Tag Archives: United Nations

The Rise And Fall Of The World’s Poorest Countries By
Cambodian school children head back their home after morning school time at Tnoat Kpoh village in the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, March 18, 2013. UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 2015  - The world’s 48 Least Developed Countries...
U.S. Twists Arms To Defeat Resolution On Palestine By
Members of the European Parliament take part in a vote, Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, in favor of a resolution on recognition of the statehood of Palestine at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European Parliament has stopped short of pushing for outright...
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 leader Fidel Castro, was at the United...
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
Under the statue of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower outside the U.S embassy in central London, a protester dressed as ‘Guantanamo Bay prison detainee’ in orange jumpsuit and a plastic bag on her head as a hood, participates in a play called ‘Closing...
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...