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Russian Minister for Emergency Situations has hosted today a working meeting with David Beasley, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP). During the talks, the officials discussed pressing issues of international humanitarian assistance and closer cooperation for global food security.
Liberia's UN Envoy Presents Africa's Position On Global Migration Issues ... Ambassador Brown concluded by assuring of Africa's readiness to play its part in addressing migration issues, but cautioned that implementation of the Global Compact will require optimal utilization of existing financial instruments ...
The area of East Ghouta experiences its deadliest day in three years with almost 100 killed as UNICEF issues a blank statement saying it "no longer has words to describe" the suffering. UNICEF issued a statement with blank quotes. (Credit: ABC licensed). The UN children's fund UNICEF has issued a ...
The way to "fix aid", he said, was to put in place mandatory reporting between aid agencies, the UN and host governments whenever there was an accusation against an aid worker. "That accusation, particularly on the child sex issue, must be transferred back to their home country when countries have child ...

Although China formally adopted a foreign bribery law to comply with the UN Convention against Corruption in 2011, it has done "next to nothing to enforce it," says Spalding. He adds: "The hope ... "But as China becomes a partner in the world community, these issues are going to become more important.".
The Breakthrough Mindset: 5 Keys For Exponential Innovation To Solve Global Problems ... With the backing of the world's biggest sustainable business platform, the UN's 10,000-company Global Compact and the Generation Foundation, we visited and interrogated some of the most disruptive innovators ...
UN High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein (2nd L) meets with Indonesia's president Joko Widodo (R) at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia Feb 6, 2018. (Photo: ... Zeid said he had raised the LGBT issue when he met Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is to launch a major push for disarmament talks covering everything from nuclear and ... The U.S. official said the problem was political will and the fact Russia - with whom tensions have risen over issues ranging from Russian involvement in ...
United Nations: Pakistan has again raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council and accused it of "selectively" implementating its resolution on ... "The Council should therefore periodically review implementation of its resolutions, especially on longstanding issues like the Jammu and Kashmir ...
The editors of the Scott catalogs each month assign catalog numbers to new issues from the United States, United Nations and postal services from around the world ... New Scott numbers for worldwide stamps are given in the Scott New Listings Update in the expanded monthly issue of Linn's Stamp News.
While the 2009 manual was initially met with controversy, according to Christopher Castle, head of Unesco's Health and education section, it "quickly ... But some also expressed fears that the U.N. guidelines would fall on deaf ears in some countries unless accompanied by additional financing to support ...
A United Nations' review of human rights topics in Israel has issued 240 recommendations, including that it end settlement expansion. Israel said it would need time to review 232 recommendations made by individual countries in the Human rights Council working group in Geneva. It "noted" eight ...
NATO's secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg expressed his support towards Macedonia's efforts to join NATO during a speech in Macedonian Parliament, Thursday. "There is still much hard work to be done," Stoltenberg added. "That means, of course, resolving the issue of your country's name. It's an issue ...
A United Nations panel in a new report has concluded that Iran violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to Shi'ite rebels in Yemen, backing up accusations made repeatedly by the United States. According to excerpts of the report obtained by diplomats and media ...
Not disheartened by India's vote against Israel at the UN General Assembly on the issue of Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed hope that bilateral ties would receive a further boost during his milestone visit to the country. India in December voted in favour of the UN General ...

President Donald Trump was accused of using "hate-filled, vile and racist" language in the Oval Office after he reportedly attacked immigrants coming to the United States from "s---hole countries". Mr Trump denied making the comments about immigrants from Africa, Haiti and El Salvador, saying he had ...
12 January 2018 - The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the authorities in Tunisia to ensure that protestors are not arrested in an arbitrary manner, and that all those detained are treated with full respect for their due process rights and other fundamental guarantees. "We are closely watching the ...
Netanyahu's visit also comes at a time when roughly 1,000 villages and towns in India have witnessed protests led by Islamic clerics against Israel and the United States on the issue of Jerusalem, but more of that later. Some writers, like Ram Madhav of Bharatiya Janata Party, credited Narendra Modi for ...
"But resorting to military solutions and to violence is not the way to resolve these problems." The UN envoy was speaking at a joint press encounter yesterday with 'Somaliland's' Foreign Minister, Saad Ali Shire, after having met with 'Somaliland's' President Muse Bihi Abdi - their first meeting since the latter ...
The UN chief underscores: "The basic challenge before us is to maximize the benefits of migration rather than obsess about minimizing risks: we have a clear body of evidence revealing that, despite many real problems, migration is beneficial both for migrants and host communities in economic and social ...
"There is no magic recipe for eliminating extreme poverty, and each government must make its own good faith decisions. But at the end of the day, particularly in a rich country like the USA, the persistence of extreme poverty is a political choice made by those in power. With political will, it could readily be ...
"Once member states and bureaucracy are involved, there is little chance left to lead, and issue needs to be taken with that if an effective UN system is seriously wanted," Bach, now secretary general of the Danish Red Cross, said. Bach cited conflicts in Syria and Ukraine as examples in which subordinate ...
NEW YORK, February 7, 2018 (WAFA) - The Palestine question is linked to the history of the United Nations and is one of the longest unresolved issues on its agenda, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday. "As we all know, the question of Palestine is inextricably linked with the ...
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (C, front) attends a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation on the Korean Peninsula at the UN ... "Yet contrary to expectations, multilateral cooperation on pressing issues like climate change and migration has continued, as other states have ...
In a major diplomatic setback to the United States and President Donald Trump, 128 countries voted in favor of a UN General Assembly resolution rejecting ... This included India, which voted against the United States and carried forward New Delhi's principled position on the issue - a month before Israeli ...
Tehran rejected on Tuesday accusations against it, saying that it did not attend Sunday's UN vote because of the "politicization" of the international ... Qassemi's remarks did not help resolve the controversy in Iran over the Rohingya vote and the issue made headlines across the country on Tuesday.
On December 21, 128 out of 193 United Nations member states voted for a motion that rejects U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In sharp contrast, only nine member states, including the United States and Israel, were against it, while 35 countries abstained ...
The UN got a new chief in 2017 which saw the world body grappling with issues like North Korea's nuclear ambitions and Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, but the ... With a victory in the closely-fought election at the International Court Of Justice (ICJ), the UN's primary judicial branch, India showed the ground ...
Philip Alston wanted to know: Just how bad is poverty in the United States? He's an Australian law professor who in 2014 was appointed as a United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. He contacted the Obama administration before the presidential election to get permission to ...
... institutions and global agreements be "detrimental to American interest," Guterres emphasized, it could also result in "a lack of capacity to have a stabilizing influence in the world." "In the multiplicity of crises we have where conflicts are so much interlinked and linked to problems of global terrorism, I think ...
The tour through Alabama's rural communities is part of a two-week investigation by the U.N. on poverty and human rights abuses in the United States. ... Of particular concern to Alston are specific poverty-related issues that have surfaced across the country in recent years, such as an outbreak of hookworm ...
Madam Marie Goreth told guests at the 16 Days of Activism launch event that it was time for all stakeholders including, individuals, communities and the state to reflect on their responsibilities in addressing the issue of violence against women and girls. The UN Women Liberia Representative specifically ...
(United Nations) -- The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world. U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman returned Friday from a four-day visit ...
According to a note to correspondents issued by the UN Spokesman's office, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman visited the East Asian country from 5 to 8 December 2017, and exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula with Foreign Affairs Minister Ri Yong Ho and Vice Foreign ...
I'd have to say that I haven't seen this," Philip Alston, the UN's Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said as he toured a Butler ... A Butler County woman, who said she lives off a $400 monthly Social Security check and has dealt with sewage treatment problems for more than four ...
Porter said small groups of students choose a country they're interested in, research the nation's culture, history and problems, and decide what issue to address. Kenzie Smith, 13 and in seventh grade, said her group chose Germany, attracted by the country's music, food and traditions. "I'm part German, ...
Antalya: South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries - UN official ... the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked ... This week's gathering will focus on a number of issues, including how to ... News Tracker: past stories on this issue.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis revealed the missile launch shows Kim Jong-un is moving closer to a weapon that could endanger the ...
Swing said the plan by IOM and the U.N. refugee agency to empty the ... markets in Libya in April, but the video footage gave the issue a global spotlight. ... Tackling this problem and bringing perpetrators to justice is "closely ...
Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) found that over 60 ... to drain them contributing to the potentially life-threatening problem.
... to address the complex problem of foreign terrorist fighters returning ... the Under-Secretary-General of the recently-created UN Office of ...
In the U.N. health agency's first attempt to assess the problem, ... heart problems, diabetes, fertility problems, mental health issues and cancer.
One of New Zealand's newest MPs has defended herself against accusations of misleading the public about her role as a UN human rights ...
It is easy to dismiss the issue as a lost cause. But the fact that the U.N. continues to reflect the balance of power in 1945 rather than today's political realities is still a problem, especially when the council is fumbling crises like Syria. ... is already strongly positioned to shape U.N. talks on development issues.
... resolution reaffirms the universal declaration of human rights and takes note of the UN Plan of Action on the safety of journalists and the issue ...
Over 40 non-governmental organisations will hand over their memoranda to the United Nations (UN) office in Bukit Damansara on Nov 30 to ...
The dominance of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, including Britain, is increasingly contested. ... Yet such problems ought not to have been insurmountable. That they were reflects other issues with Britain's foreign policy, and its messenger. One observer ... Brexit is another problem.
Executive Director of UN women, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations ... the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world. .... "This is a man's problem," she said.


 

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