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 [...]

UN Report On Venezuela Omits The Greatest Violation Of Human Rights

By Leonardo Flores, Popular Resistance. -

On September 23, María Eugenia Russián, president of Fundalatin, Venezuela’s oldest human rights organization, testified to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and decried an attempt by a UNHRC [...]

Using Human Rights To Promote War

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

Red Lines host Anya Parampil debunks a new report issued by the UN Human Right's Council which accuses Venezuela's government of "crimes against humanity". She points out major flaws in the [...]

Unfounded UN Report On Venezuela Used As Regime Change Tool

By the US Peace Council. -

The United Nations Human Rights Council issued a report* by the Independent Mission to Determine the Facts in Venezuela (Independent Mission), which accuses Venezuela of “cruel, inhuman or [...]

United Nations: Trump Attacks China

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. -

It took one minute for President Trump to introduce a virus at the virtual 75th UN General Assembly, blasting “the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world.” And then it all went [...]

US Bully In Last Chance Saloon

By Finian Cunningham, Sputnik News. -

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week the reimposition of international sanctions against Iran. Trouble is nobody is listening to Washington's remonstrations any longer. Not only [...]

‘We Have To Be Ever More Vigilant’ About The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today. -

The agreement took some 25 years of diplomacy, negotiations back and forth, defining words, until finally a document was produced that 144 of the world’s nations agreed to sign on September 13, [...]

Venezuela Blasts ‘Politicized’ Report By UN ‘Ghost Mission’

By Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis. -

The Venezuelan government rejected a recent report by a United Nations (UN) human rights mission. “It’s a report ridden with falsehoods, written from afar, with no methodological rigor [...]

World Misses 2020 Biodiversity Goals

By Chloé Farand, Climate Change News. -

A draft version of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, seen by Climate Home News, reported that none of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets set in Japan in 2010 have been fully [...]

Venezuela Rejects US Hostilities Before UN Human Rights Council

By Telesur English. -

Venezuela's representative before the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Jorge Valero Tuesday rejected Donald Trump administration's unilateral coercive measures which violate the human [...]

UN Assembly Approves Pandemic Resolution; US, Israel Object

By Edith M. Lederer, AP News. -

United Nations - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which [...]