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11.07.2019

No opinion can be given on a report of questionable impartiality [re: Venezuela]

No opinion can be given on a report of questionable impartiality [re: Venezuela]

By José Gabriel Feres* There is no doubt that we humanists repudiate and reject the practice of violating human rights wherever it comes from. Not only do our ideology and principles support us, but above all our struggle against all those who violate them, in Chile and in the world,… »

06.07.2019

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Press release Catalonian Government/UN | July, 5th 2019 Catalonia’s FA Minister, Alfred Bosch, agrees with the statement and insists that “rulings by international bodies have to be respected and human rights fulfilled” The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (WGAD) calls for the immediate release of four of the Catalan… »

01.06.2019

The New Face of Activism: Youth

The New Face of Activism: Youth

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, May 30 2019 (IPS) – Rather than waiting for adults to act, more young girls and boys are standing up and speaking out on the world’s pressing issues. In recent years, the international community has seen a… »

01.06.2019

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

“I condemn, in the strongest terms, the deliberate, concerted, and sustained nature of the abuse inflicted on Mr. Assange.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams ~ After visiting Julian Assange in the London prison where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail,… »

30.05.2019

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Mean Using Public Money ‘To Destroy the World’: UN Chief

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Mean Using Public Money ‘To Destroy the World’: UN Chief

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres’s comment follows call by Pope Francis to “keep it in the ground” ~ by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams As Pope Francis called on global financial leaders to help keep dirty energy in the ground, the United Nations chief said Tuesday… »

30.05.2019

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfred Bosch, asks the Spanish authorities to comply with the Working Group’s decision In an official statement, the UN Working Group… »

25.05.2019

Bolivia’s universal healthcare is model for the world, says UN

Bolivia’s universal healthcare is model for the world, says UN

The World Health Organization (WHO) has cited the universal healthcare system in Bolivia as a model for all. Media reports said: The U.N.’s World Health Organization praised Bolivia’s newly implemented universal health care system, known in the country as the Single Health System (SUS). The WHO pointed out that Bolivia’s… »

21.01.2019

Treaty of Versailles began the modern era of multilateralism – 100 years on, is a new world older emerging?

Treaty of Versailles began the modern era of multilateralism – 100 years on, is a new world older emerging?

Dan Plesch, SOAS, University of London for The Conversation “Rubbish in, rubbish out” – it’s as true of international organisations as it is of computers. And it’s an aphorism worth keeping in mind as we think of the Paris Peace Conference which began on January 18 1919… »

15.12.2018

At the U.N. Climate Summit, Youth Leads the Way

At the U.N. Climate Summit, Youth Leads the Way

Close to 15,000 people have descended on Katowice, in the heart of Poland’s coal country, for the annual U.N. climate change summit. This meeting is dubbed “COP24,” for the 24th “Conference of the Parties” to the climate negotiations. The efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming have… »

01.12.2018

A World Federation

A World Federation

By John Scales Avery A “With law shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.” Njal’s Saga, Iceland, c 1270 AD   The present United Nations Charter After the unspeakable horrors of World War II, delegates from 50 Allied nations met in San Francisco California. The purpose… »

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