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The US Just Quit The United Nations Human Rights Council — Buzzfeed
In the News, News | 06/20/2018
BWC President Peter Yeo talks to Buzzfeed about the U.S. decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council.
U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council over perceived bias against Israel — The Washington Post
In the News, News | 06/20/2018
BWC President Peter Yeo talks to The Washington Post about the U.S. decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council.
The U.S. Must Stand Up for the Principles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Reunite Families
News, Press Release | 06/20/2018
As parents, sisters and brothers, and children, we have followed with great distress the reports of children from Mexico and Central America being separated from their parents at the U.S. border. The United Nations Foundation, the Better World Campaign, and the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) believe strongly that such separations risk deep and lasting damage to the physical and emotional well-being of the children and their parents and are inconsistent with fundamental human rights norms and values.
Better World Campaign President: “UN Human Rights Council Will Be Less Effective Without American Leadership”
News, Press Release | 06/19/2018
Better World Campaign President Peter Yeo issues statement expressing disappointment in response to the United States decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council.
IAEA: Fighting Nuclear Threats and Protecting U.S. National Security
Blog | 06/08/2018
In the summer of 1945, the U.S. tested the first-ever nuclear device in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Not three weeks later, the world changed forever with the U.S. dropping atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over the next 65 years, the international community has struggled with an ongoing issue: how to restrain the atom’s destructive effects while harnessing its vast potential for peaceful uses. Fortunately, there is a UN agency tasked with trying to solve this dilemma: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
28 Organizations Call on Congressional Leaders to Fully Fund the UN and Push Back against Rescissions
News, Press Release | 06/06/2018
Washington D.C. (June 6, 2018) – 28 civil society organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate appropriators urging Congress to “continue to support strong U.S. leadership at the United Nations, including by honoring our financial commitments to the organization in Fiscal Year 2019, and to oppose any efforts to rescind UN funding agreed […]
Did you know? While most peacekeepers are serving military or police, 14% are civilians working in political & civil affairs, human rights, elections, strategic communications, IT, logistics, transport, administration & more: https://t.co/DWsBa1ueS0 #PK70 https://t.co/npYbwF9prp
In the time it took you to read this tweet, 2-3 people were forced to leave behind everything and flee their homes; #refugees are simply ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances. Tell your members of Congress you stand #WithRefugees: https://t.co/wOppGqrm7C https://t.co/zkz59S6Bmb
A new @UN #SDGs report reveals that while some progress is being made on the #GlobalGoals, the world must raise its ambition to complete all 17 goals by 2030. https://t.co/K2z3PIFVoj