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Ukrainian Victim "Tortured by Russian-Sponsored Militants"

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:17 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 17, 2014 – Irina Dovgan, a Ukrainian woman who made international headlines after she was publicly abused by Russian-sponsored militants in eastern Ukraine, testified today before the UN Human Rights Council. More >>

UN Body Dealing with Torture Suspends Azerbaijan Visit

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:14 pm | UN News

17 September 2014 – A United Nations human rights body today announced that it has decided to suspend its visit to Azerbaijan due to obstructions it encountered in carrying out its mandate under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against ... More >>

Public Hearing into Australian Christian Churches

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:11 pm | Child Abuse Royal Commission

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from 7 October 2014 at 10.30am. More >>

Organic Farmers Cultivate Rural Success in Samoa

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:37 pm | Catherine Wilson

Coconut oil producers in Samoa are benefitting from a scheme to connect local organic farmers with the international market. Credit: Matias Dutto/CC-BY-ND-2. 0 More >>

Coordinator for Cyber Issues Travels to Israel

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:33 pm | U.S. Department of State

Christopher Painter, the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, traveled to Israel September 13-16 to deliver remarks at the Fourth Annual International Cybersecurity Conference at Tel Aviv University. The four-day conference brought together leading international ... More >>

Will Ferguson Be a Tipping Point for Black Youth Voters?

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:28 pm | Khalil Abdullah

Michael Brown, Killed August 9, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. (New America Media) - A week before National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, September 23, civil rights leaders hope to increase African American youth voter turnout by citing the police shooting ... More >>

Detention Conditions of Palestinians Arrested by Israelis

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:22 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

PCHR Follows up Detention Conditions of Palestinians Arrested by Israeli Forces in Latest Offensive on the Gaza Strip More >>

UK Water Reforms: Keynote Address at Water NZ Conference

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:20 pm | Four Winds Communications

The positive effects of water infrastructure reform are being discussed by Mark Enzer of Mott MacDonald in his keynote speech on global water issues at the Water New Zealand conference at Claudelands, Hamilton, this morning. More >>

Disability Rights: UN Convention Reaches 150 States

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:17 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (15 September 2014) - Disability rights worldwide have reached a major milestone after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by the 150th country. More >>

Podcast: Laure Darcy talks to Radio NZ about Pacific SOE

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:15 am | Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative

NEW PODCAST: ADB/PSDI's Laure Darcy talks to Radio New Zealand about Pacific SOE reform More >>

Gaza: Renewed Urgency in West Bank

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 4:05 pm | UN News

15 September 2014 – In the aftermath of the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, a fundamental change is needed in the dynamics in the enclave, the United Nations today reported, calling also for renewed urgency in addressing the situation in the ... More >>

Libya Closer to Brink of Protracted Conflict And Strife

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 4:02 pm | UN News

Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino Léon. UN Photo/Evan Schneider More >>

Nuclear Programmes of DPR Korea, Iran Remain Serious Concern

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 4:00 pm | UN News

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano (left) delivers his introductory statement at the Board of Governors Meeting in Vienna, Austria. Photo: IAEA/Dean Calma More >>

NCRI Condemns the Barbaric Murder of British Aid Worker

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:57 pm | National Council of Resistance of Iran

Iranian Resistance Strongly Condemns the Barbaric Murder of British Aid Worker David Haines by ISIS/ISIL More >>

‘Heinous’ Murder of British Aid Worker by Islamic Militants

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:54 pm | UN News

A wide view of the Security Council in session (file photo). UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras More >>

Boost in Ebola Response, Ban Urges Greater Global Support

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:43 pm | UN News

A non-contact thermometer being used to take body temperature while screening for Ebola symptoms at Hôpital Perfectoral de Coyah in Guinea. Photo: WHO/A. Pallangyo More >>

Ukraine: UN Agency Launches Emergency Food Aid Operation

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:33 pm | UN News

A resident of the Artema suburb of Sloviansk, Ukraine, in the rubble of what used to be her summer kitchen, in July 2014. Photo: UNHCR/Iva Zimova More >>

New UN-Backed Protections for Sharks and Manta Rays

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:31 pm | UN News

12 September 2014 – Beginning Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need to be accompanied by permits and certificates confirming that they ... More >>

UN Urges Sustained Funding to Assist Millions of Iraqis

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:29 pm | UN News

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos (centre) visited Dohuk and Khanke in northern Iraq as part of a four-day visit to the country. Photo: OCHA/Iason Athanasiadis More >>

Sea Shepherd Launches New Southern Ocean Campaign

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 9:45 am | Sea Shepherd Australia

Following Sea Shepherd’s victory of saving 784 threatened, endangered and protected whales during the 2013/14 whaling season, the International Court of Justice delivered a landmark ruling declaring that the Japanese whaling program in the Antarctic is ... More >>

The Formula for a World Class University Revealed

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:09 am | The Times Higher Education

THE FORMULA FOR A WORLD CLASS UNIVERSITY REVEALED BY TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) - The characteristics of a typical world top-200 university are unveiled ahead of the 2014-15 Times Higher Education World University Rankings More >>

ASCC-SAFF Performs at Teuila Festival

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:38 am | Student Association for Faasamoa

Over the last few years, the Student Association for Faasamoa (SAFF) has established itself as one of the strongest student organizations at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC). Overseen by the Samoan Studies Institute (SSI), the SAFF promotes ... More >>

On the President's Speech on ISIL

Friday, 12 September 2014, 3:07 pm | U.S. Department of State

Tonight the President spoke directly to our country about what it will take to lead the world to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, and we are already well underway in the effort to assemble the coalition to get the job done. We are uniting the world ... More >>

‘We Are Running Out of Time’ As Climate Change Debate Heats

Friday, 12 September 2014, 3:06 pm | UN News

As Climate Change Debate Heats up, UN Experts Warn ‘We Are Running Out of Time’ More >>

South Sudan Rebel Threatened UN Just Before Helicopter Shot

Friday, 12 September 2014, 3:03 pm | Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera has aired exclusive audio of South Sudan Liberation Army rebel commander Peter Gadet threatening to shoot incoming UN aircraft, just nine days before a UN helicopter was shot down on 26 August 2014 over Bentiu in Unity State, South Sudan. ... More >>

U.S Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

Friday, 12 September 2014, 3:02 pm | U.S. Department of State

Today, Secretary Kerry announced that the United States is providing nearly $48 million in additional humanitarian aid to meet the urgent needs of Iraqi internally displaced and refugees throughout the region. This assistance includes: More >>

MUA to participate in trade union Royal Commission

Friday, 12 September 2014, 2:02 pm | Maritime Union of Australia

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has confirmed it has been asked to participate in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. More >>

Food Prices Drop to Four-Year Low – UN Agency

Friday, 12 September 2014, 1:46 pm | UN News

As the result of two consecutive years of good harvests, global cereal inventories are expected to rise to their highest levels in 15 years. Photo: FAO/Danfung Dennis More >>

President Obama Signs American Samoa Disaster Declaration

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 3:07 pm | The White House

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the Territory of American Samoa and ordered federal aid to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, and landslides during the period ... More >>

Statement by the President on ISIL

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 3:03 pm | The White House

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. More >>

Thailand: No let-up in spiral of repression

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 12:46 pm | Amnesty International

Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand, and there are no signs ... More >>

Ozone Layer is Recovering But Remains Threatened

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:40 am | UN News

The Earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades. Photo: UNEP More >>

Smuggling Threatens the “Holy Grail” of the Reptile World

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:37 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

An unusual and little-known monitor lizard from Borneo that has captured the interest of reptile collectors is emerging as the latest victim of the global illicit wildlife trade, an investigative report by TRAFFIC warns. More >>

UN Call for Global Commitment to Ending Nuclear Tests

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:33 am | UN News

Atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States on 18 April 1953 at the Nevada Test Site. Photo: US Government More >>

Despite Price Dip, Uranium Demand, Production on the Rise

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:30 am | UN News

Uranium ore is processed into a concentrate known as yellowcake and packed in special, tightly sealed steel drums similar in size to oil barrels. Photo: IAEA More >>

UN Expert Urges Win-Win Proposition for States And Peoples

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:27 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (10 September 2014) – Governments should be transparent and upfront in publishing details of their military expenditures so the public can participate in deciding budget priorities, United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic ... More >>

Disarmament for Development is a 'Win-Win' for States

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:24 am | UN News

Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order Alfred De Zayas. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard More >>

UN Chief Lauds Formation of New Government in Iraq

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:21 am | UN News

9 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the formation of a new inclusive Government in Iraq as “a positive step towards political stability and peace in the country.” More >>

South Sudan: Preliminary UN Probe Helicopter Was Shot Down

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:30 pm | UN News

UN aircraft crew carrying the remains of three crew members to memorial service in Juba, South Sudan. They died when their helicopter came down near Bentiu, Unity State, on 26 August 2014. Photo: UNMISS/JC McIlwaine More >>

Ban Urges Afghan Presidential Candidates to Agree on Unity

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:23 pm | UN News

The two candidates for Afghanistan’s presidency Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi More >>

Somalia: UN Envoy Condemns Latest Terrorist Attacks

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:05 pm | UN News

Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More >>

Anti-Protest Bill Contravenes Australia’s Human Rights

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 1:59 pm | UN News

Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of peacful assembly and of association Maina Kiai. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré More >>

UN Experts Urge Tasmania to Drop Its Anti-Protest Bill

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 1:55 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Three UN human rights experts have urged the State Parliament of Tasmania in Australia to refrain from adopting legislation against protests that disrupt businesses. The proposed bill, the experts say, could silence legitimate and lawful protests, is ... More >>

Missionary Contacts Vulnerable Uncontacted Amazon Tribe

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 1:34 pm | Survival International

Uncontacted Mashco-Piro have taken clothes and food from outsiders, putting them at extreme risk of contracting fatal diseases to which they have no immunity More >>

POEA suspends recruitment agency, New Zealand employer

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 1:32 pm | Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has ordered the preventive suspension of Sacred Heart International Services, Inc. and its foreign principal and direct employer in New Zealand. More >>

Merciless,’ Spread of Ebola in Liberia Must Be Stopped

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 1:29 pm | UN News

‘Merciless,’ Spread of Ebola in Liberia Must Be Stopped in Its Tracks, Security Council Told More >>

Botswana: Diamond Mine Opens on Bushman Land

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:31 pm | Survival International

In 2004, a Botswana Minister said there was no mining nor any plans for future mining anywhere inside the CKGR. In 2014 a $4.9bn diamond mine opens . More >>

UN Urge Bahrain to Release Prominent Human Rights Defender

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:26 pm | UN News

5 September 2014 – A group of independent United Nations experts today urged the Government of Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who has been detained since 30 August on charges of assaulting a police officer. More >>

Ban Issues ‘International Rescue Call’ to Halt Ebola

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:24 pm | UN News

WHO has donated 24 motorcycles to the Ministry of Health in Guinea to support Ebola contact tracing activities in eight districts in the country. Photo: WHO/A. Pallangyo More >>

Hebron: Video of Seven-Year-Old Being Violently Detained

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:22 pm | International Solidarity Movement

Before school began, approximately six young children started throwing stones towards the checkpoint. A few minutes later a group of Israeli border police emerged running from a road close to the schools, and more border police ran down from the checkpoint. More >>

Israel Continues Systematic Attacks on Palestinian Civilians

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:13 pm | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli Forces Continue Systematic Attacks Against Palestinian Civilians And Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. More >>

UN Health Agency Convenes Meeting to Weigh Ebola Therapies

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:09 pm | UN News

Local construction workers at the Island Clinic, one of the five Ebola treatment centres with 100 beds that will be opened in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: WHO/M. Seeger More >>

Qatar: FIFA Forges Ahead on 2022 World Cup

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:07 pm | ITUC

The ITUC has expressed serious concern for the safety and welfare of two human rights investigators, Ghimire Gundev and Krishna Upadhyaya, in Qatar. The two British nationals were being followed and harassed by Qatari security agents as they documented extreme ... More >>

96% of Syria’s Declared Chemical Weapons Destroyed

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:05 pm | UN News

Special Coordinator for the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the UN (OPCW-UN) Sigrid Kaag briefs the press. UN Photo/Loey Felipe More >>

UN Agencies Ramp up Much-Needed Aid in Iraq

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:02 pm | UN News

In Khanke village, Iraq Kurdistan Region, children from the Yazidi minority eat a meal of rice and tomato stew for lunch. Photo: UNHCR/N. Colt More >>

World’s Largest TNT Logistics ‘Super Hub’ for Melbourne

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 2:36 pm | TNT

The largest transport and logistics ‘super hub’ in TNT’s global network is under construction at Tullamarine. More >>

New Fish Species Discovered in the Waters of New Caledonia

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:18 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

While on a boat not far from Toombo Reef near Boulari Pass on 11 August 2014, Pierre and William Larue found a small silvery fish floating on the water. The fish was first given to the IRD (French Institute of Research for Development) and then SPC ... More >>

BURMA: Practice of Torture by Law Enforcement Agencies

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:12 pm | AHRC

1. The practice of police torture in Myanmar remains unchanged despite the efforts and work of countless individuals across the globe. The practice of such human rights abuse in Myanmar predates recent political changes and continues even after government ... More >>

Security Council welcomes release of Algerian diplomats

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:12 pm | UN News

6 September 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the release in Gao, Mali, on 30 August of the two Algerian diplomats that were taken hostage by the armed group Mouvement pour l'Unicité et le Jihad en Afrique de l'Ouest (MUJAO) ... More >>

Human Resources Development Ministers to meet in Ha Noi

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 10:55 am | APEC

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 5 September 2014 – APEC Human Resources Development Ministers will meet on Saturday, 6 September in Hanoi under the theme, “Promoting quality employment and strengthening people-to-people connectivity through human resources ... More >>


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