The United Nations’ refugee arm’s top spokeswoman warmly welcomed Al Jazeera America to the U.S. media scene.
An embattled nominee to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council claimed that reports about his ties to Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi are part of a “disinformation campaign” led by a “Likud group,” in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon this week.
The United Nations requested to send U.N. peacekeepers into Egypt after the country’s recent military coup, according to a U.N. press release.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power blasted Switzerland’s nomination of a former Qaddafi-backer to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Twitter on Friday, calling the nominee “unfit.”
An estimated 29,000 Syrian refugees have entered northern Iraq since Thursday in one of the largest crossings in Syria’s two-year-old conflict and the influx is continuing, the United Nations said on Monday.
A Swiss activist who reportedly helped found the Muammar Qaddafi International Prize for Human Rights has been nominated by Switzerland to the United Nations Human Rights Council, drawing criticism from a prominent U.N. watchdog group.
Iran is campaigning for a key position on a U.N. General Assembly committee that deals with disarmament and international security amid strong criticism from Israel and others who accuse Tehran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons.
Samantha Power, President Barack Obama’s nomination for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, pledged Wednesday to combat the “de-legitimization” of Israel at the global body in response to criticism of her previous statements on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.