Category Archives: Technology

World ‘Nearing Critical Point of No Return’ on Climate Change, Delegate Warns, as Second Committee Debates Sustainable Development

Lowering greenhouse gas emissions and switching to renewable energy sources are key to a sustainable future threatened by climate change, delegates told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) as it took up sustainable development today.The repre...

Gambia Launches Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Gambia has launched a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed under former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of torturing and killing perceived opponents. The tiny West African state swore in 11 members of ...

Gambia Launches Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Gambia has launched a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed under former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of torturing and killing perceived opponents. The tiny West African state swore in 11 members of ...

VIETNAM SEIZES RHINO HORNS SMUGGLED FROM SOUTH AFRICA

HANOI, Vietnam- Vietnam has seized nearly 34 kg of rhino horns, at Noi Bai International Airport, in the capital, Hanoi, on Saturday.The horns were shipped by a sender in South Africa, on a Qatar Airways flight, to an individual in

Pik Botha, Apartheid-Era Minister, Dies in South Africa

Pik Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa's apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but eventually recognized that change was inevitable, died on Friday at age 86.Botha died in the early hours of

Global Pledges to Improve Children’s Well Being ‘A Distant Dream’ without Renewed Respect for Their Rights, Notably Protection, Third Committee Speakers Declare

With children's aspirations still falling short of global commitments to improve their well being, and some calling those pledges a distant dream, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) continued its debate on children's rights today a...