Sonali Samarasinghe, a former journalist and widow of a Sri Lankan journalist killed in 2009, talks about what the UN can do amid the increasing attacks on journalists worldwide.
The US and other western countries have in the past used their strength to threaten nations into ‘falling in line’.
The current chair of G77, Ecuador is lobbying for an independent UN body that will eliminate tax havens and illicit financial flows which affect world’s poorer nations.
After President-elect Trump criticised the working of the United Nations, tensions are set to boil over
One of the most elusive problems that the new UN chief will inherit will be the Israel-Palestine conflict – unresolved despite 50 years of negotiations and unimplemented Security Council resolutions.
To promote transparency, the UN has proposed a Freedom of Information Act to help journalists access information, along with the creation of a UN special envoy to ensure the safety of journalists worldwide.