Wed, 21 Nov 2018 01:00
Scavengers and local projects ‘key to cutting waste in oceans’
SCAVENGERS ARE the real heroes as Asia struggles to tackle intensifying urban waste problems and marine plastic pollution, the United Nations Economic and Social Committee for Asia and Pacific (Escap) has discovered.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:00
Region unprepared for emerging meth epidemic
Last week, Vientiane played host to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s High Level Conference on Transnational Organised Crime in Laos and the Mekong Region. The UNDOC brought together senior Lao officials, international partners, and select experts from neighbouring Mekong countries.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:00
A world of refugees on film
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or UNHCR is bringing the eighth edition of its Refugee Film Festival back to Bangkok’s Paragon Cineplex this weekend.
movie & TV
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:00
YouTube links with UN to foster liberal views
YouTube and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Asia and the Pacific on Friday hosted the second APAC Creators for Change summit in Bangkok.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:09
US fails in UN bid to take aim at reproductive health
The United States failed Thursday at the United Nations to push for changes to a resolution on forced marriage that would have weakened access to reproductive health for girls, despite backing from China and Muslim countries.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 06:30
'Not ready' North Korea delayed talks with US: Haley
United Nations, United States - North Korea postponed a planned meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week "because they weren't ready," US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:00
Handbook coming to sensitise police to reality of trans people’s lives
IN ORDER to improve interactions between police and transgender individuals, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will help produce a handbook in collaboration with the Justice Ministry and Chon Buri-based Sisters Foundation.
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 16:54
In a divided UN, China blazes quiet path to power
Criticized by the White House for alleged interference in US politics, China has quietly blazed a path at the United Nations where it is, little by little, becoming one of the most influential members.
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 01:00
A force mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
Today, October 2, is the International Day of Non-Violence, enshrined by the United Nations and marked around the world.
Sun, 30 Sep 2018 01:00
North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in US
North Korea's foreign minister on Saturday told the United Nations there was "no way" that his country would disarm first as long as the United States continued to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:47
Vietnam deputy PM seeks support for UN Security Council membership
Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Bình Minh, in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, sought support on Wednesday for Vietnam to be a non-permanent member of the Security Council in 2020-21.
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:53
Chinese first lady calls for global efforts against TB
Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, addressed the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on ending tuberculosis (TB) via a video on Wednesday, calling for global efforts to put an end to the epidemic.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:48
Cambodia's surrogacy law set to lift burden from ‘victims’
Hundreds of rights organisations from 18 countries campaigned for “a global ban on women’s womb rental” on Monday during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:53
Trump: UN wasn't 'laughing at me'
US President Donald Trump says the United Nations wasn't laughing at him when he boasted about his government's successes during a speech to world diplomats. They were just sharing a "good time."
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:09
BTS' motivational UN speech transcends race and gender identity
K-pop sensation BTS embraced self-love and encouraged young people around the world to "speak themselves" regardless of their origin, skin color and gender identity, in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday.