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So, the Pope has come out with an encyclical on climate change.

On the face of it, this should not be a particularly large story. For one thing, Pope Francis hasn’t said anything about climate change that has not been said, at length, before—even by other religious leaders. 939 more words

Climate Politics

UN Official Resigns Amid Scandal Over Handling of Sex Abuse Report

Originally posted by AFP on Yahoo News on July 22, 2015—
“A top UN official who was allegedly informed of a sex abuse scandal before it became public is resigning, a spokeswoman for the United Nations said Wednesday. 82 more words

Sexual Exploitation

United Nations Criticizes Bill C-51

Many Canadians were frustrated by the passing of Bill C-51 also known as the Anti-terrorism Act when it first became public; this concern has now made its way to the United Nations. 433 more words

Legal News Articles

"Establish Indigenous titles," UN tells Canada

The Human Rights Committee has just released concluding observations on fifteen “principal matters of concern” with Canada. Five of those concerns pertain to Indigenous Peoples and the violation of their rights in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 559 more words

Aboriginal Title

Opinion: Not impressed by the report on Canada of the UN Committee on Human Rights

After a perusal of the media treatment of the report of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights one is left to wonder, first of all, what the fuss is about. 595 more words

Government And Politics

Press Release: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Approved the Recommendation of the Committee on NGOs to Grant Special Consultative Status to International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation

We are happy to announce that the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and Management Meeting of July 2015 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant Special Consultative Status to our organization, International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM). 274 more words

General

Iran to United Nations; New Sanctions Could Kill Nuclear Deal

Iran has warned the U.N. Security Council it may reconsider its commitment to a landmark nuclear deal with key powers if the United States or any other state reimposes nuclear-related sanctions on Tehran under the pretext of countering other Iranian activities. 689 more words

Obama Administration