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Trump's First UN Speech Met With Criticism From Some Leaders
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's Speech, Criticism, World Leaders, UN, Canada )

- 633 days ago -
Donald Trump's first major speech at the United Nations has been denounced by some of the member nations he singled out for criticism.
UN's Rima Khalaf Quits Over Report Accusing Israel of Apartheid
Offbeat  (tags: Palestinians, apartheid, Israel, UN, Middle East )

- 818 days ago -
A UN official has resigned after saying the UN had pressured her to withdraw a report accusing Israel of apartheid over its treatment of Palestinians.
UN: World Facing Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945
Offbeat  (tags: Humanitarian Crisis, Starvation and Famine, UN )

- 825 days ago -
The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe". UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation
US Election 2016: Top UN Official Condemns Trump
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2016, Republican, UN, USA )

- 1155 days ago -
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned the policies of US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, equating them to bigotry.
UN: Climate Plans Must Go Further to Prevent Dangerous Warming
Offbeat  (tags: climate change, Carbon emissions, global temperatures, danger threshold, UN )

- 1323 days ago -
The UN has released its assessment of national plans to limit climate change, submitted by 146 countries.
Pope Francis Stresses 'Right to Environment' in UN Speech
Offbeat  (tags: Speech, Pope Francis, Environment, humanity's "right, Church's teachings, UN )

- 1359 days ago -
Pope Francis has urged a large gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York to respect humanity's "right to the environment"
Migrant Crisis: UN 'Shocked' Over Clashes in Hungary
Offbeat  (tags: Migrants, Police, UN, Hungary )

- 1368 days ago -
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he is "shocked" after Hungarian police fired tear gas and water cannon to force migrants back from its border.
International Farhud Day
Offbeat  (tags: Farhud, Islam, Muslims, violent dispossession, Middle East, UN, racism, anti-Semitism, crime, culture, government, society, world )

- 1435 days ago -
While I was speaking to the packed room, a woman I did not know, sitting in the front row, slowly shook her tear-stained head in disbelief and muttered softly âEUR¦ barely audible âEUR¦ I never thought I would hear these words in this building.
The Alamo Receives World Heritage Status From the UN
Offbeat  (tags: alamo, texas, world, heritage, un, mexicans, battle )

- 1441 days ago -
The United States has succeeded in its bid to 'Remember the Alamo,' after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.
Calligrapher With Down Syndrome Takes Message of Hope to U.N.
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, calligraphy, Japan, Down Syndrome, UN )

- 1548 days ago -
Shoko Kanazawa, an acclaimed calligrapher and disability rights advocate, on Friday conveyed an inspirational message of hope through her accomplishments at a day-long event commemorating World Down Syndrome day at the United Nations.
Pentagon Blocks UN Torture Investigator From Meeting Gitmo Detainees - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Guantanamo, Human rights, Law, Military, Politics, Scandal, Terrorism, UN, USA )

- 1552 days ago -
The Pentagon said it will refuse the United Nations special rapporteur on torture from interviewing or even meeting detainees held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. The UNâEUR(TM)s Juan E. Mendez called for increased access to the prison last week.
20 Rights Groups to Bestow Courage Award Upon Saudi Blogger at Geneva Summit
Offbeat  (tags: world, human rights, UN, Saudi blogger, crime, culture, government, protection, safety, society, Religion, Saudi Arabia )

- 1578 days ago -
On eve of UN rights session, global coalition of dissidents will spotlight urgent human rights situations and call for action
World Is Crossing Malnutrition Red Line, Report Warns
Offbeat  (tags: malnutrition, red line, report, UN )

- 1672 days ago -
Most countries in the world are facing a serious public health problem as a result of malnutrition, a report warns. The Global Nutrition Report said every nation except China had crossed a "malnutrition red line",

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