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The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification awarded the prestigious Land for Life Award to Elion in 2015. At the signing ceremony, Solheim spoke highly of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his advocacy of ecological civilization, citing his ...
Though Nepal has acceded to the UN Convention Against torture, it has not yet ratified the Convention's Optional Protocol.
The leaders also affirmed their support for a U.N. Comprehensive Convention on International terrorism that will advance and strengthen the framework for global cooperation and reinforce the message that no cause or grievance justifies terrorism.
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein criticises British culture of denigrating 'bodies of international law that are now endangered'
... but also to make it fully compliant with the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized crime (2000 Palermo Convention) and related UN conventions, such as the UN Convention Against the Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and ...
26 June 2017 - To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the United Nations is calling on all countries to honour their commitments to address the scourge and to ensure that steps to do so are consistent with human ...
... Peacekeeping Operations. Acceptance of that liability, Mr. Haggerty said, was the same as waiving immunity under the treaty the United Nations has invoked as protection, known as the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.
After World War II steps were taken to condemn torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment in the Universal Declaration of human rights which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The convention against Torture and Other ...
The Trump administration plans to repeal, reject and otherwise root out climate change policies that the president sees as undermining his pro-growth, America ...
The EU promotes the objective of the Convention against torture Initiative to achieve global ratification and implementation of the UN Convention against torture by 2024, aiming at the full eradication of torture. It's our conviction that respect for ...
Abbottabad: Media fraternity here on Friday asked the government to honour the belated international commitment by incorporating the provisions of United Nations Convention Against torture (UNCAT) in its criminal justice system without delay otherwise ...
China, as a state party to the 1951 UN Convention on refugees and its 1967 Protocol, as well as the 1984 Convention against torture, is specifically obligated not to return refugees when that may put them at risk of persecution or torture.
A recent blog post from the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change (UNFCCC) details the potential of Blockchain technology in helping to control climate change.
"The United Nations has conventions and rules for the use of proxies and what kind of actions can be taken against countries that do so; so United Nations would be the most appropriate venue for the time being," the Afghan ambassador, Hamdullah Mohib ...
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nations aviation agency will hold a special hearing next Friday on Qatar's request to reopen gulf airspace that was closed to its flights during a major diplomatic dispute with other Arab powers, its transport minister ...
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nations aviation agency will hold a special hearing next Friday on Qatar's request to reopen gulf airspace that was closed to its flights during a major diplomatic dispute with other Arab powers, its transport minister ...
During a recent UN meeting in Germany, an official with the UN Framework Convention on climate change (UNFCCC) discussed how the tech could provide benefits as the world moves to adopt the Paris Climate Change Agreement, an accord struck last ...
"The UAE is obliged to uphold the UN convention against torture which it became a state party to in 2012. As a signatory to the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the UAE must also refrain from acts that defeat the Treaty's purpose, which includes ...
In fact, Tillerson was quite charitable to the Chinese position on the matter, telling the press that China had "committed to resolve their disputes peacefully and in accordance with recognised principles of international law, including the UN ...
Josette Sheeran, former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), briefs journalists at UN Headquarters in January 2010.
Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, who took part in the meeting, said BRICS should back a comprehensive convention on terrorism in the UN shedding ambiguity about good and bad terrorists. "We have a consensus among the BRICS countries ...
A United Nations biography says Mr. Rashid worked in his country's foreign ministry and describes him as "a catalyst" in Bangladesh's accession to the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the establishment of the National human rights ...
Astana (IDN) - Kazakhstan, which is a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018, played a crucial role in the summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), chaired by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, on June 8-9 in ...
The UN has said the TIR Convention will come into force in India in six months and IRU will begin work with Indian partners on training, development and outreach efforts to facilitate prompt implementation.
India on Monday asked the BRICS nations to shed the ambiguity on "good" and "bad" terrorists, an apparent reference to Pakistan and back its efforts for the adoption of a comprehensive convention on terrorism at the UN. ... They reaffirm solidarity and ...
CANBERRA -- The federal Senate voted down a motion from Pauline Hanson and Cory Bernardi calling for Australia to withdraw from the "broken" refugee ...
China on Tuesday hinted at blocking a UN ban on Pakistan-based JeM leader Masood Azhar once again, saying that disagreements continue to prevail in the UN Committee related to terrorism issues in this particular case. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman ...
The UN estimates more than 3.3 million Afghan people are displaced across Afghanistan and Pakistan, with more than 1.1 million people returning from neighbouring countries since January 2016.
A participant, Foreign Affairs officer Anna Mokono, said the workshop has helped them understand basic human rights and the procedures, treaty reporting and UN conventions. Mokono said one of the main challenges that the department faces is the lack of ...
Marking the 25 years since the murder of an Italian judge who dedicated his life to fighting the Mafia, a senior United Nations official today stressed the need for ...
PAULINE Hanson will use World refugee Day to call for Australia to immediately withdraw from the United Nations refugee convention.
India on Monday became the 71st country to ratify the United Nations TIR (Transports Internationaux Routiers) Convention, a move that will help boost trade through smoother movement of goods across territories. The ratification is a part of India's ...
Joining the convention "would be a major economic boost to South Asia, eventually connecting the region to the rest of the world.
Geneva/New Delhi, Jun 19 () India has become the 71st country to ratify the United Nations TIR Convention, that will boost trade and regional integration across South Asia and beyond, fast-tracking the region's potential to become a strategic trade hub.
With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification - the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or ...
The 17th NAM Summit Final Outcome Document recognises that the UN Convention against Corruption provides universally accepted norms to prevent and combat corrupt practices, establishes the principle of asset recovery and transfer of assets of illicit ...
17 June 2017 - With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification - the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change - United Nations agencies have called for ...
A short train ride from the Beltway, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, the conversation is very different. Since March, 130 countries - a substantial majority of the UN's 195 members - have been negotiating a convention banning nuclear weapons.
The governor's then accepted Bainimarama's invitation for states to participate in COP23where world leaders will gather this November at the U.N. Convention on climate change to discuss implementation of the historic Paris climate agreement in 2015.
The ITLOS, which consists of 21 judges, is the world's top court for the resolution of disputes arising from conflicting understandings of the UN Convention on the Law of the seas. India has had a member on the ITLOS continuously since 1996, in the ...
The International Tribunal for the Law of the sea will give its judgement on the dispute between Ghana and Cote d'lvoire concerning the delimitation of the ...
The CLCS was established following the entry into force of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the sea (UNCLOS).
Qatar is asking the ICAO council to resolve the conflict, using a dispute resolution mechanism under the Chicago Convention, which governs airspace usage and is overseen by the U.N agency. ICAO does not impose binding rules, but wields clout through ...
Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday joined with California Gov. Jerry Brown and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to welcome Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama in signing the international Under2 Coalition.
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nations aviation agency said on Wednesday it was reviewing a request from Qatar to intervene after its gulf neighbors closed their airspace to Qatar flights, part of the region's biggest diplomatic row and trade blockade ...
NEW YORK: The State of Kuwait reiterated its full commitment to the implementation of the provisions of the UN Convention on the rights of Persons with Disability.
The government has taken the fight to reclaim the lost European miraa market to the United Nations. agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said they have tabled a request at the UN seeking an interpretation of the clause that European countries used ...
Claudette Fleming highlighted the Bermuda Health Plan, the Long-Term Care Plan and improvements in health insurance coverage, as well as Age Concern's work, at a two-day United Nations Economic Convention. But Dr Fleming said she also learnt that ...
"The Convention [on the rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD] is one of the most progressive human rights treaties, recognizing the role of the people it is trying to impact," Georgi Panayotov, the Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN ...
12 June 2017 - children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) in warning on the World Day Against child Labour, making a strong call for an end to the ...


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