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Central African Republic: UN mission mandate extended

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:27 pm | United Nations

Moroccan peacekeepers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on patrol in Bangassou. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More >>

UN peacekeeping force in Abyei mandate renewed

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:22 pm | United Nations

15 November 2017 – The Security Council on Wednesday extended until 15 May 2018 the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei, a contested area on the Sudan-South Sudan border. More >>

Children at risk in aftermath of Typhoon Damrey

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:20 pm | United Nations

A UNICEF staff member walks through fallen trees and debris of a house destroyed by Typhoon Damrey in Phu Yen province, Viet Nam. Photo: UNICEF Viet Nam/2017 More >>

Calls for Rapid Progress at COP23 as Ministers Arrive

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:34 pm | UNFCCC

Calls for Rapid Progress at COP23 as Ministers and Heads of State Arrive UN Climate Change News, 15 November 2017 - At the UN climate change conference in Bonn (COP23, to 17 November), COP23 President and Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama called ... More >>

Guterres Hails Kyoto Success. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:32 pm | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 15 – The Kyoto Protocol, the first international treaty to cut greenhouse gas emissions and which celebrates its 20th anniversary next month, remains an essential vehicle for developed countries to make more rapid ... More >>

Why Are Police in the USA So Terrified

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:10 am | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent incident in the United States, yet another unarmed man was shot dead by police after opening his front door in response to their knock. The police were going to serve an arrest warrant on a domestic violence suspect – the man’s neighbour ... More >>

Top 10 Ways to Stop Trump Nuking Anybody

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:00 am | David Swanson

On Tuesday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on whether Trump can just up and nuke people or not. The hand-picked witnesses, all former military, all said there was some chance that if Trump ordered a nuking, somebody might refuse ... More >>

All Countries Should Benefit From Fast-Moving ICT Revolution

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:36 am | United Nations

15 November 2017 – Revolutionary advances in technology have the potential to “fundamentally transform” billions of lives, but the threat that many people – especially in the world’s poorer countries – could be left out continues ... More >>

Afghanistan Opium Production Jumps 87% to Record Level

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:34 am | United Nations

15 November 2017 – A profoundly alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan reveals an 87 per cent production increase compared to 2016, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime ( UNODC ) said Wednesday in its Afghanistan ... More >>

The Fordist Academic

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:09 am | Binoy Kampmark

Two figures tower over the idea, and the realisation, of industrial America. The first is Henry Ford, whose factory process dedicated to mass car production featured specifically focused machinery, a moving assembly line, and a linear process of interdependent ... More >>

UN Peacekeeper Outlines Challenges Facing Mali Operation

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:07 am | United Nations

15 November 2017 – The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali ( MINUSMA ) makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping ... More >>

Australia Fourth Lowest Country for Climate Policy

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8:59 am | Greenpeace

Australia Ranked Fourth Last Among Low-Performing Countries for Climate Policy, Energy Use And Emissions Reduction More >>

UN Urges More Ambition & Partnerships on Climate Change

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8:57 am | United Nations

15 November 2017 – Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference ( COP23 ) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change. More >>

UN Urges DRC to Allow Peaceful Expression of Dissent

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8:55 am | United Nations

15 November 2017 – The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday called on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to lawfully handle demonstrations organized by those protesting the updated electoral calendar for general ... More >>

How to Make Business a Force for Positive Change

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8:53 am | United Nations

How to Make Business a Force for Positive Change in the Fight Against Human Rights Abuse More >>

DRC Authorities Must Allow Peaceful Expression of Dissent

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8:51 am | United Nations

GENEVA/KINSHASA (15 November 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday called on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to halt the inflammatory rhetoric against protestors and to ensure that ... More >>

10 things you need to know about the Tongan election

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 3:17 pm | Massey University

10 things you need to know about the Tongan election While rugby league and the prospect of a Tongan team taking the World Cup is currently gripping Tongans around the world, in the Kingdom there is an election to be won on Thursday. Massey University Pasifika ... More >>

Partial lifting of Somalia arms embargo maintained

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 1:56 pm | United Nations

14 November 2017 – The Security Council on Tuesday renewed until 15 November 2018 the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia, authorization for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and the humanitarian exemption. More >>

ILGA Oceania Responds to Marriage Equality Announcement

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 1:45 pm | ILGA Oceania

ILGA Oceania represents Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex organisations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. More >>

Messages from Manus - update 5

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 1:41 pm | Messages from Manus

Immigration and Australia said everything in new accommodation is great and it has high quality but as you see nothing is ready and the situation there is worse than here. Toilets are so dirty, no electricity, no water, aircon not working, washing ... More >>

Australia Votes in Favor of Marriage Equality

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 1:05 pm | Human Rights Campaign US

Australian government needs to take action to ensure marriage equality becomes the law of the land More >>

Kosovo: Time for Action Overtakes Time for Excuses

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:13 am | United Nations

14 November 2017 – Noting recent momentum to advance democracy and good governance in Kosovo, the head of the United Nations Mission there urged for more emphasis on rebuilding trust and reconciliation, including through engagement with women and ... More >>

Conference to End Underage Labour - One in Ten Children Work

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:06 am | United Nations

One in 10 Children Work, UN Agency Reports at Start of Conference to End Underage Labour More >>

Balfour Mentality Has No Place in Civilised Society

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:02 am | Redress Information

The Balfour Declaration of 1917 was hatched by Zionist schemers and foisted upon a gullible and desperate British government in time of war. Those dark forces then worked hard to ensure that the first part of the pledge (and much more) was implemented ... More >>

Suffering Deepens in Yemen

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:55 am | United Nations

14 November 2017 – A proposal to deliver vitally needed aid to war-ravaged Yemen via smaller ports than those under blockade will not solve the catastrophic humanitarian situation there, a senior UN official said Wednesday. More >>

Talk Nation Radio: War Stories

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:42 am | David Swanson

The late Eduardo Galeano’s forthcoming book, Hunter of Stories , has five or ten sentences on each page — each page a tiny story, their combination engaging and powerful. Galeano includes the story of a war resister who chose to die rather than ... More >>

US Mass Shooters Are Disproportionately Veterans

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:40 am | David Swanson

Are veterans of the U.S. military disproportionately likely to be mass killers in the United States? Asking such a question is difficult, first because of concerns of profiling, discrimination, etc., and second, because it’s hard to answer. More >>

Innovative Ideas in Action to Get on Track to Paris Goals

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 7:51 am | UNFCCC

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Norway & Unilever Commit US$400M to Stimulate Development

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 7:50 am | UNFCCC

Bonn, Nov 14 – The devastating impacts of this year’s hurricane season have brought home the need to invest urgently in societies that can resist climate change, a fact which Norway and Unilever have taken to heart at COP23 with a commitment today ... More >>

Suffering of Migrants in Libya Outrage to Humanity

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 7:48 am | United Nations

GENEVA (14 November) – The UN Human Rights chief today expressed dismay at the sharp increase in the number of migrants held in horrific conditions at detention facilities in Libya, saying the European Union’s policy of assisting the Libyan ... More >>

Climate Action Priority for Food Security and Zero Hunger

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 7:45 am | UNFCCC

Bonn, Nov 15 – Global food security can only be achieved through a coordinated policy approach to hunger, poverty and climate change, world leaders and experts said today during the latest round of climate talks in Bonn. More >>

Global Partnership to Provide Protection For Climate Risks

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 7:44 am | UNFCCC

Bonn/Berlin, 14 November 2017--An international initiative aimed at providing insurance to 400 more million poor and vulnerable people by 2020 moved into a higher gear with the announcement of additional funding and many more partners. More >>

Human Trafficking in Shadow of Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 7:42 am | United Nations

14 November 2017 – Human trafficking and exploitation are rife among Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar to seek safety in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, the United Nations migration agency has found. More >>

Arbitrary Detention & False Prosecution Continues in Belarus

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 7:40 am | United Nations

GENEVA (14 November 2017) – The recent arrests and detention of two political opponents on fabricated grounds is another demonstration of the cyclical system of oppression in Belarus, according to Miklós Haraszti, Special Rapporteur on the situation ... More >>

Initiative to Grow Insurance for Climate-Related Disasters

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 7:38 am | United Nations

14 November 2017 – On the heels of one of the worst – and most costly – Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, a global initiative was launched Wednesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference ( COP23 ), in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of providing ... More >>

Aviation climate deal could undermine Paris Agreement

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 7:23 pm | Carbon Market Watch

BONN 14 November 2017. A new Columbia Law School report reveals major shortcomings in how the UN aviation body (ICAO) interprets transparency and public participation requirements. The report’s findings come amidst a closed meeting in Montreal that ... More >>

Road safety ‘morally, economically sound investment’

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:20 pm | United Nations

13 November 2017 – Calling for greater efforts to reduce road traffic deaths worldwide, the United Nations envoy for road safety on Monday stressed that a proposed UN fund, along with national investments, would turn the tide of rising fatality numbers. More >>

Digital Prosperity Award Winner Connects Craftsmen

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:18 pm | APEC

Entrepreneur Hai Nguyen was stunned to hear the stories from his hometown in southern Viet Nam. Local artisans, renowned for their skills in making wooden furniture and crafts, a tradition that stretched back hundreds of years, were struggling to make ... More >>

Antibiotic resistance is ‘crisis we cannot ignore’

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:10 pm | United Nations

Antibiotic resistance is ‘crisis we cannot ignore,’ UN warns, calling for responsible use of these medicines More >>

Largest gathering of defence ministers for UN peacekeeping

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:08 pm | United Nations

13 November 2017 – It is extremely critical that “major gaps” in equipment and staff needed to maintain United Nations peacekeeping operations are filled “in the shortest time possible” Atul Khare, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Field ... More >>

Myanmar: Drop Defamation Charges Against Kachin Activist

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:43 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Drop Criminal Defamation Charges Against Kachin Activist Decriminalize defamation laws, uphold right to freedom of expression More >>

Messages from Manus Nov 13

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:46 pm | Messages from Manus

We detainees on Manus hell need your help to stop a human tragedy which AUSTRALIA and PNG are carrying out against innocent asylum seekers held here from 50 months ago. More >>

Israel Lobby is Slowly Being Dragged into the Light

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:05 am | Redress Information

The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britain’s international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli officials during a “family holiday”, offers a small, opaque window on the UK’s powerful Israel lobby. More >>

The Fuzziness of the Paris Climate Targets

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 10:24 am | New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

Governments that signed the Paris Climate Agreement and committed to making payments to the Green Climate Fund have done so at their own peril. The absence of key data, methods of calculation and key thresholds regarding future temperature means that ... More >>

Bridging Climate Ambition & Finance Gaps

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:23 am | UNFCCC

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UN Calls for Dropping of Terror Charges in Turkey

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:21 am | United Nations

A group of United Nations experts* has condemned the use of terrorism charges against human rights defenders and people legitimately expressing dissent in Turkey. More >>

UN Ready to Assist Response Following Quake in Iran & Iraq

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:19 am | United Nations

13 November 2017 – The United Nations stands ready to assist efforts to respond to the earthquake that struck Iran and Iraq on Sunday, the Organization's top official has said. More >>

UN Chief Tells South-East Asian Summit Cooperation is Vital

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:17 am | United Nations

In Manila, UN Chief Tells South-East Asian Summit Cooperation is Vital to Address Shared Challenges More >>

Financing for Climate-Resilient Future Takes Center Stage

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8:46 am | United Nations

Bonn: Financing for Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Future Takes Center Stage at UN Climate Conference More >>

Natural World Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8:45 am | IUCN

Number of Natural World Heritage Sites Affected by Climate Change Nearly Doubles in Three Years – IUCN More >>

Refugee Activists Crash Human Rights Speech in Sydney

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8:36 am | Holly Brooke

Increasing Pressure on Australian Authorities Over Manus Island Humanitarian Crisis: Refugee Activists Crash Human Rights Speech of Ex-Immigration Minister More >>

Calls for responsible antibiotic use renewed

Monday, 13 November 2017, 7:58 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Crowd-sourced good practices in agriculture production showcased More than a year after the urgent call by the United Nations for countries to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations renewed ... More >>

Erik Solheim: My vision for a pollution-free planet

Monday, 13 November 2017, 7:35 pm | United Nations Environment Programme

For too long, the relationship between prosperity and environment has been seen as a trade-off. Tackling pollution was considered an unwelcome cost on industry and a handicap to economic growth. More >>

Trans-Pacific Follies: Australia Asleep as Canada Wakes Up

Monday, 13 November 2017, 7:31 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was as dreary as listening to the formulaic assessments of political economy by an unreconstructed Leninist. But Sunday morning with Steve Ciobo, Australia’s trade minister, was such an occasion. More >>

Sogavare Farewells Staff with Call to Support His Successor

Monday, 13 November 2017, 7:25 pm | Solomon Islands Government

Caretaker Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has farewelled staff members of the Office of the Prime Minister and cabinet (OPMC) on Sunday night with a call on officials to render equal support to his successor. More >>

Solomon Islands Focused on Anti-Corruption Priorities

Monday, 13 November 2017, 7:24 pm | Solomon Islands Government

Despite the ousting of Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last week in a Motion of No Confidence, the progress of the re-introduced Anti-Corruption Bill in Parliament last month remains a priority for the Solomons community who are keen ... More >>

PNG Could Free Manus Men within One Week

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:32 pm | Nikala Sim

The fate of 421 refugees and asylum-seekers will be determined, in the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, November 22. More >>

War Commemoration Porn: Remembrance Day Celebrations

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:09 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The officials are called one by one to lay wreathes, a ceremony of mechanical efficiency. With each laying comes the sense of wonder at how this could happen. Political figures are the first to vote in parliaments and side with the executive when it comes to ... More >>

Climate Conference Recognizes Women's Role in Climate Action

Monday, 13 November 2017, 12:00 pm | United Nations

12 November 2017 – With the United Nations Climate Change Conference ( COP 23 ), in Bonn, Germany, entering its final week of negotiations, the Fiji Presidency today announced the Gender Action Plan, highlighting the role of women in climate ... More >>

UN Calls for Immediate Access to Save Lives in Ghouta, Syria

Monday, 13 November 2017, 11:57 am | United Nations

Syria: UN Health Agency Calls for Immediate And Unimpeded Access to Save Lives in Ghouta More >>

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