United Nations

Famine Relief for Somalia poses challenges for the International Community

July 25, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   The United Nations has urged “massive” action to save millions of people in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa region.  One challenge for the international community is logistical – getting enough food to areas that need it as soon as possible. “There are fairly good food stores in certain areas that can [...]

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United Nations General Assembly votes to admit South Sudan into the UN as its 193rd member

July 14, 2011

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Libyan rebels dismiss Gaddafi’s offer for internationally-monitored elections

June 17, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi agreed to hold internationally-supervised elections, his son said, which was dismissed by rebels Thursday. “They could be held within three months. At the maximum by the end of the year, and the guarantee of transparency could be the presence of international observers,” Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam told Italian [...]

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Ban urges immediate end to Hostilities in Sudan Border Region

June 16, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged an immediate end to the fighting in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state, which has caused the death of many civilians and the displacement of tens of thousands, and put United Nations staff directly at risk. In a statement issued by his spokesperson,  Ban voiced his deep concern about the deterioration [...]

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The United Nations Secretary-General calls the Syrian Military Crackdown unacceptable

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of troops against protesters as “unacceptable” and demanded reforms.” Source 2 The White House condemns the Syria crackdown and backs the UN draft resolution condemning the crackdown and calling for it to end. Source 3 Syrian forces fired on anti-government protesters, [...]

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Obama meets with African country Gabon’s President Ali Ben Bongo

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Gabon’s President Ali Ben Bongo to root out corruption and protect human rights in the West African country. Mr. Obama met with Mr. Bongo at the White House Thursday, despite questions about alleged corruption in Mr. Bongo’s family and government. The White House said Mr. Obama [...]

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UN Nuclear Watchdog votes to present Syria to the Security Council

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source The UN watchdog cites Syria’s construction of a covert nuclear reactor and its failure to cooperate with UN investigators. “The vote, supported by the United States and its European allies, coincided with growing pressure for the international community to condemn the violent crackdown by the Syrian government against pro-democracy protesters. United Nations [...]

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United Nations proposes Small Arms Treaty to limit gun ownership rights

June 7, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source (Although the terms have yet to be released to the public, IF) ratified by the U.S. Senate, the terms of the treaty may require Americans to: ” Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership. Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our [...]

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