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Tag: United Nations

Trump and Haley claim to have negotiated $285M cut in UN’s...

There’s nothing wrong with increasing efficiency and eliminating waste at the U.N., but it’s crucial that we don’t curtail the U.N.’s ability to save the lives of men, women and children worldwide.

Engaging North Korea successfully on human rights

Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.

A historic new low, or, President Trump goes to the UN

Trump’s remarks would be considered inappropriate at a Model UN meeting, let alone in addressing the real thing.

UN environment chief: Make polluters, not taxpayers, pay for destroying nature

A "pollution-free planet" is achievable but the world must take immediate action to meet that goal.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14: A new era for...

The health of the oceans is vital for the survival of all humanity.

Oceans, tuberculosis and killer robots – the UN’s diverse agenda in...

The first session of the UN conference to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.

“Nothing short of a slaughter”: 1 million Syrians in Aleppo under...

The United Nations is warning nearly 1 million Syrians are living under siege, double the number last year.

Paris climate agreement becomes official international law

The Paris agreement seeks to create a more transparent system that will allow the public to monitor how well goals are met by each country as climate change progress is made.

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM

Pan-African Parliament (PAP) representatives and the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) put forth a movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM).

Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene For All by 2030

“Millions of people should not have to wait for years to have safe water, proper toilets and better hygiene.”


The spy and the nerve agent: The new Cold War heats up in the...

In a horrifying case of life imitating lowbrow art, it seems likely there will be many twists and turns to the story, even if an actual ending in which all is revealed seems unlikely.

Close call in Illinois’ third district should be a wake up call to Democrats

Newman’s insurgent campaign should be a wake up call to both centrist and right-leaning Democrats.

Donald Trump’s America

"It's a hell that remains largely private at the moment, but for how long?"

Arthur Jones, Holocaust denier, wins Republican nomination in Illinois primary in predominantly Democratic district

Arthur Jones, former leader of the America Nazi Party, won the Republican nomination for a seat in Congress, but in a predominantly Democratic district, the chance of Jones winning is far fetched.

Beyond the illusion of human rights

As precious as they are, “rights” can no longer protect us against the environmental, political, and economic degradation engendered by today’s global system.