Anxiety Looms Over The 10th NPT Review Conference Next Year

By Staff, Nuclearabolition.info -

NEW YORK (IDN) – The contentious start of the 74th Session of the First Committee of the General Assembly last October in New York was a harbinger of the difficulties to be faced in the run-up to [...]

The United Nations And Haiti: 15 Years Of Unilateral War

By Lautaro Rivara, Alba Movimientos, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau -

A domestic political crisis in Haiti in 2004 was used to justify an unprecedented operation; deploying a multilateral military force in a country that was not enduring a civil war, nor attacking [...]

Millions Die In Congo While The UN Keeps The Peace

By Ann Garrison, Blackagendareport.com -

In its most recent report  to the UN Security Council, the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) blandly recounted “progress” in service to their mission, but [...]

Tens Of Thousands Rally In Europe, Asia Before UN Climate Summit

By Isabelle Le Page and Andrew Beatty, Thejakartapost.com -

Tens of thousands of protesters, primarily in Europe and Asia, hit the streets on Friday to make a fresh call for action against global warming, hoping to raise pressure on world leaders days [...]

Failed Action On The Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

The United States is the second-largest total GHG emitter in the world and the third-largest per-capita GHG emitter behind Saudi Arabia and Australia. The US is the largest producer of new fossil [...]

Demanding Peace And Security For The People In Beni

By Friends of the Congo, Popular Resistance. -

Since 2014, militia groups have killed over 1,000 civilians in the Beni territory in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Civilians, including children have been abducted, disappeared, [...]

UN Adopts Eight Resolutions In Condemnation Of Israeli Crimes In Palestine

By Staff, En.mehrnews.com -

According to UN Watch, the texts condemn Israel for “repressive measures” against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights, renew the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), and renew the [...]

Palestinian, Regional, And International Groups Submit Report On Israeli Apartheid To UN Committee On The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

By Staff, Alhaq.org -

In November 2019, eight Palestinian, regional, and international organisations, including Al-Haq, BADIL, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, [...]

First Committee Foreshadows Disarmament Fights At 2020 NPT Review Conference

By Staff, Icanw.org -

For the last month, the First Committee of the United Nations has met to discuss, debate and vote on resolutions related to disarmament issues. While nuclear-weapon states have attempted to [...]

US And Israel Were Lone Votes Against UN Resolutions Opposing Space Arms Race, Nuclear Middle East, Cuba Embargo

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

Important breakthroughs have arrived at the United Nations seeking to prevent an arms race in outer space and create a nuclear weapons-free Middle East. There are just two main obstacles: the [...]

South Carolina Prisoners Appeal To The UN For Relief From Torturous Conditions

By Kelly Hayes, Truthout.org -

Can you imagine living without sunlight? Many of us experience seasonal affective (SAD) disorder in the winter months, causing symptoms ranging from depression and lethargy to thoughts of [...]

Nearly Unanimous: 187 Nations Call For The End To US Blockade Of Cuba

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

New York - For the 28th time the UN member states call to lift the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States. To Cuba. With 187 votes in favor, the United [...]

Support The UN Resolution Against Unilateral Coercive Measures

For decades the U.S. government and its European allies have been illegally using unilateral economic sanctions (“Unilateral Coercive Measures”) as a weapon of war and mass destruction to topple [...]

UN Calls For Decriminalization Of All Drugs As Part Of Ending Healthcare Discrimination

By Staff, Who.int -

Discrimination in health care settings is widespread across the world and takes many forms. It violates the most fundamental human rights protected in international treaties and in national laws [...]

Israel Prevents UN Special Rapporteur From Traveling To Palestine

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Special rapporteur of the United Nations Organization on human rights in Palestine Michael Lynk condemned Israel for preventing him Thursday from traveling to the Palestinian territories, [...]