Politics31 Dec 2012 10:42 GMT
In the middle of an intense debate on gun control, the UN will meet in March aiming to finalise an arms trade treaty.
Business & Economy20 Mar 2012 08:43 GMT
The top five arms importers are all Asian countries, with India the single largest recipient.
Business & Economy23 Jan 2012 13:40 GMT
Tourist arrivals have increased from about 674 million in 2000 to 939 million in 2010 and 980 million in 2011, UN says.
Politics17 Dec 2011 16:05 GMT
President Nouri al-Maliki has asked for billions of dollars worth of US weapons to bolster Iraq's armed forces.
US & Canada25 Oct 2011 13:06 GMT
Island state was the second African nation to "graduate" from the ranks of the world's least developed countries.
Environment22 Aug 2011 12:48 GMT
Brazil has been using its growing strength to forge ties with other countries in the global south.
Business & Economy13 Jul 2011 09:15 GMT
Growth is a 'challenge and an opportunity' UN says, as activists campaign for easier access to family planning tools.
Features07 Jul 2011 14:22 GMT
Some 20 million private operatives are deployed worldwide, twice the number of police officers, new survey says.
Politics25 Apr 2011 17:09 GMT
Releasing a UN report probing war crimes against rebels could cause 'irreparable damage', Sri Lanka's government says.
Politics13 Apr 2011 11:40 GMT
Growing economies and political tensions led to a 5.8 per cent rise, outpacing North America, Africa and Asia.
Politics24 Nov 2010 13:19 GMT
The UN remains unable to draw a distinction between "freedom fighters" and "state sponsored terrorism".
Latin America23 Nov 2010 14:33 GMT
Despite the global financial crisis, three countries are set to shed the dubious status of being least developed.
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