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  • The Week in Review 129 - A War on Children

    September 9, 2016

    Stephen Lewis comments on a new UNICEF report and the enormous gap between rhetoric and reality when it comes to child protection.

  • Week in Review 128 — The UN admits responsibility in Haiti

    August 19, 2016

    Stephen Lewis comments on the news that the United Nations has finally admitted its role in causing the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti.

    This commentary was taped on Thursday morning, August 18th. On Thursday night the 2nd Circuit Court released its decision on the challenge to UN immunity in the Haiti cholera case. The court upheld the UN’s immunity, without making any provision for justice for the victims. As always, the UN never appeared in court: the case was argued on the UN’s behalf by an attorney from the United States government. The case can be appealed to the US Supreme Court. Whether or not an appeal is launched, AIDS-Free World expects that the UN will now carry out its undertaking to provide a package of reforms to solve the ongoing cholera crisis in Haiti. Much will depend on who emerges as the next Secretary-General … there is one candidate who is largely responsible for the deeply offensive way in which the UN has handled cholera in Haiti. But more of that later. For the present, we rely on the finding of Professor Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur for Poverty and Human Rights, that the actions of the UN were and are “legally indefensible.”

  • Week in Review 127 – Double Standards in the Race for UN Secretary-General

    August 12, 2016

    Stephen Lewis discusses the recent straw poll in the selection process for the next Secretary-General. [Watch this video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qtnQAcFbuA0]

  • Week in Review 126 — Marching toward the apocalypse

    August 5, 2016

    Stephen Lewis comments on a disturbing trend that threatens the future of the planet.

  • Week in Review 125: A Woman SG: All Talk, No Votes?

    July 29, 2016

    Stephen Lewis comments on the first straw poll and the race to be the next UN Secretary-General.

  • Looking back at AIDS 2016 (The Week in Review 124)

    July 22, 2016

    Stephen Lewis reports from the closing of the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

  • Will AIDS 2016 be a turning point?

    July 15, 2016

    Stephen Lewis comments on the state of HIV/AIDS in advance of the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

  • Week in Review 122: Misinformation and malicious intent

    July 8, 2016

    Stephen Lewis comments on the Iraq war and government repression of NGOs.

  • Week in Review 121: Shock and profit

    June 30, 2016

    Stephen Lewis comments on the fallout from last week's Brexit vote.

  • Week in Review 120 — Capitulation

    June 17, 2016

    Stephen Lewis comments on the removal of Saudi Arabia from the latest UN report on Children and Armed Conflict.

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