United Nations

Trump’s Massive Funding Cut Plunges UN Palestinian Refugee Agency into Crisis

July 1, 2018

UNRWA, the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency, could run out of money for aid programs within weeks, after President Trump drastically cut US funding. Expert Phyllis Bennis warns this can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe and make life impossible for many Palestinians

America’s Regime Change Toolbox

June 30, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Regime change here, regime change there. Officials argue for or against it and the press and media routinely report on it. There are good guys (the U.S. and its current allies) and bad ones. Although the list shifts—today North Korea is trustworthy, Canada is not—one thing is unchanged: Regime change…

Trump Withdrawing US from UN Human Rights Council Is Hypocritical ‘Diplomatic Blackmail’

June 21, 2018

Former UN lawyer Alfred de Zayas says Trump’s withdrawal “is a symbolic act; it is like a slap on the face of the United Nations,” and US Ambassador Nikki Haley is “accusing the Human Rights Council of the hypocrisy that the United States practices on a daily basis.”

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Strikes a Blow for Hypocrisy

June 3, 2018


Breaking Gaza Coverage

April 14, 2018
Breaking coverage on the situation in Gaza

UN Declared Humanitarian Crisis in the DRC, President Kabila Rejects Aid

April 9, 2018

President Joseph Kabila insists that there is no humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even as millions of children starve. Kabila “doesn’t want anything to reinforce what is widely understood: that the instability in the country is caused in large part by his refusal to step down from power,” says Friends of the…

US Cowardice Prevents Middle East Peace

March 13, 2018

A majority of United Nations members support a just resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, but U.S. political cowardice and the influential Israel Lobby thwart it, says veteran UN correspondent Ian Williams

UN Mission Helped Plan Haitian Raid that Ended in Civilian Massacre

January 16, 2018

A UN-backed anti-gang operation in the Grand Ravine area of Port-au-Prince ended in the summary execution of civilians on a school campus — but the killings have been largely ignored. We speak to Jake Johnston, who reported on the incident for the Intercept

The Abolition Movement to End Slavery in Mauritania

November 10, 2017

Slavery in Mauritania was abolished 4 times but still continues

Trudeau’s UN Indigenous Rights Speech Rings Hollow at Home

October 1, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ‘can talk a really good game, but at the end of the day, he’s not doing anything substantive to make any changes’ for indigenous people in Canada, says Pamela Palmater of Ryerson University