UN Human Rights Council’s “Pretty Packed Schedule” Has No Time for Myanmar’s Starving Victims

At the initiative of the Cuban government, the UN Human Rights Council will convene on May 23, 2008 for an emergency “special session” to address rising food prices. Several EU states also added their names to the Cuban request. The world food crisis is certainly an urgent issue, but few expect this meeting to …

U.K. Threatens Pull-Out If UN’s ‘Durban II’ Becomes Anti-Semitic Replay

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 14, 2008 — The British government told parliament that it is considering pulling out from a UN conference on racism if it replays the acrimonious anti-Semitism of the 2001 precursor held in Durban, South Africa. “With Iran’s Ahmadinejad calling to destroy the Jewish state at the …