Tags » UN

Palestine files complaint against Israel under anti-racism treaty

Complaint with UN claims Israel maintains a “system of discriminatory measures.”

By Oliver Holmes | The Guardian | Apr 23, 2018

“Not only is the purpose of the settlement regime discriminatory in itself, it is further maintained by a system of discriminatory measures, severely depriving Palestinians of their fundamental rights.”

249 more words
News

Security Council fails (again) on Syrian War

After recent allegations of chemical attacks in the Syrian town of Douma, the Security Council met on the past 10th of April 2018, and voted on three different draft resolutions about setting up an investigation mechanism to investigate such attacks. 585 more words

Russia

Palestinian Boy (12) Loses Leg To Israeli Bullet

A 12-year-old Palestinian boy has lost his left leg after being shot by Israeli forces amid an increased sniper presence on the Gaza border. Pictures of 12-year-old Abdel Rahman Nawfal screaming in pain after he was shot in the leg with live ammunition last Tuesday while he was near the border with his friends were…

10 more words
Palestine

II conference on #Syria in Brussels

While the Syrian war enters its eighth year, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. Over 13 million Syrians are now in need of humanitarian assistance, and more than 5 million Syrian refugees are displaced outside the country. 157 more words

News

UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VISITING ETHIOPIA

NEWS: UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VISITING ETHIOPIA AT THE INVITATION OF THE GOVERNMENT

 addisstandard /  April 23, 2018

 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein began his second official visit to Ethiopia as of Sunday April 22, “at the invitation of the Government”, his office said in a statement. 340 more words

Africa

The West manoeuvres towards WW3

Western nations want to end the months-long paralysis at the United Nations over Syria by referring the issue of chemical weapons use to the entire UN general assembly, where Russia’s security council veto would not apply. 245 more words

Prepping

U.N. Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Reports that Al Gore shed a single tear are unconfirmed.

By Robin Happel

Copy Editor

Although for some of us Earth Day brings to mind little more than a vague memory of Jane Goodall, environmentalism is not just beleaguered blue whales or the plight of the panda. 664 more words

News