Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

U.N.’s Ban Hails U.S. Genocide Measure

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Measures declared last week by Washington to work to prevent genocide and mass atrocities are positive steps, the U.N. secretary-general said.

U.S. President Barack Obama called for an atrocities prevention board to respond quickly to early signs of alleged human rights abuses. Human rights abusers and war criminals would be hindered from getting visas into the United States under the initiative.

Obama said prevention of atrocities and respect for human rights laws are fundamental U.S interests.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement praised the Obama administration for upholding its responsibility to protect civilians from atrocities.

“If the responsibility to protect is to become fully operational, the solemn commitments undertaken by member states at the United Nations will have to be matched by innovative and sustained measures at the national level,” he added in a statement through his spokesman.

Ban last month at a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly called for international efforts to make sure the 21st century was not one in which the pages of history were “written in the blood of innocents.”

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “U.N.’s Ban Hails U.S. Genocide Measure”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.