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Last hope for the UN

Feature story | 20 March, 2003 at 1:00

The leaders of the most powerful nations on Earth have failed us. The Security Council has failed us. War has begun. The UN should not allow itself to be relegated to a strictly humanitarian role: it is their moment to stand up and give voice to...

US unilateralism no laughing matter

Feature story | 26 March, 2003 at 1:00

"Frustrated with the United Nations' consistent, blatant regard for the will of its 188 member nations, the US announced Monday the formation of its own international governing body, the USUN." Some would merely laugh off this satirical story in...

US to UN: Butt out

Feature story | 10 April, 2003 at 2:00

An extraordinary communication from the United States to UN representatives around the world has been leaked to Greenpeace.(Full text of the leaked document here). In it, the United States warns that the simple act of support for a General...

Bloody timber off the market

Feature story | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

While many people know diamonds are not best friends with regional stability in West Africa, the timber industry quietly stepped in to support arms trafficking in Liberia both logistically and financially. But after two years of intense...

UN: bottom trawling protection “woefully inadequate”

Feature story | 18 July, 2006 at 2:00

After two years, the UN has finally confirmed what everyone knew already: measures taken to protect deep-sea life from destructive fishing practices such as high seas bottom trawling is “woefully inadequate” and that “urgent action is required...

Sigourney Weaver and the US: calling for an end to bottom trawling

Feature story | 4 October, 2006 at 2:00

Actress Sigourney Weaver, star of Alien and Ghostbusters, has joined us at the UN in New York calling for a moratorium on high- seas bottom trawling. Adding more weight to Team Ocean Defenders, the US government has also been supportive. George...

Bottom trawling: the UN decides

Feature story | 17 November, 2006 at 1:00

This week will be our last chance for the UN to call for a moratorium on bottom trawling. The world is watching as Canada and Spain threaten to scupper what scientists call an "overwhelming" case. Take action now!

Iceland harpoons deep-sea protection

Feature story | 23 November, 2006 at 1:00

The proposed moratorium on high-seas bottom trawling was harpooned today at the UN, as Iceland put the interests of their fishing fleets above other countries and scientific advice (sound familiar?).

Iceland harpoons deep-sea protection

Feature story | 23 November, 2006 at 1:00

The proposed moratorium on high-seas bottom trawling was harpooned today at the UN, as Iceland put the interests of their fishing fleets above other countries and scientific advice (sound familiar?). Even Canada and Spain gave in to common sense...

Greenpeace meets UN chief

Feature story | 20 September, 2007 at 2:00

Ban Ki-Moon knows a thing or two about climate change and, as head of the UN, the world’s top diplomat knows a thing or two about politics. When our own executive director, Dr. Gerd Leipold, got in the lift at the UN bound for the 38th floor, he...

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