Silent Appeal To The UN

I MI SMO DODALI SVOJ MALI UDIO NA EAST RIVERU – New York, kao najznačajniji poligon svjetske diplomatije, jer ovdje na East Riveru je sjedište Ujedinjenih nacija, bio je 10 januara 2022, nezaobilazna adresa za održavanje, kako je to neko od organizatora orginalno definirao mjesto za – “konferenciju” pod vedrim nebom i udarima hladnog atlanskog [...]

Pandemic Is Pushing New 100 Million to Poverty

By Thalif Deen / UNITED NATIONS – The UN’s highly-ambitious goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 has been severely undermined by a rash of problems worldwide, including an escalating coronavirus pandemic, continued widespread military conflicts and the devastating impact of climate change.
According to published estimates, more than 700 million people have been living in [...]

Elephant in the Room

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS – Israel’s nuclear presence in the Middle East is best characterized as “the elephant in the room” -– an obvious fact intentionally ignored with deafening silence.
A Wall Street Journal cartoon, amplified the idiom, when it depicted a group of animals huddled together in the jungle with the elephant complaining: [...]

Bosnian Letter Sent to UN

WebPublicaPress (New York) For the second time in recent weeks the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s (AfP) statement at the beginning of November urging decisive action from the U.S. and international community to stem political and ethnic tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
AfP sent a letter signed by 40 NGOs urging U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, USAID Administrator [...]

No Entering UN Building

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The United Nations has come under heavy fire for continuing a 20-month-long ban on non-governmental organizations (NGOs)– even though the Secretariat is expected to return to near-normal by September 15 after a pandemic lockdown going back to March 2020.
Louis Charbonneau, UN Director of Human Rights Watch, told IPS: [...]

Antonio Guterres’ Battle With UN Member State

By Thalif Deen -
UNITED NATIONS – A growing diplomatic battle is being played out at the United Nations between Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and one of the world body’s member states: the politically-troubled Ethiopia which is desperately in need of international humanitarian assistance.
But the war of words – in an institution where the Secretary-General is traditionally [...]

Jolted by Corona Infection

By Thalif Deen - NEW YORK (IDN) — Amid fears of the current General Assembly sessions in danger of being a “super spreader” of the Delta virus—among hundreds of delegates attending a two-week long meeting through end September—the United Nations has alerted its staff about an unnamed delegate testing positive.
“We were informed that in yesterday’s plenary [...]

UN 76 Session May be a “Super Spreader” of Covid

By Thalif Deen - NEW YORK (IDN) — The United Nations, perhaps never in its 76-year history, has held a General Assembly session characterized by risks that could trigger the spread of a deadly disease in a city where Covid-19 Delta variant infections are on the rise.
In a letter to the 192 UN missions, the United [...]

UN GA 76 in COVID Crisis

By John J. Metzler - Presidents, Prime Ministers, Potentates and Kings will converge in New York for the 76th session of the UN General assembly.  The annual meeting and debate among the UN’s 193 member states is nonetheless still shadowed by the clouds of the COVID pandemic as well as the deteriorating global security situation marked by conflicts and refugee [...]

UN Pandemic Restrictions Diplomats Vine and Dine

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS – When hundreds of delegates and diplomats arrive in New York city next week for the new 76th session of the UN General Assembly, they will be pinned down with pandemic restrictions in a city where Delta variant infections have been skyrocketing.
Under strict mandatory restrictions that came into force [...]

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