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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 >>

PAKISTAN: Negotiating with the wrong people

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:24 am | AHRC

The collusion between the Pakistan military and the Taliban is so strong that the military does not want to hold an operation in North Waziristan. More >>

UN Seeks Funds For Central African Republic Civilians

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:21 am | UN News

United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last ... More >>

Security Council Failure In Rwanda Led to 'Human Tragedy'

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:18 am | UN News

The Security Council today marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today’s conflicts reveal that ... More >>

MPHRP Responds To Prize Honour

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:14 am | Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response

Commenting on last night’s Seatrade Award to the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) for ‘Support and assistance to seafarers and their families affected by maritime piracy’, MPHRP chair Peter Swift said: More >>

Remarks to the 2014 SAIS Pride Conference

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:06 am | US State Department

Remarks from Richard E. Hoagland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. More >>

U.S Mission on the Prevention and Fight Against Genocide

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:03 am | US State Department

U.S. Mission to the United Nations: Remarks at a Security Council Briefing on the Prevention and Fight Against Genocide. More >>

Unicef Calls For Release Of Abducted Nigerian School Girls

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:57 am | UN News

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has strongly condemned the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday, and called for their immediate and unconditional ... More >>

UN Expert Urges UK To Respond to Violence Against Women

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:55 am | UN News

Violence against women remains a pervasive challenge in the United Kingdom and a more comprehensive and targeted response is needed to address the scourge, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today after a two-week mission to the country. More >>

Lack of Access to Data Frustrates Scientists

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:44 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A meeting of over 20 stock assessment scientists from the Asia–Pacific region last week heard that the scientific assessment of tunas in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) continues to be hampered by some fishing states not making data available ... More >>

Security Council On Abduction Of Jordanian Envoy In Libya

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:44 am | UN News

The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned today’s attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver. More >>

UN human rights expert welcomes release of Eritrean refugees

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:41 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today hailed the release of all Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers, some of whom had been held in detention for more than five years at the ... More >>

Swearing-in Ceremony for Under Secretary Rick Stengel

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:38 am | US State Department

Remarks from U.S Secretary of State John Kerry. More >>

Kerry on One Year Anniversary of the Boston Bombing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:36 am | US State Department

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry on the One Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. More >>

UN Chief Calls For Sustainable Developement

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:32 am | UN News

With the deadline for the globally agreed development targets fast approaching, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed global partnership to advance sustainable development and a life of dignity for all. More >>

Support Of Un-Backed Guidelines Rights to Land, Livelihoods

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:28 am | UN News

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods ... More >>

In Bulgaria, Living Conditions For Asylum-Seekers Improves

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:24 am | UN News

The United Nations refugee agency applauded today the “significant efforts” made recently by the Bulgarian authorities and their partners to improve living conditions for asylum seekers in the country. More >>

P5 Beijing Conference: Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:20 am | US State Department

Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States at the conclusion of the P5 Beijing Conference: Enhancing Strategic Confidence and Working ... More >>

Programs for North Korea, Human Rights Proposals

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:17 am | US State Department

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for programs that promote human rights and democratic principles for North Koreans. More >>

UN Rights Office Urges Ukraine to Stop Propoganda

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:14 am | UN News

While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that has followed must be urgently countered to avoid the further escalation ... More >>

Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Guinea-Bissau

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:10 am | US State Department

Press statement from State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki. More >>

Ukraine, Need to counter misinformation and propoganda

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:05 am | UN Human Rights Council

Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered in Ukraine to avoid the further escalation of tension in the country, according to a UN human rights report* issued on Tuesday. More >>

Israeli settlers must be stopped from taking over Al-Rajabi

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:00 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, today urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, in Hebron, after a protracted legal battle. More >>

Sri Lankan abuse of Presidential Pardon

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:56 am | AHRC

The Panadura High Court judge, Kusala Sarojani Weerawardana, found ten Presidential Security Division (PSD) officers who were accused of assaulting two famous songsters Rookantha Gunathilike and Chanta Chandraleka Perera to be guilty of the charges and ... More >>

Remarks by the President at Easter Prayer Breakfast

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:39 am | The White House

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. (Applause.) Thank you, thank you, thank you very much. Please, please have a seat. Thank you so much. Well, good morning, everybody. More >>

Russian Involvement In Separatist Operations

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 12:09 pm | Ukraine Government

The Russian special services and saboteurs have began the transition to large-scale separatist operations to seize power, destabilize the situation with the threat to the lives of citizens of Ukraine, as well as the separation of the eastern regions ... More >>

UN Officials Seek Financing Of Sustainable Developement

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:43 am | UN News

Even with a slow recovery from the economic and financial crisis under way, severe effects of the upheaval linger and serious risks remain, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned a high-level gathering of global finance institutions today, ... More >>

Research on African Children Reveals Emotional Tendencies

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:40 am | University of Houston

Houston, April 14, 2014 - Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and ... More >>

UN Warns Against Nepal Human Rights Bill

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:35 am | UN Human Rights Council

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday expressed grave concern at a bill presented to the Nepalese Parliament which could lead to amnesties for serious human rights violations. More >>

UN Expert Calls On Iran To Halt Execution Of Iranian Woman

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:31 am | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, today urged the Islamic Republic of Iran to halt immediately the execution of an Iranian woman, Reyhaneh Jabbari, reported to be scheduled for tomorrow. More >>

International Trade Union Confederation

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:22 am | ITUC

Climate report shows job growth linkage with climate action. More >>

Philippines: Memories Of War And An Historic Peace

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:19 am | AHRC

An article by the Asian Human Rights Council. More >>

SEEMO Joins New Transnational Monitoring Project

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:16 am | SEEMO

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), today announced its participation in “Safety Net for European Journalists”, a project creating “A Transnational Support Network for Media Freedom ... More >>

Response by AHRC to Al Jazeera's questions on massacre

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:12 am | AHRC

On April 12, Al Jazeera broadcasted a report, titled: "Philippine farmers fight for land rights" indicating that none of those involved in the massacre of farmers in Hacienda Luisita, owned by the family of current President Benigno Aquino III, have ... More >>

ITF signs memorandum of understanding with ACFTU

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:07 am | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ACFTU, the All China Federation of Trade Unions, that commits both organisations to a process of dialogue and information sharing. More >>

Additional Assistance for Ukraine

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:03 am | US State Department

An official for the U.S State Department answers questions about U.S assistance to Ukraine. More >>

UN Rights Chief Condemns Use Of Torture By Syrian Forces

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:59 am | UN News

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the rampant use of torture, including allegedly of children, in detention facilities across Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups. More >>

Treaty Enables Children To Report Rights Violations to UN

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:57 am | UN News

United Nations child rights experts today hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the world body about alleged violations of their rights. More >>

UN Experts Urge Less Military Spending, More Investment

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:54 am | UN News

Marking the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, the United Nations independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order called on all governments to boost transparency and cuts in military expenditures, and increase ... More >>

Vindication for Public: Guardian, Washington Post's Pulitzer

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:45 am | Edward Snowden

I am grateful to the committee for their recognition of the efforts of those involved in the last year's reporting, and join others around the world in congratulating Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Barton Gellman, Ewen MacAskill, and all of the others ... More >>

Statement of Russia's Vitalii Churkin to UNSC April 12 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 9:07 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

(After Ukrainian representative’s statement) Thank you, Ms. Chairman. Today many words, many statements were sounded but the first impression I would like to share with my colleagues is that they do not look at the watch. Now it is a half past nine ... More >>

Pillay condemns rampant use of torture in detention in Syria

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:18 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (14 April 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday condemned the rampant use of torture in detention facilities across Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups, as her office issued a paper containing ... More >>

PM, Opposition Leader Visit Flood Stricken Guadalcanal

Monday, 14 April 2014, 4:12 pm | Solomon Islands Government

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and Opposition Leader Dr Derek Sikua have visited the Guadalcanal Plains and the Gold Ridge mine on Sunday in a mission to witness the scale and impact of the recent rain and floods on Guadalcanal. More >>

Japan’s ICR in Defiance of World Court Ruling

Monday, 14 April 2014, 2:49 pm | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

The ICR Today Filed Court Briefs Stating They Intend to Return to Antarctica to Hunt Whales in 2015-2016; Will Seek to Enjoin Other Sea Shepherd Entities from Obstructing Their Operations More >>

PNG: New 'cyber crime' policy will stifle social media

Monday, 14 April 2014, 12:12 pm | Pacific Media Watch

The Papua New Guinean Opposition Leader, Belden Namah, has criticised the government's new "cyber crime" policy, saying it will have a chilling effect on dissenters who use social media to voice complaints about the ruling party. More >>

Children can now lodge complaints with the UN

Monday, 14 April 2014, 11:47 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (14 April 2014) – United Nations child rights experts have hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights. More >>

10 False Russian Claims About Ukraine

Monday, 14 April 2014, 11:09 am | US State Department

Russia continues to spin a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine. The Russian propaganda machine continues to promote hate speech and incite violence by creating a false threat in Ukraine that does not exist. More >>

UN Urges 'Maximum Restraint' Amid Situation in East Ukraine

Monday, 14 April 2014, 11:05 am | UN News

Deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for maximum restraint and appealed to all sides to work towards calming the situation, which has the "growing potential" to ... More >>

U.S.-Ukraine Economic and Finance Working Group

Monday, 14 April 2014, 11:00 am | US State Department

________________________________________ Yesterday, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Catherine Novelli met with Ukrainian Central Bank Governor Stepan Kubiv, Minister of Finance Oleksandr Shlapak, and Minister ... More >>

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:51 am | US State Department

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry on the importance of investment in alternative energy. More >>

UN, U.S, EU Issue Joint 'Call For Action' On South Sudan

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:47 am | UN News

Expressing deep concern about the crisis in South Sudan and its impact on civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official joined today with her counterparts from the United States and the European Union to urge more support for the war-torn country's ... More >>

U.S Urges Partners to Support Agriculture and Food Program

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:43 am | US State Department

The Secretaries of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State yesterday sent a letter to international partner countries urging nations around the world to expand their support for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program ... More >>

Ambassador Birx on PEPFAR's Public Health Approach

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:38 am | US State Department

International Health Issues: Statement from Ambassador Deborah Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, on the Principles of PEPFAR's Public Health Approach. More >>

Ban Urges World Leaders To Work Towards Climate Action

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:32 am | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended today the Climate Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and urging Governments to reach a universal legal climate deal ... More >>


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