#United Nations

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 22: Three leaders of the coalition government - Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Simon Harris (C), Irish Tanaiste Micheal Martin (R) and Irish Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan (L) - hold a press conference at Government buildings in Dublin, Ireland on May 22, 2024. Ireland is to formally recognize the state of Palestine, Taoiseach Simon Harris has announced. (Photo by Mostafa Darwish/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Ireland, Norway and Spain recognise state of Palestine

The countries have argued that a two-state solution is essential for lasting peace in the region

UN adopts first resolution on artificial intelligence

UN adopts first global artificial intelligence resolution

The nonbinding resolution, proposed by the US and co-sponsored by China and over 120 other nations, advocates the strengthening of privacy policies

Groundbreaking COP28 proposal calls for ‘transitioning away from fossil fuels’

In a first for the climate summit in three decades, a draft proposal looks to get 200 countries to agree to transition away from fossil fuels.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 29: Technicians prepare a plenary hall at the UNFCCC COP28 Climate Conference the day before its official opening on November 29, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The COP28 is bringing together stakeholders, including international heads of state and other leaders, scientists, environmentalists, indigenous peoples representatives, activists and others to discuss and agree on the implementation of global measures towards mitigating the effects of climate change. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

COP28: Watch world leaders at World Climate Action Summit

While discussions and negotiations, happen behind closed doors, many parties hold sessions that are live streamed through the two weeks

cop28 - climate talks

COP28: Where to find 1.5°C-aligned business lunches

The climate gathering will offer the carbon neutral menu as part of efforts to drive sustainability through all aspects of the event.

AI

United Nations creates advisory body to address AI governance

Members include tech company executives, government officials from Spain to Saudi Arabia, and academics from countries such as the US, Russia and Japan

WORLD HABITAT DAY

World Habitat Day 2023: Theme, history and significance of the global day

The primary focus of this year’s event is to bring together key stakeholders from cities around the world to deliberate on strategies for revitalising urban centers

Global population crosses 8 billion

World population officially surpasses eight billion, reveals UN report

India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023

Turkey officially changes its name at UN to ‘Turkiye’

Turkey officially changes its name at UN to ‘Turkiye’

President Erdogan has been pressing for the name to be changed to ‘Türkiye’ (tur-key-yay) as it is spelled and pronounced in Turkish

UAE announces $5m humanitarian aid for Ukraine

The contribution will be made to the United Nations’ Humanitarian Flash Appeal and the Regional Refugee Response Plan for Ukraine

Sustainable world building: How we can achieve it through partnerships

Only by deploying efficient solutions can the world address both the climate crisis and the growing demand for energy and other services

Netanyahu’s reign over as Israel ushers in fragile government

The new coalition will govern with the slimmest majorities – commanding 61 of parliament’s 120 seats

UAE, United Nations collaborate to advance female-centric projects

The UAE has pledged $800,000 to help fund DPPA projects

LEBANON-BLAST

Global powers pledge $298m to Lebanon after blast

Outrage over the August 4 explosion is running high in Lebanon, with protesters taking to the streets to demand regime change

United Nations to open Outer Space Affairs project office in Abu Dhabi

The UAE has already embarked on an ambitious space exploration strategy

Saudi intercepts missile fired towards Yanbu

The attack coincides with an offensive supported by the Saudi-led coalition to retake Yemen’s Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah