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Gay rights supporters win UN victory to keep UN LGBT expert

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Supporters of gay rights won a victory at the United Nations Monday when an African attempt to suspend the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity failed. African nations had urged the General Assembly’s human rights …

African nations seek to get rid of 1st UN LGBT expert

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — African nations are seeking to initially suspend and then get rid of the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Botswana’s U.N. Ambassador Charles Ntwaagae said Friday that African nations want the General Assembly to delay …

UN cracks open secrecy on selecting next secretary-general

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council and General Assembly have taken the first step toward removing the secrecy around selecting the next U.N. secretary-general, sending a joint letter inviting member states to submit candidates for the post. The world body is responding to many countries’ demands that …

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: January 27,2011

January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi era. Every member nation of the U.N. …

Universal Human Rights Month

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 without a dissenting vote. Universal Human Rights Month offers the opportunity for increasing both our awareness and our activism regarding human recourse “to rebellion against tyranny and oppression.”

World Space Week- October 4- 10

“To celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition” — as declared by the United Nations General Assembly via World Space Week.