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The United Nations has published new predictions on the size and age of the world's population 300 years from now. Its medium-case scenario forecasts a rise from the current 6.3 billion people to around 9 billion in 2300. One startling projection based on present fertility levels is for 134 trillion inhabitants - although the UN concedes this is an impossible outcome...

2003-12-09

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The number of civilians killed in the conflict in Afghanistan rose 39% last year, the United Nations says. Militants were to blame for 55% of the 2,118 civilian deaths, while US, Nato and Afghan forces were responsible for 39%, according to the UN report.

2009-02-17

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The following is a list of United Nations resolutions that concern Israel and bordering states such as Lebanon From 1967 to 1989 the UN Security Council passed 131 resolutions directly addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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A major UN conference on racism looks to be in disarray as more countries confirmed they will not take part.

2009-04-19

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UNdata is an internet-based data service which brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point.
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Six foreign UN employees have been killed and nine wounded in an attack in Kabul, the deadliest on the UN in Afghanistan since the Taliban's fall...

2009-10-28

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After six months of discussions, a 38-page draft document was presented to the General Assembly earlier this month. Then, last week, the new US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, stepped in, asking for hundreds of changes. The US objects to references to the International Criminal Court, action on global warming and increases in development aid. At the same time it wants greater commitment to tackling terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

2005-08-30

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President George W Bush's choice as ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, has said that the UN needs US leadership to get it back on track...

2005-04-12

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Subject coverage includes disarmament, economic and social development, environment, human rights, international relations, international trade, peacekeeping, and population and demography.
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The controversial US ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, is to leave his post, the White House says.

2006-12-04

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It calls on the US to either put the inmates on trial or release them and close down the centre. The investigators also call for the prosecution of US officials who may have been involved in torture. The UN's most senior human rights official was also scathing about alleged CIA detention centres and the practice of extraordinary rendition. They were, she insisted, a complete repudiation of the law. And she was highly critical of...

2006-02-16

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We can find over $200bn to fight a war on terrorism, but we can't find the money... to provide the anti-retroviral treatment for all those who need such treatment in Africa!...

2003-09-22

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The director general of the United Nations nuclear watchdog declared in unusually blunt language on Thursday that Iran had stonewalled investigators about evidence that the country had worked on nuclear weapons design, and that his efforts to reveal the truth had “effectively reached a dead end.”

2009-11-26

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The UN's official panel on climate change has hit back at sceptics' claims that the case for human influence on global warming has been exaggerated. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said it was "firmly" standing by findings that a rise in the use of greenhouse gases was a factor. It was responding to a row over the reliability of data from East Anglia University's Climatic Research Unit Leaked e...

2009-12-05

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Just two countries in the world are not parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): Andorra and the US.

2010-01-28

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