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The UN Resolution on the Srebrenica Genocide Seen from the Heart of Sarajevo

In the main hall of the “Vijećnica” or City Hall, one of the emblematic buildings of Sarajevo, strong emotions were felt at 17:24 when a large screen projected the votes of the United Nations General Assembly that had gathered to…

Third World March for Peace and Nonviolence: intense days of dialogue and exchange

From Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March, the European Coordination of the Third World March for Peace and Nonviolence met at the Castle of the Comboni Missionaries in Venegono Superiore (VA) for three days of dialogue, exchange, reflection, and enthusiasm…

Rally at the United Nations in New York for #CSW68

The annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) meets in March each year to address the widespread inequalities, violence, and discrimination women continue to face. Several ESCR-Net members joined demonstrations that took place at the United Nations headquarters…

We don’t need a “Rules-Based Order.” We need a U.S. government that obeys laws.

The Problem The Vetoes Since 1972, the U.S. government has been far and away the leading user of the veto in the UN Security Council, often blocking the will of every or nearly every other national government on Earth. It…

China supports Palestinian right to ‘armed struggle’ against Israeli occupation

On 21 February, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) held its third day of hearings on the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank. China expressed its support for the right of Palestinians to engage in an…

Reforming and strengthening the UN, Brazil’s main goal during its G20 presidency

Reforming and strengthening the United Nations (UN) will be Brazil’s main objective during the first major event it is organizing as president of the G20, said Mauricio Carvalho Lyrio, secretary for economic and financial affairs at the Ministry of Foreign…

Security Council members: ‘rare consensus’ to condemn forced transfer of civilian populations from Gaza

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Martin Griffiths, expressed his deep concern to the Security Council this afternoon following statements by Israeli ministers in favor of the massive transfer of civilian populations from the Gaza Strip to third countries. According…

Open letter to the UN Secretary General. The life of the planet in question. A proposal

Dear Secretary General whatever the global issues and problems under consideration, a dramatic fact emerges: humanity is not capable of giving concrete, immediate and common answers. The institutionalized powers of the current system are unable to do so because the…

UN debate on Cuba: Overwhelming majority against US economic war

Voted out: 187 of the 193 member states of the United Nations are calling for an end to the US blockade against Cuba. The USA and its ally Israel are completely isolated. With an overwhelming majority of 187 votes in…

ICAN statement to the UN event on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2023

On September 26th 2023, Melissa Parke, the new Executive Director for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons delivered the following statement to the High-level plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons:…

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