Tag Archives: United Nations

06Nov/17

Headwinds for climate change conference

A UN-led climate conference in Bonn begins this week with President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement potentially an awkward sticking point. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading

19Oct/17

Congo controversially elected to U.N right council, despite abuse record

Critics of President Joseph Kabila’s government are challenging the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the 47-member Geneva-based council. The country – beset by renewed political and militia violence since Kabila refused to step down in December – won 151 votes. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Congo’s election harmed the credibility of the body.
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19Sep/17

U.N. chief seeks to avoid war with N.Korea, takes digs at Trump

UNITED NATIONS (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (UNTV) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday (September 19) for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at President Donald Trump. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Protesters march against Trump in New York

Protesters take to the streets of New York, calling for an end to the Trump presidency. Continue reading

30Aug/17

Freedom of the press under attack by Trump: U.N. rights boss

The United Nations’ top human rights official says that derogatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities. Continue reading

05Feb/17

OULIMATA SARR

Oulimata Sarr is a private sector development specialist with over 24 years working experience in Africa. Continue reading

11Dec/16

Nobel laureate Satyarthi questions world’s stand on children education

Indian child rights activist and laureate Kailash Satyarthi questions the world’s stand on children’s education, saying the countries around the globe were spending money on weapons and wars instead of investing in education.

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