Daily Archives: June 2, 2016

China | UN Security Council renews sanctions on South Sudan

The UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed sanctions on South Sudan for another year to support the implementation of a peace agreement in the country.

In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-nation council decided to renew the travel bans and asset freezes imposed on individuals obstructing the peace deal and meanwhile extend the mandate of the panel of experts who monitor the sanctions for 13 months.

Statement by the Colombian Peoples’ Congress (Europe) in support of the National Minga

In Colombia more than 100,000 people affiliated to the Minga of Farmers, Rural, Ethnic and Popular Sectors [Minga is an indigenous term for collective action] will undertake a national protest beginning on May 30th with the following major demands:

Israel | Ukraine honors nationalist whose troops killed 50,000 Jews

Amid a divisive debate in Ukraine on state honors for nationalists viewed as responsible for anti-Semitic pogroms, the country for the first time observed a minute of silence in memory of Symon Petliura, a 1920s statesman blamed for the murder of 50,000 Jewish compatriots.

German Bundestag recognizes Armenian Genocide

The German Bundestag on Thursday, June 2 adopted a resolution on the recognition and the condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.

The vote was unanimous in supporting the resolution with just one MP voting against and another one abstaining.