Posts Tagged: United Nations
The UN needs to do more to promote the rule of law within its own ranks.
Holding the director of "Innocence of Muslims," however objectionable a film, responsible for murder doesn't pass the legal smell test.
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus, Friends of the Congo, and Africa Faith & Justice Network held a briefing on the M23 uprising, the involvement of the Rwandan government, and ethnic tensions in Eastern DRC.
I'd much rather that representatives of the world's nations gather on a regular basis to bore themselves to death in a conference rather than beat themselves to death in a war. Make resolutions, not war is the bumper sticker of the future.
Simply obtaining measures to implement the commitments made 20 years ago would be better than creating any new corporate-driven initiatives or issuing yet more empty promises.
Morocco's democratic deficit, too often abetted by allies, has contributed to an unsustainable status quo both at home and in Western Sahara.
The Russian and Chinese veto of the moderate and reasonable UN Security Council resolution was unconscionable, but the United States may have its own hypocrisy to thank.
The foundations of the tightly interconnected world we live in now were laid in the early days of World War II by leaders hoping to prevent the next great war.
Until there is a change in the Obama administration's policies, the president has little credibility in preaching to the world about the importance of peace.
The Obama administration looks particularly bad, having spent so much diplomatic energy throughout the Arab Spring pledging to realign U.S. interests in the Middle East with American values of freedom, justice, and dignity.