ago for his efforts, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is once again trying to put forward an accountability code — but he’s already facing a broadside from the world body’s oversight committee.

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U.N Still Pushing for Global Environmental Control

Is the Copenhagen climate conference emerging from the grave? As U.N. bigwigs meet to discuss trillions in wealth transfers, crash investments in ‘green’ technology and huge cuts in carbon emissions by 2050, their plans are sounding awfully familiar.

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Soviet veteran says NATO has Afghan chance

NATO has a chance of success in Afghanistan. That is the view of a former Soviet soldier who has returned to the war-ravaged country for the second…

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United Nations Pledges More Troops, Officers for Haiti

Sixteen countries have offered to provide the 3,500 extra troops and police officers that the United Nations requested to beef up security in Haiti and ensure aid is delivered to earthquake victims, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Thursday.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sticker Shock on U.N. Food Aid

The $1.2 billion cost of a U.N. program to feed 7.4 million Afghans is more than double what it needs to be, but the U.N. counters that it’s the nature of the operation

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Tax and Spend: U.N.’s Rx for New World Medical Order

A member of a WHO panel of experts that is pondering a slew of new global taxes says she was given only selective information at group meetings, which were rushed and ‘manipulated.’

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EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Plans New Green Organization?

A number of influential countries — including France and Britain — have been calling for the creation of a new, global regulator to act as the world’s environmental steward, equipped with still unspecified powers.

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U.N. 2 Hostages Freed From Darfur After 100 Days

Two civilian members of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur who have been held hostage for more than 100 days have been released, the U.N. says.

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U.N. Bodies Want Up to $60 Billion to Monitor Everything

An organization representing the grandest ambitions of climate scientists wants Western nations to spend up to $60 billion in five years to glean huge troves of still undiscovered climate information from the world’s land, air and seas.

U.N. Bodies Want Up to $60 Billion to Monitor Everything

EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Hides Docs, Cost of Greening Offices

The U.N., which has been telling the world to cut back on its greenhouse gas emissions, has finally decided to practice what it preaches. But it isn’t coming clean on the full costs of its self-greening effort with member states who foot the bill.

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Climate Conference to Create ‘Huge’ Carbon Footprint

Talk about your global warming . . . When an estimated 16,500 delegates, activists and reporters descend upon Copenhagen Monday for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, a lot of hot air will follow.

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EXCLUSIVE: U.N.’s Environmental Power Grab

Environmentalism should be regarded on the same level with religion ‘as the only compelling, value-based narrative available to humanity,’ according to a paper written to influence the future strategy of UNEP, the world’s would-be environmental watchdog.

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U.N. Watchdog in Limbo After Attacking World Body

The United Nations detained an outspoken critic and booted her from their New York headquarters in what the human rights watchdog is calling an effort to silence her stand against the world body.

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Women’s carbon print is small but climate change hits them harder

Women have a lower carbon footprint than men but are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of global warming, according to the United Nations’ State of World Population report. Women drive and fly much less than men and purchase fewer carbonintensive goods. The research found that women in industrialised countries were more likely to buy ecologically friendly and organic foods, were more likely to recycle rubbish and more interested in efficient energy use. The report quoted a US research…

Women’s carbon print is small but climate change hits them harder

Poor women ‘bear climate burden’

Women in developing countries will be the most vulnerable to climate change, a report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned. The agency said there was a disproportionate burden on those women and called for greater equality. They do most of the agricultural work, and are therefore affected by weather-related natural disasters impacting on food, energy and water, it said. Slower population growth…

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Musharraf quizzed by UN in Bhutto case

Musharraf quizzed by UN in Bhutto case Islamabad, Nov. 17: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf was quizzed last week by a UN panel probing the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto….

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Rich countries absent from UN summit on hunger

ROME: When world leaders gathered here on Monday to seek a global solution to hunger, some big names of rich countries were absent from the event. The majority attendees to the world summit on food security hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) came from African, Latin American and Asian countries, among them Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and their Libyan counterpart Muammar Gaddafi. By contrast, only a…

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UN says Iraq election will be ‘Herculean task’

UNITED NATIONS – The top U.N. envoy in Iraq warned Monday that it will take ‘a Herculean task’ to ensure that the country’s national election in January meets basic standards. Ad Melkert told the Security Council that the U.N. has expressed “serious concerns” about the vote because the Iraqi parliament approved the long-delayed election law only a week ago. “It is truly a Herculean task to ensure that basic standards can be met,” he said. The U.N.’s 20-member international electoral team has been providing technical assistance to every department of Iraq’s electoral commission, “enabling adherence to international standards and the delivery…

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