UN conference adopts Minamata mercury treaty

A UN conference adopted a treaty on mercury control Thursday near the site of Japan`s worst industrial poisoning, as Tokyo pledged USD2 billion to help poorer nations combat pollution.

UN chief disappointed at failure to adopt arms treaty

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is "deeply disappointed" at failure of UN conference to adopt treaty by consensus which would help regulate the multi-billion-dollar international arms trade.

Gilani to attend UN conference in Brazil

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will attend the upcoming UN conference on sustainable development in Brazil June 20-22.

Block Ahmadinejad from entering US: Congressmen

Ahead of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad`s intended visit to address a UN conference on nuclear non-proliferation next week in New York, several US Congressmen on Friday demanded to deny his entry into the country.

Pak Prez to attend UN conference in New York

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is heading a high-level delegation to New York to attend the UN General Assembly, the Online news agency reported on Sunday.