millennium development goals
The United Nations Wants to Crush Extreme Poverty
Critics say its draft Sustainable Development Goals fail to deal with the world's richest 1 percent, who are poised to accumulate half of the world's wealth in 2016, according to Oxfam America.
The UN Says Major Strides Have Been Made to Eradicate HIV and AIDS
A new report says 15 million people with HIV are now on antiretroviral treatment, up from fewer than 700,000 people in 2000, and new HIV infection rates have fallen by 35 percent. But AIDS-related deaths are up in certain regions.
'Wrong Headed' or Sound Science? Debate Rages Over Two-Degree Global Warming Goal
In a provocative editorial two scientists suggested ditching efforts to keep temperatures from rising two degrees Celsius from those before the Industrial Revolution.