Commission on the Status for Women Adopts Resolution 1/1 by Acclimation

XIAOXING LI: UN Women have reached a unified decision to pass a comprehensive resolution that provides guidelines for Member States to create a number of protocols to help ensure healthcare to women at risk of violence. The Member States of the Commission on the Status of Women, also known as UN Women, adopted Resolution 1/1 by acclimation earlier this afternoon. Resolution 1/1 is a comprehensive document, spanning many different topics, from safe spaces for abused women to collaborations between regional and worldwide healthcare organizations in post-conflict zones. “The work done today is monumental,” stated the delegation from India during a … Continue reading Commission on the Status for Women Adopts Resolution 1/1 by Acclimation

Memories of Bill, A Man on Fire

ASSOCIATED PRESS: William Billerson is currently wanted by French authorities for his involvement in the leaking of military documents, and is on the run. His larger than life personality has touched many, so we at the Associated Press would like to collect these memories, before his final fate is written. These are some stories of the man we called Bill. “The last time I saw ‘The Whiskey Bill’ Billerson, it was winter in Marrakech. The cold winds blew from the mountains, out towards the French Aircraft Carrier, Charles De Gaulle, that was anchored nearby. We were at the Winking Eagle, … Continue reading Memories of Bill, A Man on Fire

Political Institution Threatens Change for Indigenous Communities

TIMES OF INDIA: With the separation of states into regional blocks, will it be possible for the General Assembly to pass a motion together? This weekend, the General Assembly of the United Nations has come together to discuss indigenous relations and solutions to improve their quality of life around the world. Having separated themselves into regional blocks, the GA has found itself coming up with several excellent solutions to improve indigenous relations. The 2007 UN Declaration of Indigenous Rights has been referenced several times throughout the past two days. Many members of the General Assembly state that the declaration did … Continue reading Political Institution Threatens Change for Indigenous Communities