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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...
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”...
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...