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UN Launches Strengthened Response as Ebola Shatters Lives

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:02 pm | UN News

Thirteen year-old Francis from Sierra Leone lost his parents, sister and grandmother to Ebola. At least 3,700 children in West Africa have lost one or both parents to the disease since the start of the outbreak. Photo: UNICEF/Jo Dunlop More >>

South Sudan: UN Agencies Reach More than Half a Million

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:58 pm | UN News

South Sudan: UN Agencies Reach More than Half a Million People with Life-Saving Aid More >>

New Momentum on Climate Must Generate Action

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:53 pm | UN ESCAP

The landmark Climate Summit convened by the United Nations Secretary-General last week in New York was unprecedented in terms of the participation of leaders, the private sector and a range of other stakeholders. The level and scale of enthusiasm ... More >>

Israeli Minister of Agriculture’s Racist Remarks

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:49 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, referred to the recent statement made by the Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Yair Shamir, as a flagrant disregard of human rights and an expression of racism that has been inherent in Israeli politics ... More >>

Israeli Plans to Expand Its Illegal Settlement Enterprises

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:47 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced Israeli plans to expand its illegal settlement enterprise by approving the construction of 2,561 units in the settlement of Givat Hamatos. More >>

Villagers Plan to Seize Chevron's $106M Arbitral Award

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:41 pm | Hinton Communications

QUITO, ECUADOR, Sep. 30 /CSRwire/ - In what could be a huge boost to their campaign to force Chevron to comply with a $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador, rainforest villagers plan to enforce a court order directing them to take possession ... More >>

Fed Up With Federal Inaction States Act Alone on Cap-&-Trade

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:38 pm | Oilprice.com

Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives. More >>

U.S.-India Trade and Economic Cooperation

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:16 pm | U.S. Department of State

The growing economic relationship between the United States and India has been a foundational element of the U.S.-India relationship and strategic partnership. Our bilateral trade expanded fivefold from $19 billion in 2000 to $97 billion in 2013. ... More >>

U.S.-India Higher Education and Skills Development

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:15 pm | U.S. Department of State

Indian students account for the second-largest group of foreign students in the United States, with approximately 100,000 students studying in the United States in 2012-13. At the same time, a growing number of Americans are choosing to study abroad in India. ... More >>

U.S.-India Health Cooperation

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:14 pm | U.S. Department of State

Our partnership on health ranges from research and development of vaccines to implementation of disease detection centers. Both the United States and India support cutting edge research in health and our partnerships in this sector will continue to develop solutions ... More >>

U.S.-India Energy and Climate Change Cooperation

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:13 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States and India pledged to strengthen and expand the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE), to work together toward a successful outcome of UN climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015, and to expand bilateral cooperation ... More >>

Reports of Civil Society Detentions in Sudan

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:12 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States expresses deep concern regarding reports that Sudanese security forces arrested dozens of political activists and civil society leaders in the lead-up to the anniversary of the September 2013 demonstrations. We echo UN Independent Expert ... More >>

Texas Confirms Ebola Case

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:08 am | Texas Department of State Health Services

A Texas hospital patient has tested positive for Ebola, making the patient the first case diagnosed in the United States. The test was conducted at the state public health laboratory in Austin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the ... More >>

Israel’s Netanyahu Warns Against ‘Militant Islam’

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:30 pm | UN News

29 September 2014 – From the podium of the General Assembly today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the world of the grave threat he said it faced from militant Islam’s desire to dominate the planet, be they Sunni extremists or ... More >>

NZ Voices Support for Small Island Developing Nations

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:22 pm | UN News

Foreign Minister Murray McCully of New Zealand addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton More >>

Save the Children Builds Its First Ebola Treatment Centre

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:19 pm | Save The Children

A 70-bed Save the Children-built treatment centre has now opened its doors in Liberia and is being run by the International Medical Corps (IMC). More >>

World Grossly Ill-Prepared to Deal Ebola Outbreak

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:16 pm | UN News

World Grossly Ill-Prepared to ‘Douse Wildfire’ Sparked by Ebola, West African Leaders Tell UN More >>

Head of New UN Ebola Emergency Mission Arrives in Ghana

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:12 pm | UN News

On the eve of his departure for Ghana to begin work at the helm of the UN's new Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), mission chief Anthony Banbury speaks with the UN press corps in New York. UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann More >>

Bosnia and Herzegovina Contributions to Peacekeeping

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:10 pm | U.S. Department of State

Bosnia and Herzegovina Steps Forward as a Contributor to International Peacekeeping, in Partnership with the Global Peace Operations Initiative More >>

Perpetrators of Extra-Judicial Killings in Mexico

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:08 pm | UN News

29 September 2014 – The Government of Mexico must “fully investigate, prosecute, and punish” all cases of extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions, a United Nations independent human rights expert stressed today, as he welcomed the country’s ... More >>

TechWomen 2014: Creating a Network of Female Innovators

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:05 pm | U.S. Department of State

As part of the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen exchange program, companies in the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley will host 78 women from the Middle East and Africa from September 30 - November 5. The TechWomen program supports the ... More >>

Not a Single Child Untouched by Recent Gaza Conflict

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:46 pm | UN News

Palestinian children weep at the funeral for their loved ones in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip (15 July 2014). Credit: UNICEF/El Baba More >>

Pacific Islands Facing ‘Existential Threats’

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:44 pm | UN News

Joe Natuman, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak More >>

World Needs ‘Paradigm Shift’ towards Sustainable Agriculture

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:41 pm | UN News

29 September 2014 – In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the world’s food system, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) said today, as he pressed for a ... More >>

Victims of ISIL Brutality 'Waiting on Us to Act'

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:33 pm | UN News

Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem of Syria addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak More >>

ROK:UN Meeting Tackles Safe Use of Living Modified Organisms

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:30 pm | UN News

Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias. UN Photo/Maria Elisa Franco More >>

5 Countries Consider Implementation of Zero Hunger Challenge

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:20 pm | FAO

Bangkok, Thailand – 29 September, 2014 – The Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific has taken another important step toward implementation, FAO announced today. More >>

Hong Kong: Workers Strike in Support of Student Democracy

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:18 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 29 September 2014 (ITUC OnLine): Workers from across Hong Kong have responded to a call from trade union centre HKCTU to join strike action in support of democratic reform, as security forces continue their violent repression of peaceful protests ... More >>

Dire Human Rights Situation in Eritrea Persists

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:17 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 September 2014) – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today warned that human rights violations continue to be committed on a large scale, compelling hundreds of Eritreans, ... More >>

U.S. Pledges $83 Million Emergency Assistance to South Sudan

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:14 pm | U.S. Department of State

Today, Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard announced nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. The additional ... More >>

DPR Korea, Says Reunification ‘Only Way to Prevent War...'

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:40 pm | UN News

Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton More >>

Small Island Nations Sound Climate Alarm at UN

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:21 pm | UN News

King Tupou VI of the Kingdom of Tonga addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak More >>

Ebola:UN Readies to Start Work as Death Toll Surpasses 3,000

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:13 pm | UN News

Ebola response: medical supplies, including protective equipment and essential medicine, are loaded onto trucks at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF/Sulaiman Stephens More >>

Syria/Iraq: Some 330,000 to Seek Refugee Status

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:09 pm | UN News

Asylum-seekers and economic migrants take to the seas, waiting out the dangerous journey in the boat's cramped cargo space. Photo: UNHCR/A. D'Amato More >>

Guinean Journalists Killed Raising Awareness on Ebola

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:02 pm | UN News

A team of volunteers in Gbaneh Bana Village, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone, discussing Ebola prevention with a family. Photo: WHO/S. Gborie More >>

'No Other Option But to Defeat ISIL..' Iraqi Leader Tells UN

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:57 pm | UN News

26 September 2014 – While the Iraqi people were determined to defend their land of against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – “an infamous group that has taken terror to a new era and a new level” – the country's President ... More >>

UN Urges Stay for Defendants in Afghan Gang-Rape Case

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:46 pm | UN News

UN Rights Office Urges Stay for Defendants in Afghan Gang-Rape Case Sentenced to Death More >>

Blood Bucket Challenge at Yad Vashem

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:40 pm | Jews Against Genocide

Jews Against Genocide held memorials for the victims of Israel's recent genocidal attack on Gaza during which the speakers poured buckets of blood like liquid over themselves at Yad Vashem holocaust museum in Jerusalem, the US embassy in Tel Aviv, ... More >>

Ongoing Aggression Against the Government of Yemen

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:28 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns ongoing hostile and aggressive actions against the Yemeni government and political targets and calls for all parties to implement all aspects of the Peace and National Partnership agreement, in particular the turning over of ... More >>

Key U.S Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 27th Session

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:27 pm | U.S. Department of State

The outcomes of the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights ... More >>

ISIL's Murder of Human Rights Lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:24 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 26, 2014 More >>

Boast to Recover Rivers State for PDP in 2015 Laughable

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:51 am | APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has dismissed as ridiculous, the boast by President Goodluck Jonathan that his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will recover the State from the hands of APC during the 2015 general elections. “This ... More >>

Uri Avnery: Also after harsh words, Abbas remains partner

Monday, 29 September 2014, 6:16 am | Gush Shalom

"President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) was and remains a partner for peace, the best partner which Israel could find – also and especially after his speech at the UN," said former Knesset Member Uri Avnery of Gush Shalom, the Israeli Peace ... More >>

International Action Day fighting against unemployment

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 10:50 am | World Federation of Trade Unions

International Action Day fighting against unemployment 3 October 2014: International, Class-oriented Struggle against Unemployment More >>

Pacific Benefit From Kiwi Generosity with $160,000 Bequest

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 1:44 pm | Oxfam NZ

International aid agency Oxfam has been gifted $160, 000 by a generous Kiwi supporter who sadly passed away late last year. More >>

Brutal Killings by ISIL of Women Politicians in Iraq

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:45 pm | UN News

25 September 2014 – The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the recent brutal, cold-blooded slaying by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of human rights defender Sameera Salih Ali Al-Nuaimy, as well as the continuing detention, ... More >>

Terrorism & Ebola Are Impeding Development

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:32 pm | UN News

Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, addresses the general debate of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak More >>

UN Officials Call for End to Death Penalty

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:21 pm | UN News

25 September 2014 – The continuing application of capital punishment is a “primitive” practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared today, as they pressed global leaders to set course towards abolishing the death ... More >>

South Sudan: Civilians Fleeing Violence Nears 2 Million

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:02 pm | UN News

Food distribution at refugee site in Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Photo: WFP/Ahnna Gudmunds More >>

Two Young Palestinians Arrested And Abused

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:00 pm | International Solidarity Movement

Monday afternoon in Hebron, two young Palestinian men were arrested and abused north of Qeitun after being falsely accused of stone throwing. More >>

Designations of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:56 pm | U.S. Department of State

As part of the effort to counter the threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters, the Department of State has designated ten individuals and two groups as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes ... More >>

Major Milestone in Search for Water on Distant Planets

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:33 pm | University of Maryland

Astronomers have found water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet about four times bigger than Earth, in the constellation Cygnus about 124 light years - or nearly 729 trillion miles - from our home planet. In the quest to learn about planets beyond ... More >>

Joint Action to Fight the Terrorist Organisation ISIL/DAESH

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:08 pm | U.S. Department of State

G-7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Joint Action to Fight the Terrorist Organisation ISIL/DAESH More >>

G-7 Foreign Ministers' Joint Statement on Ebola

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:03 pm | U.S. Department of State

The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and High Representative of the European Union: More >>

G-7 Foreign Ministers' Joint Statement on Ukraine

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:02 pm | U.S. Department of State

The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and High Representative of the European Union: More >>

Yemen Travel Warning

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:00 pm | U.S. Department of State

Today, the Department of State ordered a temporary reduction in the number of U.S. Government personnel in Yemen. We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution and in response to recent political developments and the changing, unpredictable ... More >>

Signing of Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge

Friday, 26 September 2014, 2:59 pm | U.S. Department of State

At the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, the United States applauded the announcement of the landmark Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge. The Pledge is an agreement among leading palm oil producers that commits them to industry-leading sustainability practices. ... More >>

U.S. Urges Burundi and Rwanda to Investigate Deaths

Friday, 26 September 2014, 2:58 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States expresses its deep concern regarding the discovery of a number of corpses in July and August of this year, some bound and wrapped in plastic, in Lake Rweru, which borders Burundi and Rwanda. We note that several countries also ... More >>

Thousands of Children at Risk of Starvation in South Sudan

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 2:51 pm | UN News

Urgent funding is needed now to help support the children of South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF South Sudan More >>

Syrian Kurds Live in Fear of Islamist Extremist Violence

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 2:49 pm | UN News

Syrian Kurdish refugees cross the border into Turkey after fleeing fighting around the city of Kobani in north-east Syria. Photo: UNHCR/I. Prickett More >>

 

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