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End to Palestinian Occupation Needs Clear Plan

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 6:29 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi: “Without a clear plan to end the occupation and to establish the sovereign Palestinian state, institution and nation-building cannot proceed” More >>

Cabo Verde must prioritise housing for the poorest

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 6:26 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

PRAIA / GENEVA (26 January 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing and non-discrimination Leilani Farha on Monday called on the Government of Cabo Verde to prioritise measures to ensure the poorest members of ... More >>

“Asia-Pacific can lead the world to end the AIDS epidemic”

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 6:25 pm | UN ESCAP

This century opened with the AIDS epidemic at its peak. Now, 15 years later, new HIV infections are down significantly worldwide, while access to treatment has cut the number of AIDS-related deaths by more than a third. These achievements are no ... More >>

Ukraine: Minsk peace accords must be revived

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:35 pm | UN News

Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, addresses the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More >>

'Vicious circles linking violence and hunger’ must end

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:32 pm | UN News

26 January 2015 – Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) said during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding ... More >>

UN spotlights ‘string of successes’ in Asia-Pacific region

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:25 pm | UN News

26 January 2015 – The United Nations main development programme spotlighted today its string of successes in 36 countries and territories in the Asia and Pacific region in the areas of poverty reduction, conservation of natural resources, democratic ... More >>

Libyan political dialogue set to resume in Geneva

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:22 pm | UN News

25 January 2015 – Libyan stakeholders will return to Geneva this week for a new round of United Nations-facilitated dialogue aimed at resolving the war-torn country's longstanding political crisis, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya ( UNSMIL ... More >>

Ban congratulates Zambia for 'peaceful' election

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:20 pm | UN News

25 January 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Government and people of Zambia for the peaceful conduct of their recent presidential election, according to a United Nations spokesperson. More >>

Congo Compromise Electoral Law Adopted

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:18 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States welcomes the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's approval of electoral legislation that sets the country on course towards timely elections in line with its Constitution. We applaud the efforts of the National Assembly ... More >>

Bruno Manser Fund demands a Royal Commission of Enquiry

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:15 pm | Bruno Manser Fonds

Taib family’s Cahya Mata Sarawak received over USD 1.4 billion in state contracts More >>

Managing Mercury Waste a Growing Priority

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:02 pm | SPREP

23 January 2015, Apia, Samoa - The first-ever sub-regional workshop on the Minamata Convention on Mercury was held in Apia, Samoa at the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) from 19 to 21 January. The ... More >>

Comment on Today's UNGA Anti-Semitism Session

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:00 pm | UN Watch

UNGA must examine own record; this year has condemned Israel 20 times compared to only 3 on rest of world More >>

Zambia Presidential By-Elections

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:58 pm | U.S. Department of State

The Government of the United States congratulates the people of the Republic of Zambia for conducting another democratic election. Facing significant logistical challenges, Zambians went to the polls to uphold their democratic traditions. We acknowledge ... More >>

ISIL Murder of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:55 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns ISIL’s despicable murder of an innocent Japanese citizen, Haruna Yukawa. America has known this pain and horror ourselves, and we stand with Japan not just in sadness, but in solidarity and strength. We grieve with ... More >>

Attacks in Ukraine by Russia-Backed Separatists

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:53 pm | U.S. Department of State

I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today's horrific assault by Russia-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods in Mariupol, a peaceful city 25 kilometers outside of the Minsk ceasefire line, using Grad rocket systems ... More >>

Google hands data to US Govt in WikiLeaks espionage case

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 1:22 pm | Wikileaks

Today, WikiLeaks' lawyers have written to Google and the US Department of Justice concerning a serious violation of the privacy and journalistic rights of WikiLeaks' staff. Investigations editor Sarah Harrison, Section Editor Joseph Farrell and senior ... More >>

US Trainers to Deploy to Ukraine - News Updates 25 Jan 2015

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:18 am | Citizens for Legitimate Government

US Trainers to Deploy to Ukraine --Also Will Begin Shipment of US-funded Armored Vehicles --US has already earmarked 19 million to help build Ukrainian [Nazi] National Guard | 22 Jan 2015 | American soldiers will deploy to Ukraine this spring to begin ... More >>

Embassy of Cuba in NZ Newsletter No.3 24th January 2015

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 4:43 pm | Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand

The consequences of President Obama’s ‘audacious decisions’ are being worked through currently by delegations from Cuba and the US — applauded by influential parties within the US as well as by Brazil and Chile — providing most of our stories ... More >>

Portugal Justice System Under Assessment

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:43 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (23 January 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Gabriela Knaul will carry out an official visit to Portugal from 27 January to 3 February 2015, to assess the independence of judges, lawyers, and prosecutors, as well as the functioning ... More >>

Taib Mahmud’s questionable links with Adelaide University

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:40 pm | Bruno Manser Fonds

Conservationists call for swift action by Australian university and politicians to dissociate with Sarawak’s Taib Mahmud. More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Notes: Ukraine, Congo, El Salvador

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:26 pm | OHCHR

OHCHR PRESS BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Ukraine, (2) Democratic Republic of the Congo, (3) El Salvador More >>

10 Point Appeal During Laos, Hmong Review

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:24 pm | CPPA

For Immediate Release, January 20, 2015, Washington, D.C., Geneva, Switzerland, and Vientiane, Laos (Original Press Release Date: January 20, 2015) Center for Public Policy Analysis More >>

"Solution of the Palestinian Question is the Key to Peace"

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:22 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi: “A Just Solution of the Palestinian Question is the Key to Peace, Security and Stability in the Region” More >>

Victory for Karawari Indigenous Cave Art

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:20 pm | Eco Internet

Thrilling Rainforest Victory for Karawari Indigenous Cave Art, the Great Nation of Papua New Guinea, and EcoInternet More >>

Abuse of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:18 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on the abuse of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee More >>

Uncontacted Amazon Indians ‘surrounded by loggers’

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:16 pm | Survival International

Three isolated Awá Indians have made contact with a settled Awá community in Brazil’s north-eastern Amazon rainforest. More >>

UNDP analysis in Istanbul

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:14 pm | UNDP

Istanbul, 21 January, 2015 -- Developing and transition economies of Europe and Central Asia show disturbingly high poverty levels, even in some upper middle-income countries, according to research released this week by the UN Development Programme’s ... More >>

Earth Hour 2015 countdown begins

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:12 pm | WWF

Gland/Singapore/Vienna - As nations and individuals around the globe gear up to participate in the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement, WWF’s Earth Hour kickstarted the countdown to the 2015 event with the release of the official campaign video today. ... More >>

Health Awareness Could Mean Big Business For Manufacturers

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:11 pm |

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle against the bulge is a global phenomenon that could translate into real opportunity for manufacturers, according to a new study by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights ... More >>

N relief official calls for kidnapped aid worker’s release

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 11:32 am | UN News

20 January 2015 – A senior United Nations relief official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has strongly condemned the abduction of a French aid worker by unknown assailants and called for her immediate release, the Office for the Coordination ... More >>

Genocide occurs when ‘warning signs’ ignored

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 11:28 am | UN News

21 January 2015 – During a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp today, United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson called for reflection on how better to prevent horrific crimes witnessed ... More >>

Burundi making strides towards ‘peaceful, credible’ election

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 11:24 am | UN News

21 January 2015 – Amid a flare-up in fighting and ongoing political tensions between the Government and opposition members, the organization of legitimate elections in Burundi remains ‘one of the most pressing challenges’ facing the African country ... More >>

Ukraine ceasefire exists ‘in name only,’

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:58 am | UN News

21 January 2015 – After weeks of relative calm, the United Nations political chief said the Security Council was meeting today amid the ‘worst hostilities’ in eastern Ukraine since the Minsk Protocol was agreed on 5 September, with the urgently needed ... More >>

Rivers 2015 Pre-election Violence

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:52 am | Nwaorgu Faustinus

Rivers 2015 Pre-election Violence: APC to Drag PDP to the UN, Amnesty International, Other International Bodies More >>

Remarks at the World Economic Forum

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:50 am | U.S. Department of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Klaus, thank you very, very much for not just a very generous introduction, but thank you for your extraordinary leadership here for so many years. I have enjoyed taking part and coming here for a great one-stop ... More >>

Joint Statement on South Sudan Peace Negotiations

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:48 am | U.S. Department of State

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. More >>

Developments in Yemen

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:47 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States is troubled by reports of President Hadi and his cabinet’s resignation. At this time, it is critical that all sides avoid violence. More >>

On the Death of King Abdullah

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:46 am | U.S. Department of State

This is a sad day. The United States has lost a friend, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and the world has lost a revered leader. King Abdullah was a man of wisdom and vision. I loved my visits with him as a Senator and as Secretary. ... More >>

"We don’t want dialogue, we just want them off our land”

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 9:10 am | DESINFORMEMONOS

"We don’t want dialogue with the government, we just want them off our land”: San Sebastián Bachajón, Chiapas. More >>

Secretary's Remarks: On the Death of King Abdullah

Friday, 23 January 2015, 5:29 pm | US State Department

This is a sad day. The United States has lost a friend, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and the world has lost a revered leader. King Abdullah was a man of wisdom and vision. I loved my visits with him as a Senator and as Secretary. More >>

Crushing The U.S. Energy Export Dream

Friday, 23 January 2015, 2:27 pm |

Exporting crude oil and natural gas from the United States are among the dumbest energy ideas of all time. More >>

ITU World Radiocommunication Conference

Friday, 23 January 2015, 2:24 pm | U.S. Department of State

S. Decker Anstrom joined the Office of International Communications and Information Policy to lead preparations and the U.S. delegation to the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) under the auspices of the International Telecommunication ... More >>

Ambassador Sung Kim Travel to Tokyo and Beijing

Friday, 23 January 2015, 1:43 pm | U.S. Department of State

Special Representative for North Korea Policy Ambassador Sung Kim will travel to Japan and China January 26-30 for meetings with senior officials on North Korea policy. These will include a trilateral meeting in Tokyo between the United States, the Republic ... More >>

Remarks With UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Friday, 23 January 2015, 1:41 pm | U.S. Department of State

Remarks With UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Before the Counter-ISIL Coalition Small Group Meeting More >>

Hmong NGO Coalition Appeals to UN

Friday, 23 January 2015, 1:35 pm | CPPA

Laos, Hmong NGO Coalition Appeals to United Nations Human Rights Council to Sanction Lao Government Over Egregious Violations More >>

Dr Ashrawi Responds to Comments by Canadian Foreign Minister

Friday, 23 January 2015, 1:13 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

In response to media inquiries regarding Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird’s insistence that the Palestinians are making a ‘huge mistake’ by going to the ICC, PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said: More >>

40 people found infected with HIV in Jayapura

Friday, 23 January 2015, 1:12 pm | Antara News

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - At least 40 people were found to have been infected by HIV in the city of Jayapura, the capital of Papua until November in 2014. More >>

It is now 3 minutes to midnight

Friday, 23 January 2015, 11:26 am | The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Doomsday Clock Adjustment is 1st in 3 Years and is Accompanied by Urgent Call for Action. More >>

Dr. Ashrawi: Palestine cannot remain under occupation

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:19 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi: “We cannot go back to business as usual and remain under the occupation” More >>

Children losing homes, schools and lives in Nigeria

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:13 pm | UNICEF

Children are suffering the dire consequences of the conflict in Nigeria, losing their homes, missing out on education and risking their lives, UNICEF said today. More >>

Davos 2015: The world needs a new business model

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:12 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 20 January 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The global economic system isn't working for six billion people, warned labour leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. More >>

Ukraine crisis: ICRC calls on all parties to spare civilians

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 2:07 pm | ICRC

Fighting has intensified recently in and around Donetsk, resulting in civilian casualties and preventing the ICRC team in Donetsk from carrying out its humanitarian work. “We once again call on all parties to refrain from harming civilians and to comply ... More >>

Oil Price Collapse Hurting Some More Than Others

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 1:17 pm |

U.S. oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending on January 16. The lower count provides fresh evidence that low oil prices are forcing drillers to pare back operations and ... More >>

ITF repeats call for Rotterdam dialogue as dockers protest

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:59 pm | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today called for all-party talks on the future of the port of Rotterdam, as dockers refused to unload a ship loaded at the new Rotterdam Gateway (RWG) terminal. RWG, unlike other companies at ... More >>

OHCHR NOTES - (1) ISIL / Iraq, (2) Death penalty in SE Asia

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:58 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

ISIL has established unlawful, so-called “shari’a courts” in the territory under its control that have been meting out cruel and inhuman punishments to men, women and children accused of violating the group’s extremist interpretations of ... More >>

Russia supports Indonesia`s possible move to buy Sukhoi 35

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:55 pm | Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Russian government supports Indonesias wish to buy the multipurpose fighter jet Sukhoi 35 to enhance the countrys air force. More >>

International Monetary Fund downgrade global growth forecast

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:53 pm | UN News

20 January 2015 – Despite a sharp decline in oil prices, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest economic outlook today lowered growth expectations for this year and the next for most countries due to slowdown in investment, and urged governments ... More >>

Myanmar : Backtracking on democratic space

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:48 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

YANGON / GENEVA (19 January 2015) – “Valuable gains made in the area of freedom of expression and assembly risk being lost,” United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said at the end of her ten-day official visit* to the country. “Indeed, ... More >>

Dr. Ashrawi: Meeting with Visiting Delegations and Diplomat

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:47 pm | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Over the past few days, PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, conducted a series of separate meetings with a CAABU (The Council for Arab-British Understanding)/MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians) delegation which featured Rt. Hon Liam Byrne MP, Gavin ... More >>

Reconnaissance and preparation for attacking Camp Liberty

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:45 pm | National Council of Resistance of Iran

Reminiscent of preparation and setting the stage prior to Ashraf massacre on September 1, 2013 More >>


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