Articles by Edith M. Lederer

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UN Told Failure to Deal with Diversity Is Root Cause of Wars
Edith M. Lederer | AP News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

One by one, South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki listed African countries Tuesday [12 Oct] where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. He also cited “the centrality of failure properly to manage diversity” in the conflicts in Congo, Burundi, Ivory Coast and Sudan.

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UN Chief: World Is at `Pivotal Moment’ and Must Avert Crises
Edith M. Lederer | The Washington Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

12 Sep 2021 – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dire warning that the world is moving in the wrong direction and faces “a pivotal moment” where continuing business as usual could lead to a breakdown of global order and a future of perpetual crisis. The U.N. chief said the world’s nations and people must reverse today’s dangerous trends and choose “the breakthrough scenario.”

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UN Assembly Approves Pandemic Resolution; US, Israel Object
Edith M. Lederer | AP News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2020

The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on 11 Sep 2020 over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment. The world body adopted the resolution by a vote of 169-2.

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Outgoing UN Rights Chief: No Regrets for Speaking Up
Edith M. Lederer | Associated Press – Fox News, 6 Aug 2018

3 Aug 2018 – The U.N. human rights chief defended his outspoken criticism of abuses in dozens of countries from Myanmar and Hungary to the United States, insisting that his office doesn’t “bring shame on governments, they shame themselves.”

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UN Votes to Protect Privacy in Digital Age
Edith M. Lederer, AP – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Dec 2013

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance on Wednesday [18 Dec 2018] in the most vocal global criticism of U.S. eavesdropping. Germany and Brazil introduced the resolution.

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UN Calls on Israel to Open Nuclear Facilities
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2012

The resolution, approved Monday [3 Dec 2012] by a vote of 174-6 with 6 abstentions, calls on Israel to join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty “without further delay” and open its nuclear facilities to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Those voting “no” were Israel, the U.S., Canada, Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.

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