Today brings Day 23 of the fast outside the United Nations by three Tibetan monks protesting Chinese occupation of their homeland.
Protesters will gather at Times Square this morning at 8, the Chinese Embassy at 11, and then meet with the hunger strikers at 3 p.m., organizers say.
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Today marks the start of the 17th day of a hunger strike outside the United Nations building in midtown for three Tibetan monks who are protesting China's repression of Tibet, and demanding that the UN recognize their homeland as an independent country and address Chinese human rights abuses.
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The UN Population Division estimates the world's 7 billionth person will be born tomorrow. How do they know this? The UN says the number is "derived from the annual series of world population estimates obtained by interpolating the results of the 2010 Revision of World Population Prospects by ... More >>
via CNN A U.N. security panel is meeting today to discuss how to go about fixing the situation in Libya. They're discussing whether or not to impose international sanctions on the Libyan government, including travel bans on Muammar Qaddafi and those who are close to him. The U.S. has already clos ... More >>
The United Nations is predicting that Earth may be "unrecognizable" in 2050 due to the rise of population and the increase in demand for food. The population is expected to jump from seven billion to nine billion by that year. Yahoo quotes Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund as saying, "We ... More >>
Continuing in their reign of New York City terror, bedbugs have infested the UN. In fact, it seems that bedbugs have been hanging around the UN since at least 2009, causing all sorts of unwanted issues with international diplomacy and feeling itchy.
If you're anything like the many New Yorkers who pick up the New York Post on Sunday mornings, you might have noticed a pretty fun story in those first few pages: in the event we're ever contacted by aliens -- as opposed to "met with DESTRUCTION TERROR AND MAYHEM by Aliens" -- the United Nati ... More >>
HeraldScotlandFriday's telethon for disaster relief in Haiti raised $58 million dollars as of Saturday, according to organizers, who say that they haven't counted all the donations yet. The total also doesn't include money from iTunes sales of the concert ($2.99, by the way, and totally worth ... More >>
In the food world, one is exposed to all sorts of asinine PR speak -- "lifestyle consultant" and "food personality" come to mind -- but few terms stoop to the depressing depths of "brand ambassador." What exactly is a brand ambassador? So far as anyone can tell, it's publicistese for "paid ... More >>
By Aaron Howell.
Followers of the Times' City Room blog may have seen that the United Nations has dispatched Raquel Rolnik (pictured), its Special Rapporteur for housing issues, to America. She'll visit various U.S. cities on her trip, including Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans.
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