Tag Archives: United Nations

  • North Korea readies rockets after US show of force

    North Korea put its missile units on standby on Friday to attack US military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula. ...

  • China must urgently address rights violations in Tibet: UN

    UN high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged China to promptly address the longstanding grievances of the Tibetans. ...

  • UN Internet regulation treaty talks begin in Dubai

    The UN's International Telecommunications Union is trying to calm fears that the Internet could be damaged by a conference it is hosting. ...

  • Palestinians win UN recognition of sovereign state

    The 193-nation UN General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine. ...

  • U.N. Human Rights Council backs internet freedom

    The United Nations Human Rights Council is backing a landmark resolution that states people have a right to freedom of expression on the Internet. The resolution got nearly universal support — even from countries that censor the Internet. ...

  • World AIDS Day highlights big challenges 20 years on

    As World AIDS Day is marked on Monday, the fight against the disease remains stymied by the of adequate treatment in poor countries and setbacks in finding an effective vaccine, ...

  • Tibetan hunger strikers hoping to spur UN intervention

    Tibetan hunger strikers hoping to spur UN intervention in their dispute with China say they are asking very little, and ready to give up everything. ...