Tag: United Nations

Kerry defends Israel before UN rights panel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging its members to end what the United States says is its unfair and biased focus on the Jewish State that could undermine its credibility. His remarks came as the Obama administration attempts to blunt […]

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran still withholding key information on atomic program

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said on Monday Iran had still not handed over key information to his staff, and his body’s investigation into Tehran’s atomic program could not continue indefinitely.   “Iran has yet to provide explanations that enable the agency to clarify two outstanding practical measures,” chief Yukiya Amano told […]

UNESCO Demands Meeting Over Artifacts Destruction

The head of the United Nations’ cultural agency, UNESCO, on Thursday demanded an emergency meeting of the world body’s Security Council following the mass destruction by jihadists of ancient artifacts in Iraq.   “This attack is far more than a cultural tragedy – this is also a security issue as it fuels sectarianism, violent extremism […]

Amnesty calls on UN powers to lose veto on genocide votes

Amnesty International has urged the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases where atrocities are being committed.   In its annual report, the rights group said the global response to an array of catastrophes in 2014 had been shameful.   Richer countries were guilty of […]

UN Security Council moves to cut ISIS cash flow

It also reminds governments worldwide that they must “prevent terrorists from benefiting directly or indirectly from ransom payments for from political concessions” to secure the release of hostages. That provision was directed at European governments which have found ways to circumvent the ban on paying ransoms to win the release of captive nationals. The resolution […]

UN envoy says Yemen national talks will resume amid crisis

Yemen will resume national talks over its future, the U.N. envoy to the country said Sunday, just days after Shiite rebels dissolved parliament and formally took power.   Those talks Monday will include Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, whose Houthi rebels stormed into the capital, Sanaa, and elsewhere in September before besieging the president and seizing total control […]

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Take Over the Government

Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebel movement on Friday announced it is taking over the government and dissolving parliament.   In a televised statement, the group said a five-member council would act as the president for an interim period, according to the BBC.   The group took control of the capital Sanaa in September, forcing the resignation […]

‘Israeli Blood is Cheap’ in UN Security Council

The UN Security Council released on Wednesday night a statement condemning the death of a Spanish peacekeeper for UNIFIL who had been killed in last week’s antitank attack by Hezbollah – but did not mention, once, the deaths of two IDF soldiers.   “The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the killing of […]

UN Security Council condemns killing of Spanish peacekeeper

The violence along Lebanon’s border, which also killed two Israeli soldiers, was the deadliest escalation on the disputed frontier since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel. Israel’s ambassador quickly pointed out that the council statement didn’t mention the Israeli soldiers or condemn Hezbollah. “The Security Council seems to think that some lives have more […]

Google Teaming with UN to Dominate Transportation Future

As a dominant multi-national tech corporation, Google has been keen in aligning itself with the United Nations as the premier international rule-setter. Google is committed to “educating” ESG planners on how and what one-world tech rules will be set.   Google is pushing its own concept of an IT infrastructure that supports and integrates social, mobile, big-data […]