Tag: World Government

Russia-Turkey-Iran summit on Syria

The Russian, Turkish and Iranian presidents are scheduled to meet on Syria in February, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. “An agreement has been preliminarily reached and there is a basic understanding of holding the next summit next month,” Lavrov said at a joint press conference with his Kazakh counterpart Beibut Atamkulov. He did […]

Majority of World Population Supports Globalism, Survey Finds

Maybe populist political movements don’t have as much support as often presumed. The global public favors cooperation between nations, thinks immigration is a good thing and believes climate scientists, according to a poll of 10,000 people in every region of the world. The poll was commissioned by the World Economic Forum and will be discussed […]

What to watch for at this year’s World Economic Forum

World leaders converge to discuss climate change, co-operation and globalisation Global leaders, corporate titans, academics and thinkers are gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum, which begins on Tuesday morning. Some 3,000 participants have converged on the Alpine town for the meeting of the global elite that this […]

Why your smartwatch and wearable devices are the next big privacy nightmare

Smartwatches and other wearables will be a must-have for personalised healthcare, but a privacy backlash could put an end to all that. As wearable devices like smartwatches become more popular with consumers, and remote monitoring of patients using these devices becomes a standard part of healthcare in the next few years, we will have to […]

UN chief backs 2-state solution

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and stressed again that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the only path to peace. Guterres’ strong backing for an independent Palestinian state came ahead of the release of a long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace and Israeli elections […]

Israel says it stopped Palestinian bid for full UN membership

Israel announced Sunday that it had blocked an upcoming bid by the Palestinians to gain full membership at the United Nations — saving the U.S. from having to veto such a push if it came before the Security Council. It was just last month that Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said he would seek full membership this […]

Rosneft committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Board of Directors of Rosneft Oil Company approved the strategic guidelines and Public statement “Rosneft: contributing to implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals”. Starting in 2010, Rosneft has participated in the UN Global Compact and shares its core principles. The UN Global Compact urges its members to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals aimed […]

China passes Japan to become UN’s No. 2 contributor

Beijing’s gain could prove Tokyo’s loss in terms of clout China will become the second-largest monetary sponsor of the United Nations, behind only the U.S., under newly adopted contribution plans, knocking Japan from a spot it has held since the 1980s. The General Assembly on Saturday adopted a resolution increasing the Chinese contribution to 12.005% for […]

Paris Is Burning Over Climate Change Taxes

The City of Lights, Paris, has been illuminated in recent days by cars set alight by thousands of protesting “Yellow Vests”—largely middle class people who earn their living by driving or who commute to get to work. The cause of their ire is a scheduled 25 cents-per-gallon increase in gas taxes, and about 10 cents […]

Fight against ‘Big Brother’ surveillance toys gets serious

Privacy organization calls for ‘smart’ regs for ‘smart’ playtime Privacy organizations have been campaigning in the United States for several years for regulations to protect children from internet-connected “smart” toys such as dolls and games that enable the manufacturers to listen to their playtime. Now the effort is going global. The Electronic Privacy Information Center is urging the European […]