United Nations

  • WaPo: U.N. Agency Sees Sharp Increase in Iran’s Uranium Stockpile

    March 04, 2020

    According to a Washington Post report, inspectors from the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency have reported a near-tripling of Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium since November, with total holdings more than three times the 300-kilogram limit set by the nuclear accord.

  • Politico: U.N. Survey Reveals Lack of Staff Confidence in Leadership Ability to Achieve Reforms

    March 03, 2020

    According to Politico, a new United Nations ("U.N.") survey indicates that, although the vast majority of U.N. staff say they are proud to work there, they have less confidence in the ability of U.N. leaders to position the world body to confront the challenges ahead.

  • UN Official Urges Action to Limit AI-Powered Weapons

    February 14, 2020

    In an interview with Politico, Izumi Nakamitsu, the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Disarmament Affairs, expressed hope that agreement could still be reached on key measures contained in the UN’s Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons relating to regulation of lethal autonomous weapons, known as “killer robots.”

  • WHO Chief Warns of Global Consequences of Coronavirus

    February 12, 2020

    World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus describes the Coronavirus, now formally named COVID-19, as a very grave global threat that could create significant political, social and economic upheaval.

  • UNESCO Agency Promoting Global Citizenship Curriculum

    February 05, 2020

    The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development has created a Global Citizenship Curriculum designed to "create the empathetic citizens we need in the future to save the world."

  • UN Suffered "Serious" Hacks of Dozens of Servers

    January 29, 2020

    According to documents leaked to the New Humanitarian, The United Nations suffered a "serious" hack to its "core infrastructure" that potentially compromised officials and employees and declined to notify the public of the incident.

  • 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."

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