Topic: Ban Ki-moon
On Tuesday, the US military airdropped 3,700 gallons of water and 14,000 pre-packaged meals into Port-au-Prince, in an area secured by US troops.
01/19/2010 05:01 pm
Slowed by logistics at the airport and a weak infrastructure that makes transportation difficult, crucial food, water, and medical supplies are just now making it to many desperate Haitians.
01/18/2010 11:09 am
As Haiti earthquake relief efforts continued, President Barack Obama joined with predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to appeal for donations and sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Caribbean nation.
01/16/2010 02:18 pm
Some 5,700 US marines and soldiers are expected to join Haitian earthquake relief efforts this weekend. The UN says its peacekeeping force should be in command. The US says no.
01/14/2010 06:33 pm
The Haiti earthquake, on top of the Haitian toll, has the United Nations confronting the largest single loss of life for its own personnel in its 65-year history.
01/14/2010 05:09 pm
The United Nation's is saying the head of the UN mission in Haiti is missing along with other key personnel after Tuesday's earthquake. There is mounting concern about the loss of some of the most experienced aid workers in Haiti at a time when they're needed most.
01/13/2010 02:09 pm
Participants approved a Copenhagen accord that sets out emissions-control objectives, sets a target of less than 2 degrees for global warming, and pledges $30 billion in aid to developing countries. The pact is not legally binding.
12/19/2009 10:49 am
At the Copenhagen global warming talks, high-level delegations have arrived to kick negotiations into high gear. But the question of money to help poorer nations grapple with the effects of climate change remains a sticking point.
12/15/2009 05:19 pm
Climate experts insist leaked e-mails don’t undercut the science showing a warming planet. But public concern about global climate change is waning as delegates prepare to craft an international agreement at Copenhagen.
11/28/2009 12:00 am
The Sri Lanka government will release 130,000 Tamil refugees from internment camps starting Dec. 1. Was the decision prompted by international pressure or domestic politics?
11/22/2009 12:00 am