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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 Management and Budget (OMB) to annually report contributions to the UN from every federal agency, including
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 was 12...
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 — 58 degrees Fahrenheit (14...
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 recent U...
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 Guantanamo prisoners to U...
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 tensions on the Korean Peninsula...
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 development instead of security in the impoverished country that is still recovering from a devastating earthquake
UN: World Food Prices Drop
ROME (AP) — A United Nations agency says prices of basic foods fell by 1.5 percent last month, with the international prices of all commodities except dairy products dropping. The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization said Thursday that the decline puts the value of its November index nearly 3 percent below a year ago...
UN Says World Has 6 Billion Cell Phone Subscribers
GENEVA (AP) — The world now has nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as inhabitants. The U.N. telecom agency says there were about 6 billion subscriptions by the end of 2011 — roughly one for 86 of every 100 people. In a report Thursday, the International Telecommunication Union said China alone accounted for 1 billion subscriptions, and India is expected to hit the 1-billion mark this year...

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