Tag Archives: United Nations

UN Open To Mediate After US Court Approves Illegal Seizure Of $2B From Iranian Central Bank By
Responding to Iran’s public calls for UN intervention after the US Supreme Court signed off on the seizure of nearly $2 billion in Iranian central bank assets to pay victims of a 1983 bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, UN officials are...
Syrian Rebels Slam UN, Defend Abandoning Peace Talks By
UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura continues to scramble to try to save the Syrian peace talks, though with virtually the entire rebel delegation having already left Geneva, the situation doesn’t look good. Adding to that, key rebel coordinator Riad Hijab is...
World Leaders Urge UN​ To Decriminalize All Drugs By
A British billionaire, three former presidents and a renowned Aids researcher have called for all drugs to be decriminalized at a press conference that was sharply critical of the United Nations’ latest drug policy agreement, adopted this week. Leaders of the Global Commission...
UN Human Rights Council Condemns Israel’s Illegal Settlements, Occupation Of Golan Heights By
GENEVA — The U.N. Human Rights Council has adopted four resolutions which affirm the rights of the Palestinian people and condemn Israel’s illegal occupation of their land. The resolutions, passed on March 24 at the HRC’s 31st meeting, represent the latest attempt...
UN: ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ Unfolding In Yemen By
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that a “humanitarian catastrophe” is unfolding in Yemen, exacerbated by increasing restrictions on efforts to respond to the staggering needs of millions of people including the diversion of a U.N....
Julian Assange Claims Total Vindication With UN Panel Ruling By
LONDON  — A United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be allowed to walk free immediately and compensated for the years he has lost. The U.N. Working...
UN: Julian Assange Confinment In Embassy Is “Arbitrary Detention” By
A United Nations panel has decided that Julian Assange’s three-and-a-half years in the Ecuadorian embassy amount to “arbitrary detention”, the Guardian understands, leading his lawyers to call for the Swedish extradition request to be dropped immediately. Assange...
UN: Civilian Suffering In Iraq ‘Remains Staggering’ By
Some 3.2 million people have also been displaced internally over the same period, according to a new report. The UN accuses so-called Islamic State of systematic and widespread violence, including holding some 3,500 mainly women and children as slaves. Alleged abuses by...
UN Whistleblower Suspended For Exposing Sexual Abuse By Peacekeepers Is Exonerated By
The UN whistleblower who exposed the sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers in Central African Republic has been completely exonerated after an internal investigation. Anders Kompass, the director of field operations for the office of the high commissioner for human...
UN Troops Paid 13-Year-Olds 50 Cents For Sex By
The UN has asked three countries to investigate claims that four young girls were abused by soldiers serving in the Minusca mission. The victims have been interviewed by investigators from children’s charity, Unicef. The troops are accused of rape, sexual...