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 [...]

War Criminal Kills Himself In Court As Found Guilty

By Stephanie van den Berg and Bart H. Meijer, reuters.com -

By Stephanie van den Berg and Bart H. Meijer for Reuters - THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A former Bosnian Croat military commander swallowed what he said was poison in a U.N. war crimes courtroom on [...]

Women Worldwide Take To The Streets Against Violence

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Telesur. Women, as well as allies, gathered worldwide to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by holding demonstrations, rallies and protests. The [...]

Peacekeeping Is No Job For Ordinary Soldiers

By Rick Salutin, www.rabble.ca -

By Rick Salutin in Rabble. Peacekeeping always seems like a good idea at the time, then it tends to go awry. It did right from the start when Canada's Lester B. Pearson proposed a UN force to [...]

US Calls Venezuela Global Threat At UN As EU Approves Arms Embargo

By Lucas Koerner, venezuelanalysis.com -

By Lucas Koerner for Venezuela Analysis - The US chaired an informal meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday to discuss the situation in Venezuela despite a boycott from [...]

Ban Ki-Moon Urges US To Shun ‘Powerful Interests’; Adopt Universal Healthcare

By Jessica Glenza, theguardian.com -

By Jessica Glenza for The Guardian - The former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon called on Americans to pass universal health coverage at a speech in New York City on Tuesday, marking a dramatic [...]

Women Still Need More Seats At The Peace-Making Table

By Shaheen Chugtai, towardfreedom.com -

By Shaheen Chugtai fo Toward Freedom - (IPS) – Whether targeted by perpetrators of sexual violence, oppressed by ideological extremists, or uniquely threatened by the bombing of hospital [...]

To Close Climate Goals Gap: Drop Coal, Ramp Up Renewables

By Georgina Gustin, insideclimatenews.org -

By Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News - Countries will have to phase out coal and invest in renewable energy even faster than previously expected to keep global warming below perilous levels [...]