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Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein criticises British culture of denigrating 'bodies of international law that are now endangered'
KAMPALA, June 26 (Xinhua) -- African leaders will next month gather at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Ethiopia to adopt proposals that the continent ...
Labour outsourced from Pyongyang to China comes at a time when the hermit state is being squeezed for money by international economic sanctions in response to Kim Jong-un's repeated missile tests. The news also comes with the release of a list of ...
The bad news, released 23 June, is that the 3 successive years of bleaching conditions damaged all but three of the 29 reefs that are or are contained within United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage sites ...
The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, has said she and her family were booed while leaving a restaurant in New York during LGBT Pride celebrations Sunday.
On Tuesday, the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, will travel to Washington, DC and will meet this week with Members of Congress and Administration officials.
President Nicos Anastasiades says the draft document prepared by U.N. envoy Espen Barth Eide disregards "issues of essential importance" for the Greek Cypriot side. The complication comes two days before the start of the summit at the secluded Swiss ...
The prefect of the Vatican dicastery for Integral Human Development takes note of the steadily growing problem of drug use.
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 ...
Letting ideas flow: Delegates participating in the Young Leaders International Model United Nations in Visakhapatnam. Staff reporter.
Among the issues Haitians raised: the lack of independence of the judiciary; the need for the U.N. to compensate victims of cholera and the abandoned children of peacekeepers; and the desire for a new, smaller mission to be Haiti's last.
In addition to personal issues, conditions onboard ships and in ports, unpaid wages, and even abandonment, mariners have to contend with long periods away from family and friends and the pressure to perform in a challenging economic environment, which ...
United Nations: UN secretary general Antonio Guterres' several meetings with prime ministers of India and Pakistan in the six months since he assumed charge is a sign of his involvement and commitment over the Kashmir issue, according to one of his ...
The idea is that advertising can do what more than two decades of UN proclamations, local laws and good intentions haven't -- spur real progress on gender issues. "No country in the world has achieved gender equality, even though we have big ...
The UK has suffered a humiliating defeat at the United Nations General Assembly in a vote over decolonisation and its residual hold over disputed territory in the Indian Ocean.
"UN has a responsibility by virtue of these UN Security Council resolutions to resolve the issue and call upon India to immediately stop bloodshed of Kashmiris," he said.
"The review of the deployment of uniformed military personnel from the Republic of Congo found that the nature and extent of existing allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, in their totality, point to systemic problems in command and control ...
The Trump administration has proposed slashing US contributions to the UN by roughly $1 billion, a move Guterres said would create an "insolvable problem" for the world body. The UN chief said he planned to travel to Washington next week to lobby ...
President Mugabe and First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe chat with Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko (right) on arrival at Harare ...
The SDGs are a set of sustainable development targets adopted by the UN to succeed the Millennium Development Goals that lapsed in 2015, and SDG 14 deals with the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources.
Mr Netanyahu said he raised the issue during the visit in recent days of Washington's UN envoy Nikki Haley, who has accused the United Nations of bias against Israel. "I told her that the time had come for the United Nations to reconsider the continued ...
Special rapporteur says offshore detention system tarnishing Australia's human rights record and 'cannot be salvaged'
North Korea's history with nuclear weapons began in 1985 when it signed the International Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, led by the United Nations. In 2003, a year after U.S. President George W. Bush ... In March, the U.N. reported that ...
The main points from the political document and this week's discussions will be part of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the UN's central body for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ...
He'd practiced for this moment endlessly, up until this very day when the chairwoman of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues called his name. She had already given one warning, apologizing for the contradiction. She asked people to speak slow ...
As the President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, who attended the official IUCN side event, said yesterday - "We are hearing the truth, we are hearing about problems, but we are also hearing about solutions. And it has been very encouraging to ...
Astana: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said there were legitimate expectations for the United Nations to play its due role in addressing the ...
When I started working in peacebuilding over 20 years ago, the United Nations was coming under fire because multinational forces working as peacekeepers in Cambodia had sexually abused women and girls and spread HIV/AIDS and other diseases ...
UN High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Al-Hussein has apologised to the Federal government for describing Nigeria as being an "uncooperative" member and blocking multiple UN expert visits to human rights hot spots. Al-Hussein's apology is ...
The UN Secretary-General has issued the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals progress report, reviewing areas of global progress and shortfallings towards the 17 SDGs.
India today raised the Balochistan issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) saying Pakistan has systematically violated the human rights of its own citizens.
Occurring during National LGBTQ Pride Month, the delivery of this report marks another momentous occasion for LGBTQ people around the world.
United Nations, June 6 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations was inundated on Tuesday by water issues: The Ocean Conference focused on rising, polluted seas while the Security Council examined the threat to international peace and security by conflicts ...
An alarming claim that there has been a dangerous escalation in the number of persons contracting HIV in Jamaica has been rejected by chief medical officer in ...
Globally, human rights abuse tears apart lives, families and nations. Ensuring justice and reconciliation - and intervening early to prevent atrocities - is in the ...
... Centre in Port Harcourt. He said the 17 Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by world lenders at the 70th anniversary of the UN in 2015 touched on water and sanitation, gender issues, peace and security, collaboration and partnerships as ...
"The humanitarian situation in Al-Raqqa governorate remains dire, with the majority of the population reportedly facing critical problems in meeting their immediate needs," Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the UN Nations information service in Geneva ...
Islamabad: Minister for climate change Zahid Hamid has said that the government will continue to collaborate with the United Nations Development Program on Climate Change issues. He was talking to United Nations Resident Coordinator and United ...
6 June 2017 - In a major address in Geneva, the United Nations human rights chief today stressed that denying access or not cooperating with UN bodies would not diminish scrutiny of a government's human rights record. Addressing the 35th session of the ...
The UN human rights chief reiterated his request for "unconditional access" of his office to the troubled regions of "India-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir" warning that the denial of access will eventually lead to ...
On Tuesday, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will appear for the first time at the U.N. human rights Council in Geneva.
New Delhi: 'No excuse for sexual abuse' is the stern warning of the Union home ministry to paramilitary personnel serving in United Nations (UN) peace keeping missions in perhaps its first such order on the serious issue to the central forces. The ...
Pakistans Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi has urged the Afghan government to focus on overcoming the deteriorating situation in the war-torn country instead of blaming Islamabad for every incident.
Maintenance of a heavy water production facility has kept Iran from breaching the nuclear deal. The United Nations nuclear agency says Iran has taken its heavy water producing plant offline for maintenance, a move that keeps it from violating the ...
A recent report found that illegal fishing in the Pacific has reached a "staggering" value of up to $740 million a year, with much of the problem blamed on fleets from the US, Asia and Europe that under-report their catches. Individual nations and ...
MIAMI - World leaders will convene at U.N. headquarters this week for the first major bid to solve the toughest problems facing our oceans, from coral bleaching to plastic pollution, overfishing and rising seas due to climate change. The Ocean ...
Srinagar: Democratic political movement (DPM) chairman Muhammad Shafi Reshi has termed the map issued by UN as the acceptance of reality.
But his U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, answered the question in a new way this weekend. "President Trump believes the ... But Trump has been largely silent on the issue since his election last fall. On Thursday, he made ... He bemoaned the fact that the ...
Trump's views on climate change have been at issue all week. On Thursday, in a White House briefing to explain the decision to pull out of the Paris agreement, officials refused to confirm or deny whether the president believed that global warming was ...
Incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said though the concern expressed by the UN over Kashmir is "satisfactory" but the world body should rise above the rhetorical statements on Kashmir and take ...


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