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Mexican Surgery Saves the Leg of a Patient with Cancer

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 2:27 pm | Mexican Ministry of Health

Specialists of the Regional Hospital of High Specialty “Dr. Juan Graham Casasús” in Mexico performed the successful surgery. • The prosthesis was bought with resources of the Popular Insurance. More >>

Whose Peace is it anyway?

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 2:24 pm | Israeli Embassy

The news about the agreement reached by the Fatah movement and Hamas adds a new obstacle in the already complex situation of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. More >>

Liberal and Progressive Jews Welcome Hamas/PA Reconciliation

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:53 pm | Tikkun

Liberal and progressive Jews in the U.S. are mildly optimistic after the announcement of a reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas. Many believe that such a reconciliation bodes well for a lasting peace agreement, though not necessarily ... More >>

Interview With Christiane Amanpour on CNNI's Amanpour

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:48 am | US State Department

Interview with Victoria Nuland. the Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs More >>

Payments To Survivors Of Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:38 am | UN News

One year after the global garment industry’s worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse has begun issuing its initial round of payments, as efforts to address ... More >>

UN In Congo Pledges Support for Upcoming Elections

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:35 am | UN News

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will provide technical and logistical support for upcoming elections, the top UN official in the country today confirmed, stressing that the planning for the polls must be well organized ... More >>

Scientists Present Alternative to Sarawak’s Mega-Dams

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:30 am | Bruno Manser Fonds

A new study by the University of Berkeley shows how Sarawak’s future lies with small-scale, local energy solutions rather than with risky and expensive large-scale hydropower. More >>

Mali’s Peace Train ‘Cannot Be Turned Back

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:28 am | UN News

Calling for continued cooperation with regional organizations to support Mali’s steady efforts towards peace and stability through inclusive talks, a senior United Nations official today told the Security Council that despite progress, the security ... More >>

UN Reaffirms World Body’s Resolve In Somalia

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:19 am | UN News

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today called on the country’s international partners to boost support to aid peace building and humanitarian efforts there, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid attacks by Al-Shabaab ... More >>

India: Judiciary Not A Traffic Warden

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:11 am | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) appreciates the Supreme Court of India's initiative to institute a panel that will suggest measures to prevent road accidents and to ensure road safety in the country. More >>

Pakistan: Media House Under ISI Attack

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:08 am | AHRC

The tension between Pakistan’s military and a large section of the country's media has escalated following the assassination attempt on Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir. On the complaint of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Defence Ministry has ... More >>

Factor In Food Production Impacts Of Climate Change

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:06 am | UN News

Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems to adapt to the effects of climate change, the Director-General of the United Nations Food and Drug Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva told a conference in Morocco today, warning that the ... More >>

Mother Of Al Jazeera Journalist Calls For Son's Release

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:57 am | Al Jazeera

Further pressure has been piled on Egyptian authorities to release detained Al Jazeera journalist, Abdullah Elshamy, who has now been imprisoned for 253 days. The prosecutor for the case is expected to reach a decision today on whether to release the 93 day ... More >>

UN Chiefs Issue Impassioned Plea To Save Besieged Civilians

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:50 am | UN News

Calling urgently on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian officials today also issued a strong challenge to “those with the ... More >>

Bangladesh Workplace Safety Accord Underway

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:48 am | ITUC

The ITUC is calling for Bangladesh and international clothing brands to stop holding back progress on workers’ rights, as the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse approaches. More >>

Anniversary of Rana Plaza Building Collapse in Bangladesh

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:40 am | US Department of State

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the building collapse at Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh that claimed over 1,100 lives and injured thousands more – the worst industrial disaster in the history of the garment industry. More >>

UN calls for Côte D’ivoire’s Electoral Commission reform

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:40 am | UN News

A United Nations human rights expert today called on authorities in Côte d’Ivoire to undertake broad consultations on the reform of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to prevent the country from “falling back into crisis.” More >>

Netanyahu Comments on the Agreement between Fatah and Hamas

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:32 am | Israel Government

Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments on the agreement between Fatah and Hamas More >>

Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’ arrives in USA on Earth Day

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:27 pm | Survival International

On Earth Day today, a Brazilian Indian shaman and spokesman of the Yanomami tribe will arrive in California with an urgent appeal to save the Earth from destruction by protecting the world’s rainforests and its inhabitants. More >>

WWF celebrates Earth Day in The Green Heart of Europe

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:25 pm | WWF

WWF celebrates Earth Day across 12 countries in Central and Eastern Europe with its new initiative The Green Heart of Europe to save and protect the five natural riches of the region – forests, wilderness, large carnivores, rivers and wetlands, and ... More >>

Syria: Aleppo Civilians Under Attack

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:23 pm | ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is appalled by a sharp escalation of violence in the northern city of Aleppo, where parties have in recent days carried out indiscriminate attacks against civilians and deliberately prevented them from ... More >>

Pressure on White House to Repair Relationship with India

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:22 pm | USINPAC

ith results of the nine phase parliamentary elections in India due on May 16, and the likelihood as projected by media that Mr. Narendra Modi could be the next Prime Minister of India, many voices in the United States are counseling the White House ... More >>

UN: Eroding Protection of South Sudan’s Internally Displaced

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:19 pm | UN Human Rights Council

The protection of South Sudan’s one million internally displaced persons is further eroding amid persistent violence and deliberate ethnically targeted attacks, United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani warned today. More >>

UNITAID Invests To Increase Access To Malaria Treatment

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:14 pm | UNITAID

UNITAID is dedicating 34 million USD on reducing malaria case-fatality through its project rolling out over the coming weeks to treat the severest cases. More >>

Call To Save 3 Political Prisoners About To Be Executed

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:11 pm | National Council of Resistance of Iran

On Thursday, April 17, in preparation for their execution, clerical regime’s henchmen transferred three Balouchi political prisoners who are condemned to death from solitary confinement of Zahedan’s Intelligence Department to solitary cells in the quarantine ... More >>

Somaliland Authorities Arrest 3 Journalists

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:07 pm | Africa News

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the act of suppression, arbitrary arrests, threats and intimidations against the media by the Somaliland authorities, following the arbitrary arrests of three ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Thuggistan!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:04 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Violence against women worsens in Sri Lanka. More >>

UN: Surging Violence, Worsened Malnutrition in South Sudan

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:58 am | UN News

Confirming that children were killed in South Sudan during recent brutal attacks on displaced civilians or as a result of being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the surging violence is exacerbating ... More >>

World Relief National Conference

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:55 am | US State Department

Remarks from Simon Henshaw, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. More >>

UNICEF: Myanmar Children Face Growing Threats

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:52 am | UN News

Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the ... More >>

UN Envoy Condemns Murder Of Lawmaker in Somalia

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:46 am | UN News

Following the murder earlier today of Somali parliamentarian Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal – the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu – the top United Nations official in the country strongly condemned the incident and pledged ... More >>

UN Panel, Respect Right Of Persons With Disabilities

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:44 am | UN News

People with disabilities have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives, including the right to take risks and make mistakes, a United Nations committee has stressed in new guidelines. More >>

Kerry at Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:41 am | US State Department

Remarks from U.S Secretary of State John Kerry at the launch of the second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. More >>

Summit On Food Security, ‘Blue Economy’ Urges Action

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:36 am | UN News

Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic which opened today in The Hague, the Netherlands. More >>

UNESCO Chief Denounces Philippines Killing Of Journalist

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:33 am | UN News

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has denounced the killing of journalist Rubylita Garcia and called on authorities in the Philippines to investigate the case. More >>

RNZWCS Solomon Islands Response and Appeal for Funds

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 2:09 pm | Rotary New Zealand World Community Service

This photo is typical of what little some Solomon Island people have due to the loss of their homes following the recent floods. Rotary New Zealand's Appeal for funding will provide much needed support for rehabilitation of those most affected. More >>

WINTA Recognises Aboriginal Tourism Leadership

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 11:11 am | WINTA

The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance has recognised the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia for its Leadership in Indigenous Tourism Organisational Development, consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ... More >>

Encouraging Economic Leadership

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 11:02 am | National News Releases

Op-Ed from William E. Spriggs More >>

AHRC Condemns Attack On Hamid Mir

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:59 am | AHRC

A prominent journalist and television anchor person, Mr. Hamid Mir, was attacked by plain clothed assailants on April 19 while on his way from Karachi Airport to his television station, the Geo News. More >>

UN Warns Syria About Presidential Election Amid 'Tragedy'

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:47 am | UN News

Urging Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in early June, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi today pledged to continue to seek ... More >>

The Coolest Destination for Exchange Students: Mars

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:43 am | US State Department

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is launching a new type of exchange with a virtual field trip to Mars. ECA’s newest initiative, The Collaboratory, in partnership with NASA’s Digital Learning Network™, ... More >>

UN Official Urges Women To Engage In Afghan Political Life

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:39 am | UN News

With the results still being counted from Afghanistan’s recent presidential election, the top United Nations official in the country today urged women to remain meaningfully engaged in the political process and improve political life there. More >>

UN Denounces Attack On University in Baghdad

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:36 am | UN News

The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has denounced the “vicious and cowardly” suicide attack that took place yesterday against the Imam Kadhim University in the capital, Baghdad. More >>

UN Mission In South Sudan Condemns Ethnic Killings In Bentiu

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:33 am | UN News

Opposition forces in South Sudan killed “hundreds of South Sudanese and foreign civilians” after determining their ethnicity or nationality when they captured Bentiu last week, the United Nations confirmed today, calling for an immediate stop ... More >>

UN Envoy Strongly Condemns Murder Of Somali Parliamentarian

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:30 am | UN News

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today condemned the murder of parliamentarian Isaak Mohamed Rino and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice. More >>

Attacks Against Palestinian Civilians and Property

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:27 am | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

New report from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. More >>

Gender-Based Violence Response and Protection Initiative

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:17 am | US State Department

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Partnership to Assist Individuals in Crisis. More >>

Hindus laud Obama for including “Hindus” in Easter greetings

Monday, 21 April 2014, 6:09 pm | Rajan Zed

Hindus world over have applauded American President Barack Obama for including “Hindus” in his “Easter and Passover Greetings” address on April 19. More >>

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - April 18, 201

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 3:59 pm | US State Department

Index for Today's Briefing • DEPARTMENT o Welcome to Visitors • SYRIA o Homs o Chemical Weapons o Lavrov / Brahimi / Rubinstein • UKRAINE o Donetsk / Accord / Foreign Minister Lavrov / OSCE / Sanctions More >>

Philippines ranked 3rd dangerous place for journalists

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 1:10 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Recently, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published its report ranking the country as 3rd “most deadly for journalists,” next to Iraq and Somalia. In another report, the Global Witness ranked the country as the 3rd “most dangerous" ... More >>

INDIA: National shame

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 1:06 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Supreme Court of India and its subordinate courts have, over the past six decades, issued more than a dozen directives and orders prohibiting the practice of manual scavenging in India. The evil practice, of literally carrying human faeces or cleaning ... More >>

Palestinian Prisoners Denied the Right to Education

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 12:58 pm | UFree

The right of children and youth to education, including those who are imprisoned, is enshrined in inter- national human rights law, specifically Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 94 of the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention. More >>

Putin announces first shipment of Arctic oil

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 12:48 pm | Greenpeace International

Amsterdam, 18 April 2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin today announced that state owned energy company Gazprom is ready to send the first ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters to Europe. More >>

Many Yet To Receive Aid in the Solomon Islands

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:41 am | TEAR Fund

While the focus of the aid effort is on Honiara, there are still hundreds of communities that have been unreached following the floods earlier this month. The New Zealand Government has just pledged $95,000 to TEAR Fund in an emergency effort to boost ... More >>

'Swelling' Number of Civilians At Bases in South Sudan

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:49 am | UN News

Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today. More >>

U.S. Foreign Policy in South Asia: A Vision for Prosperity

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:47 am | US State Department

Remarks from Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. More >>

Economic, Energy, Agricultural and Trade Issues: Swearing-In

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:44 am | US State Department

Remarks from Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. More >>

UN Calls For Actions To Fight Violence Against Women

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:39 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, today urged the Government of the United Kingdom to consider the best interests of all women and girls in addressing the specific needs of survivors of violence. More >>

UN: Argentine Jail Conditions Violated Prisoner Rights

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:36 am | UN Human Rights Council

Argentine authorities failed to ensure that a prisoner with disabilities was able to use prison facilities and services on an equal basis with other detainees and are obliged to take steps to rectify the situation, the UN Committee on the Rights ... More >>

INDIA: Criminal Justice Reform Duty Of State, Not Court

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:27 am | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) appreciates the observations made by the Supreme Court of India that the Indian criminal justice process will immensely benefit from crime investigating agencies adopting scientific investigation methods. More >>

 

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