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Shoppers on Dublin’s Grafton street. “Instead of viewing the affluent as a problem, the novel approach of the Millennium Consumption Goals  would persuade them to contribute to the solution without having to reduce their quality of life,” Prof Mohan Munasinghe, the Sri Lankan scientist who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, told a conference in Dublin yesterday.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Establishing consumption targets to motivate the world’s rich to consume more sustainably will reduce the burden on natural resources and help (...)

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said today that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a ‘crime against humanity’ . Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The United Nations will investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, which would be “a crime against humanity”, secretary-ge(...)

President Barack Obama waves to the crowed at the end of his speech to Israeli students at the International Convention Center today. Photograph:  Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

MARK WEISS in Jerusalem US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea to the Israel i public to pressure their leaders to make p(...)

I’m walking around the labyrinth huts and small concrete houses in Chetla slum, the largest collection of dwellings of its kind in Kolkata, Ind(...)

Former president Mary Robinson has been appointed UN special envoy to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has been confirmed as the special envoy for the Un ited Nations to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa. (...)

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban facing criticism, from the United Nation’s human rights office, for Hungary’s constitutional reforms. Photograph Laurent Dubrule (Reuters)

The Un ited Nations' human rights office has added its voice to international criticism of Hungary's constitutional reforms, despite the insist(...)

Egyptian women on the streets in Port Said. Groups claim women have been attacked while on demonstrations in order to discourage them from taking part. Photograph: Ed Giles/Getty Images

Muslim Brotherhood has held up finalisation and promulgation of a UN document dealing with violence against women, claiming it violates (...)

Filipino United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) personnel drive to the UNDOF camp in the Golan Heights region. Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

UN peacekeepers held by rebels for several days in southern Syria and freed at the weekend crossed into Israel from neighbouring Jordan last n(...)

A file photograph of Minister for Justice Alan Shatter who will spend most of this week visiting Israel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter has praised Ireland ’s contribution to peacekeeping efforts in south Lebanon. Mr(...)

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