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Nicaraguan Foreign Minister calls for commitment to peace

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:21 am | UN News

While the world was in the midst of a crisis largely sparked by interventionism and “savage capitalism”, Nicaragua continued to bolster peace, strengthen security, “and…promote and defend human rights,” Minister for Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada ... More >>

Thailand endorses call to make UN more effective

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:16 am | UN News

The United Nations needs to adapt to meet the challenges facing the world, Thailand’s Deputy Foreign Minister Virasakdi Futrakul told the General Assembly on Monday, endorsing Secretary General António Guterres ’s efforts to make the Organization more effective. More >>

Is War Alcohol?

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 8:59 am | David Swanson

War is a self-perpetuating habit that harms its users and can provide a certain momentary high. At a peace conference in Canada recently I heard a number of people refer to themselves as “recovering Americans.” The degree to which many people imagine ... More >>

Safeguards must protect all detainees from torture

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 8:39 am | United Nations

GENEVA/BISHKEK (1 October 2018) — The United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) welcomes the creation of Kyrgyzstan’s National Center for the Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment ... More >>

As Indonesian death toll mounts, concern for children grows

Monday, 1 October 2018, 4:06 pm | UNICEF

October 1, 2018: As the death toll from Friday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia continues to rise, UNICEF NZ has launched an urgent fundraising appeal to ensure the ongoing safety and well-being of children on the affected island ... More >>

Save the Children Launches Appeal

Monday, 1 October 2018, 3:30 pm | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand has launched an appeal to help the hundreds of children affected by Friday’s magnitude 7.4 earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia’s Sulawesi. More >>

APEC Races to Contain Disaster Shocks

Monday, 1 October 2018, 2:32 pm | APEC

As Typhoon Trami barrels up the Pacific, officials from APEC member economies are racing to mitigate the explosion of climate-driven catastrophes that are putting tens of millions of lives in the Asia-Pacific at risk and the rattled trading landscape ... More >>

World Vision launches appeal for Indonesia Earthquake

Monday, 1 October 2018, 1:37 pm | World Vision

World Vision launches appeal for millions affected by Indonesia Earthquake, as it provides aid to survivors More >>

Oxfam plans to reach 100,000 people with basic aid

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:02 am | Oxfam

Oxfam and its local partners are standing by to deploy emergency staff and resources to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as an estimated 1.5 million people are thought to be affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on Friday. More >>

Oxfam and partners assessing damage after earthquake

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 1:03 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam and its local partners in Indonesia are assessing damage after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit coastal towns in the country’s central island of Sulawesi on Friday. More >>

Trust with US must be rebuilt: DPRK

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:25 pm | United Nations

Trust with US must be rebuilt before Korean Peninsula can be reunited, DPRK insists at UN More >>

Help Pacific ‘Ocean of Peace’ live up to its name: PNG

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:22 pm | United Nations

Help Pacific ‘Ocean of Peace’ live up to its name, Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister tells UN More >>

At UN, Syria slams US for ‘supporting terrorism’

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:20 pm | United Nations

Denouncing the United States for supporting terrorism and war crimes in his conflict-torn country, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem reported to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the seven-year war is almost over, calling all ... More >>

UN: Leaders from vulnerable island States turn out in force

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 7:09 pm | United Nations

On Day four of UN Assembly debate, leaders from vulnerable island States turn out in force to plead for climate action More >>

Russia’s Lavrov denounces from UN podium West’s brute force

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 7:06 pm | United Nations

Denouncing their use of “political blackmail, economic pressure, and brute force,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday to accuse Western States of seeking to retain their self-proclaimed ... More >>

Tortured Solutions: Ecuador, UK and Julian Assange’s Fate

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 7:01 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The pulse of negotiations, a flurry of communications, and the person central to this is one who threatens to go nowhere – for the moment. But go somewhere these parties would wish Julian Assange to do. For six years, cramped within a space in ... More >>

China says it will not be ‘blackmailed’

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 10:09 am | United Nations

International trade is “win-win by nature” and should not be a zero-sum game, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told world leaders at the United Nations today, saying that China “will not be blackmailed or yield to pressure.” More >>

Egypt: “systematic targeting” of human rights defenders

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:39 pm | OHCHR

GENEVA (28 September 2018) – UN human rights experts* have urged Egyptian authorities to ensure that all detained human rights defenders are afforded every right to due process and a fair, impartial and public trial in accordance with Egypt’s obligations ... More >>

UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery to visit Italy

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:37 pm | OHCHR

GENEVA / ROME (28 September 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Urmila Bhoola, will visit Italy from 3 to 12 October. More >>

NZDF Helps Search for Two Missing Kiribati Fishermen

Friday, 28 September 2018, 11:54 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is helping search for two Kiribati fishermen who failed to return home from a fishing trip on Tuesday. More >>

‘Jerusalem is not for sale’ Abbas tells world leaders

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:10 am | United Nations

Taking the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, President Mahmoud Abbas declared that “Jerusalem is not for sale and the Palestinian people’s rights are not up for bargain.” More >>

Haitian President at General Assembly

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:10 am | United Nations

Haitian President at General Assembly calls for essential development aid as UN mission shifts away from peacekeeping More >>

Israel’s Netanyahu claims Iran harboring secret nuclear site

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:06 am | United Nations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the State of Israel addresses the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly.. More >>

Maduro ‘brings the truth’ about Venezuela to UN Assembly

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:05 am | United Nations

Maduro ‘brings the truth’ about Venezuela to UN Assembly; says he is ready to meet US President Trump More >>

States must act now to allow safe, legal abortions

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:00 am | UNHCHR

States must act now to allow safe, legal abortions for women and girls, say UN rights experts More >>

All generations have to protect rights of ageing society

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:00 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (27 September 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, pays tribute to all those human rights advocates and heroes of everyday life for their passionate struggle to bring ... More >>

VR Gives Insight into Shocking Alternate Reality

Friday, 28 September 2018, 8:40 am | NZME.

28 September 2018 – On any given day, 10 million children worldwide are victims of modern day slavery. They become brothel-workers, child brides, domestic servants and factory workers. More >>

Augmenting Brains: Google Turns Twenty

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 7:28 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“Eventually you’ll have the implant, where if you think about a fact, it will just tell you an answer.” Larry Page, co-founder of Google More >>

Day two of UN General Assembly, it’s multilateralism

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:30 pm | United Nations

On day two of UN General Assembly’s annual debate, it’s multilateralism all the way More >>

Global conference timely for Pacific peoples

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:13 pm | Health Promotion Forum

Global conference timely for Pacific peoples Sione Tu’itahi is all too aware of the effects of climate change in the Pacific. More >>

Africa’s voice must be heard, says Eswatini leader

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:04 pm | United Nations

Africa’s voice must be heard, says Eswatini leader, calling for UN reforms to make continent key player in peace and security More >>

In UN address, Afghan leader lays out vision of peace

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:22 am | United Nations

In UN address, Afghan leader lays out vision of peaceful, prosperous State in talks with Taliban More >>

Progress on Human Development for Pacific Island states

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:07 am | United Nations

New report shows steady progress on Human Development for Pacific Island states 26 September 2018 – Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Tonga remain in the High Human Development category of the latest Human Development Index (HDI) and are joined by the Republic ... More >>

UN Security Council, world leaders debate Iran, North Korea

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:05 am | United Nations

President Donald Trump told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that the United States would impose sanctions on Iran that would be “tougher than ever before” in the coming months, following its unilateral withdrawal earlier this ... More >>

Cambodia: UN expert questions “genuineness” of victory

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:59 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (26 September 2018) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia called into question the “genuineness” of the general election in July, which maintained the ruling Cambodian People’s Party decades-long position ... More >>

At UN Assembly, Japanese Prime Minister defends free trade

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 2:12 pm | United Nations

Addressing world leaders at the General Assembly’s annual general debate, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a strong case for free trade, highlighting its benefits for countries with little natural resources. “Other than coal that supported modern ... More >>

Dialogue and multilateralism key to tackling challenges

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:58 pm | United Nations

Dialogue and multilateralism key to tackling global challenges France’s Macron says at UN, urging leaders not to accept ‘our world unraveling’ More >>

Climate change and multilateralism: UN General Assembly

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:56 pm | United Nations

If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on Tuesday on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly's annual general debate, it was the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change , from Secretary-General António Guterres’s ... More >>

Iran and US clash on nuclear deal

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 11:09 am | UN News

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday strongly denounced the United States’ decision to withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal and said President Donald Trump’s actions to weaken or undercut global institutions showed total disregard ... More >>

‘Old forms of intolerance are being rekindled'

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:19 am | UN News

The first Head of State to address the seventy-third general debate of the United Nations General Assembly, Michel Temer, President of Brazil, denounced the rising tide of isolationism, intolerance and unilateralism that was challenging international ... More >>

US President Trump rejects globalism in speech to UN

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:14 am | UN News

Taking the podium of the United Nations General Assembly, the world Organization that embodies greater global cooperation, United States President Donald Trump told scores of Heads of State and Government on Tuesday that his country rejects the ideology ... More >>

‘Our future rests in solidarity,’ UN chief tells world

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:12 am | UN News

Facing a world where trust – trust in national institutions, trust among States and trust in the rules-based global order – is at a breaking point, Secretary-General António Guterres set the stage for the 73rd general debate of the United Nations ... More >>

‘Multilateralism is the only answer' urges UN President

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:02 am | UN News

With a call to multilateralism and shared work towards sustainable development and equality for all, María Fernanda Espinosa formally inaugurated the seventy-third general debate of the of the United Nations General Assembly. More >>

UN General Assembly calls for new social contract

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:00 am | ITUC

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened in New York this week with Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés saying, “The world needs a social contract based on shared responsibility, and the only forum that we have to achieve this global ... More >>

UN Global Goals-Taiwan can help

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 4:25 pm | Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, set bold goals to shift the world onto a sustainable, resilient path. Here was also pledged the formation of a revitalized Global Partnership ... More >>

Tonga exploring cheaper and sustainable electricity

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 1:06 pm | Pacific Community - SPC

Nuku’alofa, Tonga – Biogas generation using agriculture and animal products has promising potential for Tonga and the Pacific Islands, if pursued through a well-defined circular economy strategy. This was the conclusion of a 4 day visit jointly organised ... More >>

UN News - General Debate kicks off

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 12:50 pm | United Nations

UN News Daily #UNGA Guide: General Debate kicks off, peacekeeping, human rights for all and South-Sudan More >>

World Vision calls on the PM to make the most of world stage

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 10:15 am | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision is calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to build on her recent announcement of an increase in the refugee quota, and use her time on the global stage to push for more meaningful change in the way the world treats refugees. World Vision has ... More >>

UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people to lead

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 10:01 am | UN News

The United Nations Secretary-General launched a new partnership strategy with the world’s 1.8 billion young people on Monday, to help put “their ideas into action”. More >>

At UN, countries pledge to be guided by Mandela’s legacy

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:45 am | UN News

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday honoured Nelson Mandela with a pledge to build a just, peaceful and prosperous world and to revive the values for which the former South African President and anti-apartheid campaigner stood. More >>

Mandela Peace Summit, Global Goals, Youth and Yemen

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:24 am | UN News

As the United Nations enters its biggest weeks of the year with a plethora of events, speakers and leaders’ meetings, UN News will be preparing a daily guide to help you navigate what’s going on and keep abreast of the world-changing decisions that ... More >>

Is it the final countdown to #endTB?

Monday, 24 September 2018, 1:58 pm | Citizen News Service

Is it the final countdown to #endTB? Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) • Photograph is online at: (CNS): The world's eyes and ears are expectantly focussed on the forthcoming first-ever UN High Level Meeting (UNHLM) ... More >>

Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus

Monday, 24 September 2018, 1:56 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The US military industrial complex reigns like a ravenous ruler in search of new funding prospects. It has done well this year, with the Trump administration pushing the sale that the imperium needs more ruddy cash and indulgent expenditure to cope ... More >>

International Climate Justice Convening on Discplacement

Monday, 24 September 2018, 12:40 pm | Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

International Climate Justice Convening to Address Displacement of Indigenous Communities Three-day conference will see more than 60 community leaders and advocates come together to develop a plan to address climate injustice facing Indigenous communities GIRDWOOD, ... More >>

Secretary-General’s meeting with Jacinda Ardern

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:28 am | United Nations

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Ms. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand. More >>

Samoan communities to receive free dental care from Kiwis

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:58 am | New Zealand Dental Association

Two New Zealand dentists are the recipients of a US$5,000 Wrigley Company Foundation dental grant to help improve dental care and education in the Pacific Islands. This year’s Pacific Region Grant by Wrigley, with support from New Zealand Dental Association ... More >>

Swell in earnings surprises calls market gains into question

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:35 am | University of Otago

A study jointly conducted by University of Otago and University of California researchers investigating company reporting results in the United States shows a marked increase in positive earnings surprises, determined as the difference between “street earnings” ... More >>

Euro-Med reviews Israeli violations in Jerusalem

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:37 am | Euro-Med Monitor

At HRC: Euro-Med reviews Israeli violations in Jerusalem, calls for financial and political cover for UNRWA Geneva - Since President Donald Trump's decision to transfer his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Israeli authorities have stepped ... More >>

DR Congo: Ebola virus leaves over 150 children orphaned

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 11:00 am | United Nations

DR Congo: Amid renewed risk of spread, Ebola virus leaves over 150 children orphaned or unaccompanied New Ebola virus hotspots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are threatening progress made in tackling the deadly disease and increasing ... More >>

Afghanistan: Short-term emergency can derail progress

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 10:58 am | United Nations

Afghanistan: Short-term emergency can ‘derail’ years of progress, warns UN official Even though Afghans today have better prospects for a semblance of peace than at any time in the past few years, immediate risks facing the country can seriously ... More >>

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