What happened at the UN Marrakech Climate Talks?

The United Nations-sponsored 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) run from November 7 to 18 at Marrakech, Morocco, with the aim of discussing finance and implementation of the Paris agreement. What has transpired during the talks? Follow some of the highlights ... Read More...
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UN Credibility on Trial in Cambodia

The United Nations faces a credibility test. For more than a decade, it has supported the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, or ECCC, a hybrid tribunal with national and international sides cre... Read More...
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Vietnam Passes Sham UN Rights Protection

Vietnam's National Assembly has ratified the United Nations Convention Against Torture, which was hailed by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Bangkok as "an important step towards ensuring the prevention and prohibition of torture." B... Read More...
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The US Harms Its Global Prestige Over Israel

It is incomprehensible why the United States, which supposedly – if its rhetoric could be believed – stands for fairness around the world, is allowing its client state Israel to pound a small, virtually defense... Read More...
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Thailand to UN: We’ll do it Our Way

Thailand’s junta, in a 14-page note verbale, or unsigned diplomatic transmission, has told the United Nations and other diplomatic missions and UN agencies it will proceed towards democracy at its own pace and ... Read More...
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World Population Trends Signal Dangers Ahead

The United Nations has released population data confirming the continuation of long-term global demographic trends and a larger global population than previously projected. Nations cannot afford to ignore trends including reduced fertility among most nation... Read More...