United Nations

  • UN's Draft Development Goals Focus on "Sustainability"

    July 23, 2014

    The UN has produced a draft document containing a large number of vague and sometimes contradictory goals for "sustainable development" as it seeks to implement an international agenda on environmental protection and economic equality.

  • UNOHCHR Releases Report on Mass Surveillance

    July 23, 2014

    The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ("UNOHCHR") has published a report describing its views on the responsibilities of governments and businesses worldwide to avoid human rights violations in mass internet and telecommunications surveillance.

  • Pillay: Snowden Should Be Shielded from U.S. Prosecution

    July 23, 2014

    Arguing that his revelations regarding the U.S. National Security Agency cast important light on human rights violations, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has expressed her desire that criminal prosecution of Edward Snowden for exposing state secrets be avoided.

  • UNESCO Measures Results of "Global Citizenship Education"

    July 23, 2014

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has established a team to recommend how to measure the results of its "Global Citizenship Education" initiative in areas such as "a sense of belonging to a common humanity" and promotion of "a more peaceful and sustainable world."

  • Bayefsky: UN Undermines Israeli Security

    July 23, 2014

    Anne Bayefsky describes how the UN has equated Israel's rocket and ground attacks in Gaza with terrorist attacks on civilians and has thus stifled the country's right to self-defense.

  • UN Seeks "Bold" International Action to Decrease Carbon Emissions

    July 18, 2014

    Introducing a new report calling for international action to reduce carbon emissions and prevent global warming, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for all countries to adopt solutions to prevent climate change.

  • UN Condemns Continued Construction of West Bank Wall

    July 18, 2014

    While UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticizes Israel for continuing its construction of a security wall in the West Bank, a UN Committee on the rights of Palestinians has called for the UN Security Council to "compel" Israel to cease alleged violations of international law.

  • UN Rights Chief Doubts Israel's Compliance with International Law

    July 18, 2014

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay argues that there is "serious doubt" as to whether Israel's recent military operations in Gaza and responses to rocket strikes along its border have complied with international humanitarian law.

  • Observers: U.S. Should Ignore UN Opinion on Refugees

    July 18, 2014

    Brett Schaefer, David Inserra, and Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation have called for the U.S. to dismiss the opinion of the UN High Commission on Refugees that the recent wave of Latin American children entering the U.S. is comprised of refugees who should be granted special legal privileges.

  • UNOHCHR Criticizes Detroit Water Cut-offs

    July 14, 2014

    Responding to reports that the City of Detroit has shut off the flow of water to residences that have not paid their water bills, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ("UNOHCHR") has labeled such water cut-offs a potential human rights violation.

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