At The Local And State Level, New Campaign Aims To Generate National Support For UN Treaty To Ban Nuclear Weapons

By Jon Queally, Commondreams.org -

The newly-launched 'Treaty Compliance Campaign' is targeted at gaining national support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted by 122 nations at the United [...]

Palestine Files Complaint To UN Over Israel’s Breach Of Anti-Racism Treaty

By Staff, Maannews.com -

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Palestinian diplomats have filed an official complaint against Israel, alleging breaches of Israel’s obligations of the United Nations’ anti-racism treaty. The 350-page [...]

UN Agency Fails To Substantiate Claims Of Russian Use Of “Military Grade Nerve Agent” In Skripal Poisoning

By Julie Hyland, Wsws.org -

Russia said that it had proof that the alleged chemical attack was staged by the UK. RT reports: “The Russian Defense Ministry has presented what it says is proof that the reported chemical [...]

International Lawyers: Strike Against Syria Would Be Illegal

By Staff, Consortiumnews.com -

We are practitioners and professors of international law. Under international law, military strikes by the United States of America and its allies against the Syrian Arab Republic, unless [...]

Syria: UN Expert Urges Pause-No Rush To Judgment

By Staff, Ohchr.org -

On 29 September 2011, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution18/6 on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order. The resolution affirmed that a democratic and equitable [...]

‘Caravan Of Insurrection’ Protests Election Fraud

By TeleSurTV. -

Honduras - Supporters of former Honduran presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla went back to the streets Friday as part of what they called "Caravan of insurrection", to continue their protests [...]

NGO Crimes Go Far Beyond Oxfam

By Cristel Amiss, Andaiye, Margaret Busby, Sara Callaway, Luke Daniels, Jocelyn Dow, Selma James, Pierre Labossiere, Emma Lewis, Dr Altheia Le Cointe, Eddie LeCointe, Nina Lopez, Ian Macdonald QC, Rose Okello, Margaret Prescod, Lawrence Renee, Sidney Ross-Risden, Becky Titah, Sam Karl Weinstein, and Nichola Markus, Theguardian.com -

In 2008 some of us had written to Barbara Stocking, then Oxfam chief executive, objecting to a report that it sponsored, Rule of Rapists in Haiti, which labelled Haitians as rapists while hiding [...]

2017 Human Rights Status Report: Advancing Human Rights

By the U.S. Human Rights Network. -

The United States has a complicated and paradoxical relationship to human rights law.  2018 marks 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was proclaimed by the United [...]

Chinese Leadership On U.N. Reform

By Rene Wadlow, Transcend.org -

6 Jan 2017 – There have been a number of periods when proposals for new or different United Nations structures were proposed and discussed. The first was in the 1944-1945 period when the Charter [...]

US Rebuffed By UN Security Council On Iran

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The United States took the Iran protests to the UN Security Council this week, but was rebuffed and told the protests were an inappropriate issue for the Council. Reuters described the meeting as [...]

Ending War Now

By Jerry Alatalo, Transcend.org -

1 Jan 2018 – Given the massive shift of world collective consciousness emergent after, among other astonishing developments, U.S. President Donald Trump’s arguably intended to provoke and [...]

Washington’s Pre-War Demonization Formula Is Targeting Iran, Again

By Darius Shahtahmasebi, Mintpressnews.com -

WASHINGTON (Analysis) — The United States has had Iran in its crosshairs for decades and current media coverage indicates that US-Iranian relations are only getting worse. In 1953, the CIA [...]

Palestinians Celebrate United Nations’ Vote On Jerusalem

By Palestinian BDS National Committee, mondoweiss.net -

n an emergency session, the overwhelming majority of the world’s nations at the UN General Assembly voted 128-9 in favor of a resolution calling on the United States to overturn its decision to [...]

U.N. Freedom Of Speech Expert Concerned About Net Neutrality

By Tom Miles, Reuters.com -

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N.’s freedom of speech expert said on Wednesday he was concerned about the ramifications of a decision in the United States to roll back net neutrality, since it could [...]

European Union Trying To Prevent UN Treaty On Corporations And Human Rights

By Staff, stopcorporateimpunity.org -

According to our sources, the European Union (EU) delegation to the United Nations General Assembly’s Fifth Committee, which deals with budgetary matters, is trying to eliminate the financing of [...]