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Nigel Roberts

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Nigel Roberts is the United Nations correspondent for Politic365. He has been a political, economic and international affairs reporter for more than a dozen years. Nigel also freelances in public relations and communications. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science/International Relations from the City University of New York Graduate School & University Center.

Global Fist Bump Against Racism

Activists and national leaders reaffirmed their commitment to combating racism at a high-level meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The leaders Thursday...

Serena Williams Wins a New Title: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Tennis superstar Serena Williams can add another title to her impressive resume. The United Nations Children’s Fund named the 13-time singles Grand Slam winner...

Reparations? Caribbean Prime Minister Demands Former Slave Nations Pay

In remarks before the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Winston Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda demanded reparations for the descendants of slaves. “Antigua and...

Haiti Asks U.N. Peacekeepers to Stay, Despite Tensions With Troops

A U.N. stabilizing mission to Haiti, which includes more than 12,000 peacekeepers, could draw down soon, and that raises concerns for Haiti’s newly elected...

Wangari Maathai, First African Woman to Win Nobel Peace Prize, Dies

Wangari Muta Maathai, a champion in the global environmental and women’s rights movement, lost her battle with cancer Sunday. Africa’s first female Nobel Laureate...

Elderly Need Protection As Their Population Nears 2 Billion, Says UN

Protecting the rights of seniors is an ongoing discussion at the United Nations. The General Assembly established a working group last December to kick-off a global examination of the issue.

U.N. Calls on World Leaders to Get Tough on Food Industry

These ubiquitous, unhealthy food choices cause obesity, which leads to a number of chronic illnesses and the death of about 3 million adults each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Slavery Fund Exhausted — U.N. Calls for Donations

A United Nations fund that aids victims of modern-day slavery is seriously depleted, and the world body issued an urgent plea for nations to...

Alleged Sexual Assault Caught On Tape, Rift Between Haitians and U.N....

Hundreds of angry Haitians demonstrated in early September against U.N. peacekeepers accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old Haitian man in their barracks. The alleged rape occurred in July and became public on Aug. 30 when a mobile phone video of the incident surfaced.

Obama Tells U.N. “Compromise … is the Path to a Palestinian...

Early in his presidency, the Nobel Committee awarded President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. At that point, in his presidency, he had dealt...