United Nations

UK set to defy UN deadline to return Chagos Islands.

Refusal to return archipelago to Mauritius ‘lawless’ and ‘reflects colonial mindset’ says barristerBritain’s “outright defiance” of a UN deadline to hand the Chagos Islands to Mauritius by Friday, in a final act of African “decolonisation”, has be...

Canada’s view on Israeli settlements in West Bank unchanged, despite U.

Canada has affirmed it does not share the Trump administration's view that Israel's settlements in the West Bank are legal under international law, casting a vote supporting Palestinian self-determination at the United Nations.

UN urges restraint over reports of multiple deaths in Iran protests.

Concerns raised over alleged use of live ammunition against petrol price demonstratorsThe United Nations has urged Iran to end its shutdown of the internet and ensure its security services show restraint after the “clearly very serious” extent of ...

As death toll climbs in Bolivia, UN envoy calls for talks to end crisis.

Anez, who declared herself president after Morales resigned Nov. 10 after weeks of protests against him over disputed election results, has said her priorities are to pacify Bolivia and hold new elections within three months.

Turkish president Erdogan ‘did a great job,’ says country’s ambassador to Canada.

Ambassador Kerim Uras was asked to respond to calls that Recep Tayyip Erdogan should be charged with war crimes.

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UN envoy meets with Bolivia’s interim president amid crisis.

On leaving the meeting with interim leader Jeanine Anez, U.N. envoy Jean Arnault said the United Nations is concerned about the violence in Bolivia and hopes it can contribute to an accelerated pacification process leading to elections.

US accuses Russia of exploiting conflict in Libya

US urges Khalifa Haftar to end offensive on Tripoli amid concerns about unofficial Russian influenceFears that Russian mercenaries, unofficially backed by Moscow, are tipping the scales in Libya in favour of the military leader Khalifa Haftar appe...

A Victim Not Only of Unjust Laws, but of ‘Unjust Authorities’.

An investigative reporter from a prominent Moroccan family was wrongly accused of having had an abortion. Now she wants to hold officials’ feet to the fire.

U.N. Query on Syria Hospital Bombings May Be Undermined by Russia Pressure, Limited Scope

The United Nations is investigating attacks on seven humanitarian sites in Syria. Diplomats say Russia is trying to keep the U.N. findings secret.

Greta Thunberg to hitch a ride to Europe with Australian YouTube influencers.

Swedish climate activist will join Riley Whitlum, Elayna Carausu and their baby, who have been sailing the world for five yearsGreta Thunberg will hitch a ride with two Australian sailing YouTubers on her low-emissions voyage from America to the U...

Myanmar Genocide Lawsuit is Filed at United Nations Court.

Gambia, on behalf of Rohingya Muslims, opens an international dispute with Myanmar in an effort to have the country’s leadership tried for genocide.

Iran says case involving a former FBI agent is a ‘missing person’ file.

Iran for years has offered contradictory statements about Levinson. His family is now suing Iran in U.S. federal court, alleging the Iranian government kidnapped him.

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Trump’s former UN ambassador pens memoir alleging disloyalty within administration.

Haley writes that then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly were following a “dangerous path.”

Iran defends decision to block UN inspector from nuclear site.

Iran alleges the inspector tested positive for suspected traces of explosive nitrates. The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog has disputed the claim.

Ex-UN Syria envoy says he quit to avoid having to shake Assad's hand.

Staffan de Mistura also says EU’s failure to address Syria crisis led to Brexit voteStaffan de Mistura, the former UN special envoy to Syria, has said he quit the post last year because he realised Bashar al-Assad had won the territorial civil war...

United Nations chief urges Myanmar to resolve Rohingya crisis, work on repatriation.

Although Myanmar and Bangladesh have a formal agreement to repatriate the refugees, none have officially returned, fearing for their safety.

Greta Thunberg asks for lift back across Atlantic as climate meeting shifts to Madrid.

Swedish teenager needs help getting back to Europe following the COP25 meeting’s move from Chile to SpainAs delegates to the COP25 climate summit scramble to adjust to a last-minute change of venue from Santiago to Madrid, one of the highest-profi...

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Greta Thunberg joins California teens for youth climate strike in Los Angeles.

Before Thunberg spoke she joined a crowd of about 1,000 in marching from the lawn in front of City Hall to Gov. Gavin Newsom's Los Angeles office to demand that oil drilling begin to stop.

As UN climate talks switch from Chile to Spain, Greta Thunberg seeks a way to attend.

Spanish Environment Minister Teresa Ribera on Friday offered to help Thunberg get to Madrid for the summit.

Madrid to host UN climate summit after Chile pulls out.

Event will take place from 2-13 December as planned after Spain intervenes to save talksThe world’s governments will meet in Madrid this December to discuss the climate emergency, it has been confirmed, after a last-minute intervention by the Span...

US effort to remove ‘sexual health’ from UN agreement may violate law, say senators.

Trump administration may have violated Siljander amendment by lobbying to remove protections, four Democrats said in letterThe Trump administration may have violated federal law by lobbying more than 70 countries to remove protections for “sexual ...

China warns US: criticism of Uighur detentions is not 'helpful' for trade talks.

Beijing voices anger over ‘gross interference’ after 23 countries criticise arbitrary detentions in XinjiangChina’s UN envoy has sounded a warning note over trade talks with Washington after the US joined 22 other countries at the UN in criticisin...

China warns U.S. criticism over Uighurs not ‘helpful’ for trade talks

U.S. and Chinese negotiators are working to complete the text of an interim trade agreement for U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign in Chile on Nov. 16-17.

Syria Peace Talks to Open After a Long, Strange Month.

A United States pullout, a Turkish invasion and a newly strengthened Syrian leader have reshaped the board for negotiations in Geneva.

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Chile protests: UN to investigate claims of human rights abuses after 18 deaths.

Unrest has led to thousands of arrests and hundreds of injuries, prompting action by former president turned UN high commissionerThe UN high commission on human rights is sending a team to Chile to investigate allegations of human rights abuses ag...

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