This week marks a major breakthrough in global health policy. For the first time since the onset of the AIDS epidemic, the United Nations is hosting a high-level meeting for world leaders on a health-related issue.
Last week, in a historic move, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared his intentions to ask the international community to recognize a Palestinian state.He travels to New York this week and plans to take his case directly to the U.N. Security Council.
This week, Palestinians will ask the U.N. Security Council to recognize an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, arguing that they have the necessary infrastructure to sustain themselves as a nation. Both the U.S. and Israel strongly oppose the move. We examine what U.N.
Reports from the United Nations suggest there’s widespread abuse going on in Chinese prisons. The children of inmates are also often mistreated. They’re shunned by society and they fall through the cracks of China’s welfare system.
For many in the human rights community, the United States' use of torture in the war on terrorism sullied its international reputation and ability to press other countries to improve their record on issues like the treatment of prisoners and right to a fair trial.