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Enzi and Others Want OMB to Give Accounting of UN Contributions
Every year, the federal government gives billions of dollars to the United Nations (UN) without having a full accounting of the contributions to the international body. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., joined Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, and others recently in an effort to require the Office of Manageme…
UN: Global Youth Unemployment Rate Is Rising
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s labor office says youth unemployment is likely to rise globally to 12.8 percent by 2018, wiping out gains made in the recent economic recovery. A report by the International Labour Organization said Tuesday the rate of unemployment among people aged 15 to 24 wa…
UN Says 2012 Was 9th Hottest Year Since 1850
GENEVA (AP) — The World Meteorological Organization says last year was the ninth-warmest since record-keeping began in 1850, despite the cooling effect of the weather pattern called La Nina. The U.N.’s weather agency says this marks the 27th year in a row the global average temperature…
UN Urges Syria To Let In Chemical Weapons Experts
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is again appealing to Syria to allow a team of experts into the country “without delay and without any conditions” to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use. The U.N. chief told reporters Monday he takes seriously a re…
UN Rights Chief Presses U.S. To Shut Guantanamo
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is pressing the U.S. to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. President Barack Obama pledged to shutter the prison soon after taking office but Congress opposed it, passing a law that prohibits the government from transferring Guan…
UN Chief Fears North Korea On ‘Collision Course’
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. chief says he fears North Korea is on a collision course with other nations that could lead to war. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the isolated Asian nation appears to be “on a collision course with the international community” amid rising tension…
Haiti President Seeks UN Funds To Rebuild Country
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Haiti’s president is urging the United Nations to divert some of the billions of dollars it spends yearly on peacekeeping efforts to infrastructure projects, job creation and poverty alleviation. Michel Martelly says officials need to think about sustainable d…
UN: Legal Pot In Colorado, Washington Violates Drug Treaties
DENVER (AP) — A U.N. drug agency says the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington violates international drug treaties. The International Narcotics Control Board urged the Barack Obama administration to challenge the legalization measures. It made its appeal …

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