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US Pushes for NGO's Acceptance Despite China Lobbying

The United States has launched a campaign to get U.N. accreditation for the non-profit organization Freedom Now, which works to free prisoners of conscience around the world, but the effort is facing opposition, especially from China. Last month, the U.N. committee that accredits non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, rejected the Washington-based group's application. But the United States has decided to take the issue to the committee's parent body, the 54-member Economic and...

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