While no full-scale agreement was reached in Copenhagen, a non-binding political accord emerged from the conference, which China and India just endorsed last week. We look deeper at the immediate consequences of climate change on small islands. Ronald Jumeau and May Boeve join Martin Savidge to discuss how to stop global warming.
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In the Hague, the man accused of presiding over one of Europe's worst cases of genocide since World War II began his defense today. Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, is charged with mass murder at Srebrenica and the destruction of Muslim and Croat villages. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Belinda Cooper.
Four weeks have passed since the earthquake in Haiti, and the death toll has climbed over 200,000. It's an unfortunate reality that in any disaster, there are those who will seek to profit from the situation -- a fact re-confirmed by allegations that some Haitian officials are rigging the system by which food aid and medicine are distributed. Rob Reynolds of AJE has more.
Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake will exacerbate conditions for residents of Haiti, where around 80 percent of 9 million people live below the poverty line. Buildings in Port-au-Prince have suffered extensive damage, while water and electricity are near collapse. See footage of the collapsed U.N. headquarters, and watch Al Jazeera English analysis of the quake.
A new 183-page report by Human Rights Watch faults the U.N.'s largest and most expensive peacekeeping operation for supporting the Congolese Army's murderous tactics. The report calls for the embattled U.N. mission -- whose mandate is set to expire in two weeks -- to cease backing the Congolese military, which is accused of serious human rights violations.
U.N. officials say that the time has come, not only to reduce carbon emission in the developed and developing worlds, but also for wealthier countries to help poorer countries deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Robert Guest, Washington correspondent for The Economist.
Iran has responded to the U.N. nuclear watchdog's proposal to ship Iranian uranium abroad for enriching. President Ahmadinejad said, "We welcome cooperation on nuclear fuel, power plants and technology, and we are ready to cooperate." To analyze today's events in Iran, Daljit Dhaliwal spoke with Flynt Leverett, director of the Iran Project at the New America Foundation.
Megan Thompson is traveling around the world for a series on climate change and small island nations. She filed this report about the ill effects of climate change in Antigua and Grenada.
Around the world, an estimated 12 million individuals lack nationality or citizenship in any nation. This means they have no legal right to a passport, employment, or housing. Explore this Worldfocus map for more information about statelessness around the globe.
Almost one year after the devastating war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Security Council could soon use the U.N. Human Rights Council-endorsed Goldstone Commission Report to pursue legal action against alleged war criminals on both sides. Do you think Israel and/or the Palestinians should face prosecution for their actions in the Gaza War?