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  • National Interest: U.S. Should Not Have Rejoined Flawed UN Human Rights Council

    February 09, 2021

    Brett D. Schaefer and Danielle Pletka writing for the National Interest argue that the U.S. rejoining the United Nations Human Rights Council before laying out its own agenda for change, the Biden administration has squandered its leverage for the much needed reform.

  • UN Condemns Nalvany Decision

    January 26, 2021

    Two UN Special Rapporteurs condemned the decision by Russia to detain activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny following his return from Germany, where he had been recovering from a nerve agent poisoning.

  • Schaefer: Biden’s WHO Decision Came Too Soon

    January 26, 2021

    Brett Schaefer, writing in the Daily Signal, explores the decision made by President Joe Biden to re-enter the The World Health Organization (WHO) on day one of his Presidency without leveraging the U.S.’s membership and funding for reform of the organization that failed to effectively handle to Covid-19 crisis.

  • UN Secretary-General Calls for Reformed Global Governance

    December 14, 2020

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for multi-lateralism and reformed global governance to tackle global threats, stating that more international cooperation and stronger international institutions are needed to address the inequalities at the foundations of global power.

  • 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.

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