By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Thailand and New Zealand sound like the best places for prostitutes in Asia and the South Pacific, because they face repressive laws and live miserable and dangerous lives in the rest of the region, where the sex trade is outlawed, according to a new U.N. report that calls for the decriminalization of the voluntary sex trade.
Thailand and New Zealand sound like the best places for prostitutes in Asia and the South Pacific, because they don't face the repressive laws that exist in the rest of the region, according to a new U.N. report that calls for the decriminalization of the voluntary sex trade.
A report from a U.N. mine removal expert says unexploded cluster munitions have been found in northern Sri Lanka, appearing to confirm, for the first time, that the weapons were used in that country's long civil war.
Girls and women in Afghanistan still suffer shocking abuse. But the public outrage and the government's response to it also show that the country is slowly changing.
A hackers group calling itself "Team Poison" has posted what it says are the user names and passwords of more than 100 United Nations staffers' email accounts it pulled from a U.N. computer server.
A $21.7 billion global health fund and the U.N.'s main development arm launched new anti-corruption measures Friday in the wake of intense scrutiny from donors and stories by The Associated Press detailing fraud in their grants.
The new Republican majority in the House is poised to revive some old battles over the U.S. government's financial contribution to the United Nations, vowing once again to use the power of America's purse to force what it calls needed reforms at the world body.
Government officials and outside aid groups say rubble removal is the priority before Haiti can rebuild.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.N. ethics chief is recommending an investigation into whether a U.N. official was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about his agency's financial transactions in North Korea, according to a letter obtained yesterday.
NEW YORK — U.S. authorities yesterday arrested a U.N. translator accused of running an extravagant scheme with two partners to sell U.S. visas, mostly to nationals from the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan.
NEW YORK — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for an extended investigation of the U.N. Development Program's North Korea office, saying he is concerned about reports that Pyongyang had used U.N. money to buy foreign property and dual-use scientific equipment.