UN General Assembly adopts traffic resolution amid dire mortality warnings

Amid predictions that worldwide traffic deaths will soon outstrip the deadly scourge of AIDS, the United Nations General Assembly resolved to mark a yearly day of remembrance for road victims, and called on nations globally to improve road safety.

Young people gather at UN General Assembly to review global action plan

Ten years after adopting the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, the United Nations General Assembly gathered young representatives from across the world to evaluate how the plan has fared.

UN economic chief warns of slowing global economy, increased risk in 2006

Rising oil prices and trade imbalances are combining with natural disasters and geopolitical instability to slow the global economy, a senior United Nations official has told a General Assembly committee.