Tag: United Nations

Editorial Observer: Who Will Save the Rain Forest?

The indigenous peoples of the Amazon rain forest are the shock troops in the struggle against climate change. “We are the first ones to be affected,” says Sônia Guajajara, one of Brazil’s best known indigenous leaders. “We’re seeing floods that last longer, we’re seeing droughts that are longer, we’re seeing a reduction in fish with […]

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The Amnesia of the U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment

“Donald Trump is undermining the rules-based international order.” The Economist’s headline last summer summarized a common refrain within America’s foreign policy establishment. Trump “wants to undo the liberal international order the United States built,” Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution warned on Inauguration Day in 2017. Trump could “bring to an end the United States’ […]

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The Victims of the Ethiopia Plane Crash

One was a lecturer interested in the effective use of computers in the classroom. The other had published papers on the challenges of teaching English as a second language in Kenya. Both excelled at teaching others to teach. The two professors at Kenyatta University in Kenya shared something else in […]

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Ethiopia Plane Crash Highlights U.N.’s Work in World’s Trouble Spots

Two days before Joanna Toole, a United Nations fisheries consultant, boarded an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, she tweeted that she was happy to be among an increasing number of women working for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. “Great to be part of […]

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Dozens of Countries Mourn Those Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

World leaders and citizens from more than 30 countries mourned the loss of those aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday flying out of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. The crash, which occurred shortly after the plane departed for Nairobi, Kenya, killed at least 150 people. The dead […]

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Trump Envoy to Middle East Lashes Out at Palestinian Authority

One of President Trump’s lead Middle East peace negotiators lashed out at the Palestinian Authority on Friday, accusing it of institutionalizing support for terrorism amid a dispute over Israeli tax transfers that make up a significant portion of Palestinian revenues. Under longstanding accords, Israel makes monthly transfers to the Palestinian […]

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Why International Women’s Day Isn’t Going Away

In fact, more than 30 female leaders — past and present — recently warned in an open letter that progress was eroding, with Susana Malcorra, the former Argentine foreign minister, telling The Guardian that some countries led by “macho-type strongman” leaders are a factor. It was a reminder that global […]

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A Peace Plan for India and Pakistan Already Exists

LAHORE, Pakistan — India and Pakistan don’t have to be on the brink of war. Negotiators painstakingly put together a way out of the crisis and a road map for resolution of the Kashmir dispute in the mid-2000s, and we need to get to back to it. Kashmir has been […]

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United Nations Showcases Giant Portrait of Communist Tyrant Che Guevara

The United Nations office in Geneva, home to its Human Rights Council, is currently showcasing a large photograph of the Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevara, despite his record of violence, repression, and egregious human rights abuses. Hillel Neuer, the executive director of U.N. Watch, a watchdog that aims to expose profligacy and human rights failures throughout the […]

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U.N. Says Israel May Have Committed Crimes Against Humanity in 2018 Gaza Protests

United Nations investigators reported on Thursday that Israeli forces who fired on Palestinians during the mass demonstrations on the border with Gaza, killing more than 100 people, may have committed war crimes. The report, by the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry, was delivered in Geneva to Michelle Bachelet, the […]

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‘Enough of Left-Wing Dictatorships’: Hispanic Celebrities Trash Maduro at Richard Branson Concert

Latin American artists from throughout the hemisphere convened in Cúcuta, Colombia, Friday, on the border with Venezuela, for the Richard Branson-sponsored “Venezuela Aid Live” concert to demand dictator Nicolás Maduro allow international aid into the country. The long list of diverse artists — many who have been household names in Latin America for decades — […]

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Trump to Nominate Kelly Knight Craft as U.N. Ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday that he was nominating Kelly Knight Craft, the United States’ ambassador to Canada, to serve as ambassador to the United Nations, days after his first choice for the position withdrew from consideration. Mr. Trump announced the nomination on Twitter, writing that Ms. Craft […]

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Fixes: A Comeback for African National Parks

The earth’s sixth mass extinction, scientists warn, is now well underway. Worldwide, wildlife populations are plummeting at astonishing rates, and the trend is perhaps most starkly evident in Africa’s protected areas — the parks, game reserves and sanctuaries home to many of the world’s most charismatic species. Between 1970 and […]

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Appeal for Grenell at U.N. Broadens as President of Sheldon Adelson-Backed Pro-Israel Group Endorses Potential Nomination

The appeal of U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell being potentially selected by President Donald Trump as his next ambassador to the United Nations is broadening beyond his core base supporters, with a key endorsement from Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) president Mort Klein. Klein, the president of the billionaire Sheldon Adelson-backed pro-Israel group ZOA, […]

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Trump Base Pushes Richard Grenell for United Nations Ambassadorship

Key figures from President Donald Trump’s base are pushing hard for him to nominate U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Breitbart News has learned. The opening comes as former Fox News host and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert suddenly and unexpectedly withdrew herself from consideration […]

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Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration as U.N. Ambassador

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump’s pick to serve as ambassador to the United Nations withdrew from consideration on Saturday, citing family concerns. His intended nominee, Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman at the State Department since 2017, said in a statement that “the past two months have been grueling for my […]

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The House Finally Acts on Yemen

Congress has long ignored its constitutional war-making responsibilities, evading difficult questions about military engagement and effectively giving presidents a blank check to decide when and how the military should be involved in hostilities. That the House finally took up that duty on Wednesday andvoted to end military support for Saudi […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Green New Deal for ‘Economic Transformation’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a self-described Democratic Socialist, introduced the Green New Deal on Thursday, which is a resolution that calls for transforming the United States economy. Ocasio-Cortez gave her plan first to National Public Radio (NPR), which called her “the most famous member of Congress” and “a media star” in an interview aired on Thursday. […]

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Who Supports Which Leader in Venezuela? Why Is This Important?

CARACAS, Venezuela — The world is increasingly taking sides on who should be the rightful leader of Venezuela. On one side is President Nicolás Maduro, whose socialist government is seen as increasingly corrupt, inept and repressive. On the other is the opposition led by Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old National Assembly […]

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‘Along the Main Road You See the Graves’: U.N. Says Hundreds Killed in Congo

Fifteen communal burial sites and 43 single graves have been found in a northwest area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where three days of ethnic strife last month may have left nearly 900 people dead, United Nations officials said Tuesday. The officials said the violence, between the Bununu and […]

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Venezuelan President Does an About-Face That Allows U.S. Diplomats to Stay

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela on Saturday backed down from demanding that all American diplomats leave the country this weekend, even as the United States and allied nations continued to press for regime change in the South American nation. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said that Mr. Maduro’s […]

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