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On April 5, sophomore History major Rachael Wilson had the life-changing opportunity to travel to the New York City headquarters of the United Nations for the official celebration of World Autism Day. Accompanied by fellow AIM students Maddie Castele, Kat Elliot and Rachel LeMarble, as well as AIM ...
Secretary-General's remarks at the 16th meeting of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre Advisory Board [as delivered] ... And it is why I recently launched the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Compact, which I signed with the heads of 36 UN entities, the INTERPOL and the World Customs ...

More than 40 million people are displaced by conflict and another 25 million annually by disaster – within the borders of their own countries – with children, on average, making up over half those numbers, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday. “In 1998, internal displacement was recognized ...
The students began working on a response in the wee hours of the night but slept on it until they could meet with a delegate representing Myanmar. They then approved a resolution calling the government of Myanmar to put a stop to the violence or United Nations peacekeeping forces would be deployed.
UN Security Council Resolutions 2165/2191/2258/2332/2393. Through the unanimous adoption of resolutions 2165 (2014),and its subsequent renewals 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015) , 2332 (2016) and 2393 (2017) until 10 January 2019, the UN Security Council has authorized UN agencies and their partners ...
Tootoosis said it showed that an Indigenous life is worth less than an all-terrain vehicle. “He was shot in the back of the head, executed, because this white man saw a quad was worth more than his life. We are human beings,” she said. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues holds a ...

He called Nepal's home grown peace process supported by international community an example in making the aims of sustaining peace a reality, and reaffirmed the United Nations commitment to continue building peace through working with all stakeholders in realising the Sustainable Development ...
BRUSSELS, Belgium – The worldwide promotion of cycling has entered an all new phase now the United Nations has declared June 3rd as International World Bicycle Day. The resolution, discussed on 12 April 2018 at the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly, was adopted by a consensus ...
UNITED NATIONS: India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organisation committee in the UN after garnering the highest number of votes ... India was among 14 nations elected by acclamation by the Council to the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ...
In 1994, John Bolton said that if the United Nations Secretariat building in New York “lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.” The quote makes an appearance nearly every time Bolton's critics compile a hit parade of his alleged infamies. My question is: Why is the remark even controversial?
The International Trade Unions Congress, ITUC, has called on the United Nations to abandon unilateral pay cuts on UN staff, as well as other changes to employment conditions that would mean different pay rates for the same job and could lead to discrimination, especially against women returning to UN ...
Tunis, 23 March 2018 – The Government of Libya and the United Nations discussed new way forward to support Libya in a round of consultations on the United Nations Strategic Framework (UNSF) for the period 2019-2020 and Country Programme Documents of UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF. The Strategic ...
CNN has dug up a slew of old social media posts from Ken Isaacs, President Trump's top pick to run the United Nations's International Organization for Migration. Surprise: Isaacs posted a lot of anti-Islam garbage, with a light smattering of climate change denial, and the-Clintons-kill-people conspiracy ...
Why John Bolton Couldn't Get Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations ... a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill April 11, 2005 in Washington, D.C. The committee is hearing testimony from Bolton who has been nominated to be U.S. representative to the United Nations.
GENEVA — The resolution passed by the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday seemed innocuous, if obscurely worded in places. Without specifying any immediate action, it called for “a community of shared future for human beings” and “mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human ...
''With the joint African Union – United Nations Agreement for the implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, as our common framework, the entire United Nations family stands ready to support the continent as it forges forward the entry into force of the Continental ...
Penn State is partnering with the United Nations in a program that aims to increase the efficiency of buildings across the world. The program, called the Global Building Network , is a system of professional organizations and research institutions brought together through the United Nations. The Network's ...

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has welcomed the decision by the United Nations Security Council to renew its peacekeeping go-ahead until 15 March 2019 with the passing of Resolution 2406. 17 March 2018. By James Deng Dimo WAU, 17 March 2018 [Gurtong] - The new mandate authorizes ...
“Speaking at the United Nations made me feel as if I could do anything,” said student Michael Rivera. “This incredible honor has opened my eyes as to what I can accomplish individually and what we can do for society. It showed me that, although we are thousands of miles apart, we aren't that different.”.
At the same time, the United States (US) decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and subsequent withholding of funding from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) have increased the levels of anxiety on the ground. The latter has also raised concerns over the international ...
GENEVA, Switzerland – The United Nations on Friday launched an appeal for nearly $1 billion to care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, while underscoring that efforts must remain focused on securing the safe return to Myanmar of those displaced. UN agencies asked for $951 million (774 million ...
As the number of people who continue to step forward to bring allegations of sexual misconduct by powerful men proves, the #MeToo movement shows no sign of slowing. The latest to add her voice to the movement is Sienna Miller, who addressed the United Nations's "#MeToo—Now What?" panel on ...
A Venezuelan indigenous refugee child cries at the Pintolandia shelter in the city of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil, on February 24th. Photo: AFP. AFP. news@thelocal.ch @thelocalswitzer. 14 March 2018. 08:20 CET+01:00. Nearly 100,000 people who fled Venezuela have claimed refugee status since the ...
Despite cold weather and long, dark winters, Finland is the happiest country in the world, according to a United Nations (UN) report. The Nordic nation topped a list of 156 countries ranked in the World Happiness Report on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption. Finland emerged as ...
Rabat – The horrendous Syrian civil war has caused over 400,000 deaths in seven years, according to a high-ranking official at the UN, who then went on to accuse the Damascus regime of planning “the apocalypse.” In a speech he gave before the UN's Council for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, ...
A list of a company's customers is an invaluable treasure that is crafted slowly. After 23 years, Glacier Products who are the makers of Kenya's chocolate brand Dairyland, have, among other corportae entities, the United Nations as their customer. Dipam Shah, the managing director, says they bought the ...
This year's International Women's Day comes on the heels of a powerful global movement for women's rights, equality and justice. Its theme - “Time is Now” - comes at the right moment. And it also echoes UNHCR's firm commitment to uphold the rights of women and girls, and to ensure that our work to ...
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 ...
The Syrian town of Al Atarib in November after what the United Nations said were Russian airstrikes. The attack left at least 84 dead and 150 others wounded. The use of unguided blast bombs in a densely populated area could amount to a war crime, a United Nations panel ruled.CreditZein Al ...
Appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), special rapporteurs are independent experts tasked to monitor and report on the human rights situation through either a country mandate or thematic mandate. Special rapporteurs under a thematic mandate cover various issues worldwide ...
Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The UNPS supports the 14 governments and peoples in the Pacific to advance a localized response to the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This response is tailored to each ...
For more than a hundred years, the world has commemorated International Women's Day. Each year this Day presents an occasion to celebrate the progress on the road of women's right to equality. It is an occasion to be reminded that the road remains long and full of obstacles. It is a time to pay tribute to ...
The ongoing war in Yemen has left over 22 million people, 85% of the population, in desperate need of aid and facing catastrophic conditions, according the United Nations Humanitarian Chief.[2] The country has faced 3 years of civil war, with heavy involvement from regional powers backing opposing ...
UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Tuesday welcomed plans for a summit between North and South Korean leaders and said it was ready to help advance talks on ending the crisis over Pyongyang's drive to develop nuclear weapons. "Obviously, we are encouraged by these discussions," said UN ...
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng returned to the United Nations office in Switzerland for discussions on racism and human rights, five years after his first visit. In March 2013, the former AC Milan star addressed the United Nations at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial ...
Located within easy walking distance of the United Nations Secretariat Building in New York City, 50 United Nations Plaza functions as a private home base for globe trotters. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, the Consulate General of Ireland, and several Qatar executives all own units in ...
Although the prevalence of child marriage is decreasing worldwide, action will need to be stepped up to achieve the global target of ending the practice by 2030, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Progress over the last decade meant 25 million child marriages were prevented, ...
The “frenzied” scale of unspeakable violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar has shifted to a “lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation,” seemingly intended to drive the remaining Rohingyas from their homeland, a senior United Nations human rights official has ...
When Secretary-General Antonio Guterres assumed the mantle of leading the United Nations in 2017, he urged the world to let peace be its guiding principle. However, in assessing the global landscape, he said the “world instead had 'gone in reverse.” Speaking to a gathering of member states, Guterres ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 18 – How far will today's UN go to placate some countries, while ignoring others and restricting the Press? On January 26 UN "global communications" chief Alison Smale flew to Charleston, South Carolina for a photo op and UNTV video with China's Xiamen Airlines for having painting the UN's ...
The Rev. Stacy Walker of St. Charles Episcopal Church has been chosen to represent the Episcopal Church at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women from March 12-23. Walker will join delegates from all over the world in New York City to participate in UN meetings, workshops, networking ...
This loss is the only consequence of being in arrears, according to Article 19, which states: “A Member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the ...
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) has officially acknowledged a new regional sustainability network, RCE Greater Atlanta. RCEs are Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development. The designation makes Atlanta one of ...
Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the promotion of inclusive economic growth, United Nations and as key international economic and financial ...
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2018-2022 sets out the UN partnership aiming to support Nepal as it carves out its development agenda over the next five years. At the core of this new UNDAF are the SDGs, the Government of Nepal's Fourteenth Plan, and international ...
It is a little-known fact that Model United Nations, now highly popular learning tools in high schools and colleges, originated in upstate New York nearly 70 years ago. The first ever Model U.N. was held at St. Lawrence University in Canton from Feb. 11 to 13, 1949, with delegates coming from nine regional ...
UNITED NATIONS -- A new U.N. report highlights Iran's non-compliance with United Nations sanctions over weapons and ballistic missiles that ended up in Yemen after a targeted arms embargo was put in place in 2015, the United States says. The 329-page report released late Thursday, "identified ...
Former UN official says United Nations aid workers have raped tens of thousands A former senior United Nations official claimed that U.N. aid workers have raped more than 60,000 people over the last 10 years and that the organization employs 3,300 pedophiles. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 14 – The abuse of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake was not limited to the UN, which killed 10,000 plus by negligently introducing cholera and lying about it - now the UK based charity Oxfam is being exposed for sexual abuse. The scandal extends to Chad and South Sudan. Inner City Press on ...
Supporters of jailed Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe have called on the United Nations to intervene over her alleged torture. Campaigners say Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 39, who is entering her 683rd day in captivity in Iran, has been subjected to psychological torture from "the whole armoury of the state".


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