Louisiana Tribes File Complaint With United Nations Over U.S. Inaction On Climate Change

By Sara Sneath, Nola.com -

Four coastal Louisiana tribes that claim the U.S. government has violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change submitted a formal complaint Wednesday to the United [...]

UN Orders Canada To Halt Work On Trans Mountain Pipeline

By Staff, Sparrowmedia.net -

Blue River BC — A new United Nations report orders Canada to cease construction on the Trans Mountain Pipeline until informed consent is obtained from the Secwepemc people.  “Now it is clear to [...]

By Denying Iran’s Foreign Minister Visa For Security Council Visit, America Has Lost Moral Right To Serve As Home For UN

By Dr. George Szamuely, Rt.com -

The US government has apparently denied Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a visa to enter the United States in order to attend a January 9 UN Security Council meeting. The subject to [...]

Chelsea Manning Responds To United Nations Rapporteur’s Call For Her Release

By Staff, Sparrowmedia.net -

Alexandria, VA — This week Nils Melzer, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment published a letter to the U.S. [...]

The UN Predicted Gaza Would Be Unlivable By 2020. They Were Right.

By Tania Hary, 972mag.com -

While revelers around the world are making new year’s resolutions for 2020, in the Gaza Strip, a different kind of assessment is taking place as Palestinians try to determine whether, or how, [...]

Despite Halting Progress, UN Continues Its Push For A Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone In The Middle East

By Thalif Deen, Ipsnews.net -

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2019 (IPS) - A longstanding proposal for a regional nuclear-weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the Middle East – one of the world’s most conflict-ridden regions – has been kicked [...]

Report On The United Nations Climate Meeting: Capitalism Can’t Solve The Climate Crisis

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The United Nations Conference of Parties, COP25, climate meetings to continue working on the Paris Climate Agreement ended recently. They took place in Madrid Spain rather than Chile because of [...]

From A Blessing To A Curse: How UN Resolution 2334 Accelerated Israel’s Colonization In The West Bank

By Ramzy Baroud, Intrepidreport.com -

Three years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334. With fourteen members voting in favor and one abstention, the resolution was the equivalent of a political earthquake. [...]

Anxiety Looms Over The 10th NPT Review Conference Next Year

By Staff, Nuclearabolition.info -

NEW YORK (IDN) – The contentious start of the 74th Session of the First Committee of the General Assembly last October in New York was a harbinger of the difficulties to be faced in the run-up to [...]

The United Nations And Haiti: 15 Years Of Unilateral War

By Lautaro Rivara, Alba Movimientos, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau -

A domestic political crisis in Haiti in 2004 was used to justify an unprecedented operation; deploying a multilateral military force in a country that was not enduring a civil war, nor attacking [...]

Millions Die In Congo While The UN Keeps The Peace

By Ann Garrison, Blackagendareport.com -

In its most recent report  to the UN Security Council, the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) blandly recounted “progress” in service to their mission, but [...]

Tens Of Thousands Rally In Europe, Asia Before UN Climate Summit

By Isabelle Le Page and Andrew Beatty, Thejakartapost.com -

Tens of thousands of protesters, primarily in Europe and Asia, hit the streets on Friday to make a fresh call for action against global warming, hoping to raise pressure on world leaders days [...]

Failed Action On The Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

The United States is the second-largest total GHG emitter in the world and the third-largest per-capita GHG emitter behind Saudi Arabia and Australia. The US is the largest producer of new fossil [...]

Demanding Peace And Security For The People In Beni

By Friends of the Congo, Popular Resistance. -

Since 2014, militia groups have killed over 1,000 civilians in the Beni territory in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Civilians, including children have been abducted, disappeared, [...]

UN Adopts Eight Resolutions In Condemnation Of Israeli Crimes In Palestine

By Staff, En.mehrnews.com -

According to UN Watch, the texts condemn Israel for “repressive measures” against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights, renew the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), and renew the [...]