A World Without Hunger

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

On 1 October, the International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA), a network of over 200 social and political movements, had its public launch. The IPA owes its origin to a meeting held in Brazil in 2015 [...]

Cynicism Of Biden’s UN Speech Calling For More Diplomacy

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

In the same week that Biden delivered a speech at the United Nations where he argued that force had to be “our tool of last resort, not our first,” and that “many of our greatest concerns cannot [...]

UN Finds Steven Donziger’s House Arrest Violates International Law

By Dharna Noor, Gizmodo. -

The world’s top human rights legal body just offered a crucial show of support for Steven Donziger, the attorney who won a landmark multibillion-dollar case against an oil giant over pollution in [...]

If The United Nations Charter Was Put To A Vote Today, Would It Pass?

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

Each year in September, the heads of governments come to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to inaugurate a new session of the General Assembly. The area surrounding the [...]

Stop US Sanctions: ‘You Don’t Feel Them, But They Are Killing Our People’

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This month, the Sanctions Kill coalition (Popular Resistance is a member) released its report: "The Impact and Consequences of US Sanctions." The 35-page report was written in response to the [...]

18 Countries Issue Call For Defense Of United Nations Charter

By People's Dispatch. -

The Group of Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter held its first ministerial meeting at Venezuela’s UN Mission in New York City on Thursday, September 23 on the sidelines of the UN [...]

How Big Corporations And Bill Gates Took Over The UN Food Summit

By Camila Escalante, The Grayzone. -

This September 23, the United Nations holds its Food Systems Summit in New York. Under the guise of the UN system, and despite sleight-of-hand language about “equal opportunities,” this summit [...]

Biden At The United Nations Forgets What War Is

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Joe Biden, in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, told world leaders Tuesday: “I stand here today, for the first time in 20 years, with the United States not at [...]

The Global South Stands United Against Apartheid

By Progressive International. -

The Global South Response against Israel's apartheid and annexation plan was launched in July 2020, endorsing the Palestinian civil society demands of UN investigation into Israel's apartheid, [...]

New Report On US’ Illegal Sanctions; A Day Of Reckoning Is Coming

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

One of President Biden's first statements included an intention to review the United States' sanctions, which are actually unilateral coercive measures, to determine if they 'unduly hinder' the [...]

Who Was Dag Hammarskjöld?

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Dag Hammarskjöld set the standard for integrity and independence that all United Nations secretaries-general are judged against. He pioneered direct diplomacy by a secretary-general to defuse [...]

Likely Assassination Of United Nations Chief Happened 60 Years Ago

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

United Nations -The United Nations is considering reopening its investigation into the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed then-U.N. chief Dag Hammarskjöld after new evidence of possible foul [...]

Indigenous Leaders Face Barriers To UN Climate Conference

By Mary Annette Pember, Indian Country Today. -

Indigenous leaders are largely being excluded from participation in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference as the world grapples with escalating problems from floods, fires, heat, [...]

UN Human Rights Chief Calls For Venezuela Sanctions Relief

By José Luis Granados Ceja, Venezuelanalysis. -

Mexico City, Mexico - Michelle Bachelet, United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, called on Monday for sectoral sanctions against Venezuela to be lifted. “I reiterate my call [...]

Farmers And Civil Society Reject Corporate UN Food Systems Summit

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The World Economic Forum and Gates Foundation are convening a food summit through the United Nations on September 23. Global farmer, peasant and fishing coalitions have called a boycott of the [...]