US Blocks UNSC Draft Resolution Denouncing Paramilitary Incursion Into Venezuela

By Ricardo Vaz, Venezuela Analysis. -

Russia, China and other countries criticized violations of Venezuelan sovereignty. The United States rejected a Russia-proposed UN Security Council (UNSC) draft condemning a recent coup attempt [...]

US Blocks Vote On UN’s Bid For Global Ceasefire

International diplomats were stunned and frustrated Friday after the United States again blocked a United Nations resolution to call for a global ceasefire during the COVID-19 pandemic, only [...]

What Trump’s Funding Cuts To WHO Mean For World

By Adam Kamradt-Scott, Consortium News. -

US President Donald Trump has announced the U.S. is cutting its funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) – a decision that will have major implications for the global health response to the [...]

The Wrong Side Of History: America’s ‘Veto’ And ‘Abstention-Imperialism’

By Maj. Danny Sjursen USA (ret.), Popular Resistance. -

On Tuesday, March 17, 1970, Charles Woodruff Yost, America’s ambassador to the United Nations, entered the international body’s headquarters building on the far east side of Midtown Manhattan.  [...]

What Does U.N. Secretary General’s Call For Ceasefire Mean For Countries In Conflict?

By Samira Sadeque, Inter Press Service. -

United Nations (March 25, 2020) - Conflict experts are concerned the global ceasefire called for by the United Nations amid the coronavirus outbreak may not work and could lead to a rise in [...]

We Need Solidarity, Not Sanctions

By John Scales Avery, Transcend Media Service. -

According to the United Nations Charter, only the Security Council may impose sanctions. No individual nation may do so. Nevertheless, the United States currently imposes economic sanctions on [...]

The Economic Benefits Of A Global Ceasefire

There doesn’t seem to be any dispute with the findings of various studies, that investing public dollars in most other things (education, green energy, infrastructure, healthcare, etc.), or not [...]

UN Ceasefire Defines War As A Non-Essential Activity

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, -

At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like non-essential business and [...]

Global Ceasefire: List Of Countries Committed

By World Beyond War. -

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres proposed this global ceasefire: Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction [...]

Eight Countries Under Unilateral Sanctions Ask UN Chief For Help

By Edith M. Lederer, -

United Nations — Eight countries under unilateral sanctions, mainly from the United States and European Union, urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to request the immediate [...]

Israel Violating Law When It Comes To Coronavirus And Palestinian People

By Staff, -

Israel is legally responsible for providing health services to ensure the safety of Palestinians in the occupied territories during the fight against the coronavirus, a senior United Nations [...]

Former UN Climate Chief Calls For Civil Disobedience

By Jeff McMahon, -

In a book out tomorrow, the woman who led the negotiations for the Paris Agreement calls for civil disobedience to force institutions to respond to the climate crisis. “It’s time to participate [...]

Pompeo: US Rejects UN Database Of Israeli Settlement Companies

By Staff, -

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said the US government would not furnish any information for a database of companies operating in the occupied West Bank that the United [...]

UN Releases List Of Companies With Ties To Jewish Settlements

By Staff , -

Among the companies listed were Airbnb, eDreams, TripAdvisor, and Motorola. The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report Wednesday listing all the [...]

UN Ruling Could Be A Game-Changer For Climate Refugees And Climate Action

By Yvonne Su, -

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer — not just for [...]