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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’...
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...
Saudi Arabia Blacklisted By UN For Killing Children In Yemen By
The annual “name-and-shame” blacklist of children’s rights violators was released today by the United Nations, with a conspicuous addition to the usual suspects. The new list included the Saudi-led coalition currently engaging in a war in Yemen. The Saudi forces launched...
Australia Scrubbed From UN Climate Change Report After Government Intervention By
Every reference to Australia was scrubbed from the final version of a major UN report on climate change after the Australian government intervened, objecting that the information could harm tourism. Guardian Australia can reveal the report “World Heritage and Tourism...
UN Assessment: Global Destruction Of Earth On Fast Track By
With no region of the Earth untouched by the ravages of environmental destruction, the state of the world’s natural resources is in a rapid downward spiral, a comprehensive assessment by the United Nations has found. Published Thursday, Global Environmental Outlook...
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 saying they are open “in principle”...