Posts tagged "united nations"
UN Ambassador Says the World Needs a "Wake-Up Call" on Ebola Crisis

UN Ambassador Says the World Needs a “Wake-Up Call” on Ebola Crisis

"This should be a wake-up call for the international community. It’s the worst Ebola epidemic we’ve seen in history."
Reproductive Justice Activists Testify Before UN About Health Care Discrimination

Reproductive Justice Activists Testify Before UN About Health Care Discrimination

A joint study by three major women's health advocacy groups calls attention to the overwhelming disparity in health outcomes for women of color in the United States. The results of the study are now under the consideration of the United Nations.
First World Day Against Human Trafficking Encourages International Action

First World Day Against Human Trafficking Encourages International Action

The first World Day against Trafficking in Persons took place Wednesday in an effort by the United Nations to bring attention to the continuing need for international support in order to help trafficking victims and to end impunity for perpetrators.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Disabilities Treaty

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Disabilities Treaty

The treaty, among other things, reaffirms the need for fundamental human rights for all people with disabilities, and highlights the need to recognize and respond to discrimination against those with disabilities.
Vatican Questioned by UN Panel on Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Vatican Questioned by UN Panel on Child Sex Abuse Scandal

The Committee called on the Archbishop to demonstrate the systems the Holy See has in place to prevent torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment, including rape and sexual abuse.
UN Human Rights Expert Urges US to End Prolonged Solitary Confinement

UN Human Rights Expert Urges US to End Prolonged Solitary Confinement

"The circumstances of the incarceration of the so-called Angola Three clearly show that the use of solitary confinement in the US penitentiary system goes far beyond what is acceptable under international human rights law," said Mendez.
Catholics for Choice Challenges the Vatican's Role at the UN

Catholics for Choice Challenges the Vatican’s Role at the UN

The Holy See - the government of the Roman Catholic church - currently holds Non-Member State Permanent Observer status at the UN which gives it an influential role in the intergovernmental body.
Senate Confirms Samantha Power as UN Ambassador

Senate Confirms Samantha Power as UN Ambassador

In its final vote before adjourning for August recess, the Senate confirmed Samantha Power as the United States' ambassador to the United Nations.
Women's Rights At Stake in Afghan Peace Talks

Women’s Rights At Stake in Afghan Peace Talks

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has voiced concerns that the rights of women in Afghanistan may be compromised in the interest of peace negotiations.
Outrage Over Continuing Child Marriage in Nigeria

Outrage Over Continuing Child Marriage in Nigeria

There has been outrage since the Nigerian Senate votedon July 16th to allow girls to marry without age restrictions.
UN Women Appoints South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Executive Director

UN Women Appoints South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Executive Director

Last week, the UN Women, the UN body charged with advancing gender equality, announced that Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa would take the position of Executive Director.
UN Passes Resolution to Address Rights for Those Affected by Rape as a War Tactic

UN Passes Resolution to Address Rights for Those Affected by Rape as a War Tactic

On Monday, the United Nations passed a resolution to address the use of rape as a war tactic and establish the rights of victims of war-time rape to include comprehensive sexual and reproductive health. UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon addressed the Security Council before the debate, "Sexual violence, whenever and wherever it occurs, is a vile...