Tag: United Nations

IAEA Chief: Iran Failed To Answer Questions About 3 Possibly Undeclared Nuclear Sites

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog recently slammed Iran after it refused to answer questions about three potentially undeclared nuclear sites. In an interview Tuesday, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said the country’s lack of cooperation could spur on a new nuclear crisis. A recent report by the agency found […]

China seeks to control UN Agency that oversees intellectual property, US pushes back

China could soon win control of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an influential United Nations specialized agency that oversees, registers and protects a bounty of patents and intellectual property. In light of this possible development, senior members of the Trump administration have recently expressed concern over this latest challenge posed by Beijing at the world […]

British troops back on front line against jihadists as war on terror spreads to Africa

British troops will return to the front line of the war on terror with a 250-strong unit despatched to “spearhead” the UN’s fight against the world’s fastest-growing Islamist insurgency. The light-cavalry unit will be flown into Gao in the north of Mali by the middle of this year and will mount 30-day land operations deep […]

U.N. alarmed by locust outbreak on verge of ‘plague’

Amid a locust infestation in East Africa threatening to explode to biblical proportions, the United Nations is warning that the already vulnerable region “simply cannot afford another major shock.” Swarms of billions of insects are destroying crops in Kenya, the country’s worst outbreak in 70 years, the Associated Press reported. Somalia and Ethiopia are experiencing […]

Abbas Embarrassed: Trump Admin Secures Key Victory At Hostile United Nations

The Trump administration secured a key victory yesterday at the hostile United Nations, as Holocaust-denying, kleptocratic, jihad-subsidizing Palestinian Authority (PA) chieftain Mahmoud Abbas failed to rally sufficient support to merely force a U.N. Security Council vote on a Palestinian draft resolution that would have rejected the Trump administration’s recently unveiled “deal of the century” peace […]

Criticism of US Mideast plan softened in UN draft resolution

A reworked Palestinian Authority resolution has dropped its initial condemnation of President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan, opting for less confrontational language ahead of a United Nations Security Council vote, a copy obtained by AFPshows. The latest draft also no longer mentions the United States by name as the plan’s author, and couches its criticism […]

Palestinians mount peace plan fightback at UN

Palestinian officials went on the offensive at the United Nations this week, seeking to rally opposition to United States President Donald Trump after he released a proposal for Middle East peace that favors Israelis over Palestinians. Palestine’s U.N. ambassador Riyad Mansour derided Trump’s plan during a media appearance, held meetings with U.N. bigwigs and revealed […]

UN strips Lebanon, Yemen of voting privileges

Lebanon has expressed its “regrets” over the United Nations’ decision to strip it of its voting privileges in the General Assembly, as a consequence of the country failing to pay its dues. The UN’s decision on Friday targeted seven countries altogether – Lebanon, Yemen, Venezuela, Central African Republic, Gambia, Lesotho and Tonga – for not paying […]

Secretary-General Says United Nations Must Embrace Blockchain

United Nations secretary-general António Guterres says the intergovernmental giant needs to embrace blockchain. In a statement provided to Forbes by the secretary-general’s office, Guterres touted the technology first made popular by bitcoin as a crucial component of the organization that generates $50 billion in revenue annually. Coming at a time when the president of China […]

Pompeo rebukes China and Russia for vetoing UN aid to Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized a veto by Russia and China of a United Nations security council resolution that would allow humanitarian aid to reach Syrian rebels, calling the action “shameful.” “Russia and China, who have chosen to make a political statement by opposing this resolution, you have blood on your hands,” […]