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24.09.2020

The Future We Want, The UN We Need

The Future We Want, The UN We Need

By Robert W. Sandford As we reflect on this week and celebrate the United Nations’ rise in the war-ravaged world some 75 years ago, humanity is again being asked to lay the foundation for a new world. As in 1945, we are… »

24.08.2020

Libya: Bachelet Appoints Independent Fact-Finding Mission Experts

Libya: Bachelet Appoints Independent Fact-Finding Mission Experts

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the deteriorating security situation in Libya and the absence of a functioning judicial system underscored the importance of the work of a team of independent experts to document human rights violations and abuses. The High Commissioner today announced the appointment of… »

22.07.2020

Time Is Not on Our Side in Libya

Time Is Not on Our Side in Libya

By Vijay Prashad Ahmed, who lives in Tripoli, Libya, texts me that the city is quieter than before. The army of General Khalifa Haftar—who controls large parts of eastern Libya—has withdrawn from the southern part of the capital and is now holding fast in the city of Sirte and at… »

23.05.2020

North Africa: Algeria – Open letter to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

North Africa: Algeria – Open letter to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Human rights activist Rabah Arkam has written a letter to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres regarding unacceptable human rights violations in Algeria. The activist’s objective is to call for an end to the wave of arrests resulting from the repressive policy and human rights violations by the Algerian regime. »

22.05.2020

Interview with Humanist Social Reformer Tony Robinson

Interview with Humanist Social Reformer Tony Robinson

Our humanity is facing one of the most profound challenges we have ever faced. We find ourselves in uncharted territory, as COVID-19 has put in question everything that we currently know and believe. In a few months the world has changed like never before and will continue to change drastically but in what direction? Many people right now are working… »

19.05.2020

Open letter to U.N. Secretary-General H. E. Mr. António Guterres and in copy to the U.N. General Assembly

Open letter to U.N. Secretary-General H. E. Mr. António Guterres and in copy to the U.N. General Assembly

His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres Secretary-General United Nations Headquarters New York City Dear Mr. Secretary-General, We are writing to you as International Fellowship of Reconciliation, a global movement seeking to transform, through nonviolence, the world away from endless cycles of violence towards justice, reconciliation, and lasting peace. As… »

10.05.2020

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

“It’s bad enough that Trump is responsible for so many deaths in his own country, now he is actively complicit in causing even more across the globe.” By Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dreams International diplomats were stunned and frustrated Friday night after the U.S. again blocked a United Nations… »

07.05.2020

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a health crisis, but it is also proving to be an economic disaster for huge numbers of people worldwide. A senior UN official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for countries to provide citizens with a universal basic income, to help the… »

21.03.2020

UN Chief Warns of Coming Recession for the Planet

UN Chief Warns of Coming Recession for the Planet

Bumping elbows at the United Nations By Evelyn Leopold The United Nations has shut down most of its meetings and all of its conferences, but the world body in New York stays open. There are peacekeeping missions to follow, conflicts around the world and the plight of the millions of… »

13.02.2020

2020 World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration Highlights Dialogue Towards Harmony

2020 World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration Highlights Dialogue Towards Harmony

As reported by Genevieve Balance-Kupang In solidarity with the global celebration of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, UniHarmony Partners Manila held a week-long series of activities in line with the theme of interreligious dialogue towards harmony. Established in 2012, UniHarmony Partners Manila was formed to implement the United Nations… »

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