Americas

UN, educators applaud Paramount’s ‘Selma,’ chronicling Martin Luther King’s campaign for voting equality

Top United Nations officials yesterday attended a special screening in New York of the movie Selma, about the historic struggle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama that led to United States President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

UN and partners stress need for end to political impasse in Haiti before week's end

Less than a week before the Parliament in Haiti becomes dysfunctional, the United Nations and its international partners noted with deep concern that no solution to the political crisis has yet been found.