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Harris to tell UN Body it's Time to Prep for Next Pandemic
Health
Harris to tell UN Body it's Time to Prep for Next Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will make the case before United Nations members on Monday that now is the time for global leaders to begin putting the serious work into how they will respond to the next global... Read More

New Data Suggests Food Waste an 'Underexploited' Policy Area
Health
New Data Suggests Food Waste an 'Underexploited' Policy Area
2021-03-05 20:29:44
by Daniel Mollenkamp

The United Nations Environment Program released the 2021 Food Waste Index Report on Thursday, the most comprehensive data on food waste across 54 countries.   The report suggests that food waste is a significant problem, which data could help policymakers address. ... Read More

Biden Repudiates Trump on Iran, Ready for Talks on Nuke Deal
Geopolitics
Biden Repudiates Trump on Iran, Ready for Talks on Nuke Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it's ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure campaign" that sought... Read More

Biden Picks Samantha Power, Former UN Envoy, for US Aid Post
Geopolitics
Biden Picks Samantha Power, Former UN Envoy, for US Aid Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the U.S. Agency for International Development. That's the agency that oversees U.S. foreign humanitarian and development aid.... Read More

US Demands Restoration of UN Sanctions Against Iran
Geopolitics
US Demands Restoration of UN Sanctions Against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to demand the restoration of all international sanctions on Iran in a move that will further isolate the U.S. at the United Nations, test the credibility of the U.N. Security Council and... Read More

Report Suggests Pandemic Underscored Importance of Sustainable Fisheries Management
Environment
Report Suggests Pandemic Underscored Importance of Sustainable Fisheries Management
2020-06-11 21:13:09
by Jacob Pederson

Global demand for fish has reached an all-time high despite the economic and supply challenges posed by COVID-19.  This year, the world consumed enough fish for every man, woman, and child on the planet to have about 45 pounds each.... Read More

White House to Drastically Cut Number of Refugees US Accepts to 18,000 Next Year
Immigration
White House to Drastically Cut Number of Refugees US Accepts to 18,000 Next Year

WASHINGTON — Amid what the United Nations says is the largest displacement of people across the globe in modern history, the Trump administration plans to slash the number of refugees the U.S. will accept to 18,000 for 2020, the State... Read More

Trump Hits China and Iran In Subdued Speech to UN
Geopolitics
Trump Hits China and Iran In Subdued Speech to UN

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump used his third address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to urge world leaders to strengthen their borders and focus on nationalism, not the international efforts that the global body has championed... Read More

At UN, Trump Wades Further Into Conflict of Interest Claims Against Biden
In The News
At UN, Trump Wades Further Into Conflict of Interest Claims Against Biden

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday denied holding up a U.S. aid package to Ukraine if its then-incoming president refused to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. “I did not make a statement that you have... Read More

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