Post Tagged with: "UN"

Businessman and philanthropist B. K. Modi (wearing hat)  with guests at the Global Citizen Forum meeting in New York (Photo via News India Times)

In NY, Billionaire Businessman Promotes Cooperation

South Asian November 4, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist B.K. Modi hosted a meeting of his Global Citizen Forum at the U.N. to explore ways in which to promote better global cooperation, News India Times reports.

Young Africans Mentor Business Hopefuls

Young Africans Mentor Business Hopefuls

African, Business, Elections 2013, In the News July 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Successful entrepreneurs offered advice at the Mission of the African Union to the U.N. in NYC.

Pakistani Election Violence Reverberates in NYC

Pakistani Election Violence Reverberates in NYC

Politics, South Asian April 29, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Supporters of a Pakistani political party stage a noisy demonstration in front of U.N. headquarters to protest the Taliban’s bloody bombing campaign against the country’s three major secular parties. Protesters said the violence would skew the election results.

Fighting Violence With Drama

Fighting Violence With Drama

Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks March 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Activist Lana Finikin, of the Sistren Theatre Collective, came to New York for the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women session and presented a workshop in which women used drama to combat violence in their lives.

American Muslims women and children protests against the blasphemous film in front of the UN on September 28. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

American Muslims React to Anti-Islam Film

Middle Eastern, New York, Religion, South Asian October 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Unlike the violent reaction in the Arab world against the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims,” the American Muslim community has reacted to the offensive video with calm and muted protest.

Dorjee Gyalpo greets one of his supporters at a reception in Woodside, Queens, on Saturday. Gyalpo and two others, including Shingza Rinpoche (immediately to Gyalpo's left) spent 30 days without food in protest of China's occupation of Tibet. (Photo by Gwen McClure)

After Month-Long Hunger Strike, Tibetan Protesters Honored

Politics, Religion April 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

The Tibetan protesters who finished a 30-day hunger strike outside the United Nations on March 22 were honored this weekend, after the United Nations promised to investigate the situation in Tibet.

Dorjee Gyalpo has lost more than 20 pounds since he began his hunger strike in front of the United Nations on February 22. (Photo by Gwen McClure)

27 Days Into Hunger Strike, Somber Mood at Tibet Protest

Asian, Featured Posts, Politics March 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

As protesters in Tibet burn themselves to death in protest of China’s occupation, a group of protesters here have staged their own quiet protest. Three men are on the 27th day of a hunger strike outside the United Nations.

Paquito D’Rivera (to the conductor's left) at a recent performance.

Cuban émigré support for embargo dwindles

Caribbean, Politics October 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

As the United Nations takes up the question of the American embargo on trade with Cuba, older immigrants from the island find support for sanctions waning.

Pro-Israel rally near U.N.

Evangelicals join Jews in protest

Culture, In the News, New York, Politics September 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm

It wasn’t your usual pro-Israel rally Wednesday outside the United Nations. Evangelical Christians joined Jewish organizations to voice concern that a UN conference on racism would become an Israel-bashing forum. They also opposed creation of a Palestinian state.

Rabbi arrested in UN protest

New York, Video September 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Rabbi Avi Weiss, spiritual leader of the Hebrew Institute at Riverdale, was arrested Wednesday along with five others as they protested at the United Nations. Weiss, a militant supporter of Israel who has been arrested at least two dozen times in acts of civil disobedience, opposes the call for UNRead More

Joy Ogwu, one of Africa's two female Permanent Representatives in the UN

African UN missions deny women equality

African, In the News, Opinion September 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Despite  promises to honor African women’s equality, the continent’s male domination extends all the way to the United Nations.  In fact, the number of female Permanent Representatives from Africa has dwindled to just two in recent years. Chika Onyeani argues that this needs to change.