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