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29.12.2016

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the UN Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the UN Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’

Israel’s suspension of relations with the UN Security Council member nations that voted for the resolution—powerful countries including the U.K. and France—has effectively realized a goal of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. By Ken Klippenstein / AlterNet December 28, 2016       The United… »

17.12.2016

Australia’s No to Prohibit-Nukes Resolution Triggers Debate

Australia’s No to Prohibit-Nukes Resolution Triggers Debate

By Neena Bhandari As the curtain falls on 2016, the year that marked the fifth anniversary of Fukushima and the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disasters, sending a sombre reminder of the devastating humanitarian and environmental consequences of these weapons of mass destruction, the resolve to free the world of… »

17.12.2016

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

In his last press conference as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on 16 December 2016 delivered stark warnings on two issues at the forefront of international concern: that “the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience;” and that South Sudan faces a risk of genocide as the… »

14.10.2016

Nuclear Disarmament – A challenge for the New UN Chief

Nuclear Disarmament – A challenge for the New UN Chief

Analysis by Alyn Ware* NEW YORK (IDN) – The United Nations General Assembly has on October 13 affirmed António Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, as the next United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG). The UN Security Council had on October 5 nominated him for… »

21.08.2016

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

By Phoebe Braithwaite NEW YORK, Aug 18 2016 (IPS) – Update: On Thursday 18 August the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the immunity of the UN from legal proceedings in the case of Georges et al v. United Nations et. »

30.07.2016

The Human Rights Council adopts the Declaration on the Right to Peace

The Human Rights Council adopts the Declaration on the Right to Peace

By Christian Guillermet Fernández and David Fernández Puyana GENEVA, Jul 29 2016 (IPS) – On 1 July 2016, the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations in Geneva adopted a Declaration on the Right to… »

17.05.2016

The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

No presidential candidate who does not call for the end of bipartisan militarist aggression can stem the domestic descent into social brutalization. If none calls this foreign policy debacle “imperialism,” elections will be a sleepwalker’s exercise. Nothing will change. Except, almost certainly, for the worse. by Luciana Bohne Can we… »

12.04.2016

International organization criticizes Macedonia

International organization criticizes Macedonia

Geneva, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the High Commisionner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a communique Monday, in which it criticized the violence by the Macedonian police against migrants and refugees in the mutual border with Greece. Adrian Edwards, a spokesman for the UNHCR, said… »

10.03.2016

Hold-out deal in Argentina makes solving debt crises more difficult, UN rights experts say

Hold-out deal in Argentina makes solving debt crises more difficult, UN rights experts say

By Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Alfred de Zayas for ALAI In the context of the Argentinean Congress discussing the implications of a proposed agreement between Argentina and hedge funds, the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt on human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, and the Independent… »

15.12.2015

Call for the UN to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists

Call for the UN to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a call to the UN to take concrete action by creating the position of a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists, as November 2, 2015 will mark the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’… »

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