Diplomatic efforts to end the fighting in Gaza are in high gear. For the latest on the troubling situation in Gaza we turn to Laura Trevelyan, the BBC's U.N. correspondent, who joins us while traveling with Ban Ki-Moon from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is calling for an immediate halt to the fighting in Gaza. He began a week-long trip to the region to promote his plans for peace. We are joined by the BBC's Magdi Abdelhadi in Cairo.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt to help broker a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. But so far there's no sign that a settlement is any closer to happening — and bombs and rockets continue to fly.
For years, national leaders have failed to create sustainable climate change solutions, and poorer nations and communities have borne the brunt of inaction. Now human rights issues are getting much more attention.
The historic global climate change plan negotiated last year in Paris is set go into effect in mid-November, years earlier than anticipated. The World's environment editor Peter Thomson reflects on how it happened and why it matters.
President-elect Trump has promised to pull the US out of the new global climate agreement. That left attendees at the latest climate talks looking to US states and cities to turn up their game on fighting the climate crisis.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda seemed straightforward at first. But as the mass killings began, the UN ordered its blue helmeted troops to evacuate foreigners — but not intervene to save the Tutsis from slaughter.
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