'Vast areas of impunity' for people trafficking – U.N. report

08/01/19 08:33 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

VIENNA, Austria – A UN report has warned that "vast areas of impunity" remain globally for people traffickers, with victims subjected to crimes ranging from sexual exploitation to organ removal.

Despite a recent trend towards more people trafficking convictions in many African and Middle Eastern coun...

UN eyes 2019 Yemen peace talks

10/12/18 04:46 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

Another round of talks on the Yemen conflict will likely take place in the coming months, sources said Sunday, as warring parties met for UN-sponsored talks in Sweden.

The Sweden initiative marks the first meeting between the two sides since the 2016 breakdown of talks to end the Yemen war, which has...

Act now or risk disaster, nations told at UN climate summit

04/12/18 11:53 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

Scientists have warned that we need to cut fossil fuel emissions by half by 2030 to avert disaster

After the starkest warnings yet of the catastrophic threat posed by climate change, nations gathered in Poland on Sunday to chart a way for mankind to avert runaway global warming.

The COP24 climate summ...