The resolutions condemning Iran, Syria, and North Korea for human-rights violations were backed by some of the world’s most notorious human-rights abusers, war criminals, and sponsors of terrorism and violent extremism.
On Tuesday, the third committee of the UN General Assembly passed three non-binding resolutions condemning alleged human rights violations and free speech restrictions in specific countries – Iran, Syria and
The speech was full of downright lies and “alternative facts”. Here is the reality.
Yesterday, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the United Nations in a speech that served as a kind of appendix to Donald Trump’s controversial, bellicose declaration that was delivered hours earlier. Both speeches predictably focused on Iran and both leaders told a great deal of untruths and half-truths about the
The power of the so-called multipolar world will be the real ‘star’ of this year’s General Assembly, even as the cameras will be fixed on Donald Trump.
World leaders are beginning to gather in New York where they will attend the opening of this year’s session of the UN General Assembly. This year is particularly significant as it will be Donald Trump’s first address to the UN General Assembly since becoming President of the United States in January of this year. However, Trump may
Only the United States and Israel voted against the resolution calling for an end to the blockade last year.
A historic step toward lifting the blockade on Cuba, the United States abstained Wednesday in the United Nations general assembly vote calling for the end of the Cold War measure for the 25th consecutive year. "The United States has always voted against this resolution," said U.S. representative to the U.N. Samantha Power. "Today, the United