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Amid the risks of the situation in Syria "spiraling out of control," the United Nations chief has appealed to the five permanent members of the Security ... for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which entered into force in 1997. Security Council
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley in action Tuesday at the United Nations in New York. (Photo: ... The idea that Syria, which has repeatedly used chemical weapons against civilians in violation of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, will be president of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament is outrageous. chemical

As we speak, the country does not have a coherent disability policy resulting in an uncoordinated approach by Government and business to disability issues. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) was ratified in September 2013, but is still undomesticated ...
It is coming up to 25 years since the Government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children's Convention), a treaty that lays out the civil, social, health and other rights of those under the age of 18. A new report from the Children's Convention ...
Doha: The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) yesterday held a workshop on Qatar's accession to the United Nations' TIR Convention, in collaboration with the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as well as several bodies in ...
When the wave of adult marijuana legalization in some states started in 2013, the position of the federal authorities regarding the government's international obligations to prohibit drugs was based on a flexible interpretation of the United Nations drug conventions, commonly known as the ... drug policy

Last summer, tech companies followed suit, with CEOs including Elon Musk signing an Open Letter to the United Nations Convention on Certain Chemical Weapons. This letter warned that LAWS "[t]hreaten to become the third revolution in warfare." Noting that "[w]e do not have long to act," ...
Sudan signed the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) in 1986, but more than 30 years later, it is yet to ratify the Convention despite repeated government commitment to do so. In May 2016, during Sudan's Universal Periodic Review at ...
At the more alarmist end of the scale, these have included the notion that, to retain due respect for international law, Ottawa must withdraw from the conventions before it can legalize cannabis. Influenced by a certain amount of confusion around UN rules on deadlines for the withdrawal process, it was even ...
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says it did not ask Nigeria to legalise cannabis. ... “Our representative clearly stated that legalisation of Cannabis is not supported by the three UN international drug conventions (Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 as amended by the 1972 ...
Home to some 400,000 civilian residents, Eastern Ghouta has remained under a crippling regime siege for the last five years that has prevented the delivery of badly-needed humanitarian supplies. In 1980, the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons banned the usage of flammable Napalm ...
#The group said Mr Bethel emphasised the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the upcoming ratification of Convention against Torture, successful cooperation with United Nations special procedures and the creation of a National Human Rights ...
The world climate summit brings together member states of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and thousands of experts, businesses and non-governmental organizations. Alongside the negotiation process, members of non-governmental organizations often stage spontaneous ...
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, saying that "the United States would continue to examine our ... and Gaza in accordance with international conventions - including condemnation of Israel's lack of cooperation with the UN Commission of Inquiry.
A GROUP of Stroud High School sixth form pupils headed to the United Nations in New York. The 22 teenage girls took part in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a worldwide convention dedicated to the promotion of gender equality. CSW is instrumental in promoting women's rights, ...
Alarmed at persistent reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, the United Nations Secretary-General has called on the Security Council to ... The OPCW is an international organization which works closely with the UN to implement the Convention against Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), and ...

He also said Canada would be in full compliance with the “overarching goal” of the conventions because it protects the health and safety of Canadian citizens and told ... Gwozdecky said the international community understands that “not every convention is the same” and that “it is an evolving system.”.
The information strategy on the full inclusion of people with disabilities was developed in Belarus within the framework of the national plan of action to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. A journalism contest for the excellence in reporting on disability will be ...
“This ceremony demonstrates the strength of international law and the effectiveness of resolving disputes through peaceful means,” the UN chief said. “A central element in the Charter of the United Nations, the peaceful settlement of disputes is also a cornerstone of the United Nations Convention on the ...
Disability groups are warning the government that ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities needs to be backed up with action. The Dail approved the ratification last night, 11 years after it was first signed by Ireland. Ireland is the last EU country to formally approve the convention, ...
A draft 'Law on Joining the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts' was discussed at the Parliament's meeting March 6. MP Aydin Mirzazade said that Azerbaijan joins all conventions presenting a special note. "The special note reads that 20 percent ...
GENEVA — The global fast fashion industry — annually worth $3 trillion — is clearly "an environmental emergency," warned top United Nations ... But U.N. experts such as Niclas Svenningsen, manager of strategy and relationships at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, noted that in the ...
“The Board reminds the Government of Jamaica and all other parties that under article 4, paragraph (c), of the 1961 Convention as amended only the ... While INCB notes throughout the report that medical cannabis is allowed under the international conventions, countries are expected to enact strict ...
Mexico City: The United Nations remains hopeful that U.S. President Donald Trump will change his mind on withdrawing the United States from the Paris ... that there could be a reconsideration," said Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
There were reports that Ajay Gupta left for Dubai on February 6. The United Arab Emirates have ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption of 2003. South Africa ratified this convention in November 2004. The convention contains a comprehensive set of standards‚ measures and rules that all ...
UNITED NATIONS — North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used in the production of chemical weapons, United ... Those suspicions were not assuaged when in 2013 Syria signed onto the Chemical Weapons Convention and claimed to give up its chemical ...
Net - Armenia has presented a resolution on Genocide Prevention during the latest session of the United Nations Human Rights Council which will mark the 70th anniversary of the UN's Genocide Convention, foreign minister Edward Nalbandian said on Tuesday, February 27. “In 2015 upon the initiative of ...
GENEVA, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Landlocked and desert-prone Chad has become the first country outside the pan-European area to accede to the Water Convention, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said Tuesday. The Convention on the Protection and Use of Trans-boundary ...
... Peter Dutton, says "like-minded" countries should come together to review the relevance of the 1951 United Nations refugee convention, arguing the ... Dutton said he agreed with statements made by the British prime minister, Theresa May, and others suggesting the UN convention relating to the ...
When the national media called President Trump un-American for suggesting it was "treasonous" for Democrats not to applaud him at his State of the ... During the 2016 Democratic National Convention, then-Vice President Joe Biden said Trump “has no clue about what makes America great; actually, ...
At least 83 children were killed in conflict zones throughout the Middle East and North Africa last month, according to the United Nations children's agency. The victims died as a result ... The Geneva Convention, which sets out the laws of conflict, calls for the protection of children during war. All 193 member ...
THE GOVERNMENT HAS agreed to finally ratify the UN's Convention on Disabilities. Once it does, Ireland will become the last signatory to do so – 10 years after agreeing to the rights which were enshrined in the Convention. Ratifying it would mean Ireland is bound to it by international law to uphold rights ...
The Government will finally ratify the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities (CPRD), Minister of State for disability, Finian McGrath, has ... The CRPD, which was adopted by the United Nations in 2006, has eight guiding principles: Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including ...
29, GNA - France has supported Ghana in ratifying the United Nations (UN) Convention on Watercourses and the UN Water Convention. A statement issued by ... It said acceding to global water conventions could help Ghana to better foster and strengthen transboundary water cooperation. It said the two ...
The Convention was adopted by the United Nations in 2006 and protects equal treatment for all people with disabilities with respect to human rights and fundamental freedoms. Successive governments in Ireland did not succeed in ratifying the Convention citing legal barriers - dozens of existing laws ...
As the world faces a major loss of coral reefs to bleaching and other environmental challenges, the United Nations has designated 2018 as the third ... that a significant portion of the Reef had been nominated as a Ramsar site under the Convention on Wetlands, to help protect it from external threats.
Did you know that an Idaho call for a constitutional convention could completely destroy our present Constitution, including The Bill of Rights? Please ask your ... Much of the communist/socialist agenda comes from the United Nations through the Federal Department of Education. We must get out of the ...
By so doing, Qatar has become the 73rd Contracting Party to the United Nations' TIR Convention, the only global customs transit system, to facilitate trade and the seamless and secure movement of goods across its borders, according to a press release by the Ministry of Transport and Communications ...
Indonesia is not a signatory to the 1951 United Nations refugee convention, which prohibits governments from returning people fleeing persecution to areas where they face serious threats, but the country has allowed certified refugees to ... “If the U.N. asks us to make it permanent, Indonesia can't do that.”.
The United States is party to the two major treaties that handle cannabis: the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances. At its next meeting, in May 2018, the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, a unit of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, will ...
STOCKHOLM – NATO supports the idea of a world without nuclear weapons, but doesn't believe it can be achieved by imposing a ban through the United Nations convention on nuclear weapons, the military alliance's top official said Sunday. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during a speech at a ...
A UN regional convention on the recognition of higher education qualifications in the Asia Pacific comes into force on 1 February 2018 after the five founding countries – Australia, South Korea, China, Japan and New Zealand – deposited their instruments of ratification with UNESCO, according to the UN ...
NATO supports the idea of a world without nuclear weapons, but doesn't believe it can be achieved by imposing a ban through the United Nations convention on nuclear weapons, the military alliance's top official said Sunday. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during a speech at a security ...
Ruth Dreifuss, the former president of Switzerland, who is chair of the commission, said many of the negative perceptions towards drugs were enshrined in the wording of the UN conventions and declarations that form the basis of the international drugs control system. According to these documents, “there ...
In 2013, Russia helped pressure Syria to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention and begin dismantling its chemical weapons program, and Moscow ... The Russian government should change course, and support UN Security Council in holding those responsible for chemical attacks accountable.
... camps in central Rakhine where the shelters teeter on stilts above garbage and excrement, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Tuesday. ... Ms. Mercado called the inability of UN agencies to access vulnerable Rohingya children who remain in northern Myanmar “troubling,” saying that ...
A UN-backed committee has confirmed it is considering a complaint from Friends of the Earth that the government's EU withdrawal bill breached the Aarhus convention, which requires public consultation on any new environmental law. Most of the UK's environmental laws derive from or interact with EU law, ...
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, at the UN. (Sipa USA ... In the United Nations system, however, the big prize is still out there: the United Nations Human Rights Council. ... Companies are also accused of violating international conventions on the treatment of people in occupied territories.
Prime minister Rick Hou announced this commitment during a recent meeting with the Solomon Islands Deaf Association in Honiara. According to the Solomon Star, Mr Hou said supporting people with special needs was everyone's business. He said schools and institutions around the country should ...


 

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