Monday, September 20, 2021

Tag: United Nations

Indigenous people not invited to UN biodiversity talks

While Indigenous communities will be able to attend the U.N. conference as observers, they are not recognized as parties to the biodiversity talks and cannot vote on the outcome.

UN report finds world leaders fall short of meeting Paris Agreement...

They have so far continued to make choices that push them further away from targets they agreed upon five years ago to protect the climate and their citizens.

‘Few things matter more to humans’: UN report says we must...

"Policies that minimize soil degradation and protect soil biodiversity should be a component of biodiversity protection at all levels."

Global issues require united action and a reinvigorated UN

All countries are deficient in some areas, but as humanity begins to function as a World community, the needs of everyone can be met; all that is required is that we acknowledge the needs of all and learn to share.

COP25 was a failure, but activists’ collective organizing at the talks...

Indigenous leaders and environmentalists blasted the United Nations for marginalizing civil society groups over two weeks of negotiations at the climate summit, while welcoming polluters.

U.N. report finds over 7 million children worldwide are being held...

The global study was published in November, on the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the landmark international treaty affirming the world’s commitment to protecting children.

Climate change forces 20 million people to flee each year, Oxfam...

At the U.N. climate talks in Madrid, environmental and development groups are pushing to establish a fund to help countries already reeling from climate change.

“This is about today”: One climate crisis happens every week

“We need to look at the risks of not investing in resilience.”

What does it take to destroy a world order?

Climate change, if not brought under some kind of control, threatens to create a new and eternally cataclysmic planet on which the very word “order” may lose its traditional meaning.

The coup has failed & now the US is looking to...

The United Nations, the Red Cross and other relief organizations have refused to work with the U.S. on delivering aid to Venezuela, which they say is politically motivated.

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Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to beating black teen

Chauvin is currently serving 22½ years in state prison for killing George Floyd. He pleaded not guilty.

To avert failure, Biden should listen to the “radicals” – not corporate media

The Biden administration will fail unless he listens to voices of change, even Schumer’s, rather than corporate voices urging timidity.

‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a little more will...

It's far below the level of progressivity the United States embraced in the middle of the 20th century—when wealthier individuals paid a much higher share of their income in taxes than the poor.
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The $3.5 trillion bill corporate America is terrified of

It’s time to get this landmark bill passed and build a fairer America.

America: Monumental problems, no solutions, caught up in a state of regression

“All empires end. That is an indisputable fact.” And, “All empires end from within.”