In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures
2017-05-25 10:50:37

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures

The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and offered its decision-making body parting advice that included protecting scientific evidence


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IMF says world is at risk of 'economic derailment'
2017-05-23 11:05:19

IMF says world is at risk of 'economic derailment'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the global economy faces a growing "risk of economic derailment" and must take steps to boost global demand

Whistling Past the Geopolitical Graveyard
2017-05-18 13:25:54

Whistling Past the Geopolitical Graveyard

With Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of the right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, the EU and the euro have dodged a bullet. But geopolitical risks are continuing to proliferate

At China's Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals
2017-05-16 11:30:04

At China's Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals

Speaking at a major international conference in Beijing, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today drew comparisons between China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals

UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution
2017-05-16 10:10:32

UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution

The latest United Nations report on energy-efficiency technologies shows that low-carbon technologies apparently aid clean air, save water and cut land use, and could reduce 25 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and 17 million tonnes

Тrump defends climate policies
2017-05-15 13:40:00

Тrump defends climate policies

President Trump said his administration is committed to protecting the environment as long as it does not harm American workers, as thousands marched across the country to support science in public policy and in part protest his climate agenda

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining nationwide
2017-05-11 10:15:04

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining nationwide

El Salvador, smallest nation, has become the first country in the world to ban metals mining nationwide following a long-running dispute with a Canadian-Australian company over an environmentally questioned gold project