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06.03.2017

U.N. Report Criticizes U.S. Government over Handling of Dakota Access Pipeline

U.N. Report Criticizes U.S. Government over Handling of Dakota Access Pipeline

A new United Nations report has criticized the United States government over its handling of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has faced massive resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota as well as members of hundreds of other Native American nations. The report says the… »

11.01.2017

Ban Ki-moon Leaves Behind a Mixed Legacy

Ban Ki-moon Leaves Behind a Mixed Legacy

By Rodney Reynolds UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – When former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stepped down on December 31 after a 10-year tenure at the United Nations, he said his “deepest regret” was to leave office with “the continuing nightmare in Syria” where a six-year-old civil war has virtually devastated a country… »

04.01.2017

Yes, Positivity, Pangloss, Partisanship, Propaganda, and Populism

Yes, Positivity, Pangloss, Partisanship, Propaganda, and Populism

By David Swanson Eight years ago Yes! Magazine published a political platform of progressive policies, along with polling showing strong majority support for each proposal. Now, eight years later, we can show almost total failure to advance any of the proposals, most of which were focused on the U.S. »

25.12.2016

Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies in revenge for ‘crazy’ resolution

Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies in revenge for ‘crazy’ resolution

Russia Today – Published time: 24 Dec, 2016 23:09 Israel has suspended its multimillion dollar contribution to a number of United Nations bodies and is reevaluating its relationship with the organization, after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Israeli settlement construction. “I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a… »

14.12.2016

Indigenous Peoples Insist on Equality of All Rights

Indigenous Peoples Insist on Equality of All Rights

Analysis by Rizwy Raheem-IDN The world’s indigenous peoples – estimated at over 370 million living across 90 countries and accounting for 15 percent of the poorest – remain isolated, both politically and geographically. So, nearly a thousand participants from Asia, Africa, North America, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean… »

17.11.2016

UN Women Launches 16-Day ‘Orange the World’ Initiative

UN Women Launches 16-Day ‘Orange the World’ Initiative

By Santo D. Banerjee for InDepthNews. On November 25, the United Nations and civil society commemorate the International Day to End Violence against Women. That same day, UN Women – the global champion for gender equality – will kick off 16 days of global activism, until December 10, to halt… »

30.10.2016

Historic vote at the UN means nuclear weapons will be illegal in 2017

Historic vote at the UN means nuclear weapons will be illegal in 2017

Last week something historic happened at the United Nations. Despite enormous pressure from the United States, 123 nations, all with equal standing at the UN General Assembly, voted to start a process in 2017 to negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons.  Why isn’t this news circulating like wildfire?  Why… »

27.10.2016

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with… »

12.09.2016

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

Viewpoint by Nelsy Lizarazo, for InDepthNews. I visited to San Pablo 15 years ago and it was clearly the poorest neighbourhood of Portoviejo, the regional capital of Manabí Province. Then, there was no drinking water. Families could not even imagine the possibility of free basic education for all, and secondary… »

26.08.2016

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

This fall, the world’s largest passenger ship sailing around the world for peace, sustainability and innovation is coming to New York City for two days as part of Peace Boat’s 92nd Global Voyage for Peace. An award-winning international non-profit organization, Peace Boat is currently developing an “Ecoship”- the world’s first… »

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