United Nations
United Nations celebrates 75th anniversary amidst rising concerns of unilateralism

Formed after the second world war, the UN as a multilateral forum to preserve world peace and security is facing the growing challenge of US unilateralism and its complete disregard for international laws

Libyan GNA to resign Libya’s Government of National Accord to step down as peace negotiations likely to conclude soon

GNA prime minister Fayez Al-Sarraj said in a televised speech on September 16 that the UN-sponsored peace negotiations have succeeded in the rival sides entering a ‘new preparatory phase’

Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel

Since August 6, Israel had been continuously attacking Gaza. It had bombed the region from the air, shelled it with tanks, and attacked Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast

yemen STC  STC abandons power sharing deal with the Hadi govt in Yemen

The development is a serious blow to the Saudi hopes of uniting the Hadi government and the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) in order to strengthen the fight against the rebel Shia Houthis in Yemen

Argentinians demand safe return of Facundo Astudillo

22-year-old Facundo Astudillio Castro has been missing since April 30 and evidence points to involvement of Buenos Aires police in his disappearance

Demand for Justice for Erekat Organizations issue joint appeal to UN for urgent action on Israeli killings of Palestinians

83 organizations from around the world have demanded the relevant UN authorities to apply pressure on Israel to release the body of Ahmed Erekat, who was killed by Israeli forces on June 23, along with the bodies of 62 other Palestinians which are currently in Israeli custody

US withdrawal from WHO US starts process of withdrawing from WHO 

The process of withdrawal will take a year and if not reversed, the US will cease to be a member of the WHO from July 6, 2021. It is unclear if the president has the power to withdraw from a global organization without approval from Congress

Code Pink sanctions Two years of US sanctions against Iran

The US withdrew the last set of exemptions provided to some foreign companies to work on Iranian nuclear sites in May, which also marked the second anniversary of Donald Trump administration’s renewed aggression against Iran.

UN experts condemn Israeli annexation plan UN experts condemn Israeli annexation plan

UN experts, in a joint statement on June 16, said the controversial Israeli plan to annex the Jordan valley and the illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank is illegal and would be a grave violation of the human rights of Palestinians

KUWAIT-migrant workers COVID In Kuwait, protesting Egyptian workers demanding repatriation face police action

Workers have been stranded in shelters meant for those violating Kuwaiti residency laws after being left jobless due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Kuwait has recorded over 5,000 confirmed cases and 40 deaths due to COVID-19

Roger Waters: We need to save this fragile planet

Vijay Prashad speaks to Roger Waters on issues ranging from the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the protests in Chile to the coup against Evo Morales Ayma in Bolivia and the struggle to liberate Palestine.

Trump’s decision to halt funding for WHO draws harsh criticism

The UN secretary-general and representatives of the governments of Russia, Germany and China were among those who criticized the US decision. The editor-in-chief of the Lancet, Richard Horton, called the decision a crime against humanity

    × To Subscribe