Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press

Edith M. Lederer

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Recent articles by Edith:

UN takes step to put veto users under global spotlight

The U.N. General Assembly has taken a first step to put the five permanent members of the Security Council under the spotlight when they use their veto power → Read More

US and Russia clash over cause of food price rises

UNTED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Russia on Thursday of making the precarious food situation in Yemen and elsewhere even worse by invading Ukraine, calling it “just another grim example of the ripple effect Russia’s unprovoked, unjust, unconscionable war is having on the world’s most vulnerable.” Linda Thomas-Greenfield told a U.N. Security Council meeting on… → Read More

UN says Ukraine war threatens to devastate many poor nations

A U.N. task force warns that Russia’s war on Ukraine threatens to devastate the economies of many developing countries that are now facing even higher food and energy costs and increasingly difficult financial conditions → Read More

UN: Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have fled homes

Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of 142 youngsters, though the number is almost certainly much higher, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday. → Read More

UN: Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine's children have fled homes

The U.N. children's agency says nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion → Read More

UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia from the world organization’s leading human rights body over allegations of horrific rights violations b… → Read More

UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia from the world organization’s leading human rights body over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, which the United States and Ukraine have called tantamount to war crimes. → Read More

UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

** GRAPHIC WARNING: PHOTOS IN THIS STORY DEPICT THE VIOLENT AFTERMATH OF WAR. DISCRETION ADVISED** UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U. N. General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia from the world organization's leading human rights body over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, which the United States and Ukraine have called tantamount to war crimes. → Read More

UN to vote Thursday on suspending Russia from rights council

The U.N. General Assembly will vote Thursday on whether to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s premier human rights body → Read More

UN to vote on suspending Russia from human rights council

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U. N. General Assembly will vote Thursday on whether to suspend Russia from the U. N. ’s premiere human rights body. The move was initiated by the United States in response to the discovery of hundreds of bodies after Russian troops withdrew from towns near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, sparking calls for its forces to be tried for war crimes. U. S. → Read More

Russia urged to stop using land mines in its war in Ukraine

A top official in the global campaign against the use of land mines is urging Russia stop its troops in Ukraine from laying the weapons that too often kill and maim civilians → Read More

Ukraine War Creating Biggest Global Food Crisis Since WWII

The U.N. food chief warned Tuesday the war in Ukraine has created “a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe” and will have a global impact. → Read More

UN chief launches effort for Ukraine humanitarian cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief launched an initiative Monday to immediately explore possible arrangements for "a humanitarian cease-fire in Ukraine" in order to allow the delivery of desperately needed aid and pave the way for serious political negotiations to end the month-long war. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he used his "good offices" and asked… → Read More

UN to vote on blaming Russia for Ukraine humanitarian crisis

The U.N. General Assembly is voting Thursday on a resolution backed by over 90 countries that blames Russia for the escalating humanitarian crisis in Ukraine → Read More

UN council defeats Russia humanitarian resolution on Ukraine

The U.N. Security Council has overwhelmingly defeated a Russian resolution that would have acknowledged Ukraine’s growing humanitarian needs -- but without mentioning the Russian invasion that caused the escalating crisis → Read More

Security Council to hear Russian claim of US labs in Ukraine

The U_N_ Security Council will meet Friday at Russia’s request to discuss what Moscow claims are “the military biological activities of the U_S_ on the territory of Ukraine.” → Read More

US accuses Russia of using UN council for disinformation

The U.N. Security Council will meet Friday at Russia’s request to discuss what Moscow claims are “the military biological activities of the U.S. on the territory of Ukraine.” → Read More

US says $100 billion soon to help poor nations with climate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Wednesday he thinks rich countries can finally meet their pledge to provide $100 billion annually to help poor nations cope with climate change beginning this year — and will definitely reach that amount in 2023. → Read More

UN Assembly votes to demand that Russia stop war in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted at an emergency session Wednesday to demand an immediate halt to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine and the withdrawal of all Russian troops, with sustained applause breaking out after a formidable show of support among the 193 member nations against the invasion.The vote on the “Aggression against Ukraine” resolution was 141-5, with 35 abstentions. → Read More

4 countries stand with Russia; UN votes overwhelmingly to call war's end

Russia learned just how isolated it is in its war against Ukraine as the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to call for an end to hostilities. → Read More