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Last week, the United Nations announced on Thursday that it will be partnering with companies like Johnson & Johnson, Google, facebook, and twitter to launch Unstereotype Alliance, a campaign to fight sexist ads that objectify and sexualize women to ...
human rights groups say the international community, including the United Nations, needs to press Lao authorities on human rights issues.
America has the highest drug-death rate in North America and the world. "A problem in many countries, the harm caused by opioids is particularly evident in the United States of America," the United Nations Office on Drugs and crime (UNODC) concludes in ...
Early Monday, Israeli residents of the Golan reported that a United Nations Disengagement Observer Force vehicle had been hit with small arms fire from the Syrian side of the border.
NEW YORK: The United Nations hosted more than 1,000 people on June 20 for this year's International Day of Yoga led by His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswati; the President of Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh and Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH ...
Washington D.C.-based based diplomats had previously suggested Kislyak's next post would involve a return to the United Nations, manning a new counterterrorism office. The position of Russian Ambassador to the U.N. also needs to be filled following the ...
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 ...
United Nations, June 26 - After Inner City Press repeatedly asked UN secretary general Antonio Guterres and his spokesman about Cameroon's Internet cut-off and abuses, the UN's answer after its Resident Coordinator Najat Rochdi was shown to block the ...
23 June 2017 - The United Nations human rights Office in Yemen continues to document reports of civilian casualties in the conflict and had verified 49 civilian deaths over the past month, a UN spokesperson said today.
... dangerous for these brave aid workers to deliver humanitarian assistance and protection in complex emergencies," said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien, whose Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) co-produced the ...
of Korea navy ship Cheonan and the deaths of 46 sailors in March 2010; its announced test of a nuclear device and its missile launches in 2009; its actions in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions 1718 and 1874, including the ...
What made Israel particularly angry over Obama's last act at the UN was the fact that it violated a tradition that has extended for many years, most notably during the term of John Negroponte, US Ambassador to the UN, during the first W. Bush's term in ...
... Recognizing the universal appeal of Yoga, the United Nations marked the 2017 edition of the International Day of Yoga, which aims to integrate the benefits of healthy lives and wellbeing - essential aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ...
While commending the government of Nigeria for signing the tripartite agreement with the United Nations and Cameroon on safe and voluntary return of refugees to Nigeria, he lamented that the agreement was not being adhered to by parties involved.
"As the report... clearly shows, there is much work to be done to confront the many harms inflicted by drugs, to health, development, peace and security, in all regions of the world," United Nations Office on Drugs and crime (UNODC) head Yury Fedotov said.
Islamabad: Days after UN chief Antonio Guterres stated that he is engaged in bringing about an Indo-Pak dialogue to resolve the matter, Pakistan said on Thursday that the UN has a "responsibility" to resolve the Kashmir issue.
21 June 2017 - Facing a fast-growing refugee crisis, Uganda is set to host in its capital, Kampala, a 'Solidarity Summit' with the support of the United Nations, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations ...
#IDETECT is the seventh challenge issued by Unite Ideas, a big data crowd-sourcing platform developed by the Office of Information and communications technology to facilitate collaboration among academia, civil society and United Nations offices, and ...
United Nations -- A Russian diplomat has been tapped to lead the U.N.'s new counterterrorism office, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday.
"I do believe that we have a problem of coordination of the 38 entities that within the United Nations deal with counter-terrorism, so it makes full sense to have a dedicated office with a responsible (person)," Guterres told a news conference on Tuesday.
The report Global Trends, released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), marks a jump of 300,000 since the end of 2015.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization.
15 June 2017 - The General Assembly today approved the establishment of a new United Nations office to help Member States implement the Organization's global counter-terrorism strategy.
The UN agencies which are signatory to the new UN Development Assistance Framework are the following: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Labour Organization, International Trade Centre, United Nations Office for the ...
United Nations -- The United Nations General Assembly created a new counterterror office Thursday, which was adopted in a resolution by acclamation.
United Nations: The UN General Assembly has approved the establishment of a new office to coordinate counter-terrorism efforts, a move welcomed by India as a "much awaited first step" that will align the world body with needs of the global community in ...
Mr Ban was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 2007 to December 2016. When he took office, he committed the UN to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, accountability and transparency. One of Mr Ban's first actions ...
In its resolution 33/23, the human rights Council decided to convene a high-level panel discussion on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic during its thirty-fourth session, in consultation with the Independent International ...
According to the U.N. Brazil has had the highest number of killings of Indigenous and land defenders of any country over the last fifteen years.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo arrived in New York Wednesday for the United Nations High-Level Meeting to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 4. This is his maiden trip to the United States of America since he assumed ...
... over lack of progress on the part of government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to undertake credible investigations into widespread allegations of rights violations and abuses in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental provinces, the ...
Addressing representatives of Member States, United Nations organisations and non-governmental partners at the launch, Akbar said this is first time India is entering into a partnership with the UN in a triangular cooperation with fellow developing ...
Now the county, along with the groups partnered in the project, will present their success to the United Nations. That way it can be used around the ... "We've talked to USDA about, 'Hey can you get this website out through your offices?' We've had ...
She later served at the Foundation's headquarters as Senior Director in the Office of Management Services, and as Deputy Vice President for its worldwide peace and social justice programmes across offices in the United States, Asia, Africa, Latin ...
Having started his career at the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1982, Mr. Liu served as an Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of China to the UN Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations ...
... the project has been approved by the General Assembly and the 5th committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues.
Walter M. Shaub Jr., the head of the Office of government Ethics, said the discovery of these Obama-era waivers showed that his requests for these documents - which covered a one-year period and not just the Trump administration - were not political ...
7 June 2017 - A United Nations-appointed human rights expert today said that gender-related killings and domestic murders or intimate partner violence should be understood as forms of arbitrary execution and thus violates the right to life ...
United Nations, June 7 - The UN's failings in Libya have forced Secretary General Antonio Guterres to order a strategic review of its presence there, head by French former UN official Jean-Marie Guehenno, sources told Inner City Press.
The deadliest attack came last Thursday, when at least 163 civilians, including women and children, were killed near a Pepsi factory as they headed out of the Shifa neighborhood of Mosul, the United Nations' human rights office in Geneva said. "They ...
... request contained in the statement of the President of the Security Council dated 11 June 2015 (S/PRST/2015/12), in which the Council requested me to keep it informed about the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa ...
United Nations, June 6 (Xinhua) -- The world's Ocean takes center stage this month with new exhibitions now on display at United Nations Headquarters and across the five boroughs of New York City. The exhibitions were launched by the Office of the ...
One only has to look at the workings of the United Nations to see what American citizens have been Shanghaied into supporting for far too long.
Located along Democratic Republic of Congo Street near the regional office of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), it is opened after the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) signed a hosting agreement with the company six ...
On May 26, Inner City Press asked the UN, transcript here: Inner City Press: I've heard that at the Office of the [United Nations] High Commissioner of human rights (OHCHR), that they had an assigned staffer that was vetting Sri Lankans being deployed, ...
In the first high-level engagement between the council and the United States since President Trump took office, Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, told the council that Washington was "looking carefully at its participation ...
6 June 2017 - The United Nations humanitarian wing today said it is deeply concerned for the safety and protection of more than 400,000 civilians in Syria's war-torn Raqqa Governorate, "who continue to be exposed to daily fighting and airstrikes.
And hours later, this: "To Matthew Russell Lee, Inner City Press Re Your Question on Cameroon: As mentioned previously, the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) and the UN Country Team in Cameroon continue to follow events in the ...
They were part of an independent panel of experts investigating sanctions violations, who report to the United Nations Security Council.
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.


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