BERLIN - (AP) As another difficult round of climate talks approached, the United Nations urged rich countries Tuesday to live up to their promises of help for poor nations in the fight against global warming.
Outgoing U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer said that, to make headway toward a global climate...
SEOUL South Korea - (AP) South Korea's president toned
down criticism of North Korea in a Memorial Day speech Sunday that stressed the
need for peace with the nuclear-armed nation, which Seoul hopes will be
punished at the United Nations for allegedly sinking a warship.
The annual address...
JERUSALEM - (AP) An Israeli official said Sunday that
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is moving ahead with plans for an international
commission to investigate Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Ban wants former New Zealand Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer, a maritime law
JERUSALEM - (AP) The United Nations will take to Gaza tons of aid supplies languishing in an Israeli port for two weeks since they were seized in a bloody sea confrontation, the Israeli military said Tuesday.
Richard Miron, a spokesman for the U.N. Mideast envoy, confirmed the deal. The military said...
HANOI, Vietnam - (AP) The United Nations has launched a $5 million project to clean up Agent Orange contamination at a former U.S military air base in Vietnam, the world body said Tuesday.
The project will focus on dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa airport on the outskirts of southern Ho Chi Minh City...
UNITED NATIONS - (AP) The leader of the agency that is supposed to root out corruption in the United Nations is stepping down Wednesday with no successor in sight, adding to fears that the U.N. is becoming less capable of policing itself.
With the departure of Inga-Britt Ahlenius, head of the Office...
UNITED NATIONS - (AP) A pledge by rich nations in Copenhagen to provide as much as $100 billion a year of climate-related aid to developing countries by 2020 may depend in part on the generosity of private donors and other non-governmental sources.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that his...
By: Robin Perry
Legal Officer, Human
Rights Branch, Australian Attorney-General's Department. The views expressed in
this paper are entirely my own and should not in any way be attributed to the
Attorney-General's Department. Special thanks to Ross Clarke of the Legal
The Limit of the Final Frontier....?
Welcome to the LexisNexis International Aviation and Space Law Toolbox, the collection of our content that provides laws and legal analysis pertinent to the resolution of issues pertaining to the aviation industry and/or arising in or concerning outer...
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million
people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and
80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves. Yuri Fedotov, the head
of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, told a Full
HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - The Dutch Supreme Court rejected Friday an attempt by
relatives of Bosnian Muslim men murdered by Serb forces in 1995 to sue the
United Nations for failing to Full
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(AP) - U.N. human rights experts say they will visit Libya next week to examine
the use of mercenaries to fight the uprising that eventually brought down
Moammar Gadhafi's four-decade dictatorship. Faiza Patel, head of the U.N. Human
Rights Council panel, says it also aims to Full
(AP) - The Canadian government on Saturday criticized a United Nations agency
for issuing a report condemning Canada for complicity in torture and human
rights violations in Afghanistan and Syria. A report from the U.N. Committee
Against Torture issued Friday said Canadian military commanders...
Congo (AP) - Soldiers backed by U.N. helicopter gunships battled rebels around
a strategic army garrison near a mountain gorilla reserve in eastern Congo, as
thousands of people continued to flee a 3-month-old rebellion allegedly backed
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Myanmar (AP) - A court in Myanmar has sentenced two United Nations staff
members to prison terms for their alleged involvement in a spate of bloody
communal violence in the west of the country in June, the world body said
Monday. The punishments were Full
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NATIONS (AP) - Sudan has withdrawn its candidacy for a seat on the U.N. Human
Rights Council following strong criticism from human rights and pro-democracy
groups. Sudan's U.N. Mission said in a letter obtained Friday by The Associated
Press that "it is Full
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Morocco (AP) - Torture is systematic in Morocco for cases involving
anti-government demonstrators and those accused of terrorism, a U.N. expert
said Saturday after concluding a fact-finding mission in the North African
kingdom. U.N. special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez spent Full
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed the naming and
shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack
children in armed conflicts over protests from Russia, China, Pakistan and
Azerbaijan. A resolution supporting the U.N. special representative...
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a plan
to back an African-led military force to help the Malian army oust Islamic
militants who seized the northern half of the country and are turning it into an
al-Qaida terrorist hub. The French-sponsored resolution...
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council announced Friday that it intends to
impose sanctions on the leaders of the M23 rebel movement in eastern Democratic
Republic of Congo, where violence has flared again. Guatemala U.N. Ambassador
Gert Rosenthal, the current Security Council president...
(AP) - The international peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region said
Saturday that its forces were blocked by the military from reaching the
destination of an alleged attack that killed 10 people. The hybrid U.N. and
African Union peacekeeping force, UNAMID, said in a statement that...
(AP) - The United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human
right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor
countries. It is the first time the U.N. Population Fund's annual report
explicitly describes family planning as a human right. It effectively...
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction
the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the
eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting.
But it did not name two Full
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NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in
a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and
stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and
journalists. The panel of 10 independent experts expressed concern...
Palestinian Statehood under International Law
An Analysis and Discussion by John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq.
General Assembly Resolution A/67/L.28 on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations was adopted on November 29, 2012 by a vote of 138 in favor to nine against and forty...