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UN's Pillay condemns widespread use of torture in Syria

The United Nation's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has strongly condemned the use of torture in Syria by both the regime and some armed opposition groups.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

France pulls out of Rwandan genocide memorial amid accusations

Paris - France has withdrawn from the 20th anniversary memorial of the Rwandan genocide in response to Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s statements about French complicity in the genocide that killed over 800,000.
In the Media by Justin King

UN report looks into climate change

Geneva - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest document discusses the dangers of a warming world. The document also suggests opportunities for adaptation in the face of environmental changes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Songs of joy for International Day of Happiness

In June of 2012 the United Nations established the International Day of Happiness to be celebrated on March 20th. Music plays an important part in helping achieve the goals of global happiness called for on this day.
In the Media by Kathleen Creighton - 1 comment

Op-Ed: UN inadvertently strengthens the Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Gaza - As Israelis and Palestinians engage in yet another round of combat, the United Nations gave Palestinian groups a hand in their efforts to recruit young men into the conflict.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

UN and Congolese troops launch offensive against Hutu rebels

Kinshasa - Congolese forces moved into the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), backed up by United Nations troops, to attack the Hutu rebels that have claimed the Virunga region of the country as their base of operations.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

U.S. warns Russia against military action in Ukraine

Amid ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine, and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering massive military exercises Wednesday, the Obama Administration warns Russia against any military intervention that would violate Ukrainian sovereignty.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 2 comments

Activists warn against Agenda 21 Special

London - Agenda 21 is a controversial agreement signed by virtually every country in the world in 1992. Over the last twenty years, parts of the Agenda have slowly been voluntarily implemented in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 4 comments

Aid organizations warn of market collapse in CAR

Bangui - The continuing violence between the Christian majority and Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) has torn the country apart. With the continued exodus of thousands of Muslims from the country, there are now fears of a market collapse.
In the Media by Karen Graham

UN appoints former US mayor climate-change envoy

New York - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as special envoy for cities and climate change on Friday.
In the Media by Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi
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In an event dubbed the Great Global Gaza Bounce  7 200 campers of the United Nations Relief and Work...
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Top News and the UN's UNiTE campaign to end violence against women

The United Nations' UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign proclaims the 25th of every month as 'Orange Day.'...
Mar 26, 2013 in  Citizen Journalism News n' Views by Sherene Chen-See - 1 comment

Ron Paul seeks UN help in attempt to seize from supporters

Economic Collapse News | Ron Paul seeks UN help in bid to seize from supporters "Retired Texas Republican...
Feb 12, 2013 by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Human Rights Day

Today - 10th December - is the United Nation's Human Rights Day. On 10 December 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted...
Dec 10, 2012 in  Revolution by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Shame On The United Nations

• The Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is attending the nonaligned movement’s annual meeting next week – in Iran....
Aug 22, 2012 by RonnTorossian - 1 comment

Euro-2012’s results. Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism

2012 is rich on sports events. Passions around the European football forum have calmed a little bit and the Olympic...
Aug 7, 2012 by Martin Johansson
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