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At InnerCityPro Membership signup, option are offered. Or, to access Protected posts / donate, go to innercitypro.com/signup , via PayPal; you will be emailed a password and instructions. The UN itself writes up press releases about its own meetings, about the Secretary General's and Security Council's statements. Ostensibly objective newswires write these up, usually on ...

On Syria, De Mistura Issues Statement Day After Kerry – Lavrov, Echo of Ban Ki-moon Son in Law Hired by de Mistura

UNITED NATIONS, August 27 (InnerCityPro.com) -- While UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura was slated to appear with John Kerry Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, he did not. Instead the next day, today, he issued the statement below. Meanwhile de Mistura's previous hiring of Ban Ki-moon's son in law Siddarth Chatterjee is echoed by Chatterjee's promotion to ...

On Burundi, After UN Mis-Direction on Mayuyu, Adviser Dieng Slams Genocide Talk, Here

UNITED NATIONS, August 24 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Hours after the UN belatedly confirmed to ICP it had deployed and is now repatriating Burundi's Lt Col Alfred Mayuyu from its Mission in Central African Republic, the UN's Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide issued this statement: " The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama ...

On Yemen, UN Ban Ki-moon After Dropping Saudi From Kid Killer List Expresses Alarm at Airstrike, And Attack From Yemen on Najran

UNITED NATIONS, August 17 (InnerCityPro.com) - After dropping Saudi Arabia from the UN's Children and Armed Conflict annex on Yemen, Ban Ki-moon on August 17 cranked out another statement expressing concern about the conflict -- after a junket to Los Angeles and Calgary, Ban remains "on leave." Here is his statement: "The Secretary-General is alarmed ...

After Saudi Coalition Bombs MSF in Yemen, Belated Comment from Ban Ki-moon Who Dropped Saudis from Kid Killer List

UNITED NATIONS, August 15 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Long after the Saudi led Coalition bombed MSF in Yemen, and eight hours after being asked about it, Ban Ki-moon's spokesman belatedly commented without addressing how or why Ban dropped the Saudi led Coalition from the Children and Armed Conflict annex on Yemen. Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told Inner ...

After Saudi Coalition Kills More Kids in Yemen, Belated Comment from Ban Ki-moon Who Dropped Saudis from Kid Killer List

UNITED NATIONS, August 14 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Long after the Saudi led Coalition killed children in a school in Yemen, after comments by even a US Representative, Ban Ki-moon belatedly commented without addressing how or why he dropped the Saudi led Coalition from the Children and Armed Conflict annex on Yemen. Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told ...

UNSC Issues Statement on Deadly Attacks in Mali on Peacekeepers, Two-Tier DPKO Not Yet Addressed

UNITED NATIONS, August 8 (InnerCityPro.com) -- While the UN Security Council on August 8 issued a press statement about deadly attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali, below as drafted by France, it has not addressed the pattern of UN Peacekeeping under Herve Ladsous operating "two tier" missions. As ICP has reported on UN Peacekeeping's unseemly ...

UN Drops Other Shoe on Yemen Talks, After Ban Ki-moon Sells Out to Saudi

UNITED NATIONS, August 6 (InnerCityPro.com) - On Yemen and the UN's failed talks, aligned as it is with Saudi Arabia to which Ban Ki-moon literally sold out, the other shoe has dropped. Today "UN" envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed issued this: Statement of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismail Ould ...

After Ban Drops Saudi From Kid Killer List, Says He’s Careful, Won’t Answer Press

By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, August 2 (InnerCityPro.com) -- The UN Secretariat of Ban Ki-moon's bungling of Yemen mediation has become ever more clear, according to multiple sources and documents exclusively seen by Inner City Press, see below. Now Ban's bungling and worse have become more public. He put Saudi Arabia on the annex ...

On South Sudan, US Statement Says UN Documents Rapes, Not That UN Peacekeepers Watched and Did Nothing: Why?

UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (InnerCityPro.com) -- The day after US Ambassador Samantha Power told the UN Security Council to stay on alert over the weekend due to reports of violence in the Equatorias in South Sudan, on July 30 the US issued the statement below. It refers to the UN counting rapes -- but says ...

On Libya, After UK Boris Johnson Speaks, Video Here, UNSC Issues Press Statement

UNITED NATIONS, July 22 (InnerCityPro.com) -- After the UN Security Council held two meetings about Libya on July 22, the second one featuring an "Explanation of Vote" speech by Boris Johnson, below (and ICP video here), later on July 22 the Council issued this Press Statement: "The members of the Security Council welcomed the 16-17 ...