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Afghanistan: Violence against women

Friday, 31 October 2014, 5:03 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 October 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, will visit the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 4 to10 November 2014 to assess the situation of violence against women, including its causes ... More >>

MPs should listen to Canadians on CSEC bill

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:53 pm | OpenMedia

MPs should listen to Canadians and support Liberal bill to make spy agency CSEC more transparent and accountable to citizens More >>

Rwanda Accelerates Move to Cashless Economy

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:47 pm | UN News

Digital payments are being used to transform economies to cashless. Photo: World Bank/Simone D. McCourtie More >>

Mass Protests Sweep Burkina Faso Capital

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:45 pm | UN News

30 October 2014 – Greatly concerned by the deteriorating security situation in Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an end to the violence and announced that he is dispatching his special envoy for West Africa ... More >>

Kenya: Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:43 pm | UN News

At age one, Fatima was subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in her village in Afar Region of Ethiopia which has one of the world’s highest prevalence rates. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt More >>

Europe / Migrants: “Let them die, this is a good deterrence”

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:41 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 October 2014) – Allowing people to die at Europe’s borders just because of their administrative status is a complete disregard for the value of human life, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François ... More >>

Gaza: “Operation Protective Edge”

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:40 pm | Right Livelihood Award

International observers witness the impact of “Operation Protective Edge” and the closure of Gaza on human rights defenders’ work inside Gaza More >>

Al Jazeera: 'Israel knowingly attacked US military ship'

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:37 pm | Al Jazeera

October 30th, Doha - In 1967, at the height of the Arab / Israeli Six Day War, the Israeli Air Force attacked the USS Liberty, a US Navy spy ship that was monitoring the conflict from the safety of international waters in the Mediterranean. Israeli ... More >>

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Sentence of Ethiopian Journalist

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:35 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply concerned by the October 27 sentencing of Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegn to three years in prison for “provocation and dissemination of inaccurate information.” Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are fundamental ... More >>

Situation in Jerusalem

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:34 pm | U.S. Department of State

I strongly condemn yesterday’s shooting of a U.S. citizen outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. The State Department is in touch with authorities as we seek more information. More >>

U.S. Condemns Violence in South Sudan's Unity State

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:33 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the latest attacks by Sudan People’s Liberation Movement /Army - In Opposition (SPLM/A - IO) in and around Bentiu, South Sudan. Since last December, thousands of people have been killed and millions have ... More >>

Tongan Economy Set to Receive Additional Boost

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:31 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2014 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$5 million for the Second Economic Support Development Policy Operation, which will support the Kingdom of Tonga’s continued economic growth through further ... More >>

Ukraine: Planned Holding of November ‘Elections’ by Rebels

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:38 pm | UN News

A monitor from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine inspects damage to a building, 9 July 2014. Photo: OSCE/Evgeniy Maloletka More >>

Ebola Treatment Pathways in the United States

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:34 pm | InvestorIdeas

Aethlon Medical (OTCBB: AEMD) Discloses Ebola Treatment Pathways in the United States SAN DIEGO - October 29, 2014 (Investorideas.com newswire) Aethlon Medical, Inc. ( OTCBB:AEMD ), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious ... More >>

Signs of Ebola Decline in Liberia Offer ‘Glimmer of Hope’

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:32 pm | UN News

Equipped with UNICEF-developed and Government-approved awareness materials, these girls go door-to-door in West Point, Monrovia, to educate their parents, family members and friends about Ebola and how it can be prevented. Photo: UNICEF/UNI171713/Griggers More >>

Status Quo Not Viable Option’ in Jerusalem

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:25 pm | UN News

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefs the Security Council at its meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More >>

Settlers Destroy Palestinian Property

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:23 pm | International Solidarity Movement

Today at approximately 1:30 PM in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), the head of security for the illegal settlements in the area attempted to destroy the property of a Palestinian man named Muhammad Knebi. Settlers have ... More >>

Donation for Reconstruction of Gaza Schools

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:16 pm | UN News

29 October 2014 – As the United Nations ramps up its reconstruction efforts of war-ravaged Gaza, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, has announced a contribution of $50,000 to help with the rebuilding of UN schools heavily damaged during the recent ... More >>

Israel’s Settlement Expansion is an Outrage

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:11 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 29 October 2014 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned Israel’s intention to build yet another 1,000 settlement dwellings in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. More >>

Current Situation in Iran Remains of Serious Concern

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:08 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Current Situation in Iran Remains of Serious Concern, Human Rights Expert Tells the UN General Assembly More >>

Allegations of Misreporting by Joint Darfur Mission

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:02 pm | UN News

Ban ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Findings of Review of Allegations of Misreporting by Joint Darfur Mission More >>

UN Human Rights: Death penalty: Keep momentum on abolition

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:53 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (29 October 2014) – The UN Human Rights Committee is calling on States to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. The use of capital punishment ... More >>

Myanmar: UN Human Rights Expert Commends Reforms to Date

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:43 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Myanmar: UN Human Rights Expert Commends Reforms to Date, But Warns of Risks of Backtracking More >>

Assistance Needed for Countries Impacted by Syria Crisis

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:42 pm | UN News

Massive Scale-up of Assistance Needed for Countries Impacted by Ongoing Syria Crisis - UN Relief Official More >>

Ban Pays Tribute to Late Zambian President

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:39 pm | UN News

29 October 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute today to Zambia’s late President Michael Chilufya Sata, praising his vision for the country and commitment to addressing the needs of Zambia’s poor. More >>

South Africa Poised to Be Key Player in Humanitarian Aid

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:38 pm | UN News

29 October 2014 – Learning from the experiences of the Eastern and South Africa region will be vital in global efforts to reform humanitarian action, a top United Nations humanitarian official said today in Pretoria, South Africa, at the opening ... More >>

Farming Sector Hit by Insecurity: Central African Republic

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:13 pm | UN News

29 October 2014 – The continuing crisis in the embattled Central African Republic has taken a large toll on agricultural production and is eroding the capacity of the country’s population to secure sufficient food, a new report by the United ... More >>

Somalia: Ban Lauds Country’s Progress towards Stability

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:10 pm | UN News

On a visit to Somalia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport. UN Photo/Ilyas Ahmed More >>

UNGA:Other Disarmament Measures and International Security

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:02 pm | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Christopher L. Buck, Alternate Representative, Delegation of the United States of America New York City October 28, 2014 More >>

Global inequality spirals out of control

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 9:58 am | Oxfam

Number of billionaires doubles since financial crisis as global inequality spirals out of control In same period at least a million mothers died in childbirth due to lack of basic health services Rising inequality could set the fight against poverty ... More >>

Jimmy Nelson’s work attacked before opening in Brussels

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:44 pm | Survival International

Photographer Jimmy Nelson's controversial work 'Before They Pass Away' has been attacked by tribal peoples around the world. More >>

Iran execution

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:39 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

We are shocked and saddened by the execution on 25 October of Ms. Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was sentenced to death for the alleged murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. The execution of Ms Jabbari ... More >>

ITF “will fight” Costa Rica port violence

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:38 pm | ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has strongly condemned the actions of the Costa Rican government after hundreds of police officers stormed Puerto Limon's Moin and Limon terminals last Thursday 23rd October, violently attacking workers ... More >>

Pervasive Harassment of Civil Society Continues in Belarus

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:37 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK / GENEVA (28 October 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, today reported to the UN General Assembly that NGOs and human rights defenders continue to endure extreme ... More >>

DPRK: Key report must be sent to UN Security Council

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:31 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

DPRK / Human rights: Key report must be sent to UN Security Council, says UN Special Rapporteur More >>

British MP's Call for Response to Iranian Humantarian Abuses

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:23 pm | British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom

MPs and Peers call for a firm response to Iranian regime's systematic human rights violations and demand protection for the Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty More >>

UN Expert Urges General Assembly to Refer DPRK to ICC

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:21 pm | UN News

UN Expert Urges General Assembly to Refer DPR Korea Rights Report to International Criminal Court More >>

Iraq: Condemning Destruction of Shrine

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:09 pm | UN News

Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz More >>

Recession-Hit Rich Countries Suffer ‘Great Leap Backwards’

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:07 pm | UN News

Daniela Cojocaru (left) and Chiara Dimastromatteo, both 16, stand next to a graffiti-covered wall in Turin, Italy. Daniela is originally from Moldova. Chiara does not attend school and does not have a job. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi More >>

Freeport Indonesia Union Plans 1 Month Strike at Copper Mine

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:02 pm | Reuters

By Reuters on 04:42 pm Oct 27, 2014 Category Business, Corporate News Tags: Freeport-McMoRan, strike More >>

Meeting With Embassy Ottawa Staff

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:59 pm | U.S. Department of State

AMBASSADOR HEYMAN: Okay, everyone. This is an incredibly special day. As you all know, we’ve looked forward to your visit for a long time – (laughter) – a lot longer than this weekend. More >>

Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Tanzania

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:51 pm | U.S. Department of State

The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, in partnership with the Aspen Institute, the International Trade Center, and the Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi), will lead a delegation of U.S. investors, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists to Tanzania ... More >>

Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia Meets in Dubai

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:50 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States joined over 80 countries, international organizations, and companies in Dubai on October 28 for the 17thPlenary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military ... More >>

Refugee Children in the Middle East and North Africa

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:49 pm | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Anne C. Richard Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Remarks at the First Regional Conference Dedicated to the Protection of Refugee Children and Adolescents Sharjah, United Arab Emirates October 15, 2014 More >>

Proposed Changes to Burkina Faso Term Limits

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:39 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 28, 2014 More >>

AquaBounty Fined for Repeated Environmental Violations

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:30 pm | Food and Water Watch

October 28,—Washington, DC. Officials in Panama have ruled that AquaBounty Technologies has been operating in violation of environmental regulations as it experiments with genetically engineered (GE) salmon in that country. In a decision that could challenge ... More >>

FIFA And IOC Not Exempt From Upholding Fundamental Rights

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:19 pm | Maina Kiai

NEW YORK (Oct. 28, 2014) – UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai today called on international sports bodies, including FIFA and the International Olympic Committee, to respect universally recognized human rights at their events, especially the right to peaceful ... More >>

UNESCO Chief Condemns Killing of Mexican Journalist

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:07 pm | UN News

28 October 2014 – The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom today denounced the recent killing of Mexican journalist Antonio Gamboa Urias, the editor of a local magazine in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, and urged authorities ... More >>

UN-Backed Study: Fruit Flies to Prompt Better Pest Controls

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:05 pm | UN News

Bactrocera dorsalis is causing “incalculable damage to horticultural industries and food security” across a swathe of countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America. Photo: IAEA/Viwat Wornoayporn More >>

Interpol Rejects Egypt Request for Red Notice on Journalist

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:00 pm | Al Jazeera

Interpol, the international organisation for police cooperation, has rejected a request from Egypt to issue one of its red notices against Ahmed Mansour, an Al Jazeera journalist. More >>

CWS appeals for help to Stop Ebola

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:52 pm | Christian World Service

Christian World Service has launched an appeal to support church and community efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. More >>

Restrictions to travellers from Ebola-affected countries

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:48 pm | Africa News

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on restrictions applied to travellers from Ebola-affected countries More >>

‘The Only Way to Stop Ebola is at Its Source’ – UN Chief

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:43 pm | UN News

Girls in the city of Voinjama look at a poster that displays information and illustrations about how to prevent the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNICEF/2014/Liberia/Jallanzo More >>

Madagascar Welcomes Mercy Ships, 8 Months of Free Surgeries

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:35 am | Mercy Ships NZ

Amidst celebrations, His Excellency President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and his wife, Voahangy Rajaonarimampianina, along with Prime Minister Roger Kolo and his wife, Zakia Katoun, personally welcomed the world’s largest civilian hospital ship into ... More >>

Canadians set out own privacy plan in face of CSIS

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:51 pm | OpenMedia

As the Government announces new CSIS spy powers, Canadians have begun working together to set out their own pro-privacy plan for 21st century technology More >>

Blackwater Spotlight Need for Treaty on Private Security

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:49 pm | UN News

27 October 2014 – The United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries today appealed for stronger global regulations of private security, saying last week’s conviction of Blackwater contractors shows the need for all private security personnel ... More >>

UN Expert Voices Deep Concern About Right to Life in Iran

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:47 pm | UN News

Citing ‘Surge’ in Executions, UN Expert Voices Deep Concern About Right to Life in Iran More >>

South Sudan: 60 Civilians Injured in Fighting Near UN Base

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:46 pm | UN News

27 October 2014 – More than 60 civilians were injured yesterday after fighting broke at a protection of civilians site next to the United Nations House on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan, according to a UN spokesperson. More >>

Australia: Full Face Coverings Prohibition in Public Places

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:42 pm | Bigpond.net

Palmer United Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has submitted a draft bill and research papers to the Office of Parliamentary Council in order to create Private Member’s legislation, which will make it illegal for a person to wear a full face covering ... More >>

Netanyahu’s Announcement to Construct More Settlement Units

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:36 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi: “Netanyahu’s Announcement to Construct More Settlement Units Constitutes a Deliberate Attempt to Impose a De Facto One-state Solution” More >>

 

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