US-UN relations

September 14, 2012 
Migrants locked up in a camp in Libya.
The visibility of human-rights violations by the Syrian government amid the current turmoil owes much to the United Nations, particularly to its Independent International Commission of Inquiry, led by Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, a Brazilian lawyer, public official and professor.  Such commissions are part of a growing number of tools used by the UN to …
August 20, 2012 
Prague's Vlata River.
When it comes to mysteries, the United States’ decision to rejoin Unesco in 2002 under a Republican administration and after nearly two decades’ absence remains puzzling, but it appears the move can be traced to Hollywood. Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has always borne the brunt of criticism from US politicians. …
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May 1, 2012 
Romney spokesman
Richard A. Grenell, who was hired just last month as national security and foreign policy spokesman for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign staff, caused a big stir in political and journalism arenas for his harsh views. Now he is causing another stir: he resigned today from the Romney camp, and media reports are suggesting he …
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