United Nations

Moscow’s Leverage in the Balkans

Since September, Kosovo’s fragile stability that has endured since 1999, following intervention by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has grown progressively precarious. Clashes between ethnic Serbians and Kosovo security forces saw Serbia’s military placed on high alert in November. Several high-profile Serbian officials, including President Aleksandar Vučić,…

Starting with food to ensure human rights

On Saturday 10 December, Human Rights Day, it will be 74 years since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that enshrines the rights and freedoms of all human beings. As far as the right…

Racism and discrimination strike millions of children worldwide

Racism and discrimination against children on the basis of their ethnicity, language and religion remain widespread in many countries around the world, according to a UNICEF study released on World Children’s Day, 20 November. On World Children’s Day, and every…

The Waters Are Running Red in Africa’s Great Lakes Region—A War Is Raging We Can’t Ignore Any Longer

In early November, foreign ministers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Christophe Lutundula Apala Pen’Apala, and Rwanda, Vicent Biruta met in Luanda, Angola, to find a political solution to a conflict that has been ongoing in eastern DRC for…

From 24 to 30 October, United Nations celebrates Disarmament Week

A disarmament agenda to save humanity and our future Disarmament Week seeks to promote awareness and better understanding of disarmament issues and their wide-ranging importance. Beginning on 24 October, the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the week-long…

It is urgent to re-found the UN if we aspire to a Universal Human Nation

24 October, United Nations (UN) Day, marks the anniversary of the day on which the United Nations Charter came into force in 1945. Shortly afterwards, in April 1946, after failing in its attempts to prevent a Second World War, the…

China, a threat for some and hope for others

We are already accustomed to the hypocrisy of Western powers, their opinion-makers and hegemonic media when it comes to classifying countries and governments as good or bad, angels or demons, depending on whether or not they are allies in their…

Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s moving speech at the United Nations

It may not have been the best speech, because the topics he addressed were limited, but it is the one that brought tears to many people’s eyes. The whole speech was very emotional, courageous and beautiful. Of course, because of…

Haitian organisations question and demand retraction of UN Secretary General and change in the basis of the relationship with Haiti

In the midst of the massive demonstrations of a popular uprising that has paralyzed the country for the past 15 days, an OPEN LETTER addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres by 42 important groups and networks of Haitian social…

United Nations Assembly: Petro proposes a new economic, social and environmental model: Less cocaine and deforestation. More peace, biodiversity and prosperity

The Colombian president delivered his speech to the other UN representatives, to whom he asked to be part of the solution to the problems that affect most countries. Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia, attended the General Assembly of the United…

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