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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.”

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The coming collapse

It is a political system, dominated by corporate power and the mandarins of the two major political parties, in which we don’t count.

Families of Sandy Hook victims file defamation suit against Alex Jones

After enduring years of threats and false accusations from Jones’ overzealous fans, the families of two victims filed lawsuits against Jones last month.

Trump administration to auction off public land in Northern Arizona to dangerous fracking

"This is Trump's energy dominance policy at work, where nothing matters except fossil-fuel interests."

Trump’s big lies about the FBI

Concerned only with preserving himself, he slanders federal law enforcement officers and undermines the nation's bulwarks against terrorism, espionage and crime almost every day.

1,400 tons of contaminated soil hauled from Montana reservation oil spill site

Cleanup is still ongoing. So far, more than 50 large dump trucks full of soil have been removed with more to come.

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