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Libya may not be ready for democracy, says military strongman

Libya may not be ready for democracy, says military strongman

Khalifa Haftar claims he has army of 75,000 men and could try to seize power if unhappy with outcome of UN-led electionThe Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has warned that the country may not

Portraits: Thought Leaders in Support of U.N. Global Goals

The U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are the world's roadmap for progress. At Techonomy 2017 we asked speakers to choose one of the 17 goals. Here, each speaker explains why they care
UN chief urges world leaders to celebrate migration as a positive

UN chief urges world leaders to celebrate migration as a positive

António Guterres calls on UN member states to adopt humane approach to migrants by making more travel routes available and protecting foreign workersAntónio Guterres: Migration can benefit the
Fighting Rages in Syria’s Last Major Insurgent Stronghold

Fighting Rages in Syria’s Last Major Insurgent Stronghold

Two Syrian sisters running to embrace after finding each other following an airstrike on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday.
Trump’s cut to funding for Palestinian refugees could lead to disaster | Mick Dumper

Trump’s cut to funding for Palestinian refugees could lead to disaster | Mick Dumper

Although a final decision is still pending, the loss of UN money would have a catastrophic affect on Middle East security in both the short and long termHaving survived the recent cabinet reshuffle
Trump’s Reported ‘Shithole Countries’ Comments Are Racist, UN Says

Trump’s Reported ‘Shithole Countries’ Comments Are Racist, UN Says

"It's about opening the door to humanity's worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia."
'There's no other word but racist': Trump's global rebuke for 'shithole' remark

'There's no other word but racist': Trump's global rebuke for 'shithole' remark

US diplomats around the world were summoned for formal reproach, amid global shock over Trump calling African nations, Haiti and El Salvador ‘shitholes’Donald Trump has been branded a shocking and
UN brands Trump ‘racist’ after alleged ‘sh*thole’ comment

UN brands Trump ‘racist’ after alleged ‘sh*thole’ comment

Donald Trump faces a backlash from people in the countries he allegedly branded 'sh*thole'.
Trump's 'shithole countries' remark is racist, says UN - video

Trump's 'shithole countries' remark is racist, says UN - video

The UN has condemned Donald Trump's 'shithole countries' remarks as 'racist' and hit out against his reluctance to condemn antisemitic behaviour. The UN human rights spokesman, Rupert Colville, told a
New United Nations Boss Unveils Plan to Promote Global Mass Migration

New United Nations Boss Unveils Plan to Promote Global Mass Migration

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has unveiled his plan to promote global mass migration in the left-liberal Guardian newspaper.
Yes, Trump offends, but what did we expect? | Letters

Yes, Trump offends, but what did we expect? | Letters

Ted Schrecker suggests the UN should move its headquarters out of the US, Munjed Farid Al Qutob says Trump is delivering what he promised, and Scott Poynting says the president should look to
Trump to cut millions from UN agency for Palestinian refugees – officials

Trump to cut millions from UN agency for Palestinian refugees – officials

US officials say only $60m of $125m for UN Relief and Works Agency likely as compromise between Mattis and Tillerson and hardline UN ambassador Haley Analysis: funding threat is even more dangerous
Trump insists 'I am the least racist person' amid outrage over remarks

Trump insists 'I am the least racist person' amid outrage over remarks

US president condemned by UN and African Union, as ex-ambassador warns his comments ‘are disorienting for our partners’Donald Trump has defended himself amid international outrage over offensive
North Korea-bound ships could soon be routinely intercepted by the US and its allies

North Korea-bound ships could soon be routinely intercepted by the US and its allies

In December, North Korea warned that a naval blockade would be considered an “act of war.” This week, foreign ministers from the US and about…
David Miliband: UN security council 'out of the picture' on Syria

David Miliband: UN security council 'out of the picture' on Syria

Former foreign secretary says civilians are being ‘bombed to hell’ and UK must pay attentionDavid Miliband, the former UK foreign secretary, has urged Theresa May and other world leaders not to forget
US to withhold $65m in aid for Palestinian refugees

US to withhold $65m in aid for Palestinian refugees

Trump administration is reportedly conditioning the release of additional funds on whether the UN makes unspecified reformsThe United States will give a UN agency $60m in aid for Palestinian refugees
A look back on Trump’s busy first year at the U.N.

A look back on Trump’s busy first year at the U.N.

Like many countries, the U.S. track record at the United Nations is spotty — votes on resolutions there are a game of backroom politics, at times counter-intuitive and morally questionable. Still,
Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

Exclusive: Guardian investigation points to culture of impunity as UN employees allege offences including rape Have you been similarly affected? Share your story hereThe United Nations has allowed
The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea’s top diplomat for forcing Eritreans to pay a “diaspora tax”

The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea’s top diplomat for forcing Eritreans to pay a “diaspora tax”

The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea’s top diplomat after finding increasing evidence that it was forcing Eritreans who fled the country to pay a “diaspora tax”…
U.S. Government Faces Critical ‘Brain Drain’ of Sanctions Experts

U.S. Government Faces Critical ‘Brain Drain’ of Sanctions Experts

Departure of top sanctions official prompts new concerns.