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Che Guevara Spoke at the UN in 1964

Today in Latin American history, Che Guevara spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 1964. continue reading »

Miguel Bose Pushes U.N. to Declare International Right to Peace

Peace is the essential requirement for the exercise of rights, Spanish singer-songwriter Miguel Bose said Wednesday. The acclaimed musical artist came to Geneva to urge the U.N. Human Rights Council to work toward a Universal Declaration of the Right to Peace. continue reading »

Immediate Food Assistance Needed for 500,000 Haitians

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti said "immediate" food assistance must be provided to more than 500,000 people, including 81,600 children suffering from acute malnutrition. continue reading »

Latin American Economy Expected to See More Growth in 2013

The Latin American economy will close out 2012 with growth of 3.1 percent, down from 4.3 percent last year, but it will experience a rebound next year to 3.8 percent, the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said Tuesday. continue reading »

UN Extends Kyoto’s Climate Change Pact Extended at Doha until 2020

The 194 nations meeting at the United Nations Climate Conference in Doha approved here Saturday the extension until 2020 of the Kyoto Protocol for controlling climate change, which was to expire this year, though some countries have pulled out of the deal. continue reading »

Mexico To Explore UN Torture Charges

The Mexican government has agreed to "study carefully" the charges made by the United Nations' Committee Against Torture, which said it was concerned about the use of torture in Mexico during the interrogation of people detained arbitrarily. continue reading »

Report: By 2050, 25% of Latin America’s Population Will be Made up of People Over 60

The populations of Latin America and the Caribbean are aging faster than those of developed countries and a fourth of the region's population will be over 60 by 2005, according to a report published Monday by the United Nations Population Fund. continue reading »

“Use Your Voice For Good” - Christina Aguilera Asks You to Help End World Hunger (VIDEO)

Yum! Brands has announced the launch of its annual World Hunger Relief effort featuring multi-Grammy Award winner and The Voice coach Christina Aguilera in a new public service announcement. continue reading »

UN Urges Honduras to Make Greater Efforts to Protect Children From Sexual Exploitation

A United Nations independent expert today called on Honduras to increase its efforts to protect children from sexual exploitation, adding that the country still faces many challenges to ensure they are not victims of prostitution, pornography and abuse. continue reading »

UN-backed Commission Presents Plan to Combat Impunity in Guatemala

A United Nations-backed commission today presented a strategic work plan at the world body’s Headquarters in New York outlining efforts to combat impunity in Guatemala and support the country’s justice system. continue reading »

UN: Guatemalan Children Still Facing Sexual Exploitation, Forced Labor

In spite of protection measures by the Guatemalan Government, many children are still victims of sexual exploitation and forced labor, a United Nations independent expert warned today. continue reading »

UN: Colombia Must Further Dialogue with Indigenous People in Cauca

A United Nations independent expert called on the Government of Colombia to advance the dialogue process with indigenous authorities in the state of Cauca to find a solution to the recent military presence in their territory and other related matters. continue reading »

Christina Aguilera Uses Voice for Good in New PSA for World Hunger Relief Effort

Yum! Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, announced Wednesay that multi-Grammy Award winner and pop superstar Christina Aguilera is using her voice for good in the continue reading »

Mexico Criticizes U.N. For Not Passing Arms Trade Treaty

The Mexican government criticized Saturday the inconclusive results of the U.N. diplomatic conference seeking to pass an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and deplored "the imposition of the consensus rule" as a condition for reaching an agreement. continue reading »

U.N. Secretary-General Met With Argentine President Cristina Fernández to Discuss Global Issues

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a meeting this week with Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández, in which they discussed a range of issues on the global agenda. The issues discussed included the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). The Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom have been engaged in a dispute concerning the sovereignty of the islands, located in the south Atlantic Ocean. continue reading »

Cuba Agrees to Visit By U.N. Rapporteur on Torture

Cuba pledged Friday to allow a visit by the United Nations' special rapporteur on torture, whose predecessor tried unsuccessfully to obtain authorization to visit the Caribbean island. continue reading »

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

Senior United Nations officials drew the world’s attention to threats posed by transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central America and called for concerted global efforts to combat the scourge, which they said is spreading to other continents. continue reading »

UN Fears Venezuela Departing Human Rights Commission

The United Nations today voiced concern over Venezuela’s announcement that it is establishing a committee to evaluate the possibility of withdrawing from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). continue reading »

Complaint Filed With UN Calling Alabama Immigration Law “Flagrant Violation of International Norms”

A group made up of civil and union rights organizations has filed a complaint with the United Nations regarding Alabama’s controversial immigration laws after urging Daimler AG and its shareholders to seek repeal of Alabama's racial profiling law. continue reading »

Mexico Moves to Recognize Food as Constitutional Right

A United Nations expert today welcomed Mexico’s promulgation of a constitutional reform that recognizes the right to food in the country, and urged authorities to implement measures to give all Mexicans access to this human right. continue reading »