Peace Prevails In Nicaragua

By Jorge Capelan, -

June 14, Nicaragua was elected member of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). This honor was probably based on Nicaragua’s development and poverty reduction over the [...]

US Sanctions In Venezuela: Help, Hindrance, Or Violation Of Human Rights?

By Tanya L. Zakrison and Carles Muntaner, The Lancet. -

The impact of the US sanctions on the Venezuelan population cannot be overstated. More than 300 000 Venezuelans are at risk due to a lack of lifesaving medications and treatment. An estimated [...]

UN Recognizes Venezuela Among Top Nations For Right To Housing

By Staff, -

The United Nations has recognized Venezuela as one of the top countries for guaranteeing people’s right to housing at the first UN-Habitat Assembly taking place in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi. [...]

People’s Mobilization To Stop The US War Machine

By Popular Resistance. -

The US War Machine must be stopped, and only we can stop it. That's why we are organizing the People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine, a series of actions in New York City from September [...]

UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for “deliberately” exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of [...]

Assange Suffering ‘Psychological Torture’: UN Expert

By Staff, -

Julian Assange has been subjected to drawn-out "psychological torture", a UN rights expert said on Friday, accusing the United States, Britain, Ecuador and Sweden of "collective persecution" of [...]

US Threats To Dismantle Palestinian Refugee Agency Trigger Protests

By Thalif Deen,  -

UNITED NATIONS, May 28 2019 (IPS) - As it relentlessly pursues its strongly pro-Israeli policy – along with its disdain for multilateralism – the Trump administration continued to display its [...]

Risk Of Nuclear War Highest Since WWII

GENEVA - The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more [...]

Rotten Tomatoes For News + Banning Our Plastic Dumps

Eleanor Goldfield, -

Try as we might, we can't hide from climate change. And now, thanks to a legally binding UN resolution, the US can't hide from its own heaps of trash. Next up, media literacy is a vital skill set [...]

Next Stop, The UN: Embassy Protectors And Other Groups To Stage UN General Assembly Protest

By Alexander Rubinstein, -

WASHINGTON — Following the illegal seizure by U.S. authorities of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, the group of activists who lived in the building for 37 days — protecting it from such a [...]

Secretive Fossil Fuel Lobby Group Manipulated UN Climate Programs

By Mat Hope and Karen Savage, -

A fossil fuel-backed industry group was able to influence the process behind the United Nations climate assessments for decades, using lobbyists and industry-funded scientists to manipulate [...]

U.N. Torture Expert Urges Ecuador Not To Expel Assange From Embassy

By Staff, -

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations torture investigator called on Ecuador on Friday not to expel Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy, voicing concern that he could be [...]

Rights Groups Urge UN To Protect Palestinians On ‘Great March’ Protest Anniversary

By Staff, -

Almost 20 Palestinian rights groups – both regional and international – urged the United Nations to protect Gazans who participate in the anniversary of the “Great March of Return” protests this [...]

The Conflict Of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism Vs The Rule Of Law

By Nicolas J S Davies, -

The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia; and the existential dangers of [...]

UN Investigators Call For Arrests Over Gaza War Crimes

By Maureen Clare Murphy, -

Israeli forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity by using lethal military force against unarmed protesters in Gaza, a United Nations independent commission of inquiry has [...]