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Here we have a government infringing on the rights of its citizens to privacy -as outlined in Article 12 of the United Nations Declaration of human rights- and attacking the business model of a private endeavor just because they did not want to provide ...
Indigenous groups say the federal government must act on climate change under the United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, which Canada has adopted.
"Having represented and motivated global youth development on an international level since the age of 21, notably during high-level United Nations initiatives including the declaration of World Youth Skills Day," the announcement on June 20 added, ...
In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations released a document created by representatives from around the world - the first ever Universal Declaration of human rights. Among the rights declared was Article 25, which states: "Everyone has the ...
The diplomat, meetings with whom were allegedly forgotten by the likes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Trump son-in-law and presidential advisor Jared Kushner, could go take the counterterrorism job at the United Nations (that will go instead to ...
The agreement prominently features their collective support for the 2007 UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples and the Supreme Court of Canada's 2014 landmark Tsilhqot'in decision.
Three months later, during which time Germany had surrendered, the final Charter of the United Nations was unanimously adopted by the 50 delegates.
Today, we also want to express the EU support for the work done by the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of torture, by the UN special rapporteur and the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and urge partners to contribute to their work.
Iraqi forces launched a push into the Old City earlier this week, but progress has been slow as the last militants there are holed up with an estimated 100,000 civilians, according to the United Nations. The U.N. special envoy to Iraq, Jan Kubis, said ...
French President Emmanuel Macron (C) delivers a speech as former French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L) as former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon look on during the World Environment Pact meeting at the Sorbonne University in Paris on June 24 ...
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a variant of the resolution proposed by Russia in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of human rights and of the 25th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and ...
By blowing up the Grand al-Nuri mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, ISIS has issued a "formal declaration of defeat," Iraq's Prime Minister has said.
The co-facilitators of consultations on the 2017 Ministerial Declaration of the ECOSOC High-Level Segment and the HLPF released a revised draft, ahead of a reading by UN Member States on 20-21 June 2017. Unlike the zero draft, the revised draft does ...
The Safe schools Declaration (not to be confused with the 'Safe Schools' program for LGBT students being debated in Australia) marks an inter-governmental political commitment where countries pledge to protect students, teachers, schools and ...
The Liberian leader applauded the United Nations peace Building Programme for the critical support it has provided to build and strengthen Liberia's democratic systems.
While we congratulate the United Nations (UN) on its tremendous work this week to prioritize this important issue, we had hoped the outcomes would focus more on building political and financial support for improved waste management, or on deploying ...
13 June 2017: UN officials briefed Member States and other stakeholders on key messages that emerged from two recent Expert Group Meetings (EGMs), one on Sustainable Development Goal 1 (no poverty) and the other on SDG 2 (zero hunger).
The organization urges "the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to urgently and proactively pursue the establishment of a UN-backed International Commission Against corruption and Impunity to assist our criminal justice system to effectively and ...
Botswana has become the 66th country to endorse the Safe schools Declaration, joining the one third of UN member states that have already signed on to this commitment to safeguard education during armed conflict, said the Global Coalition to Protect ...
Article 2 of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples confirms that, "Indigenous peoples and individuals are free and equal to all other peoples and individuals and have the right to be free from any kind of discrimination, in ...
15 June 2017 - The United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, reported to the Security Council that "some progress" has been made over the past month in the implementation of its 2013 resolution on the elimination of ...
During Churchill's visit, he and Roosevelt drafted the "Declaration by United Nations". Beyond the aim of defeating the enemy, the declaration committed the Allies to certain principles, such as respecting state sovereignty, promoting free trade, as ...
The country has embraced UN's Universal Declaration of human rights and developed equality, both with female ministers and mayors.
By the second revised draft of a UNGA resolution, Member States would establish a mechanism to review and decide on applications from indigenous peoples' representative institutions for participation at the UN. ... Also in the beginning of June, the ...
The co-facilitators have released the zero draft of the 2017 Ministerial Declaration of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-Level Segment and the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), ahead of a first reading on ...
The letter says the financial institutions will bear both a reputational and financial risk if they support the "destructive project," which they say violates both the Paris Climate Agreement and the U.N. Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples ...
Press Release - The Egyptian Organization for human rights (EOHR) expresses his deep concern regarding the fate of Egyptian civil society after the ...
President Mugabe and First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe chat with Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko (right) on arrival at Harare ...
From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ,ABUJA, (CAJ News) - THE United Nations has been called upon to intervene and curtail possible bloodbath in Nigeria amid some youth in the largely Muslim north giving some minorities in the zone to leave.
President Mugabe returned home yesterday from the United Nations where he attended the inaugural High-Level Conference on the implementation of ...
The first United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference ended last week with the adoption by consensus of a 14-point Call for Action where the participating heads of state and government and senior representatives affirmed a "strong commitment to conserve and ...
NAM firmly believes that the use of ICT should be consistent within the principles of United Nations Charter and the norms established within matrix of international law.
And it will host the next formal round of international climate talks in November at the UN's climate headquarters in Bonn, with the tiny island state of Fiji presiding.
As global resettlement needs grow alongside rising refugee numbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today called for a massive increase in places available for refugees in third countries.
As global resettlement needs grow alongside rising refugee numbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today called for a massive increase ...
United Nations - The United States on Friday, June 9, joined all 192 other UN member-states in releasing a "Call to Action" to save the oceans but disassociated itself from joint efforts to combat climate change.
Growing risks to our climate and all humanity are why 193 countries in the UN General Assembly, including the United States, also adopted the important Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 on Sept.
The SCO, he said, also must cooperate with the United Nations and other international organisations to halt the trafficking of drugs from Afghanistan.
Garcia, a tribal member from Arizona, would have the attention of men and women who'd traveled across time zones and oceans for the 10th anniversary of the United Nations declarations on the rights of indigenous peoples. ..... According to the U.N ...
In their power-sharing agreement, the B.C. New Democrat and Green parties commit to support the United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples and the Supreme Court of Canada's 2014 Tsilhqot'in decision, calling the documents ...
The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances* will undertake its first official visit to The Gambia from 12 to 19 June.
The coalition's statement provoked a deluge of reactions, with Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State condemning their ultimatum and demanding that security agencies arrest the signatories to the "Kaduna Declaration," so named because the youth ...
5 June 2017 - Emphasizing the potential for 'greening' the world of work, the top United Nations labour official told delegates at the International Labour Conference today that job creation and the protection of the planet can and must work together ...
... including Nike, Tesla, Google and Microsoft, have joined former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's declaration of defiance against Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, with a vow to achieve and exceed the original commitment ...
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg submitted a statement to the United Nations on Monday that over 1,000 U.S. governors, mayors, businesses, universities and others will continue to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement abandoned by ...
The declaration added the UK had violated UN rules through the "increasing militarization of the area". "In view of the above we, the undersigned, call upon the UK government to resume the dialogue with Argentina.
Mr Thomson said the conference probably represents the best opportunity ever "to reverse the cycle of decline that human activity has brought upon the ocean" and spur action to meet the UN goal for 2030 to conserve and manage the ocean's resources.
Earlier this week, Dr Edward Greene, United Nations (UN) special envoy on HIV to the Caribbean, revealed to a Regional Testing Day 10th Anniversary Caribbean Launch in Bridgetown, Barbados, that the region has seen a nine per cent increase in new ...
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first U.N. conference on oceans Monday with a warning that the seas are "under threat as never before," noting one recent study warns that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is ...
Thai Union Group has joined the long list of tuna firms and retailers committing to the World Economic Forum (WEF) 'Tuna 2020' traceability declaration. The declaration supports the UN sustainable development goals, which were adopted by all 193 heads ...


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