Tag Archives: United Nations

  • Britain disappointed at UN panel decision on Assange

    The British government voiced disappointment after a UN panel rejected its request to review a ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained. ...

  • Beijing warns against ‘cradle of war’ in South China Sea

    China warned rivals Wednesday against turning the South China Sea into a "cradle of war" and threatened an air defence zone there, after its claims to the strategically vital waters were declared invalid. ...

  • WikiLeaks’ Assange says to leave Ecuador embassy, accept arrest if loses UN case

    The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is currently considering a request for relief by Assange, who argued in a submission that his time in the embassy constituted arbitrary detention. ...

  • Global carbon pricing off menu at Paris climate talks

    Climate experts say the need to agree on a global carbon price to cut pollution and aid clean technologies is a no-brainer, and yet the topic will have no place at the upcoming Paris climate talks. ...

  • UN approves ‘all necessary measures’ to fight ISIS

    The UN Security Council on Friday authorized countries to "take all necessary measures" to fight the Islamic State group in a resolution that won unanimous backing a week after the Paris attacks. ...

  • TYC hunger strike called off

    Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) has called off its indefinite hunger strike in Delhi on the 32nd day, after receiving assurance from the United Nations that their demands would be addressed. ...

  • Pope Francis to speak out for the poor and the planet at UN

    Pope Francis heads to the United Nations on Friday to deliver an appeal to world leaders to help the poor, combat climate change and end conflicts that have sent desperate refugees fleeing to Europe. ...

  • Palestinians allowed to raise flag at UN headquarters

    The UN General Assembly voted Thursday to allow the Palestinians to raise their flag at its headquarters in a diplomatic victory in their campaign for statehood. ...

  • UN declares 21 June as ‘International Day of Yoga’

    The UN general assembly on Thursday adopted an India-led resolution declaring 21 June as 'International Day of Yoga', recognizing that "Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being." ...

  • New UN rights boss says discussing visit to Tibet with Chinese

    The new United Nations human rights chief said that he wanted to visit China, including its troubled mountainous region of Tibet, and was holding discussions with Chinese authorities. ...