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Today in history: It's Persons with Disabilities Day

The theme for 2015 is: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities

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What does the UN Syria report really say?

UN weapons inspectors, in their long-awaited report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus area, did not determine who perpetrated the attacks.

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"Humanitarian intervention" in Syria is a hoax

The language the administration is using to argue for an attack on Syria is morally bankrupt power politics, not humanitarianism, and would violate international law.

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UN General Assembly votes to give Palestine enhanced status

This upgrades Palestine's status from mere "observer" and, without making it a full voting member of the U.N., explicitly recognizes it as a state.

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Syria at a tipping point

108 civilians were reportedly killed in Houla, a group of Syrian villages. The dead included 49 children and 34 women.

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UNESCO grants Palestine membership: Bethlehem, Dead Sea could gain world heritage status

Palestine became UNESCO's 195th member on Monday.

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International law is being eroded at the UN

Despite its mistakes and shortcomings the UN is a place where all member states have the chance to express their opinions - but this is not always the case.

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Palestinian UN bid under review, Israel OKs more settlements

The Obama administration has said it will veto the Palestinian membership application, arguing that negotiations are the only solution.

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What’s going on in Haiti

In Haiti, where the U.S. government wages what amounts to low-intensity war, the balance of forces does not favor the people.

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UN okays "all necessary measures" against Gaddafi

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to call for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya, as well as "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.

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