(UNITED NATIONS) — China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats Tuesday on the U.N. Human Rights Council, riling independent human rights groups who said their election undermined the rights watchdog’s credibility.
The General Assembly elected 14 new members to the 47-seat Geneva-based council, which can shine a …
(UNITED NATIONS) — A spokesman says Ban Ki-moon plans to make the first-ever visit by a United Nations secretary-general to the infamous Auschwitz death camp in Poland. The camp remains the most vivid symbol of the cruelty of Nazi Germany’s genocide of World War II.
U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky announced Tuesday that Ban will visit …
On Wednesday morning, a panel of 22 judges took their seats at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, a UN-mandated court based in Hamburg, Germany, only to find the defendants’ table empty. The plaintiffs, …
Early pregnancy is bad for girls and for developing economies
A global movement is gaining traction in its effort to ban ‘killer robots’ that are able to target designated enemies on their own
Nations want massive American digital surveillance reined in
In an unprecedented move, the kingdom declines a seat on the coveted body
Modest attire is customary in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Israel announced on Oct. 3 that it plans to run for a seat on the U.N. Security Council for the 2019-2020 rotation, according to a Reuters report.
The Security Council has five permanent veto-wielding members–the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China–and ten rotating members that serve two-year terms. The non-permanent …
New talks set for October in Geneva
Body would reconvene if Syria fails to relinquish chemical weapons
The most important thing to happen at the U.N. this week may not have been a General Assembly speech
Here are our picks for interesting speeches to watch at this year’s world leader gab fest.