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US quits UN Human Rights council:

June 20, 2018


US quits UN Human Rights council: What message does it send to the world? By James Griffiths, CNN Updated 3:48 AM ET, Wed June 20, 2018 (CNN)The United States has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying the body is a "cesspool of political bias." US ambassador Nikki Haley announced the move Tuesday, […]

“The US decision to exit UNESCO is a concrete example of the current administration’s contempt for journalism and press freedom,“

November 3, 2017


Press freedom organisations condemn US withdrawal from UNESCO ARTICLE 19 13 Oct 2017 ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemn the decision by the US government to end its membership of the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), effective 31 December 2018. It is a serious blow […]

‘No compromises’ in implementation of 2030 Agenda, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe tells UN Assembly

September 21, 2016


    Address by His Excellency Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe General Assembly Seventy-first session 10th plenary meeting General Debate.UN Photo/Cia Pak   21 September 2016 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, the President of Zimbabwe underscored that compromises or half-measures, which were unavoidable, even inevitable, in developing the 2030 […]

The country was free of cholera until 2010, when U.N. peacekeepers dumped infected sewage into a river

September 20, 2016


    By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret for sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti during his final address to the annual gathering of world leaders in New York. Ban told the U.N. General Assembly that […]