VIENNA (Reuters) – A U.S. security institute estimates that Iran could amass material for a nuclear bomb in three months or less while Iranian experts cite a time frame six times longer – a dispute going to the heart of talks between Tehran and global powers.
The United Nations has tapped as its next High Commissioner for Human Rights a Jordanian prince who has said that Palestinian suicide bombings are “no less horrific” than Israel’s efforts to prevent civilians from terror attacks.
The Senate confirmed former Obama campaign fundraiser Keith Harper for the U.N. Human Rights Council in a 52-42 vote on Tuesday.
Iran has been appointed to several key United Nations committees that oversee the protection of women’s rights and global human rights.
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A United Nations human rights expert said the Washington Redskins football team name is a “hurtful reminder” of mistreatment of Native Americans, the Associated Press reports.
A new petition to the White House urges President Barack Obama to immediately take all necessary steps to suspend Russia from its seat on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (HRC).
A prominent Cuban opposition activist has been arrested ahead of a United Nations-related human rights conference he was expected to attend in Geneva, his supporters said Wednesday.
North Korea’s communist government is guilty of “grave violations” of fundamental human rights against its people, according to the head of a United Nations special human rights commission.