UN Asks Australia To Release Tamil Family Fighting Deportation
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 3:13 PM
The UN has asked the Australian government to release the Tamil family, fighting deportation to Sri Lanka, from offshore detention into a "community setting arrangement" to find another way to end their existing situation. The couple, Priya and Nadesalingam along with their Australian-born daughters were moved to Christmas Island late August after an attempt to deport them was dramatically blocked by a court injunction.
Diplomatic Gatecrashers? UN Sees Dueling Delegations From Venezuela
Monday, September 30, 2019, 8:12 AM
Virtually all countries sent diplomats to the United Nations for the General Assembly, but Venezuela was a special case it had two-delegations, each dueling for recognition. Neither President Nicolas Maduro nor opposition leader Juan Guaido who is recognized as interim president by more than 50-countries including the US came to New-York for the world's biggest annual summit, but both had teams working the hallways.
Humanity Must Rescue Oceans To Rescue Itself, UN Warns
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:58 AM
Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans and Earth's frozen spaces in ways that directly threaten a large slice of humanity. The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for capping global warming at "well below" 2 C, and 1.5 C if possible.