North Korea nuclear crisis: US seeks tough UN approach

The US envoy to the UN has urged the Security Council to take the “strongest possible measures” against North Korea after its latest nuclear test. “The time has come to exhaust all diplomatic means before it is too late,” Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the council in New York. The US will circulate a new draft Security Council resolution, hoping for a vote next Monday. South Korea is set to scrap a warhead weight limit on its own missiles. President Moon Jae-in agreed in a phone call with…

Read More

Missile strikes on north Syria schools, hospitals kill 50: UN

Air strikes have hit at least five medical facilities and two schools in northern Syria, killing 50 people, the United Nations said Monday, calling the attacks “blatant violations of international law.” The United States also condemned the attacks on civilian targets, which it said included two hospitals in the Aleppo area — a Medecins Sans Frontieres facility and the Women`s and Children`s Hospital in Aziz city. The upsurge in violence comes just days after international powers, meeting in Munich, proposed a “cessation of hostilities” within a week as a step…

Read More

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education visits EI

Education International was honoured this week to receive a visit to its Brussels headquarters by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Kishore Singh. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education Kishore Singh.   During his visit on 3 February, Singh met with Education International (EI) General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen and his management team and discussed  the challenges affecting teachers and students around the world. “We are committed to working with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, the UN system, and governments…

Read More