U.S. policies have resulted in a small number of Middle East monarchs controlling some 60-70 percent of the region's oil wealth.
Five major cities in Mexico held workshops which are part of an education plan to help women develop politically.
The threat of a nuclear disaster has greatly increased since the collapse of the Soviet Union, top Russian and U.S. experts meeting in Washington agreed.
Alongside the UN conference is a people's climate conference of NGOs, environmental and climate activists, trade unionists, scientists, local elected officials on strategies for climate action.
Behind the storm that staggered Turkey's ruling party: a grassroots revolt against rising poverty, growing inequality and the AKP's war on trade unions.
Paying tribute to Claudia Jones, activist and tireless fighter for working-class women.
"Let's be clear: the actions we take in 2015 will decide which way the world turns for decades to come; please take the right path."
The world mouns the passing of elder statemen and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.
In Pope Francis' document, he denounces the anti-human effects of the "idolatry"of the market and the radical wealth inequality resulting from it, but what is really new is making this issue the center of the Catholic Church's mission.
Francis I is blasting the "tyranny" of unfettered capitalism, economic inequity and financial finagling.