Pope Francis declared that there is a “right of the environment” and that mankind has no authority to abuse it, telling more than 100 world leaders and diplomats at the United Nations that urgent action is needed to halt the destruction of God’s creation.
Sat, 26 Sep, 2015
The United Nations’ human rights committee has unanimously condemned the “systematic, widespread and grave” human rights abuses in North Korea, citing its reported use of torture, the death penalty for political and religious reasons and numerous political prison camps.
Wed, 20 Nov, 2013
The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognise a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians still face enormous limitations: they do not control their borders, airspace or trade, they have separate and competing governments in Gaza and the West Bank, and they have no unified army or police.
Fri, 30 Nov, 2012
FOR the first time in more than a decade, the UN General Assembly yesterday condemned religious intolerance without urging states to outlaw “defamation of religions”, an appeal critics said opened the door to abusive “blasphemy” laws.
Tue, 20 Dec, 2011
US president Barack Obama endorsed India's bid to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, hoping to elevate the nation of a billion people to "its rightful place in the world" alongside an assertive China.
Tue, 09 Nov, 2010
In 2005, the United Nations delivered 1,200 reports on issues ranging from Guinea-Bissau to the rights of women in the developing world. Its human rights office alone produced 44,000 pages of documents – which in turn had to be translated into six official languages.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2006