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UN Finally Admits Responsibility For Haiti Cholera Outbreak Which Claimed Over 10,000 Lives By
The United Nations has admitted for the first time that its peacekeepers in Haiti played a role in the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake that sent the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation...
US-Backed Saudi Forces In Yemen Have Created Almost 180,000 Refugees By
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. agency tasked with tracking and protecting displaced people reports that the war in Yemen has created 179,654 refugees since March 2015. According to the July 31 report from the U.N. Refugee Agency, or UNHCR, the refugees fled their homes...
UN Investigating Suspicious Death Of Former UN Head, Allegedly Killed By CIA By
If you asked a typical American about conspiracy theories, he or she probably wouldn’t have any trouble rattling off an extensive list of theories ranging from the Kennedy assassination to 9/11. But if there’s one potential conspiracy that most Americans are totally...
UN Human Rights Rep: ‘Racism Casts ‘Dark Shadow’ Over United States By
The United States is struggling to adequately tackle structural racism and criminal justice issues, which is impacting the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, a United Nations human rights expert warned. “People have good reason to be angry and frustrated at the...
US Backs UN Plan To Expand Combat Role Of Peacekeepers By
In yet another step towards the establishment of a world military force that seeks peace through the absence of dissent, the United States announced its support in May for a set of principles that will allow the United Nations’ peacekeeping troops and UN police to use...
Another Prolific Violator Of Human Rights Elected To UN High Committee By
United Kingdom — Palestinians and other Arab leaders have condemned a United Nations decision electing Israel to chair one of its permanent committees. On Monday, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Dahon, won the chair of the Legal Committee, which oversees matters...
Corruption At The UN: Whistleblower Investigated, Child Sexual Abuse Ignored By
UNITED NATIONS — A whistleblower who alerted authorities to the alleged rape of children by U.N. peacekeepers resigned after top U.N. officials investigated him instead of investigating the accusations he called attention to. When U.N. officials failed to act on a...
Saudi Arabia’s Threats Against UN Put Millions Of Middle Eastern Children At Risk By
UNITED NATIONS — The Saudi-led attack on Yemen has drawn international criticism for the extremely high civilian death toll, including many children, and the brutal war crimes that have caused widespread starvation and suffering. So how did the Gulf kingdom and its...
Saudis Threaten To Leave U.N. Over Human Rights Criticism In Yemen By
Saudi Arabia threatened this week to break relations with the United Nations and cut hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance to its humanitarian relief and counterterrorism programs to strong-arm the U.N. into removing Riyadh and its allies from a blacklist of groups...
Former Human Rights Defender Samantha Power To Receive Award From War Criminal Henry Kissinger By
WASHINGTON — Before Samantha Power became the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations she was known as a human rights defender and opponent of genocide. In that role, she sharply criticized the record of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who she considered...