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Severe water shortage affecting two thirds of world population -UN Report. Facebook Google World Bank Kenya
What does the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission say in its report on human Rights violations in Ukraine? On March 19, Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Fiona Frazer presented a quarterly report on human rights violations in Ukraine. In particular, she talked about the ... torture

Tuesday's UN report documented the use of torture and other abuse in custody, listing severe beatings, sexual assault, electric shocks and waterboarding. "One of the most alarming findings of the report," Zeid said, "is how Turkish authorities reportedly detained some 100 women who were pregnant or ... rights
That's the day that the city of 4 million's municipal water supply will be cut off for most households and businesses, an unprecedented measure aimed at preserving water after a severe drought that has emptied reservoirs. Since February, the city's residents have lived with restrictions of 13.2 gallons of ...
The United Nations on Tuesday called on Turkey to end its 18-month-old state of emergency, saying that the routine extension of emergency powers has resulted in "profound" human rights violations against hundreds of thousands of people and may have lasting impact on the country's ...
A new United Nations report calls for a shift away from human-made water infrastructure and towards nature-based irrigation solutions in order to avoid widespread water shortages around the world by 2050. The UN's annual report on the state of the world's water found that five billion people could ...

ANKARA: Turkey on Tuesday slammed as "biased" and "unacceptable" a UN report that described mass human rights abuses in the country under the state of emergency in place since the July 2016 failed coup. In a furious reaction to the report, the Turkish foreign ministry accused the UN rights chief ...
The U.N. report says that the state of emergency had led to "profound" human rights violations, paving the way to arbitrary detentions and dismissals, ... The U.N. report recommended that Turkey "promptly end the state of emergency, restore the normal functioning of its institutions and repeal all ... rights
Reindeer jerky, anyone? Finland is the happiest country in the world, according to the latest World Happiness Report. Norway, last year's winner, came in second place in the 2018 report. It's followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland. The World Happiness Report was released by the Sustainable ...
UNITED NATIONS, March 16 – On the North Korea - Trump talks by May announced on March 8, US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster briefed the UN Security Council on Monday, March 12, then spoke to the press along with Nikki Haley in the lobby of the UN Mission. Now late on March 15, the UN has belatedly put ...
Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria (R), arrives with Karen Abuzayd, member of the Commission before the launch of their report on sexual and gender-based violence in Syria at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse ...
A protest rally in Mexico City on the case of Ayoitzinapa rural school attended by the 43 disappeared students.. 15 March 2018. Human Rights. The United Nations human rights wing said Thursday that it has strong grounds to believe that the investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from a rural Mexican college in ...
Disasters cost billions in agricultural losses, poor farmers bear brunt – UN report. FAO/Ami Vitale. Coastal fisherfolk in Tamil Nadu, India, sift through the wreckage of their village following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. 15 March 2018. Economic Development. A crowded field of threats that includes drought, floods, ...
Pakistan is the 75th happiest country in the world, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday. Pakistan ranks higher than Bangladesh (115), India (133) and Afghanistan (145) in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's (SDSN) 2018 World Happiness Report which ranked 156 ...
The latest World Happiness Report suggests the people of most Balkan countries have little to smile about. BIRN team. BIRN. London. Photo: Pixabay. With the partial exception of Romania, the Balkans is not a very happy part of the planet, according to the latest World Happiness Report 2018, produced by ...
The UN released its 2018 World Happiness Report on Wednesday. The annual study ranked 156 countries and several territories on factors such as per capita gross domestic product, life expectancy and social freedom. Finland jumped to the top of the list after placing 5th last year. Norway came 2nd and ...

(CNN) A North Korean state newspaper denounced what it called "the imperialists' human rights racket" shortly after the publication of a United Nations report highlighted the country's dismal human rights record. "The politicization of human rights and application of double standards have to be rejected at ...
The humanitarian impact of Israeli settlements in Hebron on Palestinian residents is the focus of a new United Nations report. The document, published this week by UN OCHA, provides a detailed map and key statistics with respect to the impact of the illegal settlements in the Palestinian city.
Women's prospects at work still 'a long way' from matching men's – UN report. World Bank/Dominic Chavez. Young factory workers producing shirts in Accra, Ghana. 7 March 2018. SDGs. Despite notable progress on closing gender gaps over the past 20 years, women have less access to jobs, are more likely to take ...
Abysmal labour conditions in Thailand's seafood industry have started to improve, according to a new UN study describing rare bright spots in a multi-billion dollar sector notorious for its abuses. 2 related media assets (image or videos) available. Click to see the gallery. 07 Mar 2018 07:12PM (Updated: 07 ...
In early December, United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston landed in Los Angeles, the first stop in his tour of extreme poverty in the United States. It was a Sunday, a day before he was scheduled to begin, but Alston said he had decided to get a head start on his mission. One of the first things he ...
Manabu Horii, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Manabu Horii says Japan will closely monitor the situation in Cambodia. UN Web TV. UN report highlights escalation of tensions in Cambodia. Wed, 7 March 2018. Leonie Kijewski. Shrinking political and civic space in the Kingdom is highlighted in a ...
The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria has accused the international coalition led by the United States of violating international humanitarian law during its operations against Daesh in Syria. The commission's latest report said the coalition's operations against Daesh in Raqqa and Deir al-Zour ...
Air strikes by Russia and a U.S.-led coalition killed civilians in Syria on a large scale last year, while the Assad government carried out unlawful chemical weapon attacks in rebel-held eastern Ghouta, U.N. war crimes investigators said on Tuesday. Islamic State fighters and other insurgent groups committed ...
North Korea succeeds in dodging sanctions: UN report. Upcoming document ... UNITED NATIONS -- North Korea is suspected of evading international sanctions through illegal financial transactions and possible exports of supplies for making chemical weapons, a forthcoming United Nations report will say.
A new United Nations report criticizes the Iranian government for its continued crackdown on freedom of expression and restrictions on access to information, while detainees appeared to be systematically subjected to abuse, including torture and rape. The report published on March 5 was drafted by Asma ...
More girls than boys die in India, as parents neglect healthcare, says UN report. Reuters New Delhi Last Updated: February 21, 2018 | 13:53 IST. More girls than boys die in India, as parents neglect healthcare, says UN report ...
BUJUMBURA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Burundian government on Wednesday rejected a report by UN humanitarian agency OCHA that claimed 3.6 million Burundian citizens are facing a food crisis. "On Monday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) presented a report on ...
A 16-year-old girl stands inside a protection home on the outskirts of New Delhi. (File photo for representational purpose) | Photo Credit: Reuters · Navmi Krishna. February 19, 2018 17:31 IST. Updated: February 19, 2018 17:39 IST. more-in ...
According to a report released by the United Nations on Wednesday, the caste of a women in India can increase her exposure to mortality due to various factors like inadequate healthcare and poor sanitation. It has been reported that women belonging to Dalit caste dies 14.6 years younger than women ...
SCIENCE. World unlikely to meet temperature goal — leaked U.N. report. Arianna Skibell, E&E News reporter. Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018. A leaked draft report from the United Nations suggests that preventing global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius in the next 30 years is increasingly ...
The UN has once more told us what we already know. Namely, that Pakistan is an extremely hard country for women and girls; particularly those belonging to ethnic or religious minorities. Nevertheless, its report on gender equality as part of its Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, which was published ...
The UAE, the Yemeni government and the Houthis have all committed torture in the conflict in Yemen, a new UN report has said. The 329-page report which was submitted to the Security Council on 26 January was made public yesterday. In it the publication a panel of Yemen experts concluded: “The ...
ISLAMABAD – At least 3,400 civilians died last year amid the war in Afghanistan, a slight decrease from the previous year, according to an annual U.N. report released Thursday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said there was a decrease of 2.3 percent from the year prior; there were ...
A leaked draft copy of a United Nations climate change report says there is a “very high risk” of the planet warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, and that the key threshold will likely be crossed in the 2040s, according to reporting by Climate Home and other news outlets. The 31-page draft is a scientific ...
UN report: Fighting left more than 10,000 Afghan civilians dead or injured in 2017. Ghulam Rabani, left, and his nephew Fardin, who like many Afghans uses just one name, stand in a second-story room of their home in Kabul on Oct. 8, 2017. Rabani explains how a U.S. missile destroyed the house more ...
The United Nations seems to have included claims, which are contrary to the facts, in its report on recent developments in northwestern Syria. The report released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Feb. 7, claimed that civilians were displaced “from peripheral ...
NEWS DESK: A report of the United Nations (UN) on the state of women and gender equality in Pakistan has yet again depicted the sorry state of affairs. According to the report, men and women are not treated equally in the country, reported Samaa TV, adding that at least 12% Pakistani women (4.9 ...
A draft summary report by a United Nations scientific body said there is a “very high risk” that global warming will exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The 1.5-degree threshold (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), measured as the average worldwide temperature near the Earth's surface, has ...
UN Women, the organization dedicated to issues of gender equity around the world, has released a new report today that shows that women around the world remain underpaid, under-supported and likely to be victims of violence. Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda, is the ...
Women are poorer, more hungry and more discriminated against than men, according to a new report from the United Nations. The report, called “Turning Promises Into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” looks at how women around the world are faring in several ...
A UN committee of experts stated in a confidential report sent to the UN Security Council that ISIS in Libya is seeking to join human traffickers in southern Libya after being expelled from Sirte in 2016. According to AFP, the remaining ISIS millitrants, who are made up predominantly of foreigners, are ...
The UN report said more than 60 per cent of Queensland's 12,276km of open coastline was susceptible to rising sea levels. Surveys revealed up to 23 per cent of travellers would respond to beach damage by switching destinations, a move that could strip $56 million a year from the Sunshine Coast.
Last week, the United Nations human rights office published an update on its work to produce a database of businesses involved in Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, as mandated by a UN Human Rights Council resolution adopted in March 2016. The report revealed that 206 ...
Human trafficking is on the rise in Libya, according to a report by a UN panel of experts which found that Libyan forces may be helping rebel groups tighten their control of smuggling routes. The confidential report sent to the UN Security Council also said the Islamic State group is seeking to join migrant ...
“State agents” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo carried out 1,176 extrajudicial killings last year, according to a report published by the United Nations mission in the central African country. The report says at least 89 women and 213 children were among the dead. The number of extrajudicial killings ...
GENEVA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The least-developed countries (LDCs) of the world are making strong progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goal of increasing access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said in a report Wednesday.
World's most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report. Two girls speak to a psychologist using a mobile phone in rural sindhupalchowk, Nepal. In the background, a house lies in ruin, destroyed by the devastating 2015 earthquakes in country. Photo: UNICEF/ ...
The United Nations should change the way it does business in high-security risk peacekeeping operations, as the UN flag no longer offers 'natural' protection to mission personnel, according to a new report, which calls for better training for 'blue helmets,' more technology and greater freedom to respond to ...


 

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