‘Crimes against humanity’ under Buddhist Burma’s generals and peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi

‘Crimes against humanity’ under Buddhist Burma’s generals and peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Burma’s human rights situation is deteriorating despite consistent pressures by the United States and the wider international community to stem the humanitarian crisis. In a rare address before the Security Council, Marzuki Darusman, human rights Rapporteur for Burma, aka Myanmar, presented a report which details […]

Cuban diplomats shout down American ambassador in hour-long, unprecedented display

Cuban diplomats shout down American ambassador in hour-long, unprecedented display

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — What was expected to be a quiet but informational meeting on the plight of political prisoners in Cuba, was suddenly jolted into chaos by table thumping and harangues hurled at an American Ambassador by Cuban regime diplomats packing the audience. A sober human rights presentation […]

‘Kafkaesque’: New UN Human Rights Council mirrors abusive global village

‘Kafkaesque’: New UN Human Rights Council mirrors abusive global village

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a riveting election for new members of the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly voted for 18 new members. Yet, given that all prospective candidates were unopposed, the perfunctory ballot simply selected a list of states where everyone won, including some notorious human rights […]

UN speeches in review: Moralizing, demonizing and occasional common sense

UN speeches in review: Moralizing, demonizing and occasional common sense

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a week of speeches which swirled from the sublime to the ridiculous or were simply just boring, the recent UN General Assembly debate reached some notable exceptions. Among the sonorous drone of 193 addresses, either restating the obvious or repeating by rote the contemporary […]

Netanyahu trumpets secret nuke ‘warehouse’ in speech at UN: ‘IAEA has still not taken any action’

Netanyahu trumpets secret nuke ‘warehouse’ in speech at UN: ‘IAEA has still not taken any action’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sept. 27 told the United Nations General Assembly that Iran maintains a secret nuclear program storage site. Netanyahu displayed maps and photographs of what he said is a “secret atomic warehouse” in the Turquzabad district of Teheran. The facility is used for “storing […]

UN session opening contrasts with last year’s N. Korean crisis

UN session opening contrasts with last year’s N. Korean crisis

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and Potentates have converged in New York for the 73rd UN General Assembly. The annual rite of Autumn brings together world leaders from 193 member states to discuss and hopefully try to solve key global crises ranging from the wars in […]

President Trump tells UN the United States is back and champions each nation’s sovereignty

President Trump tells UN the United States is back and champions each nation’s sovereignty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders While the United Nations remains crippled in so many ways as an effective international organization, it is the main forum for the expression of foreign policy issues among the nations. And in a detailed and outspoken message, President Trump on Sept. 25 used that forum to complete the […]

UN: Parts of Houthi missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made

UN: Parts of Houthi missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2018 Components from missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia were manufactured in Iran, the United Nations said. However, UN officials said they were unable to determine when the components were sent to Yemen, AFP reported on June 14. The UN’s inability to determine when the […]

UN Security Council merry go round

UN Security Council merry go round

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual membership rotation, the UN General Assembly has chosen five new members; Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Dominican Republic and South Africa, who will serve two-year stints on the powerful fifteen-member Security Council. The election, or more properly selection, is based both on geographical and […]

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