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  • Russia, China and North Korea Scold U.S. on Human Rights at UN Meeting

    November 12, 2020

    On Monday's session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, US envoys endured a lashing over issues of domestic equality and fairness from countries including Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and North Korea.

  • U.S. Concerned WHO Not Sharing Enough Info on Covid Investigation in China

    November 12, 2020

    Garrett Grisby of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expressed concern that the criteria for the World Health Organization's (WHO) planned mission to China,  investigating the animal origins of the coronavirus, has not been sufficiently shared with other nations.

  • Craft: The U.S. is fighting China’s ploys to control the UN

    October 24, 2020

    U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, explains in the New York Post how the U.S. and Current Administration are fighting the growing influence of the Chinese Communist Party within the United Nations with the aim of preserving a multilateral system built on human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law.

  • Carayannis and Weiss: Post-Covid Global Cooperation Requires the “Third UN”

    October 21, 2020

    As the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, Tatiana Carayannis and Thomas G. Weiss explore the declining effectiveness and influence of the UN and propose a "Third UN" conducive to non-state actor participation and consisting of "a shift to a post-bureaucratic, less hierarchical, more networked organizational policy model."

  • Alarm as China, Russia and other Nations Elected to UN Human Rights Council

    October 19, 2020

    15 countries were elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday including China, Russia, Cuba, Pakistan and Uzbekistan, raising alarm among human rights groups that say the repression of freedoms in those countries threaten the legitimacy of the international body.

  • HRW Calls Saudi Arabia a Serial Rights Violator with No Place on UN Human Rights Council

    October 13, 2020

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on member states of the United Nations to reject Saudi Arabia's bid to for a three-year term on the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council, calling out the Islamic theocracy's record as a" serial rights abuser" and a state that undermines the global human rights system.

  • WHO: "Stop Using Lockdown as Primary Control Method" to Stop Covid

    October 13, 2020

    Dr David Nabarro, The World Health Organization's (WHO) Special Envoy on Covid-19, urges world leaders to "stop using lockdown as your primary control method" citing its negative consequences including devastating tourism industries and increased hunger and poverty.

  • China Pursues Leadership Roles in UN Organizations

    October 05, 2020

    According to National Review, China's pursuit of leadership roles in United Nations' and other international organizations concerns Western democratic leaders, who are concerned about the contradiction between the mission of those organizations and China's authoritarian practices, especially in relation to human rights.

  • Developed Nations Share U.S. Concern about WHO

    October 05, 2020

    According to Politico, once the emergency situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, nations other than the United States, including Germany, France, and Chile, may seek major changes to the manner in which the World Health Organization ("WHO") operates.

     

  • The Dispatch: Opinion: It’s Beyond Time to Reform the U.N. Human Rights Council

    October 01, 2020

    Danielle Pletka, of the American Enterprise Institute and Brett D. Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation write in the Dispatch that the United Nations Human Rights Council is in dire need of reform due to the fact that some of the world's most repressive regimes hold positions on the Council.

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