• UN Human Rights Council

    US Policy Denies Emergency Abortion Globally for War Rape Victims

    by  • July 30, 2015 • Gender-Based Violence, Women's Issues • 

    Boko Haram hostages

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIn 1973, Jesse Helms, a newly elected United States senator and an ideologue contemptuous of the United Nations, dismissive...

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    Next Best in 2016? The UN Secretary-General Must Be a Reformer

    by  • December 9, 2014 • WORLDVIEWS • 

    Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general. His term ends in 2016, and possible successors are already lining up. Here, he speaks at the Business and Investment Forum in Vienna, November 2014. AMANDA VOISARD/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyGENEVA — For only the second time — the first was in 1996 — the electoral campaigns for the...

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    The UN Exerts More Pressure on North Korea and Its Rights Record

    by  • November 18, 2014 • Asia, General Assembly, Human Rights • 

    Michael Donald Kirby (Australia), Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting. On the right is Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia) and left is Sonja Biserko (Serbia). 17 April 2014

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe United Nations General Assembly’s human-rights committee denied Cuba’s attempt to stop efforts to send the North Korean leadership...

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    Samantha Power Urges US Congress to Approve UN Funding for 2015

    by  • April 4, 2014 • US-UN Relations • 

    Samantha Power

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslySamantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, testified on April 2 before the US House of...

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    Jan Eliasson Explains His Role as No. 2 at the UN

    by  • January 19, 2014 • Deputy Secretary-General, Development, Peace and Security • 

    Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary-general of the UN

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyJan Eliasson has been the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations since July 2012, the second in command after...

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    Susan Rice’s Rise Beyond the United Nations

    by  • April 18, 2013 • Security Council, US-UN Relations, WORLDVIEWS • 3 Comments

    Susan E. Rice, US ambassador to the UN

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyJENA, Germany — Many rumors abound regarding the future of America’s top envoy at the United Nations, Susan E....

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    The International Court Judge’s Fight for Justice

    by  • February 21, 2013 • ICC, International Justice, Security Council • 3 Comments

    Judge Song of the ICC

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously  The president of the International Criminal Court, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, told a Columbia University audience recently that a...

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    Canadian Native Groups Vow to Fight on for Land Rights

    by  • February 7, 2013 • General Assembly, Human Rights • 1 Comment

    Idle No More in Ottawa

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe sounds of drums and chanting outside the United Nations in New York battled to be heard over traffic...

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    US Foes of Disability Treaty Reflect Discomfort With UN

    by  • December 13, 2012 • Human Rights, US-UN Relations • 6 Comments

    At the UN's International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIn blocking adoption by the United States of a global convention to protect the disabled, the Republican right signaled...

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    New Human Rights Council Members, Some Already Sullied

    by  • November 13, 2012 • Human Rights • 4 Comments

    GA votes on Human Rights Council members

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyEighteen members were elected by the United Nations General Assembly to the Human Rights Council on Nov. 12. The...

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