Sweden rejects at the UN the recommendation from Ecuador on Assange´s case

Sweden rejected a recommendation made by Ecuador on the Julian Assange case, according to a document known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), to which all UN members must undergo, which was released this Wednesday by the UN in Geneva. Ecuador recommended to Sweden to...

Representative of Ecuador gives recommendations to the Swedish government on Human Rights

Within the framework of the ‘Second Cycle of the Periodic Review of Human Rights of the Kingdom of Sweden,’ María Fernanda Espinoza, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva, spoke making “several recommendations for the Swedish...

UN: FARC must respect indigenous peoples in Colombia

The UN delegation in Colombia this Thursday asked the FARC to respect indigenous peoples, a day after the killing of two of its leaders in the Westof the Country, attributed to fighters from the armed group. “The United Nations expressed concern about these incidents and...

WB and IMF met to discuss on Ebola

This thursday a high-level meeting in Washington about the Ebola epidemic took place. The heads of the UN, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone attended the meeting. “In 30 years of working in public...

Countries reject the blockade against Cuba at the UN

Around 20 countries expressed to the United Nations (UN) their rejection to the American embargo against Cuba. Russia, Vietnam, Algeria, Jamaica, the Democratic Republic of Korea, Mozambique and Tuvalu joined the Latin American governments to claim on lifting the economic,...

UN proposes to create a body of “white coats” to combat Ebola

The General Secretary of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, suggested this September 25 the creation of an international body of health professionals, or “white coats,” whostay in as needed to combat the Ebola outbreak in Africa Western. “We should consider if the world needs...

UN says number of Syrian refugees exceeds three million

As announced by the United Nations (UN) in a statement, more than three million Syrians have fled the civil war currently affecting their country, just to become refugees, a million of them in the last year alone, not counting hundreds of thousands of people who fled without...

UN calls on U.S. to protect undocumented children

On Thursday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, requested the U.S. to stop the mandatory arresting of undocumented children from Central America at the border, to offer them decent living conditions and to investigate allegations of abuse....