United Nations

Peace activists rally at UN for nuclear disarmament

As delegates gathered for the 2nd day of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, at the UN in New York Peace activists rallied for nuclear disarmament across the Street by the “Isaiah Wall.” By Brendan Fay We rallied and sang anthems…

NYC: Anti-Nuclear Protest at U.S. Mission to United Nations

Photos by David Andersson Today, on day two of the four-week 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, several hundred people marched to the US Mission from the Isaiah Wall across the street from the United Nations, passing by the Wall’s quote from the…

UN Nuclear Review: A Prime Time to Stop the New Arms Race

The real solution to the threat of nuclear war is in plain sight, but still the powerful weapons makers and war profiteers refuse to yield. By Marcy Winograd and Medea Benjamin In the run-up to August’s United Nation’s 10th Annual Review of…

Let’s Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, Before They Eliminate Us

When UN Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on the successful conclusion of their first meeting in Vienna, his warning was dead on target. “Let’s eliminate these weapons before they…

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

The 8th Biennial Meeting of States of the UN Programme of Action (UN PoA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons convened today at the UN headquarters in New York City. This 2001 international agreement’s overarching goal was to reduce human suffering. Over two…

More than 200 million children in need of help to study

The number of children affected by crises and in need of urgent education assistance is rising at an alarming rate, from 75 million in 2016 to 222 million today, the United Nations education in emergencies fund warned on Tuesday 21.…

World Refugee Day 2022

By the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Each year on June 20, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. This year, the focus will be on the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety…

The Canadian government and RBC Bank are ignoring the rights of Wet’suwet’en Nations

The Wet’suwet’en Nation’s fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline project was in Montreal on Thursday, and dozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The Wet’suwet’en protest against RBC’s participation in the gas pipeline…

Good sign: truce in Yemen war holds

The truce agreed in the Yemeni armed conflict between the Saudi-led coalition and the ruling Houthi forces is now entering its third week. The UN-mediated cessation of hostilities, initially expected to last at least two months with the possibility of…

Yemen: ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ as first nationwide truce in six years continues

A UN brokered two-month renewable truce between the warring parties in Yemen is holding, Special Envoy Hans Grundberg told the Security Council on Thursday, providing “light at the end of the tunnel”, and the possibility of a lasting peace. The first…

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