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UN: 'Shocked And Saddened' by Vaccination Deaths in Syria

Monday, 22 September 2014, 4:02 pm | UN News

A Syrian boy gets his measles jab in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: UNICEF/Jordan-2013/ Alaa Malhas More >>

Leonardo Dicaprio New UN Messenger of Peace

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:56 pm | UN News

Pictured left to right: United Nations Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten More >>

UN: 'Strong Commitment' to Bolster Response to Ebola

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:54 pm | UN News

Passengers about to depart from Lagos airport, Nigeria, are being checked for their body temperature to make sure they don't have fever, one symptom of Ebola. Photo: WHO/S. Bolton More >>

Ban Launches UN Ebola Response Mission

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:43 pm | UN News

Ban Launches UN Ebola Response Mission; Advance Teams to Arrive in West Africa on Monday More >>

Sinking of Mediterranean Migrant Boat Amounts to Mass Murder

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:35 pm | UN News

Syrian refugees are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, but others are not so fortunate. Photo: UNHCR/A. D'Amato More >>

Afghanistan: UN Welcomes Conclusion of Presidential Election

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

Pictured left to right: Jan Kubis, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, and presidential candidates Dr.Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA More >>

Israeli Incremental Genocide...

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:23 pm | Jamal Kanj

It goes without saying that Gaza has taught the Israeli military a new lesson: the days of swift Israeli wars are over. While mostly one-sided, Israel has never before fought a war that lasted 50 days. The Palestinians (besieged by brothers and foes) ... More >>

Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:10 pm | U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry will join the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas Campbell, and its president, Emily Rafferty, on September 22 to highlight the destruction of irreplaceable cultural heritage taking place throughout Iraq and ... More >>

Outcome of the Afghan Elections

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

We congratulate President-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani. We look forward to a close partnership with Dr. Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah as they form and work together in the Government of National Unity. More >>

Building International Support to Counter ISIL

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:08 pm | U.S. Department of State

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has dramatically undermined stability in Iraq, Syria and the broader Middle East, and poses a threat to international peace and security. ISIL continues to commit gross, systematic abuses of human rights and ... More >>

SpyFiles 4 - Wikileaks releases FinFisher data

Monday, 22 September 2014, 12:23 pm | Wikileaks

Today, 15 September 2014, WikiLeaks releases previously unseen copies of weaponised German surveillance malware used by intelligence agencies around the world to spy on journalists, political dissidents and others. More >>

Official Crowd Count: 310,000+ Join NYC Climate March

Monday, 22 September 2014, 11:41 am | People's Climate March

NEW YORK — An official count conducted at the People’s Climate March in New York City showed that over 310,000 people participated in the largest climate rally in history–more than tripling pre-march estimates of 100,000. Around the world, hundreds ... More >>

Tamils to Rally Against Sri Lankan President

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 1:42 pm | Lanka News

Tamils to Rally Against Sri Lankan President During His Visit to UN in New York: TGTE More >>

SPC forges strong partnership for the Pacific

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 12:22 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A delegation from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), made up of the Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, and two Deputy Directors-General, Cameron Diver and Fabian McKinnon, took part in a series of meetings in Brussels on Monday. ... More >>

FIJI: Poll officials seek more 'rigging' proof

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 11:19 am | Pacific Media Watch

SUVA ( Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch ): Election authorities in Fiji say they say they will consider allegations of irregularities in Wednesday’s ballot but are not satisfied with documents provided so far, reports More >>

Statement on misleading article

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:56 pm | Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines refers to the article “ Malaysia Airlines Flight Forced Into Emergency Landing After Flying Over Icelandic ” published by a web portal – More >>

Uruguay: Emma Watson Urges Women’s Political Participation

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:52 pm | UN News

On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson (right) visited Uruguay's Parliament where she met with Vice President Danilo Astori (2nd right). Photo: UN Women/Marco Grob More >>

Hundreds of Yemeni Families in Need of Aid

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:49 pm | UN News

Two displaced girls stand in front of the classroom where their family has been living in Aden, Yemen. Photo: UNHCR/P. Rubio Larrauri More >>

Life-Saving Food Aid in Jeopardy for Millions of Syrians

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:46 pm | UN News

18 September 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme ( WFP ) today warned that it is running out of funds to provide food for almost 6 million Syrians receiving its life-saving assistance. More >>

Special Rapporteur on Palestine First Official Mission

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:41 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 September 2014) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, will undertake his first official visit to the region from 20 to 28 September. More >>

UN Announces Mission to Combat Ebola

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:18 pm | UN News

Ebola outbreak: a peacekeeper with the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) wears a protective mask while on duty at UN offices in the capital city of Monrovia. UN Photo/Andrey Tsarkov More >>

State Officials Answerable to Preventable Child Mortality

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:13 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 September 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Thursday that the State has a moral and legal responsibility to take measures to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, preventable mortality and morbidity ... More >>

Scottish Independence Referendum inspires Eelam Tamils

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:11 pm | Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam

Scottish Independence Referendum inspires Eelam Tamils! Call for Referendum in Sri Lanka based on legal & moral grounds!! More >>

Experience the tastes of Malaysia in your own backyard

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:04 pm | Trio Communications

From mouth-watering Nasi Lemak and Beef Redang to sizzling Satay and tangy Laksa – Malaysian food excites the senses! More >>

Papuan Human Rights Lawyer Attacked

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:02 pm | Amnesty International

Papuan human rights lawyer Anum Siregar was attacked by an unknown person in Wamena, Papua province. She is currently defending a tribal leader who is a prisoner of conscience accused of supporting separatist activities. There are concerns for her safety. More >>

Prince Harry to be Honorary President of England Rugby 2015

Friday, 19 September 2014, 2:55 pm | Rugby World Cup 2015

Prince Harry Announced as Honorary President of England Rugby 2015 on One Year to Go to Rugby World Cup 2015 More >>

Dr. Ashrawi Condemns Extrajudicial Executions in Gaza

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:24 am | PLO

PLO Executive committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly condemned the unlawful executions of alleged “collaborators” carried out by Hamas in Gaza. She further called for a halt to all measures and practices that contravene the Basic Law, international ... More >>

FWRM Congratulates All Political Candidates

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:47 pm | Fiji Women's Rights Movement

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement congratulates all candidates on their individual success in yesterday’s historic elections. After eight years, it was heartening to witness a high turnout of voters from all communities, particularly young women, ... More >>

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 >>


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