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US based Sikh group asks fellow community members to fight climate change

Sep 19, 2014

US based Sikh group asks fellow community members to fight climate change

Washington-based environmental organisation, EcoSikh has asked Sikhs to strengthen their connection to the Sikh faith through environmentalism. #World #United Nations #US #NewsTracker #Washington #New York #Sikhs #Sikh group #EcoSikh #UN Climate Change Sumit #Sikh Environmental Day
UNSC declares Ebola 'threat to peace', forms emergency mission

Sep 19, 2014

UNSC declares Ebola 'threat to peace', forms emergency mission

UN has declared the Ebola virus a threat to international peace and security while Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the formation of an emergency mission. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Liberia #West Africa #Sierra Leone #Ebola Virus #Ebola #Guinea #Ebola virus epidemic #Ebola Health scare
World population may hit 11 billion by 2100 Study

Sep 19, 2014

World population may hit 11 billion by 2100 Study

The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published today. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #Africa #Patrick Gerland
Indo-China abstaining climate meet not to impact decision US

Sep 19, 2014

Indo-China abstaining climate meet not to impact decision US

The leaders of India and China not personally attending the UN meeting on Climate Change in New York is unlikely to have an impact on the decision making process, the US has said. #World #India #China #United Nations #Narendra Modi #climate change #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Xi Jinping
Five UN peacekeepers killed, several wounded in Mali bomb attack  Official

Sep 19, 2014

Five UN peacekeepers killed, several wounded in Mali bomb attack Official

A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five UN peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force. #United Nations #Ban Ki-moon #terror #bomb attack #Mali #UN peacekeepers #peacekeeper deaths
Violence in Syria raises questions over viability of UN peacekeeping in Golan

Sep 18, 2014

Violence in Syria raises questions over viability of UN peacekeeping in Golan

As Syria continues to disintegrate, the odds of Israel giving up the Golan never a popular prospect among Israelis appear to be dimming by the day. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #Middle East #ConnectTheDots #Israel #Iraq #Bashar Assad #al-Qaida #rebels #Golan Heights #American government #Nusra Front #UNDOF #Peace keeping #1967 Mideast war
Natural disasters displaced over two million in India in 2013 UN report

Sep 18, 2014

Natural disasters displaced over two million in India in 2013 UN report

About 2.14 million people were displaced in India last year due to natural disasters, according to a United Nations-backed report. #India #China #United Nations #UN #TheySaidIt #Philippines #Natural disasters #displaced #Phailin #UN report #Global Estimates 2014
After Obama speech, Islamic State gets an influx of recruits in Syria

Sep 17, 2014

After Obama speech, Islamic State gets an influx of recruits in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 162 people had joined Islamic State training camps in Aleppo province since September 10, when Obama said he would not hesitate to strike Islamic State in Syria. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
Russia and West at odds over Syria at UN nuclear meeting

Sep 17, 2014

Russia and West at odds over Syria at UN nuclear meeting

Russia is pushing for the issue of Syria's alleged past nuclear activities to be removed from the agenda of the UN atomic agency's board, diplomats said. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Russia #nuclear #UN meeting #Western super powers