United Nations

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Sunak accused of trying to ‘reset’ climate credentials at Cop28
British PM to tell UN summit of plans for rainforests and new national park – but green groups remain sceptical

Helena Horton Environment reporter

29, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Deaths from disease in Gaza could outstrip deaths from war, UN says
Organisation warns that people are starving, lack clean water and the diarrhoea rate is up 45 times compared with a year ago

Emma Graham-Harrison and Julian Borger

28, Nov, 2023 @7:55 PM

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UN human rights experts express alarm over PFAS pollution in North Carolina
Evidence of Chemours-operated plant contaminating region is ‘alleged human rights violations’, say experts appointed by council

Tom Perkins

28, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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From carbon capture to King Charles: what to look out for at Cop28
The big climate conference starts in the UAE on November 30 – who are the key players and what will they be talking about?

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

25, Nov, 2023 @3:32 PM

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World stands on frontline of disaster at Cop28, says UN climate chief
Exclusive: Simon Stiell says leaders must ‘stop dawdling’ and act before crucial summit in Dubai

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

24, Nov, 2023 @6:16 PM

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Myanmar fighting at its worst since 2021 coup, says UN
Widespread escalation in violence across number of states poses greatest challenge yet to military rule

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

22, Nov, 2023 @11:03 AM

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Push to give UN more say on global tax rules likely to stumble at vote
US, EU and UK expected to reject motion by African countries frustrated at OECD efforts to reform international taxation

Phillip Inman

22, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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US has wrecked chances of peace in Middle East, Putin tells Brics summit
Russian president blames US for Gaza conflict as he attempts to woo global south

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

21, Nov, 2023 @6:24 PM

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Just Stop Oil protesters’ jail terms potentially breach international law, UN expert says
Sentences risk silencing public concerns about the environment, climate change rapporteur Ian Fry says

Damien Gayle

20, Nov, 2023 @6:15 PM

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World facing ‘hellish’ 3C of climate heating, UN warns before Cop28
‘We must start setting records on cutting emissions,’ UN boss says after temperature records obliterated in 2023

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Nov, 2023 @2:59 PM

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David Cameron ‘wants to unlock billions of dollars for foreign aid’
Exclusive: New foreign secretary to say UK has ‘moral mission’ to help world’s poor in white paper

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

18, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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UN warns of Gaza starvation as concerns rise about safety in the south
Warning that supplies of food and water are practically nonexistent as fears grow for people crowded into the south

Emma Graham-Harrison

17, Nov, 2023 @6:20 PM

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