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The Day CIA Backed Anti-Castro Forces Tried To Bomb The U.N. By
Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Minister of Industries of Cuba, addresses the General Assembly on Dec. 11, 1964. UN Photo/TC UNITED NATIONS, - When the politically-charismatic Ernesto Che Guevera, once second-in-command to Cuban...
It’s Time To Stop International Human Rights Day By
In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 photo, an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III holding a mock U.S. flag is burned by Filpino activists as they mark International Human Rights Day outside the presidential Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines. (Aaron Favila/AP) U.N....
ANALYSIS: How Does The US Get Away With Torture? By
LONDON — Wednesday marked Human Rights Day. What better way to commemorate such a profound celebration than to review the achievements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ key drafter, the United States? Yet a report detailing a “CIA torture program”...
EU Announces $12.3 Million In Aid For Syrian Civilians In Turkey, Syria By
Reports: The European Union on Tuesday announced 10 million euros ($12.3 million) in new humanitarian aid for Syrian civilians in Turkey and Syria. “Today, we are stepping up our assistance to the people of Syria and to the Turkish communities hosting Syrian refugees,”...
New UN Report Sheds Light On America’s Human Rights Problem By
The United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) recently released a 15-page report that criticizes human rights violations committed by the United States. The report covers a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from the country’s handling of immigration to its history...
UN Calls for Israel To ‘Renounce Nuclear Weapons’ By
The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday demanding that Israel “renounce possession of nuclear weapons” and open its arms to global regulation. The measure, which is non-binding, was approved 161 to 5, with the United...
UNHCR: Aid Cuts, Cold Weather To Have “Devastating Impact” On Syrian Refugees By
Reports: Aid workers fear a major humanitarian crisis for millions of Syrian refugees in the Middle East, especially in Lebanon, after funding gaps forced the United Nations to cut food assistance for 1.7 million people. Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration...
As Wars Multiply, U.N. Takes A Hard Look At Peace Operations By
UNITED NATIONS - Finding ways to better integrate the two arms of U.N. Peace Operations – Special Political Missions and Peacekeeping Operations – will be one of the priorities for a new review panel headed by Nobel Peace Laureate and former president of Timor-Leste...
US Delegation Contrite At UN Review On Torture By
WASHINGTON — Presenting before a major United Nations review this week, U.S. officials repeatedly expressed regret for post-9/11 government interrogation practices that “crossed the line” into torture. The officials denounced “enhanced interrogation” practices...
Ebola And ISIS: A Learning Exchange Between The UN And Faith-Based Organizations By
NEW YORK - The simultaneity presented by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on one hand and militant barbarism ostensibly in the name of Islam on the other present the international development community – particularly the United Nations and international NGOs –...