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U.N. Conference Reaches Agreement on Anti-Racism Resolution

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Delegates from more than 100 United Nations (U.N.) member nations met in Geneva, Switzerland, this week to discuss strategies for eradicating racism. The Durban Review Conference (Durban II) is a follow-up to the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, which was held in 2001 in Durban, South Africa. After months of … Read More

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First Annual U.N. Day of Social Justice

Friday, February 20, 2009

Today is the first annual United Nations (U.N.) World Day of Social Justice. Member countries that celebrate the day are holding events that uphold the goals of the U.N.’s World Summit for Social Development, which include ending poverty, encouraging the full inclusion of every citizen in society, and striving to provide full employment and gender … Read More

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Obama Puts the Brakes on Guant√°namo

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Just hours after being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on January 20, President Barack Obama signed an executive order directing military prosecutors to seek a 120-day delay of all military tribunals at a U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. According to a court document (PDF), Obama will use that time … Read More

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