Nearly 30 independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council are calling for the United States to reform its criminal justice system in the wake of a recent spate of killings of African Americans, including at the hands of the police.
The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed steps taken by social media companies to prevent their platforms from being used to promote hatred, violence and misinformation, Spokesperson Rupert Colville said on Friday.
For Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are parallel to the work she is doing to make her city 100 per cent clean-energy powered, by 2032. Salt Lake City boasts the first two “net-zero” fire departments in the US and is currently building the first police department that is 100 per cent renewable-energy driven as well as an energy-neutral international airport. Mayor Biskupski spoke to UN News's Liz Scaffidi.
Noting that the present world is one that offers both immense promise and great peril, the President of the United States told global leaders at the United Nations that it was “entirely up to us” to either lift the world to new heights, or let it fall into a valley of disrepair.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said that despite fears of a breakdown in international order, some of which he shares, "I believe profoundly that the United States and the United Nations need one another."