North Korea reactivates its nuclear plant, a UN agency reports
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) denounced that the nuclear plant in Yongbyon, North Korea, used to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons, registers activity since July 2021. "Since early July 2021, there have been indications, including the discharge of cooling water, consistent with the operation," the UN agency's annual report said. The ...
‘We will never allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon’: Pompeo announces sanctions on the Iranian regime
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will use all resources at its disposal to prevent the Iranian regime from obtaining weapons systems from Russia and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). "The United States will never allow the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism to freely buy and ...
The UN approved a resolution that would allow totalitarian regimes to censor the Internet
The U.N. General Assembly on Friday, Dec. 27, approved a resolution sponsored by China and Russia calling for the establishment of a committee of "international experts" whose role would be to stop "the use of information and communication technologies for criminal purposes," reported France 24. However, many experts warn that this ...
US vetoes pro-abortion language of UN resolution on women
The United States maintained its pro-life policy by excluding for the second consecutive year allusions to "sexual and reproductive health," used to promote abortion, from a UN Security Council resolution on women in crisis and conflict. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft reiterated that her country does not accept ...
19 countries reminded the UN that there is no ‘international right to abortion’
Up to 19 countries reminded the U.N. that there is no such thing as an "international right to abortion." U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar recently filed a joint petition on behalf of the United States and 18 other nations. In the document, Azar criticized the fact that the ...
Over 500 signatories from various fields declare to U.N. ‘There is no climate emergency’
An appeal was made by hundreds of professionals in various fields to world leaders in a signed declaration to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Sept. 23. These professionals implored leaders at the summit to study the facts more thoroughly on climate change before resorting to ...
President Trump addresses the UN and explains what ‘putting America first’ means
President Trump's powerful and moving speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 24 held a message for open-border activists, and also a warning for Iran. "The truth is plain to see, if you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. ...
Trump administration encourages pro-life nations to oppose UN pro-abortion proposals
The Trump administration would be mobilizing pro-life nations around the world to confront pro-abortion proposals promoted by the U.N., backed by the European Union (EU). This was stated in a new report published by the Center for Family and Human Rights, referring to a letter that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...
Iran shut out by UN, claims victim after hit with US sanctions
The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations was denied participation in a United Nations Security Council meeting, of which it is not a member, and stated it is the victim of the United States, while denying any involvement in multiple attacks in the Middle East in recent weeks. This follows new ...
Koreas survey North’s railways in hopes of joining networks
South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. The weeks-long inspections, which will see South Korean cars running on North Korean tracks for the first time in a decade, ...
Guterres: U.N. working hard to ensure peace talks for Yemen
Talks tentatively set to open next week in Stockholm; the secretary-general says he does not want to raise expectations
U.N. official: global war on terror disregards suffering of Syrian people
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed and millions displaced because everyone involved in the conflict claims to be fighting a war on terror
Israel eyes Bahrain as next Arab state to openly host Israeli officials
Israeli media quote unnamed officials as saying Bahrain is likely to be next Arab state lacking formal ties with Israel to publicly welcome Israeli government minister
U.N. presses Syria for information on dead, detainees
A UN commission says accounting for the dead, detained or disappeared shouldn’t wait for peace
U.N. envoy disappointed at nations reneging on migration deal
The U.N. envoy for international migration said Tuesday she's "very disappointed" that some countries are reneging on their support for a global compact to promote safe and orderly migration and reduce human smuggling and trafficking — some for "bizarre" reasons. Louise Arbour said in an interview with The Associated Press that ...
UNICEF: millions of poor city children worse off than rural peers
The UNICEF research found not all children in cities benefited from the so-called urban advantage — the idea that higher incomes, better infrastructure and proximity to services make for better lives
Sanctions exemption for Korean rail survey seen as move to spur denuclearization
South Korea's requested relief facilitates an effort to link railways between the two Koreas
Experts: African fishing communities face ‘extinction’ as blue economy grows
Fishing communities along Africa's coastline are at a greater risk of extinction as countries eye oceans for tourism, industrial fishing and exploration revenue to jumpstart their "blue economies," U.
Hundreds of scholars condemn China for Xinjiang camps
Representatives from group of 278 scholars in various disciplines from dozens of countries called on China at a news briefing in Washington to end its detention policies
U.N. approves $9m in aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela
Hunger and preventable disease are soaring amid the collapse of the country's socialist economic system
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