United Nations

  • UNOHCHR Seeks $375.5 million for Programming

    January 22, 2020

    The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is appealing for $375.5 million to support its efforts to promote and protect human rights in dozens of countries around the world.

  • Browne: UN Development System Reform is Long Overdue

    January 15, 2020

    Writing in PassBlue, Stephen Browne explains the persisting need for the United Nations to reform its development system, where services, training and research are administered by more than 30 separately managed organizations and a similar number of departments, institutes and commissions.

  • UNESCO Aspires to Regain Prominence in Global Education Arena

    January 08, 2020

    After years of funding cuts, politicization, and growing competition from other education actors, such as the Global Education Forum, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") is pursuing a new strategy to step up its coordinating role for the global education community.

  • UN Official Takes Parting Shot at "Populist Authoritarian Nationalists"

    January 01, 2020

    As he departs his post, Andrew Gilmour, the outgoing United Nations assistant secretary-general for human rights, blames "populist authoritarian nationalists" in North America, South America, Europe and Asia for "a backlash against human rights on every front, especially the rights of women and LGBT communities."

  • UNGA Adopts Resolution on "Education for Sustainable Development"

    December 31, 2019

    On December 19, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution Education for Sustainable Development that calls upon the international community to scale up education for sustainable development in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • UNGA Condemns Russian Attempts to Legitimize Crimea Annexation

    December 23, 2019

    On December 18, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning all attempts by the Russian Federation to legitimize its attempted annexation of Crimea, including the automatic imposition of Russian citizenship, illegal election campaigns and change of the demographic structure of the population of Crimea.

  • UN Announces Financial Support for Refugee Programs

    December 23, 2019

    At a recent Geneva summit, United Nations' officials announced almost 770 pledges in financial support for refugee programs to improve access to jobs, electricity, infrastructure and relocation, with the World Bank committing $4.7 billion.

  • SIDA and UNDP Create $40 Million Partnership to Promote National Capacities to Address Environmental and Climate Change Challenges

    December 12, 2019

    The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency ("SIDA") and the United Nations Development Programme ("UNDP") have entered a US $40 million partnership to help national capacities "to better manage ecosystems and biodiversity, improve water and ocean governance, and scale up climate action."

  • UN International Court of Justice Considers Rohingya Claims Against Myanmar

    December 11, 2019

    The United Nations International Court of Justice (“ICJ”) is considering a claim filed by Gambia on behalf of Muslim Rohingya alleging that Myanmar committed atrocities during a 2017 army crackdown, with Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi appearing in defense of Myanmar.

  • Iran Court Orders U.S. to Pay Damages in Relation to Sanctions Impact

    December 04, 2019

    Following a judgment by the United Nations International Court of Justice, Iran's top judiciary has ordered the United States to pay up $130 billion in damages about a year after the United Nation's top court ruled that President Donald Trump's administration should ease sanctions against Tehran to ensure the continued flow of humanitarian goods.

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