The U.S. must join with all the other nuclear armed states alongside the rest of the world to eliminate these dangerous, obsolete, and immoral weapons once and for all.Read More »
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“I am committed to achieving a world free of nuclear weapons,” the Secretary-General declared in a video message to the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament, which opened the first segment of its three-part 2017 session yesterday.Read More »
Guterres has said there is enormous difficulty in solving conflicts, a lack of ‘‘capacity’’ in the international community to prevent conflicts, and the need to develop ‘‘the diplomacy for peace,’’ which he plans to focus on.Read More »
Even at this late date we can help save Syria from brutal dictatorship and foreign domination. Airdropping food and supplies can break the sieges. The technology is there. The legal basis is established. What is missing is political will to act.Read More »
As number of people driven from home exceeds 60 million for first time, UN refugee agency sounds alarm over failure of nations to find collective solutionsRead More »
Washington pays for about 28 percent of the $8.2 billion U.N. peacekeeping budget.Read More »
Five films by UN Women, #WeAreHere, tell of the role of women in conflict resolution in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and PalestineRead More »
U.N. Admits Saudi Financial Pressure Led to Removing Kingdom from List of Child Killers | Democracy Now!
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged he was coerced into removing Saudi Arabia from a blacklist of forces responsible for killing children.Read More »
7 things you need to know about the resolution on Women and Disarmament from UNGA First Committee | Control Arms Blog
Of 63 resolutions adopted, it was easily the most hotly debated with multiple meetings scheduled nearly every week to negotiate the text of the resolution.Read More »
The United Nations responded on Thursday with a mix of diplomatic decorum and criticism to a report asserting systemic flaws in the way that it selects and trains peacekeeping troops. The conclusions of the report, undertaken by Transparency International UK, a prominent corruption monitoring group, appeared to have surprised and angered some United Nations officials. The report, released on Wednesday, ...Read More »
“This is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s shelter,” Iran will chair the United Nations’ most important disarmament negotiating forum during the panel’s May session, which opened today, sparking calls by an independent monitoring group for the U.S., the EU, and UN chief Ban Ki-moon to protest. For more on this story, visit: Iran to chair ...Read More »