Ban Ki-Moon

Haiti

August 19, 2016
A lawyer representing the victims says there needs to be continued pressure on the UN to ensure the safety of the host communities where its missions are deployed

Kerry, Quartet $4B Plan Will Fail Palestinians, Economists Warn

February 6, 2014

While it is unknown whether any agreement has been reached politically, US Secretary of State John Kerry has put the focus on economic planning, promising to raise $4 billion in investment for the Palestinian Authority. The investment will be part of a neo-liberal economic plan whose details were delegated to the Quartet to outline. The…

In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms

January 24, 2014

Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

Will Geneva II Talks Keep Assad in Power in Order to Fight Al-Qaeda?

January 23, 2014

Dahi: Although John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad must step down, most Syrians think Geneva II will be about creating a front to fight Al-Qaeda, extremist groups, and that the U.S.-Russian agreement had basically accepted that the regime would stay.

The Most Sought After Chess Piece

August 29, 2013

Larry Wilkerson: With Saudi Arabia heavily funding the opposition and Iran backing Assad, the Syrian civil war has spiraled into a global struggle for power with the potential for greater catastrophe

US Prepares For Syria Intervention Without UN Approval

August 28, 2013

Civilians will be the biggest loser in possible US strike on Syria

Maurice Carney on the Democratic Republic of Congo

May 20, 2013
World Bank head Jim Yong Kim and UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon visit Congo on May 25th, supporting a framework for peace agreement that was engineered by Uganda and Rwanda, Western allies that are accused of backing rebel armies committing war crimes in Congo

Obama “Red Line” on Syria Avoids Dealing with Massive Humanitarian Crisis

April 25, 2013

Rana Khoury: All the outside intervention is ruining the country; a political solution and humanitarian assistance is the only way to stop the killing

Students and Teachers Defend Education

March 20, 2013
Hundreds of students, faculty, and community supporters of the City College of San Francisco rallied at City Hall to demand an end to cuts and layoffs and full funding of public education