Post Tagged with: "United Nations"

Vernuccio’s View: World Refugee Numbers Soar

Vernuccio’s View: World Refugee Numbers Soar

The U.S. State Department has issued its latest report on worldwide refugee conditions. At the end of 2017 (the most recent figure available) the estimated refugee population worldwide stood at 25.4 million, with 17.2 million receiving protection or assistance from the […]

Trump: "As President of the United States of America, I will ALWAYS put #AmericaFirst 🇺🇸 #UNGA" [Twitter] WH.Gov

Vernuccio’s View: Trump Charts New Course at U.N.

President Trump’s  address to the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on September 19 was the most substantive and direct in a generation. He repudiated the global inclination to place international bureaucracies over national governments, and the use of […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Where The Pols Are, September 18

Where The Pols Are, September 18

Monday, September 18 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. 11:00 AM Governor Cuomo is Guest on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC. Listen live here 11:00 AM Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony […]

Tech Focus: U.S. No Longer Gatekeeper of Internet Domains

Tech Focus: U.S. No Longer Gatekeeper of Internet Domains

U.S. No Longer Gatekeeper of Internet Domains On October 1st something important happened to the internet without much notice, media discussion or  political debate. Here are some important facts: ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) went from reporting […]

by · October 15, 2016 · Tech Focus
Op-Ed:The UN Ousted Me For Uncovering Corruption

Op-Ed:The UN Ousted Me For Uncovering Corruption

Something is Wrong at the UN: I Was Thrown Out on Feb 19 for Looking Into Corruption and Double Standards by Matthew Russell Lee, Esq. Something is wrong at the United Nations. As a journalist covering the UN for 10 […]

by · March 20, 2016 · Op Ed
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon To Speak At Lehman College Thursday

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon To Speak At Lehman College Thursday

Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General, will deliver the 47th Annual Herbert H. Lehman Lecture on Thursday, March 17, at the Lovinger Theatre at 11 a.m at Lehman College. The title of the lecture is “From Turmoil to Opportunity: The United Nations […]