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Soldiers in South Sudan Photographed Wearing Backpacks Donated for Children
World  (tags: United Nations, conflict, Sudan, Africa )

- 1400 days ago -
Photographs of the misappropriated supplies surfaced at an awkward time for the United Nations, which issued an urgent appeal for $1.27 billion in aid for South Sudan on Tuesday.
UN Puts Human Rights at Heart of Historic Arms Trade Treaty
World  (tags: United Nations, Arms Trade Treaty, votes, weapons, trade, humanrights, GoodNews, death, war, violence )

- 1711 days ago -
Today, governments at the UN adopted by a wide margin an Arms Trade Treaty that will prohibit states from transferring conventional weapons to countries when they know those weapons will be used to commit or facilitate genocide, crimes against humanity >
US Drone Strikes In Pakistan Violate Country's Sovereignty, UN Says
World  (tags: United Nations, drones, drone strikes, Pakistan, US, civilian casualties, death, children, violation, investigation, UNSR Emerson, humanrights, terrorism )

- 1730 days ago -
The head of a U.N. team investigating casualties from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan declared after a secret research trip to the country that the attacks violate Pakistan's sovereignty.
Rice Skipped Netanyahu Speech at the UN
World  (tags: Susan Rice, Ambassador Rice, Iran, Ahamadinejad, Israel, Netanyahu, Obama Administration, Incompetent Foreign Policy, Disrespect for Allies, Deference to Dictators, Foreign Policy Ineffectiveness, United Nations )

- 1899 days ago -
First, the US delegation decides to stick around for one of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speeches at the UN, and then the highest-ranking US diplomat at Turtle Bay finds other thing to do when Israel's Prime Minister gets up to speak.
One Day of Peace....September 21st   video
World  (tags: One Day of Peace, Peace One Day, September 21, Jeremy Gilley, Afghanistan, Taliban, United Nations, polio, peace, world )

- 1906 days ago -
Here's a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21. In this energetic, honest talk, Jeremy Gilley tells the story of how this crazy idea became real enough to help millions of kids in war-torn regions.
US Should Return Stolen Land to Indian Tribes, Says United Nations
World  (tags: United Nations, James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur, rights of indigenous peoples, U.S., natiive american tribes, U.S. Congress, Congress members refuse meeting, return stolen lands, brutality, Rosebud and Pine Ridge )

- 2044 days ago -
James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes.
UNGEI Podcast: What Does It Take to Educate a Girl?
World  (tags: UNGEI, United Nations, Nepal, Uganda, UNESCO, education )

- 2098 days ago -
'To Educate a Girl' follows the lives of girls in Nepal and Uganda. Significant progress has been made towards providing education for all, yet according to UNESCO an estimated 67 million children still remain out of school and over half of them are girls
Joseph Kony: Brutal Warlord Who Shocked World
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, children, conflict, corruption, death, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, Refugees&Relief, United Nations, us, Uganda, violence, world )

- 2100 days ago -
In the past week, a documentary detailing accusations of vile acts committed by the Ugandan warlord has spread like wildfire on social media (at the time of writing it has had more than 50 million views), prompting international outrage and a-->
ACTION ALERT: Stand Up For Children's Rights, America! PLEASE SIGN !
World  (tags: children, america, united nations, children welfare, rights, protection, government )

- 2213 days ago -
In an attempt to protect the welfare of children around the world, the UN held a conference outlining the basic rights of children and the responsibility of the government to enforce these rights.
Let U.S. Lead- Vote No On HR 2829 ACTION
World  (tags: United Nations, freedoms, 'CIVIL LIBERTIES!', humanrights, ethics, world )

- 2280 days ago -
As newspapers around the country are filled with stories of the United States and the United Nations working together to address some of the most serious issues confronting the world today, a new threat to the United Nations has emerged. Last week, Congr
Richard Holbrooke's Brilliant Drive
World  (tags: americans, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', diplomacy, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, freedoms, interesting, obituary, politics, society, United Nations )

- 2553 days ago -
The gifted diplomat dedicated his life to making the world a more just and peaceful place--typical of the dedicated diplomats now vilified by the anarchists at WikiLeaks, writes Harold Evans. This tough prince of peace will be hard to replace.
Release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo From Chinese Jail! Please TAKE ACTION!
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', China oppression, political prisoner, United Nations )

- 2610 days ago -
Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." He is currently in a Chinese prison, serving a 11-year sentence for allegedly "inciting subversion of state power."
U.N. Congo Report Offers New View on Genocide Era
World  (tags: Congo, Africa, United Nations, US, world, conflict, corruption, death, Refugees&Relief, politics, violence )

- 2660 days ago -
A forthcoming United Nations report on 10 years of extraordinary violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo bluntly challenges the conventional history of events there after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, charging that invading troops from Rwanda ...
NKorea Threatens SKorea for Taking It to UN
World  (tags: north korea, South Korea, United Nations )

- 2744 days ago -
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea threatened Sunday to retaliate against South Korea for taking it to the U.N. Security Council over the deadly sinking of a warship, calling
Japan Breached Human Rights of Greenpeace Protesters, Says UN
World  (tags: japan, whale killers, whaling, greenpeace protesters, united nations, . human rights )

- 2862 days ago -
A United Nations committee has ruled that the Japanese Government repeatedly breached human rights guarantees in pursuit of two Greenpeace whistleblowers who exposed an illegal trade in whale meat. The finding is seen as an embarrassment for Japan before

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