UNESCO's executive board formally adopted a controversial resolution Tuesday morning which Israel has said denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem—and that has angered Israel's government and many Jews around the world.
Undermining one of President Obama’s primary arguments for the nuclear deal with Iran, the head of the United Nation's nuclear watchdog agency said Iran has refused to allow U.N. inspectors to interview scientists and military officers to investigate allegations that Tehran operated a covert nuclear-weapons program, the Washington Times reported.
In what the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, described Monday as the organization's "to-do" list for the next 15 years, its 193 member states have agreed on an agenda for global development that aims to eliminate poverty and hunger, protect the environment from climate change, achieve gender equality and raise living standards.
KABUL/BUDAPEST, (ANS) -- The United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan rushed to the country's Capital Kabul Saturday (August 11), to prevent the execution of 24 aid workers, who have been charged by the Islamic rulers with spreading Christianity.
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday is trying to wind up a heated open debate on the PLO's renewed demand for an international "protection force" in Palestinian areas, but the measure seems doomed to failure yet again after the US stiffened its opposition to an "unworkable" and "one-sided" resolution.
As American, Israeli and Palestinian leaders converge in New York for the UN's opening Millennium summit, there are no signs of an imminent breakthrough to the negotiating impasse over Jerusalem, only hardening Arab positions and gloomy forecasts of failed diplomacy.
WASHINGTON (BP)--Contrary to a report casting a cloud over its United Nations status as a non-governmental organization (NGO), the Baptist World Alliance remains optimistic that it will be reaccredited as an NGO, a position it has held with the UN since 1975.
"For the first time in history religious and spiritual leaders from the major religious traditions and from all regions of the world met at the United Nations to pledge themselves to work for peace. They signed this 'Commitment to Global Peace' and resolved to join together to address the pressing problems of conflict, poverty and the environment." Commitment to Global Peace
JERUSALEM (AgapePress) - Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen exchanged gunfire in Gaza today despite an agreement to end the fighting. The Prime Minister of Israel says he hopes the violence that has claimed 51 lives is over. AFR New's Jerusalem correspondent Carrie Hart reports on what effects the latest unrest could have on the peace process.
NEW YORK (BP)--Under the watchful eye of opponents of world government, heads of state from 150 countries gathered in New York Sept. 6 for the United Nations Millennium Summit, a three-day event organizers say is meant to combat war, poverty and disease.