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8/11: Ann Telnaes talks Cartooning for Peace

Talk with Cartooning for Peace Artists Tomorrow Concerts on the Lawn Selling Out - reserve final tix now!  Tomorrow • Finding Funny in Complicated Times: Cartooning for Peace  Tomorrow, August, 11 • 5:30 p.m.Explore the work of cartoonists who use their passion for cartooning and social justice to inspire consideration of global issues and human rights through art. Panelists Liza Donnelly, Ann Telnaes, and Ed Hall are ...
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Susan Rice Was a Diplomatic Disaster

Joe Biden doesn’t need a running mate who has shown such poor judgment.
Tags: News, Africa, Joe Biden, Power, Susan Rice, United Nations, Biden, Samantha, Rwanda, Rice, PAUL, Kagame, Museveni, Isaias, Susan E, Afwerki

Macron Urges World Leaders to Speed Aid to Lebanon After Explosions

The vow to accelerate help, made during a video call with other heads of state, comes amid furious demonstrations in Beirut against the Lebanese government.
Tags: News, European Union, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Beirut, Lebanon, Aoun, Macron, Emmanuel (1977-, Michel (1935-, Explosions (2020

United Nations / The Global Goals for Sustainable Development: Deserted

Shockingly, some 630,000 Australians cannot read this sentence. It’s because an alarming number of Australians have below-proficiency literacy levels; a consequence of the way our education system has progressively been structured to privilege the haves and abandon the have-nots. This sequence of films draws attention to the problem by way of a brutally simple demonstration.
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United Nations: Unskippable Humans

Video of #GlobalGoals | No Poverty | “Unskippable Humans” (6 of 6)
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Why France is 'walking on the edge of a precipice' when it comes to Lebanon

Anger abounds in Lebanon following Tuesday's massive blast in Beirut's port that killed 154 people and injured 5,000 as it's become increasingly clear that the catastrophe stemmed from governmental neglect and mismanagement of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse for years. The Lebanese people's frustration with the country's political class is not new, however. For months before the explosion, protesters took to the street to demonstrate against corruption in...
Tags: News, France, Ap, United Nations, Associated Press, Beirut, Lebanon, Trump, Reuters, Emmanuel Macron, Jack Lang, Macron, Celine Dibo, Maryse Hayek

Russia Looks to Africa to Extend Its Military Might

MOSCOW—From Russia’s cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential elections to its alleged hacking of coronavirus research, it’s clear the Kremlin is keen to undermine the democratic West. And it’s now looking to a new front to extend its hard and soft power and prop up fellow authoritarian regimes: the continent of Africa.Last week, the German newspaper Bild raised alarms about Russia’s growing influence in Africa, citing a classified German Foreign Ministry report that Russia has concluded agreemen...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, China, Russia, Berlin, Africa, America, Syria, Ukraine, West, United States, Egypt, Middle East, United Nations

Old, new U.S. envoys the same - 'they bite off more than they can chew', Iran says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday that the top U.S. envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, was leaving his post and the U.S. special representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, would add Iran to his role. Hook’s surprise departure comes at a critical time when Washington has been intensely lobbying at the United Nations to extend an arms embargo on Iran and as the U.N. Security Council prepares to hold a vote on the U.S. resolution next week.
Tags: News, Washington, Iran, United Nations, State, U N Security Council, Mike Pompeo, Iran Brian Hook, Venezuela Elliott Abrams

Lebanon Faces Humanitarian Crisis After Beirut Explosion, U.N. Says

The United Nations warning came as President Michel Aoun said the investigation into the deadly explosion in Beirut would examine if “external interference” played a role.
Tags: News, United Nations, World Health Organization, Beirut, Lebanon, Humanitarian Aid, Michel Aoun, Aoun, Macron, World Food Program, Corruption (Institutional, Geneva (Switzerland, Emmanuel (1977-, Beirut (Lebanon, Michel (1935-, Explosions (2020

US ambassador says Iran is world No. 1 sponsor of terrorism

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Iran “the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism” on Thursday and warned Russia and China that they will become “co-sponsors” if they block a resolution to extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran. Ambassador Kelly Craft said the United States hopes Russia and China “will not be co-sponsors of the number one state that sponsors terrorism” and “will see the importance of peace in the Middle East.”
Tags: News, China, Russia, US, Iran, United States, Middle East, United Nations, Kelly Craft

Trump's top Iran envoy quits as US bids to extend Tehran embargo

Elliott Abrams, key figure in Iran-Contra affair, to take overUS intends to bring UN resolution to extend arms embargoThe Trump administration’s lead diplomat on Iran, Brian Hook, has announced his resignation days before the US attempts a high-stakes gambit against Tehran at the United Nations. Related: Iran's Covid death toll three times higher than admitted, says report Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Tehran, Trump, Elliott Abrams, United Nations Related, Iran Brian Hook

Children rapidly deported from the United States strain Guatemalan shelters

Hundreds of migrant children rapidly expelled from the United States under a coronavirus immigration policy are returning to shelters in Guatemala where virus testing and bed capacity are regularly stretched to their limits. Shelter operators, government officials in the Central American nation and international organizations said they are seeing rising numbers of children being sent back to Guatemala alone, with some unable to return to their homes because of domestic abuse or gang violence. ...
Tags: News, United States, United Nations, Guatemala, Unicef, COVID

UN Official: The Nuclear Risk Is “Higher Than since the Darkest Days of the Cold War”

In an interview, Izumi Nakamitsu, the United Nations' leading disarmament official, warns that the risk of a nuclear war is greater than ever. She says that the lack of dialogue between nations has created an extremely dangerous situation today.
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Third time lucky: Will Mozambique’s peace deal last?

It’s been a year since Frelimo and Renamo signed the Maputo Accord. This time, the peace might just hold The post Third time lucky: Will Mozambique’s peace deal last? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, United Nations, Mozambique, Civil War, Renamo, Afonso Dhlakama, Frelimo, Filipe Nyusi, Top Six, Peacekeeping, Ossufo Momade, Mariano Nhongo

North Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country's response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free. But amid the outside skepticism and a stream of North Korean propaganda glorifying its virus efforts, an exchange between Pyongyang and the United Nations is providing new clarity - and actual numbers - about what might be happening ...
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Beirut explosion: international rescue workers fly in to boost search for survivors

Race begins to find alive those trapped in rubble of Lebanon’s capital after Tuesday’s enormous blastAnger in Beirut after missed warnings over ‘floating bomb’ Beirut explosion: what we know so farBeirut’s ground zero: a rip through the heart of an already dying city International rescue workers and aid have begun arriving in the ruins of Beirut, joining local teams combing the rubble for signs of life after a huge explosion on Tuesday destroyed swaths of Lebanon’s capital.From Australia to Ind...
Tags: Europe, Indonesia, Australia, France, Russia, European Union, United States, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Beirut, Lebanon, EU Russia, Beirut explosion

Pompeo: US to call UN vote on Iran arms embargo extension

The Trump administration will press ahead with efforts to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran despite widespread opposition to such a move at the world body, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. The decision sets the stage for a potential crisis at the U.N. Security Council amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Pompeo said the United States would call for a Security Council vote next week on a U.S.-drafted resolution to extend the embargo that is due to expire in October.
Tags: News, US, Iran, United States, Middle East, United Nations, Un, Trump, Security Council, State, U N Security Council, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo

I'm a journalist who lived through Kashmir's traumatic internet blackout, which started one year ago. Here's what it's like to have your freedoms ripped away for 213 days.

On August 5, 2019, India's Hindu nationalist government revoked the autonomy of the Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir region by scrapping Article 370, a constitutional provision that grants special status and allows the Indian state to make its own laws. The day before, it had cut off phone signals, mobile data, and broadband internet. Majid Maqbool is a freelance journalist from the region and the opinions expressed are his own. He says Kashmir's internet blackout traumatised families, devast...
Tags: India, Trends, United Nations, Muslim, New Delhi, Kashmir, Hajj, Hindu, Jammu, Kea, Naya, Burhan Wani, Majid Maqbool, Every Kashmiri, Kashmir Economic Alliance KEA

I'm an Indian journalist who lived through Kashmir's traumatic internet blackout, which started one year ago. Here's what it's like to have your freedoms ripped away for 213 days.

On August 5, 2019, India's Hindu nationalist government revoked the autonomy of the Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir region. The day before, it had cut off phone signals, mobile data, and broadband internet. Majid Maqbool is a freelance journalist from the region. He says Kashmir's internet blackout traumatised families, devastated businesses, and cut millions of people off from the outside world.  A year on from when 213-day blackout started, he writes about what it was like to live through ...
Tags: India, Trends, United Nations, Muslim, New Delhi, Kashmir, Hajj, Hindu, Jammu, Kea, Naya, Burhan Wani, Majid Maqbool, Every Kashmiri, Kashmir Economic Alliance KEA

Trump’s Syria Sanctions ‘Cannot Solve the Problem,’ Critics Say

Without a broader diplomatic effort, the newest and toughest penalties will worsen a humanitarian crisis without forcing a leadership change, experts say.
Tags: News, Syria, United Nations, National Security Council, State Department, Assad, Trump, Humanitarian Aid, Mike, Treasury Department, Pompeo, Donald J, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Bashar al, Norwegian Refugee Council

Iran abducts Glendora man in Dubai, says his family

By JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Glendora-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn’t said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announceme...
Tags: News, Washington, Germany, Iraq, Berlin, India, America, Sport, World news, Iran, Ap, Soccer, Paris, United Nations, United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Bodies Strewn on the Ground After Apocalyptic Blast in Beirut

A huge explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday destroying entire blocks of high-rise buildings and leaving at least 73 people confirmed dead, more than 3,700 wounded, and scores more feared buried under rubble and ash. The country’s interior minister said early indications were that highly explosive materials, seized and stored at Beirut’s port, had detonated. Footage of the blast showed a large plume of dark red flames and smoke before a massive explosion threw up a mushroom cloud. Powerful s...
Tags: News, France, Israel, Cyprus, Iran, Cnn, United Nations, Red Cross, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Beirut Lebanon, Ben Wedeman, General Security, Abbas Ibrahim, Rafik al Hariri

Fauci thinks schools should reopen only if rules followed

The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July affecting more than 1 billion students.
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Coronavirus live news: UN warns world faces 'generational catastrophe' over school closures

UN says getting students safely back to classroom must be ‘top priority’; Philippines reimposes lockdown; record fines for isolation breaches in AustraliaMillions in Manila back in lockdown Trump criticises lockdowns and falsely claims US ‘doing very well’UK coronavirus live: latest updatesAustralia live coronavirus updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.07am BST Reuters is reporting that Australia has closed its revered indigenous site of Uluru after some in the community blocked an acce...
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'Water is sacred': 10 visual artists reflect on the human right to water

The UN declared access to water and sanitation a human right a decade ago, but 785 million people worldwide still have no water close to homeTen photographs marking the 10th anniversary of access to water and sanitation being declared a human right by the UN have been commissioned from 10 visual artists by the charity WaterAid to show the impact of clean water on people’s lives.Globally, 785 million people – one in 10 – still lack access to water close to home and 2 billion people – one in four ...
Tags: Photography, Environment, Water, Culture, Art and design, United Nations, Global development, Un, Access to water, WaterAid

Global report: Covid risks 'generational catastrophe' warns UN; Latin America exceeds 5m cases

Brazil president’s chief of staff tests positive; Trump says US ‘doing well’; record fines in Australia for not isolatingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe United Nations has warned of a “generational catastrophe” because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education, as Latin America surpassed five million Covid-19 cases – or nearly 30% of global infections.The UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, said the world was at a “defining moment” with the world’...
Tags: Australia, US, World news, United Nations, Brazil, Un, Latin America, Trump, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus outbreak

Libyans fear regional war as rival powers vie for control, says envoy

UN representative has two months to secure ceasefire but warns that risks are rising The Libyan people are increasingly scared that their future is being taken out of their hands by external actors, and that the risk of a regional war is rising, Stephanie Williams the acting UN Special Envoy for Libya said on Saturday.Williams said on a visit to London: “The Libyan people are exhausted and scared in equal measure. They are tired of war, and want peace, but they fear this is not in their hands no...
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Venezuela supreme court approves extradition request to Italy for ex-oil czar

Venezuela's supreme court said on Friday it had approved a request to Italy for the extradition of Rafael Ramirez, a once powerful oil minister and former head of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, on corruption charges. Authorities opened a probe into Ramirez over alleged graft in late 2017 and sought an Interpol red alert for him in early 2018, shortly after he left his later post as Venezuela's United Nations ambassador and began publicly criticizing President Nicolas Maduro's handlin...
Tags: News, Italy, United Nations, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Interpol, Ramirez, Rafael Ramirez, Petroleos de Venezuela

Daniel Madariaga Barrilado and His Green Entrepreneurship

Daniel Madariaga Barrilado is an entrepreneur who specializes in finding green solutions for transportation problems. When it comes to inspiration, he has always looked to nature to come up with ideas for improving on the transportation needs of humans. Most of his work has been done in Mexico City, which has roughly nine million inhabitants. Because of its large population, the city has a real need to improve the ways that people move throughout it. — Daniel Madariaga (...
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