Tag: United Nations

UN human rights chief calls for end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine

The UN’s top human rights official has marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories by calling for its quick end, insisting that such an outcome would benefit both sides. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the Jordanian prince and UN high commissioner for human rights, echoed the strong language of the UN secretary general, […]

Nikki Haley Grills U.N. Human Rights Council on Venezuela, ‘Chronic’ Anti-Israel Bias

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made a sharp speech at the U.N.’s Human Rights Council on Tuesday, calling on the body to fix its “chronic” anti-Israel bias and calling on Venezuela to step down from the Council if it will not end its human rights abuses. In her address to the Council […]

US poised to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council unless ‘anti-Israel bias’ is removed

The United States is expected to signal that it might withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council unless reforms are ushered in including the removal of what it sees as an “anti-Israel bias”, diplomats and activists said. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who holds cabinet rank in President Donald Trump’s administration, said last […]

UN report: Israel is ‘key cause’ of Palestinian suffering

Israel’s occupation in the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza are the primary cause for Palestinian “humanitarian needs,” according to a UN report released Wednesday. Published in English, Hebrew and Arabic by the Palestinian branch of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the report — titled “Fragmented Lives” — bills […]

Nikki Haley to Visit Israel After Showdown With Anti-Israel UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Tuesday that she will travel to Israel after first addressing the notoriously anti-Israel Human Rights Council in Geneva – a body which the U.S. boycotted in March. Haley’s office announced that the trip, taking place between June 5-10, will include a visit to Israel, where she is […]

Norway, UN rip Palestinian Authority for naming women’s center after terrorist

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is coming under unusual fire from the United Nations for naming a women’s center after a notorious terrorist. U.N. officials, as well as Norwegian officials, took issue with the Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WTAC) for naming a West Bank center after Dalal Mughrabi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, according […]

UN Security Council condemns N.Korea’s latest missile launch

The United Nations Security Council condemned on Monday North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and expressed concern over the Asian state’s “highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance” of the 15-member body. The Security Council is due to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss Sunday’s missile launch at the request of the […]

Iran Still Developing ICBM Technology Despite UN Resolutions

Director of US National Intelligence Daniel Coats said as he briefed the Senate on national security that Iran has continued its ballistic missile work in violation of UN resolutions. The US intelligence head stressed that Iran has been steadily improving the range and power of its ballistic missiles in order to develop technology capable of carrying a nuclear warhead […]

‘Efforts to repeal UNSC motion against Israeli settlements in the works’

Efforts to repeal the infamous UN Security Council resolution number 2334, condemning Israeli settlements, are in underway, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told the Jerusalem Post’s diplomatic correspondent on the stage at the paper’s 6th annual conference in New York on Sunday. “It’s not easy because [countries like] Russia and China will […]

Trump sends ‘much smaller’ team to UN climate change summit

A “much smaller” US delegation is set to attend a United Nations climate change summit in Bonn, Germany as Donald Trump considers withdrawing from the historic Paris Agreement, the White House has said. The agreement, signed by nearly 200 countries in December 2015, looks to cap the increase in world temperatures to “well below” 2 […]