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 [...]

Nuns To Deliver UN Nuclear Abolition Treaty To US Military Base

By Julia Conley, www.commondreams.org -

By Julia Conley for Common Dreams. Colorado Springs, CO - speaking out against the United States' decision to forego last month's United Nations treaty prohibiting the use and development of [...]

UN Resolution Condemns Use Of Death Penalty To Target LGBTQ People

By Zack Ford, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Zack Ford for Think Progress - The United Nations approved a resolution Friday condemning the use of the death penalty in a discriminatory fashion, including its use to punish “apostasy, [...]

UN Takes First Step To End Israel’s Impunity

By Ali Abunimah, www.electronicintifada.net -

By Ali Abunimah for The Electronic Antifada - UN officials are finally moving to hold Israel accountable for breaking international law, though they are facing fierce resistance from Israel and [...]

Outlawed West Papua Independence Petition Presented To UN

By Timothy Fernandez, www.abc.net.au -

By Timothy Fernandez for ABC News AU - 'A secret petition demanding a new independence referendum for West Papua has been presented to the United Nations. The Indonesian Government banned the [...]

More Than 40 Nations Sign Nuclear Ban Treaty in First Hour

By Staff, www.accuracy.org -

By The Institute for Public Accuracy. Reuters reports today: "Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesdayamid tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, [...]

The United Nations Prohibits Nuclear Weapons

By Staff,www.icanw.org www.icanw.org -

By Staff of ICAN - On 7 July 2017, the United Nations adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Here we answer [...]

UN Promotes Cooperative Solutions For Social Inclusion

By Staff, www.un.org -

By Staff UN News Centre - 1 July 2017 – Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies, and can help to eliminate poverty and reach the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), [...]

Women March Around The World To Demand Nuclear Disarmament

By WILPF, www.wilpf.org -

By the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb took place as around 130 governments resumed negotiations in the United Nations on a ground breaking [...]