WorldViews: United Nations

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/26/2014

This photo from Syria is horrifying, but does seeing it change anything?

The dark situation in Yarmouk, Damascus.

By Adam Taylor  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, United Nations, War

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 02/20/2014

The illuminating and perhaps alarming results of a huge survey answered by 1.4 million people around the world

People from all around the world were asked which six factors, out of 16 possibilities, would improve their lives and those of their families.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:03 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Global Warming, United Nations

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 02/17/2014

The UN report on North Korea: Four things to know

The report accuses North Korea of spying on its citizens, torturing them and banishing them to prison camps.

By Chico Harlan  |  11:52 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Korea, United Nations

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Does it matter that the U.S. just lost its vote in UNESCO?

The United Nations cultural body does touch on U.S. interests.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  United Nations

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Why the rise of China makes the U.S. even lonelier at the United Nations

The more states trade with China, the more they start voting with China (and against the U.S.) in the United Nations.

By Erik Voeten  |  09:44 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monkey Cage, United Nations

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Why Obama’s big U.N. speech on Syria was so awkwardly inconsistent

Obama wants to end the war and curb chemical weapons, but calls for contradictory action to achieve those goals.

By Max Fisher  |  03:49 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, United Nations

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Read: Full text of Obama’s speech to the United Nations on Syria, Iran and war

The president pledged deep U.S. involvement in the Middle East and in ending conflict.

By Max Fisher  |  11:25 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, U.S. Foreign Policy, United Nations

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Map: How the world voted on a U.N. resolution for political transition in Syria

It's revealing to look at the 12 countries that voted in Syria's favor and the 59 that abstained.

By Max Fisher  |  06:31 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Maps, Russia, Syria, United Nations

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Today's reads: Drunk diplomats, everything you ever wanted to know about drones

Also: the "chaos" of Syria's many rebel groups

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:16 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  United Nations

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Russia's UN ambassador calls Susan Rice 'one tough individual'

Vitaly Churkin joked that he will request "double pay" if Rice stays on at the United Nations.

By Max Fisher  |  09:25 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, U.S. Foreign Policy, United Nations

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Coalition of the opposing: Why these 9 countries voted against Palestine at the U.N.

And why did almost half of those votes come from tiny West Pacific island nations?

By Max Fisher  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Israel-Palestine, Maps, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, United Nations

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Map: How Europe voted on Palestine at the U.N., in 2011 and now

Since last year, nine European countries appear to have shifted toward greater support for Palestinian efforts at the UN. None shifted away.

By Max Fisher  |  05:57 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  europe, Israel-Palestine, United Nations

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Psy and Ban Ki-moon, a mutual admiration told in photos

The UN chief lavishes praise on the "Gangnam Style" rapper.

By Max Fisher  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gangnam Living, South Korea, United Nations

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Syria’s failed cease-fire and the limits of social media

Does the failure of the cease-fire on Tuesday give us a sense of what social media can’t always do?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, United Nations, social media

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go

The United Nations has met two of its eight development goals, well ahead of the 2015 deadline.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Millenium Development Goal, United Nations, World Bank, poverty, clean water

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/16/2012

U.N. Syrian resolution: Which countries voted no?

Twelve countries voted against the resolution to condemn Syria.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, United Nations

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/31/2011

World’s ‘seven billionth baby’ is born

The world's seven billionth baby was born just before midnight Sunday in a government-run hospital in the Philippines.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, global population, United Nations

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/22/2011

As Palestine seeks statehood at the U.N., no end of conflict in sight

As has so long been the case, a solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine seems nowhere in sight.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Israel, Palestine, Obama, United Nations