Tag: United Nations

U.N. Agency to Examine If Western Sanctions Violate Human Rights

The U.N. Human Rights Council this week will appoint an official whose job is to examine Western sanctions, viewed as constituting human rights violations against the targeted countries. The newly-created post, established by a resolution introduced by Iran, will go to a veteran Algerian diplomat who in his application expressed concern about U.S. and European […]

Jerry Brown to Take Climate Change Theology to Crusade Level

“Well they say the scientists know more about it” Brown momentarily wavered while answering Todd. “But I will tell you this. There is research that says that there is a connection between the current drought and the extreme weather in the east and other parts of the world. The UN has said that 40 % […]

Pharrell brings “Happy” message on climate change to U.N.

About 1,200 middle school children trudged through the latest snow storm to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday evening to hear hip hop singer and producer Pharrell Williams talk about climate change.   The U.N. sponsored the event, along the U.N. Foundation and MixRadio, to celebrate International Day of Happiness, established by the world […]

Iran Prepares for Armageddon

The government of Iran has stated repeatedly that Israel will soon be “wiped off the map.” Ezekiel 38:5 prophesies that Persia will be one of the nations to invade Israel at the time of the Battle of Armageddon. Iran was called Persia until 1935, and today many people still call it by its original name.   […]

From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay

After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats.   The move follows Israeli Prime […]

IS Yazidi attacks may be genocide, says UN

Jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group may have committed genocide and war crimes against the minority Yazidi community in Iraq, the UN says. In a new report, it says IS had “the intent… to destroy the Yazidi as a group.”Tens of thousands of Yazidis fled villages in northern Iraq amid IS advances last summer. […]

ICC should prosecute ISIS for genocide, war crimes in Iraq

The United Nations human rights office said on Thursday that Islamic State fighters may have committed genocide against the minority Yazidi community in Iraq as well as crimes against humanity and war crimes against civilians including children.   In a report based on interviews with more than 100 alleged victims and witnesses, it urged the […]

Worries mount that Islamic State is in Afghanistan

The top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan said Monday that recent reports indicate the Islamic State extremist group has established a foothold in Afghanistan, a view echoed by Russia which urged the Security Council to stop its expansion.   Nicholas Haysom told the council the assessment of the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan is that the […]

Ban says UN-EU strategic partnership key as world faces multiple crises

The development of a strong partnership between the United Nations and the European Union (EU) is increasingly critical as global crises intensify in complexity and multiply in scope, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today.   In remarks delivered to the Security Council on cooperation between the UN and the EU, Mr. Ban told delegates that the […]

Major nations hold talks on ending U.N. sanctions on Iran

Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck with Tehran, a step that could make it harder for the U.S. Congress to undo a deal, Western officials said.   The talks between Britain, China, France, Russia and the […]