Pam Vredenburg's Blog Posts Tagged 'UN' (21)

Germany, Brazil submit UN draft resolution to end mass surveillance

November 02, 2013 

Germany and Brazil have submitted a new draft resolution to the UN General Assembly which calls for an end to excessive electronic surveillance, data collection, and other snooping techniques.

The draft resolution did not point fingers at any…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on November 2, 2013 at 2:29am — No Comments

Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons a ‘milestone’ but more can be done – UN watchdog

October 31, 2013

The Syrian government has reached a milestone by meeting its “extremely important” November 1 deadline for the destruction of its listed chemical weapons and mixing and filling facilities, OPCW spokesman Michael Luhan told RT.

Syrian authorities…


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Syria urges UN to prevent ‘US-led foreign aggression’

September 02, 2013

The UN is under growing pressure from Syria to do its job and prevent an American “war of aggression,” and the Arab League demanding punishment for “war criminals” in the Syrian government.

The two identical letters delivered to the UN…


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Syrian govt greenlights UN chemical weapons probe

August 25, 2013

Syria has given the “green light” for UN experts to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb, state TV reports, citing the Foreign Ministry.

"An agreement was concluded today (Sunday) in Damascus between the Syrian…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on August 26, 2013 at 12:14am — No Comments

Obama to Ignore Senate, Sign 2nd Amendment-Violating UN Gun Treaty

June 8, 2013

A majority in the U.S. Senate has told President Barack Obama not to do it. There’s no doubt that an overwhelming majority of Americans would oppose it — if the media ever told them…


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UN human rights chief calls for Guantanamo closure

April 05, 2013

Most of the detainees at Guantanamo have been imprisoned by the U.S. government for close to a decade without charges and with no end in sight to their captivity. Salon

The UN has said that the policy of…


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UN demands prosecution of Bush-era CIA crimes

March 04, 2013

A United Nations investigator has demanded that the US publish classified documents regarding the CIA’s human rights violations under former President George W. Bush, with hopes that the documents will lead to the prosecution of public…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on March 5, 2013 at 1:39am — 1 Comment

North Korea Nuclear Test: UN Security Council Diplomat Says Country Has Conducted Nuclear Test

February 11, 2013

 North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, South Korea's defence ministry said, after seismic activity measuring 4.9 magnitude was registered by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicentre of the seismic activity, which was only…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on February 12, 2013 at 12:24am — No Comments

Leaks from UN telecom conference show Orwellian proposals

December 10, 2012

Leaked documents from a recent International Telecommunications Union meeting have exposed several disturbing examples of potential usages of the Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) standard, which was recently adopted by a UN conference in…


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Explosion near UN monitors' HQ in Damascus, three wounded

Aug. 15, 2012 

Three were wounded when a bomb exploded on Wednesday 10 meters away from the Damas Rose hotel in Damascus, Syria, where UN monitors are headquartered. None of those reported injured were believed to be UN staff.

The Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on August 15, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

UN torture expert banned from testifying at Bradley Manning hearings


July 20, 2012

It’ll be another month before accused WikiLeaks contributor Bradley Manning is back before a military judge, but his supporters say a fair trial is still far away. The Army has denied the requests to have a UN official at the next round of hearings.

During Thursday’s pretrial hearing at Ft. Meade outside of Washington, D.C., the military justice presiding over the case pertaining to Private First Class Bradley…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on July 21, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

Obama To Give UN Control Of Our Water

July 12, 2012 

Is Obama’s federal government getting ready to put a huge red X mark on the Hoover Dam, which supplies most of the American West with its life-sustaining water? Having this scenario play out is quite plausible as Barack Obama’s Executive…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on July 17, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

West is using 'blackmail' in new draft of UN resolution on Syria - Lavrov


July 16, 2012

Western governments are trying to blackmail Russia into supporting their interpretation of the Syrian resolution, said Russia’s Foreign Minister. They have threatened to end the UN observer mission if an agreement is not reached.

“If our western partners do not recognize the fact that if they block our resolution to the conflict then the UN observer mission will have to withdraw from Syria, it will be…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on July 16, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Syria now in state of civil war – UN

 June 13, 2012

Following 15 months of violence the Syrian conflict has now been described as a “civil war” by the UN peacekeeping chief. Coming as it does amid repeated attacks on UN observers the statement may endanger the whole peace plan in Syria.

Herve Ladsous,…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on June 13, 2012 at 4:02am — No Comments

UN Security Council holds urgent meeting over Houla massacre

May 27, 2012

The UN Security Council has convened for an urgent session in New York to hear a report over the shelling in Syria's Houla, which killed at least 90 people on Friday. Britain and France are pressing for a statement condemning the Syrian…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on May 27, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Cocaine seized at UN headquarters in New York

January 26, 2012

The cocaine arrived at the UN building's mailroom, police said.

A bag containing 16kg (35.5lb) of cocaine was found at the United Nations headquarters in New York last week, police have said.



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UN calls for probe into Gaddafi's death

Oct. 22, 2011

The UN has called for an international investigation into the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed Libyan leader, saying it could well have been a war crime.

Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, told Al Jazeera on…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 22, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

UN wants new global currency to replace dollar

The dollar should be replaced with a global currency, the United Nations has said, proposing the biggest overhaul of the world's monetary system since the Second World War.

In a radical report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the system of…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 3, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

U.S. dollar could 'collapse': UN

UN economists have for some time queried whether the dollar should continue to be the world’s sole reserve currency. Others have also expressed concerns about U.S. finances.

Photograph by: Nicky Loh/Reuters, Nicky Loh/Reuters



Added by Pam Vredenburg on September 2, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

UN Warns of Possible “Collapse” of US Dollar

Even the global governance intelligentsia are starting to warn of US dollar doom.

UN sees risk of crisis of confidence in U.S. dollar

The United Nations warned on Wednesday of a possible crisis of confidence in, and even a "collapse" of, the U.S. dollar if its value against other…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on May 29, 2011 at 10:22pm — No Comments

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