Fractured GA Close to Conclusions

Artyom Borzhoska with Russia Today The General Assembly has been quite divided over indigenous rights across the committee sessions this weekend. This has resulted in three main working groups: a group spearheaded by the United States, Australia, and New Zealand has been focusing on creating better living standards for indigenous peoples; a joint Japanese-Luxembourg-Malaysian-Indian proposal … More Fractured GA Close to Conclusions

Political Institution Threatens Change for Indigenous Communities

Times of India Jan 8, 2017 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 … More Political Institution Threatens Change for Indigenous Communities

Generic Anti-Americanism at the General Assembly

Fox News Time and time again the nations of the world have used the peaceful General Assembly, Third Committee, of the United Nations to belittle and admonish American policies on Native Americans. In the face of the ongoing standoff in North Dakota over the ND Access Pipeline, delegations to the Third General Assembly felt that … More Generic Anti-Americanism at the General Assembly

Small Steps to Big Results: the UN tackles indigenous issues

Times of India Jan 8, 2017   In an attempt to address the injustices committed against indigenous people around the globe, several countries of the General Assembly at the UN are coming together to find solutions to improve indigenous peoples’ lives.   With great enthusiasm, the delegates of Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, and India have stated … More Small Steps to Big Results: the UN tackles indigenous issues

Pushed for Time

The General Assembly Has More Work Than Expected Der Spiegel | Vancouver | 8 January 2017 | After a long day of working hard in the General Assembly, it still seems that there is much more work to be done. Upon the first opportunity to motion for suspensions, the dais verbally smiled upon a 30 … More Pushed for Time

UAE Decries Western Powers’ Hypocrisy on Indigenous Rights

Al Jazeera   1/08/2017 – Vancouver, BC   The delegate of the United Arab Emirates to the General Assembly approached Al Jazeera in the early hours of Sunday morning’s session to express several concerns with the proceedings of the body. While the delegate spoke of their “deep satisfaction” with the proceedings, the UAE underlined the … More UAE Decries Western Powers’ Hypocrisy on Indigenous Rights

Two-State System? More like a To-Wait System

Artyom Borzhoska with Russia Today   In an article published by Al Jazeera on 7 January, the news source reported that “Israel and Palestine Agree to Two-State Solution” in the ongoing United Nations General Assembly discussion on indigenous rights. However, this was not exactly the case. Russia Today spoke with the delegates from both Israel and … More Two-State System? More like a To-Wait System