Post Tagged with: "United Nations"

Gabriel Chávez, in front of the United Nations in New York City, reading a long list of Colombians who have been murdered. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Colombians at the United Nations: ‘No More Deaths!’

Government, Manhattan, South American May 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

New York City Colombians gathered in front of the U.N. to call for an end to decades of political violence as the country prepares for the next presidential election, Queens Latino reports.

US Pinoys for Good Governance protest by the UN (Screen shot via Balitang American video)

Filipino Group Rallies Over Sea Dispute

Asian, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

On Philippine Independence Day, members of US Pinoys for Good Governance rallied outside the UN calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to uphold a ruling in favor of the Philippines over the South China Sea dispute.

Leobardo Santillán keeps his hopes up. (Photo by Marco Meza via Diario de México)

Mexican Activist Who Held Hunger Strike Recovers in Hospital

Manhattan, Mexican April 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

The Mexican activist who staged a hunger strike is recovering in the hospital and claims he has been mistreated by U.N. guards, Diario de México reports.

Mexican activist Leobardo Santillán (Photo via El Diario)

Ayotzinapa Activist Starts Hunger Strike before the UN

Manhattan, Mexican March 24, 2016 at 11:35 am

Leobardo Santillán started a hunger strike before the U.N. headquarters in New York, part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about violence and impunity in Mexico, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rep. Nydia Velázquez, with Council member Carlos Menchaca and Steven Choi, from the New York Immigration Coalition, announce the march, which will take place on Sunday, Dec. 18, in Manhattan on International Migrants Day. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Marching for Immigrant Justice to Trump Tower

Immigration, Manhattan December 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Local leaders and pro-immigrant activists announced a massive anti-Trump rally for this Sunday, coinciding with International Migrants Day, at the U.N. and Trump Tower, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dueling Thai Demonstrations at UN

Dueling Thai Demonstrations at UN

Featured Posts, Government, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm

As Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha prepares to address the UN this week, pro- and anti-Thai government protesters gathered nearby.

The protesters denounced the prison sentence given to Venezuelan opposition member Leopoldo López and the deportation of Colombians. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans and Colombians in NYC Unite against Maduro

Manhattan, South American September 21, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Demonstrators protested the imprisonment of a Venezuelan opposition leader and the deportation of more than 1,000 Colombians at the UN headquarters, El Diario reports.

(Photo via News India Times)

Inaugural Day of Yoga in NYC

Health, New York, South Asian June 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Yoga aficionados sought inner peace June 21 in yoga sessions across the city, including ones at Times Square, the United Nations and a Hindu temple in Flushing, reports News India Times.

María de Jesús Tlatenpa-Bello, mother of one of the disappeared students. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Parents of Ayotzinapa Students Arrive in New York

Manhattan, Mexican April 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

As the parents of the 43 Ayotzinapa students who disappeared in Mexico present a petition to the U.N., local activists complain of lack of community involvement, El Diario reports.

“Consider the legacy,” one of the many elements in the Ark of Return memorial at U.N. Plaza. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Memorial to Slavery’s Victims Unveiled

African, African American, Caribbean, History, Manhattan April 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm

“The Ark of Return,” a memorial to slavery’s victims, was recently unveiled at the United Nations Visitors Plaza, Caribbean Life reports.

‘Imams for She’ Launched

‘Imams for She’ Launched

Featured Posts, Muslim, Video, Women April 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Coinciding with the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN, a new global initiative, “Imams for She,” was launched in New York.

Brazilians Follow Elections Back Home Closely

Brazilians Follow Elections Back Home Closely

Politics, South American September 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

But Brazilians voting in NY and NJ are discouraged about their choices.