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[JURIST] The human rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) [official website] released a report [PDF] on Friday that revealed the findings of a year-long investigation into human rights violations in the Yei Town, Central ...
A new United Nations survey says the total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has increased by 10 percent, from 183,000 to 201,000 hectares, compared to the previous year, leading to a significant rise in the production of illicit opium.
19 May 2017 - A United Nations report has documented human rights violations and abuses against civilians that may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity, in what used to be a peaceful multi-ethnic town in South Sudan.
Lagos and Abuja - Members of a faction of Boko Haram are regrouping, re-arming and returning to the Sambisa Forest area, a report by the United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) has warned.
United Nations, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Growth in the global economy has picked up in the last six months in line with expectations, but in many regions, growth remains below the levels needed for rapid progress towards achieving the Sustainable ...
16 May 2017 - Over the last six months, global economic progress has predictably picked up, but low-level growth in some regions has tempered efforts to meet globally agreed development goals, according to a new United Nations report launched today in ...
The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency ...
New Delhi: Even as India has gone to the International Court Of Justice (ICJ), terming the sentencing of Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court as "premeditated murder", the United Nations has come down heavily on the military courts system in ...
United Nations - Combatants in wars around the globe, particularly nonstate Actors in militia groups, continue to sexually assault, enslave and torture women and girls, as well as men and boys, where they fight, a new report said.
Some members of Meshrano Jirga called the UN report "vague" and said it has been fabricated by a number of regional intelligence agencies.
12 May 2017 - The latest United Nations report on energy-efficiency technologies shows that low-carbon technologies apparently aid clean air, save water and cut land use, and could reduce 25 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and 17 million ...
The UNFCCC Secretariat and the UN Executive Office of the Secretary-General (UN EOSG) published the report, titled 'Catalyzing the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions in the Context of the 2030 Agenda through South-South ...
Demonetisation did not block future black money flows in currency notes: UN. India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | May 09, 2017 17:42 IST.
Philippines senator tells UN reports of drug war killings are 'alternative facts'. Ally of Rodrigo Duterte employs Trump-speak to deny that president's policy has resulted in more than 7,000 being killed by death squads and vigilantes.
The Indian government's demonetisation measures did not impede future black money flows in new denominations, a UN report said on Monday. According to UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017, complementary measures to ...
Kalma Camp - Displaced women in Darfur have commended the recently published UN Report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence in 2016.
"This points to the need for bank recapitalisation." On the demonetisation drive taken by government during November-December last calender, the UN report said the impact would be transient on the economy. However, a slower-than-expected recovery ...
Demonetisation, announced by India exactly six month ago, will not stop the generation of black money on its own and more initiatives are needed to unearth all kinds of undeclared wealth, says a UN report. In a surprise decision on November 8, Prime ...
The North Korean ministry claimed that in a joint operation conducted by South Korea and the United States, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had planned to assassinate Kim Jong-un by using "bio-chemical substances.
5 May 2017 - Highlighting the complex link between food insecurity and migration - where increase in one forces the other to rise and then spirals back to push the former even higher - the United Nations food relief agency has urged greater investments ...
On 16 April 2017, the Gaza power plant (GPP) shut down due to a lack of fuel. Gaza thus lost 60 megawatts of electricity or roughly thirty per cent of the energy ...
East Africa's largest economy, Kenya, holds the dubious distinction of having the region's highest unemployment rate, the United Nations says in its latest assessment of human development that throws a huge policy-making challenge at Nairobi.
4 May 2017 - children in north-east Nigeria continue to be brutalized as a result of Boko Haram's insurgency in the region and the ensuing conflict, a first-of-its-kind United Nations report has concluded. "With tactics including widespread recruitment ...
Bangkok (ESCAP News) - Effective governance and improved fiscal management are essential to sustaining robust economic growth and improving its quality, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its ...
The statements came as part of a UN report by Hussein focusing on violations against freedoms around the world during a UN press conference held in Switzerland.
A woman from the Kassab camp for Internal Displaced Persons (IDP), in Kutum, North Darfur, shows her sorrow for the increase of rapes in the area.
2 May 2017 - The government of the Philippines and a rebel group with which it signed a peace accord have made progress in ending and preventing the recruitment of children on the southern island of Mindanao, according to a new United Nations report.
Effective governance and improved fiscal management are essential to sustaining a robust economic growth and improving its quality, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its annual flagship report ...
workers at a construction site in Binh Thuan province, Viet Nam. Photo: ILO/Nguyen Viet Thanh. Tweet. Print. 1 May 2017 - Warning that despite a broadly positive economic outlook for 2017, Asia-Pacific economies are vulnerable to rising global ...
India is expected to clock 7.1% growth this year before edging up to 7.5% in 2018, according to a UN report, which warned that the country faces heightened risks related to the concentration of bad loans in the public sector banks.
1 May 2017 - The lack of progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is impeding Palestine's development, according to a new United Nations report, which also reiterates the international community's commitment to a two-state solution in the ...
New Delhi (TIP): Indicating that inequality in India is increasing, a UN report released on Thursday said that the richest 1% own 53% of the country's wealth.
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'Israeli apartheid': UN-report director has 'no regrets'. Rima Khalaf, the previous Executive Secretary of the UN agency, the ESCWA [Anadolu].
Indicating that inequality in India is increasing, a UN report released here on Thursday said that the richest one per cent own 53 per cent of the country's wealth.
Indicating that inequality in India is increasing, a UN report released here on Thursday said that the richest one percent own 53 percent of the country's wealth.
While on ground there has only been a limited rise in actual jobs from the pursuit of these policies the UN report 'Better Business Better World' is optimistic those numbers can rise soon.
An Afghan security force member stands guard outside a military hospital at the site of blast and gunfire in Kabul, Afghanistan March 8, 2017.
"More than two thirds of people living in Chile, Ecuador, and Mexico are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving rates of disease, and straining health services, a U.N. report said on Tuesday ...
Example of a seclusion room at a government run mental health facility which a UN report found are being overused. Photo: NZ Herald.
Amman - HRH Princess Muna, patron for Nursing and Midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and president of the Jordan Nursing Council (JNC), on Wednesday presented Health Minister Mahmoud Sheyyab with the UN High-Level Commission on ...
Ashley Peacock was held in an isolated wing of a mental health unit for five years, allowed just 90 minutes a day outside. Photo/File.
Solitary confinement overused in NZ prisons - UN report. Wed, Apr 26. share. Source: NZN. New Zealand is overusing solitary confinement on its prisoners at a rate that is four times higher than in English prisons and not in-line with international laws ...
More than two-thirds of people living in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving rates of disease and straining health services, according to a new UN report. While the ...
25 April 2017 - While enormous challenges remain, Afghanistan authorities have made headway in their fight against corruption, according to a United Nations report released today, which also finds that the country is making progress in other areas ...
A record number of people detained by Afghan police say they have been tortured or ill-treated in the past year, according to a United Nations report released on Monday. "The continuing torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees is a ...
UN Report on Venezuelan Hunger An FAO report expressed concern over the imminent food crisis in Venezuela. (Al Atrache Press).
torture and mistreatment of detainees by Afghan Security Forces is as widespread as ever, according to a U.N. report released on Monday, despite promises by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and new laws enacted by the government.
The risk of a nuclear war breaking out is at the highest level since the end of the Cold War, a United Nations report has said amid rising tension between two major nuclear powers -- the U.S.






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