1:06pm: President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly today as diplomats scramble to craft a deal that would avoid a showdown vote over a Palestinian demand for statehood recognition. The deal reportedly calls for Israel and the Palestinians to begin peace talks towards a two-state solution with Israel accepting its pre-1967 borders and… Continue reading Obama Speaks to UN on Palestine, Funding the US Solar Industry, Bob Edwards on Today’s Media: Today on Here and Now
WFPL will air a one-hour news special on Libya this afternoon at 3pm. The NPR News Special, hosted by Neal Conan, will examine the United Nations No-Fly Zone resolution. The special will pre-empt the second hour of Science Friday.
The Louisville-based Presbyterian Church U.S.A. is ramping up its efforts to help farmers in Haiti following the January earthquake. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The church has had development projects with Haitian partner groups for decades, including those involving agriculture. Now, it’s providing half a million dollars for a giving seeds and tools to farmers working… Continue reading Presbyterians Launch Project to Aid Haiti's Farmers
The Louisville Chapter of the United Nations Association is holding forum on human trafficking this weekend. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. Many people call it modern-day slavery. And on Sunday panelists who work with victims of this crime and others who educate lawmakers and the public on the issue will participate in the forum. Matt… Continue reading UN Association to Hold Forum on Human Trafficking
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A Louisville group is joining others worldwide in marking today’s Human Rights Day. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The United Nations General Assembly designated each December 10th Human Rights Day in 1950. And this year, the Louisville chapter of the United Nations Association is recognizing the occasion by showing The Reckoning, a film about the… Continue reading Local UN Association Shows Film for Human Rights Day
Some local groups are praising this week’s election of the United States to the United Nation’s top human rights group. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The UN General Assembly elected the US to UN Human Rights Council Tuesday. In 2006, the Bush administration refused to join the group, saying it included repressive governments. Representatives from… Continue reading Groups Praise US Election to Human Rights Council