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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 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 ...

On S Sudan, US Says Will Not Target Any Leaders Or Bring In Equipment to Destabilize

UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (InnerCityPro.com) -- On South Sudan, where the UN is described as unable to protect civilians and, as shown by leaks to ICP, is willing to engage in cover ups, the US has offered this statement: "The United States wants to reassure the people and the government of South Sudan that we are not planning, nor will plan, ...

On Turkey, After Obama & Others, UN’s Ban Manages a Comment, Echo of His Egypt (In)Action

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 (InnerCityPro.com) -- On Turkey, as US President Obama and others spoke of supporting an elected government, there was nothing from Ban Ki-moon. Ban's deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq doled out a quote to his favored media, but nothing else. Ban's (non) position in Egypt - and what he's done for Egyptian state ...

On Turkey, Ban’s Reax Is Only Through Deputy Spox, Only to Some, After Kerry Called Cavusoglu In Support

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 (InnerCityPro.com) -- On the situation in Turkey, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday evening issued the statement below. Some said Ban Ki-moon had spoken, while Ban's Office of the Spokesperson had tweeted or emailed nothing out, and spokesman Stephane Dujarric blocks journalists who are critical. Lter it emerged that ...

UNSC Issues Statement on DR Congo Elections, Here, Fate of Burundi Drafts UNknown

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 (InnerCityPro.com) -- On a Friday just before 5 pm in New York the UN Security Council churned out a Press Statement on the DR Congo, on which France "has the pen" in the Council. The progress, if any, of France's drafts on Burundi is not known. Here was an interview outside ...

After Nice Attack, UNSC Issues Press Statement, Here, PGA and NextSG Candidates Too, Ban 11 Hours Later

UNITED NATIONS, July 14 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Hours after the attack in Nice, the French Mission tweeted that the UN Security Council had issued a Press Statement of condemnation, which we publish below. President of the General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft issued a statement; several candidates to replace Ban Ki-moon tweeted their condemnation. From Ban, still nothing ...

On Next SG Debate, 10 Speakers Summarized Here, Reform Needed,

By Matthew Russell Lee, for InnerCityPro.com UNITED NATIONS, July 12 (InnerCityPro.com)  -- Before ten candidates for Next UN Secretary General were asked questions in a General Assembly Hall given over to Al Jazeera, Inner City Press asked the UN and the President of the General Assembly (PGA) why there was no UNTV stakeout in front ...

On South Sudan, IOM Cites Those Fleeing Conflict, Nothing on UN Closing Gates In Wau

UNITED NATIONS, July 12 (InnerCityPro.com) -- The International Organization for Migration weighed in on South Sudan on Monday, but did not address the UN closing its gates in WAU while an UNcounted number were killed outside. The IOM is not fully in the UN system, but is reticent to criticize the UN when it makes ...

UNHCR Cites Closing of South Sudan – Uganda Border, Not UN Closing Wau Camp Gates, Banning IDPs

UNITED NATIONS, July 12 (InnerCityPro.com) -- The UN  High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued a statement lightly covering the closing of the border between South Sudan and Uganda, but not addressed the UN closing the gates of its camp in Wau as people were killed outside, an issue on which Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ...

On South Sudan, OHCHR Uses Kiir Government’s Death Count, Puts “Protection of Civilians” In Quotations Marks, Wau

UNITED NATIONS, July 12 (InnerCityPro.com) -- On South Sudan the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the UN, which can't or won't provide any casualty figures for Wau where the UNMISS mission closed its gates on civilians seeking protection, has issued a press statement on the fighting in South Sudan, using the ...