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United Nations - Latest News
Jun 4, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Efforts to restrict abortion in the U.S. have drawn strong denunciations from a senior United Nations official, who called recent pro-life laws "torture" and "violence against women."
Jun 4, 2019 - 12:29 pm .- The United Nations General Assembly last week adopted a resolution proclaiming Aug. 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.
May 6, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Over the weekend, approximately 700 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip. While the majority of the rocket fire was intercepted by Israel’s “Iron Dome” system, at least one managed to reach Israel, where four people were killed.
Apr 25, 2019 - 12:03 am .- Language referring to abortion was removed from a United Nations resolution on the care of sexual abuse survivors in wartime, after U.S. President Donald Trump's administration threatened to veto the measure.
Apr 8, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The Holy See’s representative to the United Nations told the UN Commission on Population and Development that insistence upon a “right to abortion” at their annual spring meeting detracts from the commission’s efforts to address the real needs to mothers and children.
Feb 15, 2019 - 06:13 am .- Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the United Nations’ agricultural development agency in Rome Thursday.
Dec 19, 2018 - 06:14 am .- In a statement Wednesday, the Holy See said the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement, established during the recent UN climate change summit in Poland earlier this month, are lacking in urgency and in proper concern for human rights.
Dec 10, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Seven decades after its proclamation, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still being hailed as “a great triumph achieved at a tremendous cost,” in the words of St John Paul II.
Nov 6, 2018 - 12:52 am .- As San Francisco prepares to consider a ballot measure to boost taxes for services to aid the homeless, a U.N. investigator has classed the treatment of the homeless in San Francisco and the Bay Area as a human rights violation.
Jul 17, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The Vatican’s representative at the United Nations expressed hope that a new UN agreement on best practices for international migration will guarantee respect for the human dignity of all migrants.
Jun 7, 2018 - 03:42 pm .- Maria had been a victim of sex trafficking and abuse by a local gang when she fled Guatemala. Taking her 3-year-old son, Jose, she made the trek to the U.S. border, seeking asylum in the United States.
Jun 5, 2018 - 12:10 am .- A United Nations-led campaign to provide contraception to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps fails to show respect for the views of the already vulnerable community, said one human rights group.
Apr 12, 2018 - 10:28 am .- The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations encouraged global leaders to take a “human-centered approach to migration,” rather than reacting with “unsustainable short-term solutions.”
Dec 6, 2017 - 03:37 am .- With debate on the status of Jerusalem heating up in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize the city as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis has urged international leaders to proceed with prudence and respect for current U.N. resolutions.
Nov 25, 2017 - 03:00 pm .- The international community must join forces to eliminate human trafficking and its root causes, the Vatican’s representative to the United Nations said Tuesday.
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:08 am .- Armed conflicts brings out “the most vicious forms of violence against children” and the world must act to aid the young victims of violence and all unaccompanied children worldwide, the Holy See has said at the United Nations.
Sep 24, 2017 - 04:56 pm .- As the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on Thursday to help investigate ISIS crimes in Iraq, one human rights group hailed the development as a step towards U.N. recognition of genocide.
Sep 22, 2017 - 08:02 pm .- Nuclear weapons are a force for instability and any claims they promote peace are chasing illusions, the Holy See's Secretary for Relations with States told leading diplomats seeking a nuclear test ban treaty.?
Sep 9, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Peace is something that must begin in childhood, the Holy See's representative told the United Nations, stressing the need for children to be educated in a “culture of encounter.”  
Jul 26, 2017 - 12:05 am .- Why do people migrate in the first place? And what if there was a way we could address the international crisis better by going after the root problems?