US Economic Sanctions On Cuba In The context Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Raúl Rodríguez, Ethics and International Affairs. -

On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.1  Shortly after that, on Friday, March 26, during his participation in a virtual summit of leaders from the G20 [...]

Battle Brewing In Canada Over Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

By Brett Forester, APTN News. -

Non-Indigenous opponents fear it would give First Nations, Inuit and Metis too much power. Indigenous opponents fear it won’t give them enough. Supporters tout it as a leap forward on rights, [...]

US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazis

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

The United States and Ukraine were the only two nations to vote against a United Nations resolution Wednesday on, “Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that [...]

Urgent Call To End The Illegal Sanctions

By Progressive International. -

U.S.-backed economic sanctions impact nearly one-third of humanity in some thirty countries, causing untold death and devastation by denying them access to global markets restricting the ability [...]

UN Experts Concerned About Charges Against US Indigenous Leader

Nicholas Tilsen, human rights defender of the Oglala-Lakȟóta Sioux Nation and president of the indigenous-led NDN Collective, is due in court on 18 December, charged with four felonies and three [...]

United Nations Removes Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs

By Zack Budryk, The Hill. -

A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs. In the Wednesday vote, the Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted on several World Health Organization [...]

Venezuela Calls On UNSC To Reject Unilateral Sanctions

By Telesur English. -

"All countries suffering from this type of aggression inflicted by economic means must cooperate to put an end to the suffering of our peoples," Ambassador Moncada stressed. Speaking at the [...]

The Significance Of The Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Mohamed Elmaazi, World Beyond War. -

The NPT has been lived up to to a surprising extent by the non-nuclear powers. It is amazing that more countries have not gone the nuclear path. The world is fortunate that more haven’t made that [...]

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty One Ratification Shy Of Taking Effect

Jamaica and Nauru are the latest countries to complete the ratification procedures, the United Nations said. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in 2017, will enter into [...]

Bullets Are Not The Seeds Of Life

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 9 October 2020, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nations’ World Food Programme. In the citation for the award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee pointed to the ‘link between hunger [...]

Agribusiness Interests Hijack 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

By Anuradha Mittal, In Depth News. -

Oakland, CA -This World Food Day (October 16) amidst the ongoing pandemic and the devastating impact of the climate crisis, a Food Systems Summit is being planned a year from now by the United [...]

Labor Unions File UN Complaint Over ‘Outrageous’ Violations Of Workers’ Rights

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

United States labor leaders representing workers in several trade unions on Wednesday filed a complaint with the United Nations' labor agency, making the case that under the Trump administration, [...]

Ex-OPCW Chief Jose Bustani Reads Syria Testimony Blocked At UN

By Aaron Maté, The Grayzone. -

Jose Bustani was invited to brief the Security Council on the OPCW’s cover-up of an investigation into an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018. The US, UK, and France bombed [...]

China Leads Call In UN For US To End ‘Coercive’ Sanctions

By David DeCamp, Antiwar.com. -

New York - China, Russia, and 24 other countries called for an end to unilateral sanctions by the US and other Western countries on Monday. Chinese envoy Zhang Jun read a statement at the UN that [...]

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Likely To Enter Force Early Next Year

New York -A U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty is likely to enter into force early next year as the number of signatories is anticipated to reach the needed threshold of 50 soon, possibly later this [...]