All posts tagged "united nations"

  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks to reporters in New York, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
    5 things to know from World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

    NEW YORK (AP) — World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says growing up as an economic migrant himself shaped his views on many of the major issues he’s tackling now as head of one of the leading...

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Yonhap)
    UN chief welcomes inter-Korean deal

    NEW YORK (Yonhap) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed an agreement between South and North Korea to defuse heightened military tensions, saying he hopes it will lead to resumption of long-stalled negotiations on the North’s nuclear program....

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • Elia Armstrong
    Korean Canadian appointed as UN’s Director of Ethics Office

    United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed Korean Canadian Elia Armstrong to the position of Director of the Ethics office. The 54-year-old will be succeeding Joane Elise Dubinski of the U.S. Most recently she worked as...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon fires UN peacekeeping chief in Central African Republic

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief has fired the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic over the force’s handling of dozens of sexual and other misconduct allegations, including rape and killing,...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • President Park Geun-hye, of South Korea, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
    $10.2 billion UN climate fund set to back first project in 2016

    SEJONG, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) — The United Nations climate fund is ready to support its first project in 2016 after successfully signing donation agreements with 28 countries and selecting implementing entities, Seoul’s finance ministry said Wednesday. Launched...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • This file photo shows Oh Joon, South Korea's ambassador to the United Nations, speaking at a meeting of the Security Council. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea to chair UN organ on development

    SEOUL, July 22 (Yonhap) — A veteran South Korean diplomat will assume the presidency of a key United Nations organ on sustainable development, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Oh Joon, the country’s ambassador to the U.N., will...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • People work in corn fields, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in South Hwanghae, North Korea. North Korea may be facing a poor harvest and possible food shortages due to unusually light rainfall in some parts of the country so far this year. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    N. Korea receives same amount of aid compared to last year

    SEOUL, July 1 (Yonhap) — The growth of humanitarian aid sent to North Korea stayed almost flat in the first half from a year earlier, a U.N. agency said Wednesday, raising concerns about food shortages in the...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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