UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba
The U.N. General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 30th year, with the Biden administration continuing former President Donald Trump’s opposition and refusing to return to the Obama administration’s 2016 abstentionwashingtonpost.com
At UN, nations urge overdue reckoning with colonial crimes
In this photo provided by the United Nations, Bob Loughman, prime minister of Vanuatu, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. Sierre Leone’s vice president gave world nations a 10-year deadline to wrap up the colonial era, once and for all. Since the birth of the United Nations 75 years ago, its ranks have mushroomed from 51 members to 193, as territory after territory shed old-world rulers and proclaimed independence. “If we are to remain true to the fundamental principles of the United Nations that is fit for purpose, then it becomes absolutely necessary to relegate the chapter of colonialism to history within the period 2021-2030,” he said. The prime minister of Mauritius spoke in front of a map that included the Britain-controlled Chagos Archipelago as part of its territory.