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  • Trump Administration Begins Process of Withdrawal from WHO

    July 08, 2020

    Multiple Trump Administration officials have confirmed that it has given the U.S. Congress official notice of the U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • WHO Admits China Never Reported the Existence of Coronavirus Outbreak

    July 07, 2020

    Following a report from the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee finding evidence that China covered up the coronavirus's spread, muzzled whistleblowers, intimidated doctors, misled the WHO, and blocked outside health experts, the World Health Organization (WHO) backtracked on its assertion that the Chinese government alerted the United Nations agency about the coronavirus outbreak

  • U.N. Chief Guterres Calls for Global Governance

    July 01, 2020

    In a speech marking the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Charter U.N. Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, called for greater global governance in the form of “a networked multilateralism, bringing together the UN system, regional organizations, international financial institutions and others.“

  • UN Publicly Defends Antifa Group's Right to "Freedom of Expression" and "Peaceful Assembly."

    June 23, 2020

    In a tweet it quickly deleted after public criticism, the United Nations Office at Geneva defended the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly of Antifa, an anarchist group whose members, during the U.S. protests over racial injustice, have participated in vandalism, arson, burglary, and assault.

  • Europeans Working with U.S. to Restructure the WHO.

    June 23, 2020

    According to Reuters, a top health official for a European country said that European governments are working with the United States on plans to overhaul the World Health Organization, signaling that Europe shares some of the concerns that led Washington to quit the organization.

  • UNHRC to Examine Racism and Police Brutality in U.S.

    June 17, 2020

    At the urging of Burkina Faso and all 54 African nations, in light of a series of deaths of black individuals at the hands of police, the United Nations Human Rights Council will debate conditions of racism in U.S. law enforcement.

  • UN Human Rights Chief Demands U.S. Address "Deep-seated Grievances"

    June 07, 2020

    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called on U.S. leaders to address the racial injustice grievances at heart of the protests that have erupted in hundreds of American cities.

  • China's Resistance to Share COVID-19 Data Kept WHO in Dark

    June 03, 2020

    Politico : An Associated Press study reveals that tight controls on information and competition within the Chinese public health system impeded the flow of COVID-19 data to the World Health Organization ("WHO"), which believed defending China's response would improve the flow of data.

  • UN Official Celebrates Costa Rica Same-Sex Marriage Outcome

    June 01, 2020

    Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Chile, has congratulated Costa Rica on its implementation of same-sex marriage legislation dictated by a controversial 2018 decision of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica.

  • Babones: WHO’s China Ties Responsible for Disastrous Coronavirus Response

    June 01, 2020

    In a Foreign Policy commentary, Salvatore Babones, an adjunct scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney, details the ways in which the World Health Organization’s close relationship with China resulted in an ineffective response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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