'1bn more may face extreme poverty if leaders duck key issues'

Global poverty could rise for the first time in a generation as almost a billion more people would face extreme poverty if world leaders fail to take key decisions on inequality and climate change at two critical UN summits this year, a campaign launched Monday warned.

After Vajpayee, Narendra Modi to address UN General Assembly in Hindi

Narendra Modi will make his first address to the UN General Assembly tomorrow.This address will be reminiscent to the speech given by Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Hindi.

UN summit urges ambitious climate deal

World leaders on Tuesday urged ambitious action to combat climate change and promised to make greater efforts, but a tough road lay ahead with a year to go for an accord.

Barack Obama readies climate change push at UN summit

President Barack Obama will seek to galvanize international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy.

Green dream: Can UN summit revive climate issue?
Green dream: Can UN summit revive climate issue?

Five years ago, the environment movement was in its heyday as politicians, actors, rock stars and protestors demanded a looming UN summit brake the juggernaut of climate change.

World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit: Envoy
World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit: Envoy

A UN summit on climate change will see the world "change course" and begin to seriously tackle global warming, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson said on Thursday.

Study urges 15-year plan for low-carbon growth

The world can save both financial and environmental costs by shifting toward a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years, a high-level panel said today ahead of a UN summit.

UN General Assembly begins 68th session

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) started Tuesday its 68th session at the UN Headquarters in New York while setting a new development agenda beyond 2015 as its priority.

UN summit agrees on AIDS universal treatment

A UN summit on AIDS has agreed to set a target of getting treatment for 15 million sufferers by 2015.

UN summit agrees on AIDS universal treatment

A UN summit on AIDS has agreed to set a target of getting treatment for 15 million sufferers by 2015.

UN seals treaty to protect threatened ecosystems

Treaty to protect world`s forests, coral reefs and other threatened ecosystems was sealed at UN summit.

UAE confirms participation in UN summit

The three-day UN summit will review the Millennium Development Goals.

200 detained in crackdown on climate protest

Danish police outnumbered protesters on Sunday, detaining more than 200 people on a second day of demonstrations as environment ministers met for informal talks to advance negotiations on a new pact.

Israel, Palestinians dig in before Obama summit

Israel and the Palestinians traded blame on Monday for blocking US efforts to revive peace negotiations and President Barack Obama`s aides played down what he hopes to achieve when he hosts their leaders in New York.