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UN alarmed by Myanmar military moves

GENEVA The United Nations voiced alarm today at Myanmar’s military junta deploying heavy weapons and troops to particular townships, fearing for the civilian population. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the…

UN agency warns global water crisis

Geneva The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a specialized organization of the United Nations (UN), warned on Tuesday that climate change will increase the global danger of water-related risks like floods and droughts, and the…

US welcomes China end to coal funding

UNITED NATIONS The United States on Wednesday welcomed China's promise to end funding for coal projects overseas but voiced hope the world's largest emitter would also do more at home on climate change. President Xi Jinping told the…

Rebeca Grynspan takes over as head of UNCTAD

Costa Rican economist Rebeca Grynspan took over as secretary-general of UNCTAD on Monday for a four-year term, according to a press release issued by the organisation in Geneva. Ms. Grynspan, the first woman to serve as UNCTAD’s…