Edith M.’s Recent Stories
World Nov 07UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo on Cuba
General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding and are unenforceable, but they reflect world opinion and the vote has given Cuba an annual stage to demonstrate the isolation of the U.S. on the embargo.
World Oct 17Venezuela wins seat on UN human rights body despite opposition
U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft called the placing of President Nicolás Maduro's government on the council "an embarrassment to the United Nations and a tragedy for the people of Venezuela."…
World Oct 08U.N. chief says U.N. facing worst cash crisis in nearly 10 years
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the secretary-general has written to all members saying "the organization runs the risk of depleting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month and defaulting on payments to staff and vendors."…
World Sep 24WATCH: World leaders address the 2019 United Nations General Assembly
World leaders are grappling with climate change, regional conflicts and a potential dispute in the Middle East that could impact the entire planet.
World Sep 18UN says deal reached on committee for new Syria constitution
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed hope that formation of the constitutional committee will be an important step toward hopefully ending the more than eight-year conflict.
World Sep 175 rights groups urge U.N. chief to condemn China over Muslims
In a letter to the U.N. chief released Tuesday, the organizations said these actions would be an important contribution to addressing "one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time."…
World Sep 10U.N. envoy says it’s ‘imperative’ to start Afghan-Taliban talks
Tadamichi Yamamoto told the Security Council that the events of recent days and weeks "have shown, more than ever, the urgency of finding a political settlement to the long Afghan conflict."…
World Aug 01Syria says it agrees to cease-fire in rebel stronghold of Idlib
The decision came hours after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres authorized an investigation into attacks on health facilities and schools in the rebel-held enclave, following a petition from 10 members of the U.N. Security Council.
World Jul 05UN calls for cease-fire after escalation of violence in Libya
The council press statement was the first approved by all 15 members since self-styled Libyan National Army leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a military offensive on April 4 aimed at taking Tripoli, though it had previously issued weaker press…
World Mar 11UN chief warns of ‘relentless’ pushback on women’s rights
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that there is a "deep, pervasive and relentless" pushback on women's rights and called for a fight to "push back against the pushback."…