The U.N. was cobbled together toward the end of World War II, and it is clear from the charter that the five allied powers – U.S., Great Britain, France, Russia and China – intended to run the world. Only the Security Council was given any power, and
Kofi Annan yesterday used his final speech as the United Nations secretary general to deliver a parting shot at the Bush administration, accusing the US of committing human rights abuses in the name of fighting terror.
President Bush has accepted the resignation of United Nations Ambassador John Bolton when his recess appointment expires on January 6.
A key Republican senator joined Democrats in dismissing a fresh White House request to confirm John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, imperiling the administration's effort to keep him in the post.
The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to urge the United States to end its 45-year-old trade embargo against Cuba after defeating an amendment calling on Fidel Castro's government to free political prisoners and respect human rights.
Venezuela accused Guatemala of bowing to U.S. pressure and backing out of talks on a compromise candidate to break a deadlock in their battle for a seat on the U.N. Security Council.
A new UN Secretary-General prepares to replace the tainted one shortly departing
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose financial and weapons sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear test in a resolution that Pyongyang called a "gangster-like" action.
The next secretary-general of the UN, Ban Ki-moon of South Korea, pledged to be a decisive leader and cautioned those who call him low-key not to mistake him for a pushover. "I may look low-key or (be) soft-spoken but that does not mean that I l
US determined to block Venezuela's bid for UN Security Council seat the majority of world nations wants it to have
"It does reflect a dissatisfaction with American power and American dominance in the world, a distaste for the war in Iraq, and the general foreign policy of the Bush administration," said a professor of international relations at Columbia
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Sudan's Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are divided by background and political philosophies, but they spoke as one regarding US bullying and misdeeds. Chavez denounced the "imperia
In the small tent, Ahmadinejad used the opportunity to cite the UN's increasing irrelevance while in the side show Hugo Chavez demonstrated his.
Proposals for a global nuclear fuel bank meant to boost economic development while stemming the spread of atom bomb know-how are to be put to a U.N. watchdog's decision-making board in 2007, officials say.
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[Transcript] "You deserve an opportunity to determine your own future," Bush told the people of Iran. "The greatest obstacle to this future is that your rulers have chosen to deny you liberty and to use your nation's resources t
"The hegemonic pretensions of the American empire are placing at risk the very survival of the human species. We continue to warn you about this danger and we appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat, which is
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took aim at U.S. policies in Iraq and Lebanon, and accused Washington of abusing its power in the U.N. Security Council to punish others while protecting its own interests and allies.
Bush told Iranians their greatest obstacle "is that your rulers have chosen to deny you liberty and to use your nation's resources to fund terrorism and fuel extremism and pursue nuclear weapons."
NATO soldiers must 'destroy the heroin labs, disband the open opium bazaars, attack the opium convoys and bring to justice the big traders,' Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN office on Drugs and Crime told a news conference in Brussels.
Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) informed Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar of his change of heart yesterday, forcing Lugar to call off the confirmation vote. Chafee is fighting for his political life.
New rules of engagement for U.N. troops in Lebanon permit soldiers to shoot in self-defense, use force to protect civilians and resist armed attempts to interfere with their duties, a U.N. document says.
US ambassador to the UN John Bolton told a monthly meeting of the UN today that alleged involvement of Iran and Syria in arming Hezbollah must be addressed.
Venezuela ahead in race for the Latin American UN Security Council seat for 2007
Saying it had "credible and uncontested" reports of such jails, the U.N. Human Rights Committee said the United States appeared to have been detaining people "secretly and in secret places for months and years".
The UN said that its top officials in New York and its officers on the ground in Lebanon made numerous calls to the Israeli mission and the Israeli military to protest repeated firing on its outpost in Lebanon where 4 unarmed observers ended up being
The US defended its record on prisoner treatment, racial profiling, immigration and the death penalty in its first appearance before a top UN human rights panel in 11 years. Submitted a 66-page document offering legal justifications for policies rang
A coalition of 142 U.S.-based non-profits and organizations and 32 individuals say they have filed what they believe is the most comprehensive review of human rights violations in the United States ever produced. The 465-page "shadow report**
Iran is willing to accept a cap on its uranium enrichment capability to ensure the fuel produced is not used to develop nuclear weapons, its ambassador to the UN says."This cap I think should be below 10 [%], meaning reactor grade,"
“Any proposal to Iran should recognize its rights and should contain guarantees that it will have a possibility of their realization,” the Iranian diplomat stressed,...