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Because GCC nations have not acceded to the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of refugees, they do not recognize Syrians living in the gulf Arab countries as such.
Tonga has made an investment in its children by making a commitment to the UN Convention on the rights of the child, the visiting UNICEF Representative to the Pacific Mr Sheldon Yett observed this week in Nuku'alofa.

She will share those experiences at a session of the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change held in Morocco in November.
Application of the U.N.'s Convention on genocide, which has teeth within Canadian law requires permission of Canada's Minister of Justice.

... to 25th in the United Nation's gender equality ranking. The criticism comes as the United Nations holds its 65th annual meeting to eliminate gender discrimination, and just a few months after the country's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, was ...
United Nations - A U.N. human rights expert strongly criticized the United Nations on Tuesday for denying legal responsibility for the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti caused by U.N. peacekeepers, calling it "a disgrace" and urging the world body to ...
In an effort to meet some of the country's international treaty obligations under the United Nations, Members of Parliament last Thursday ratified five United Nations conventions on the environment and the charter of the Organisation of Islamic ...
In July next year the UN Committee against torture will consider how Ireland is meeting its obligations under the UN convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Mr Mendez said: "Clearly the figures show ...
It is one of the stock hypocrisies of United Nations climate careerists, that while deploring carbon-emitting travel by everyone else, they have turned the UN into a prodigious generator of long, lavish and frequent "climate-change" conferences, held ...
Dr. Samura Kamara said President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone signed the Paris Agreement in September 2016 during the 21st United Nations Summit in New York and by Parliament approving such conventions; the country, he noted has been positioned in ...
... development. Moreover, as you are currently considering, perhaps a strategic pick for your Deputy Secretary-General would be the former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change, Christiana Figueres?
The International Campaign to Abolish nuclear weapons (ICAN) said on Thursday that 107 countries had declared themselves co-sponsors of a draft UN resolution known as L41 - seeking to set up talks on a total ban on nuclear weapons in New York next year ...
"I propose to all of you, dear colleagues, to intensify joint efforts of parliamentarians to agree on the UN comprehensive convention on international terrorism as soon as possible," Matvienko said at the 17th meeting of the Association of European ...

18 October 2016 - The head of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification told delegations gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to assess the treaty's implementation, the impacts of land degradation affect the Sustainability of the entire world, so ...
17 October 2016 - Citing indisputable negative impacts of transnational organized crime on people's lives and societies, the United Nations top anti-crime official today stressed the need to make better use of the existing global convention and its ...
The endorsement followed a series of discussions, including with the Environment and Forestry Ministry, about key points of the convention before passing it into law. "All political factions have agreed to follow up the deliberations ... The ...
Speaking on behalf of Arab nations, head of the Arab group participating in the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention against Transnational Organized crime Hussam Al-Husseini said that terrorist attacks ...
The UN Convention on International Trade in endangered species (CITES) surprised many on October 4th by extending long-overdue protections for more than 250 species of rosewood, a timber rapidly being harvested to commercial extinction.
LSE helps UN on tackling violence against women. institution to work with UN special rapporteur and ... The London school of economics has announced a partnership designed to help the United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women deliver ...
Following a discussion with the main committee of the United Nations General Assembly responsible for social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues ...
The head of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification told delegations gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to assess the treaty's implementation, the ...
The UN spoke out strongly about desertification in Africa on Tuesday less than a week after Kenya's government said 1.3 million citizens were facing starvation in drought-hit regions.
Colin Kaepernick, who's been the subject of swirling controversy since protesting the national anthem, addressed critics who have called him "un-American" for his actions. "I don't understand what's more American than fighting for liberty and justice ...
Ezra Levant is hoping Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will go to bat for his conservative online publication The rebel, after he says it was barred from a United ...
ICC remains the Business and Industry NGO "focal" point for business in the UN Framework Convention on climate change (UNFCCC), as well as for the.
17 October 2016 - The rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is critical for hunger and poverty reduction, the United ...
Ezra Levant is hoping Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will go to bat for his conservative online publication The rebel, after he says it was barred from a United Nations climate conference. Levant says The Rebel applied ... Nicholas Nuttall, a spokesman ...
17 October 2016 - Citing indisputable negative impacts of transnational organized crime on people's lives and societies, the United Nations top anti-crime official today stressed the need to make better use of the existing global convention and its ...
That fact seems to have escaped the U.N. when it drafted its United Nations Convention on the Law of the sea, signed in 1982.
Benaulim (Goa) : Strongly condemning the recent terror attacks in India and other BRICS nations, the five-nation powerful grouping today asked all countries to prevent "terrorist actions" from their soil and called for expeditious adoption of an India ...
The International Tribunal is an independent judicial body established by the UN Convention on the Law of the sea to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention. The body is composed of 21 independent members ...
"In its resolution 55/61 of 4 December 2000, the General Assembly recognized that an effective international legal instrument against corruption, independent of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized crime (resolution 55/25 ...
ISIS is guilty of genocide: a crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and all 193 Members of the United Nations. ISIS leaders and operatives should stand trial before worldwide courts for the vast array of international ...
United Nations: India's ratification of the Paris climate change agreement moves the world an "important step closer" towards achieving the goal of entering the landmark deal into force this year, UN chief Ban Ki-Moon said. ... Adopted in Paris by the ...
The Liberals have long demanded that Norway adopt the Optional Protocol to the Convention that allows children to submit complaints, appeals and petitions.
But recently, proponents got what on the surface is a big boost from the United Nations. The U.N.-affiliated Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released a ... The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial ...
29 September 2016 - Senior United Nations officials today announced that the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is closer to entering into force, as India - a country that produces more than four per cent ...
In a strongly worded open letter, the ITGA called on United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon to intervene in their behalf and exercise his authority to look into this breach of international law and ensure that the UN-Framework Convention on ...
Revised anti-corruption law should better accord with UN convention. The revised Anti-corruption Law should accord with relevant laws and the United Nations Convention against Corruption, participants said at the third session of the National Assembly ...
Sushma Swaraj took to the UN General Assembly podium and demanded that "if any nation refuses to join this global strategy" - she was referring to the Comprehensive Convention on International terrorism that India introduced in the UN 20 years ago ...
The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority yesterday began a regional training session on the review of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in co-operation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and crime ...
The Holy See's ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption has been dismissed as mere "window dressing" by the National Secular Society.
An un-bear-ably cute cub has flown in face of convention and now calls an airfield his home. The adorable cub was found on a landing strip and locals took him under their wing and named him Mansur, which means "bear" in their Altai.
Rabat - Morocco submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on climate change, in parallel to the ratification of the Paris Agreement on September 21, 2016, said on Monday a statement by the ...
Singapore: Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh on Monday (Sep 26) answered criticism that the United Nations (UN) was an ineffective talk shop, making the case for its relevance today.


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