United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched on Monday a new initiative to protect the oceans and the people whose livelihoods depend on it, and called on countries to work together to achieve a more sustainable management of this precious resource and address the threats it is currently facing.
Bank of China plans to cash in on the expanding bilateral trade between China and Brazil and the recent currency swap agreement between the two central banks.
By Lord Julian Hunt - One of the most striking changes at Rio+20, compared to the original 1992 Earth Summit, is the extensive discussion of population issues.
Premier of China, Wen Jiabao, will visit the headquarters of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday 26 June to deliver a lecture.
A delegation of Foreign Affairs ministers should be arriving late Thursday to Asunción where the Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo is facing political impeachment that could have him out of office.
A new index that measures a nation's wealth by taking into account factors such as natural resources, social stability and wellbeing, has painted Colombia and Venezuela in a very different light to that suggested by their GDP (gross domestic product) — the traditional measure of a country's success.
More than 100 Heads of State and government gathered on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro for the start of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection.
The eight largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) announced on Wednesday at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, that they will invest 175 billion dollars in sustainable transportation systems over the coming decade.
UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that starting next April, all companies that list on the London Stock Exchange will be required to publish their greenhouse gas emissions in corporate earnings reports.
Members States announced on Wednesday that they have reached an agreement on the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).