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Thailand: A culture of torture under the military

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:11:02 +1300 | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Since seizing power in a 2014 coup, Thailand’s military authorities have allowed a culture of torture and other ill-treatment to flourish across the country, with soldiers and policemen targeting suspected insurgents, political opponents, and individuals ...More >>

Women’s flotilla leaves Sicily – heading for Gaza

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:22:12 +1300 | Kia Ora Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, ...More >>

Amb. Rycroft Statement to UNSC Briefing On Syria 25/9/16

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:49:52 +1300 | UK Government

"It is difficult to deny that Russia is partnering with the Syrian regime to carry out war crimes" More >>

Amb. Samantha Power Remarks at a UNSC Syria Briefing 25/9/16

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:46:32 +1300 | US State Department

We have convened the Security Council today because the Russian Federation and the Assad regime have launched an all-out air and ground offensive against eastern Aleppo and its 275,000 civilians. Russia and Assad have reportedly launched more than 150 ...More >>

Syria: War crimes are being committed in Aleppo

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:43:40 +1300 | Government of France

France, together with the US and the UK, called for this emergency meeting of the Security Council because we are simply horrified by what we are watching in Aleppo. More >>

Joint EU, US, FR, IT, DE, UK Statement On Syria - 24 Sept.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:18:00 +1300 | US State Department

The devastating events in Syria this week underscore what we have been saying for some time: the burden is on Russia to prove it is willing and able to take extraordinary steps to salvage diplomatic efforts to restore a cessation of hostilities (CoH), ...More >>

Stalled TPP 'biggest concern' in growing protectionism - Key

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:39:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Failure to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership could trigger a growing tide of protectionist trade policies around the world, Prime Minister John Key has warned. More >>

Foreign Students just a commodity to National

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:37:33 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway MP for Palmerston North Immigration Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 26 September 2016 Foreign Students just a commodity to National More >>

PM's Press Conference 26/9/16: Syrian Peace And Fishy Advice

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:27:53 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key began his weekly press conference by discussing his chairing of last week's UN Security Council meeting on Syria, to 'focus the world's attention' on the crisis. He described subsequent attacks on civilians in Aleppo as 'despicable' ...More >>

Q+A: Helen Clark

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:03:39 +1300 | TVNZ

HELEN CLARK: I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE MĀORI PARTY NOT SUPPORTING MY BID FOR UN SEC GEN Ex New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark says she’s received support from a “great stadium of Kiwis” for her bid to be the UN Secretary General, and ...More >>

Q+A: John Key

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:00:54 +1300 | TVNZ

KEY: I WON’T TAKE TRADITIONAL ROLE AFTER BEING PM Prime Minister John Key, who’s been in New York this week to address the United Nations General Assembly and chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, says he won’t be taking a traditional path ...More >>

Environment Minister to chair OECD meeting

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:46:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Environment Minister to chair OECD meeting Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith leaves today for Paris, where he will this week be chairing the fourth yearly OECD meeting of Environment Ministers. “Environmental issues transcend national borders and ...More >>

Statement by the Quartet's Principals New York 23 Sept. 2016

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:54:42 +1200 | Middle East Quartet

Representatives of the Quartet — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica ...More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews John Key

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:35:26 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews John Key Youtube clips from the show are available here . More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Helen Clark

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:33:03 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Helen Clark Youtube clips from the show are available here . More >>

Media Stakeout following meeting on Aviation Security

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:20:09 +1200 | New Zealand United Nations Security Council

Media Stakeout by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully following UN Security Council meeting on Aviation Security More >>

UK Foreign Sec. Boris Johnson at the UNSC Summit on Syria

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:35:17 +1200 | Government of the United Kingdom

John, I don’t think the people of the world are remotely fooled by what is going on in Syria. They know that it is not just a civil war. More >>

French President François Hollande Speech To 71st UNGA

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:22:21 +1200 | Government of France

I stand before you on behalf of France to issue several appeals: the first is to ask you to do everything in your power to implement the historic agreement signed in Paris on 12 December 2015. More >>

US Sec. State John Kerry Remarks at the UNSC on Syria

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:32:23 +1200 | US Secretary of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Mr. President, good morning, and good morning to all of our colleagues here on the United Nations Security Council. I want to thank my colleague from New Zealand particularly for hosting this very important session on the crisis in Syria. ...More >>

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov at UNSC R.E. Situation In ME/Syria

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:20:17 +1200 | Russian Federation

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the UN Security Council High-Level Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East and North Africa, New York, September 21, 2016 More >>


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