Saturday, October 20 2018

World

UNCTAD Study: Israel Should End the Occupation and Its Cost for the Palestinian People

GENEVA, April 3, 2018 - Half a century of occupation and appropriation of land and resources has impoverished the Palestinian people and, crucially, denied...

Situation in eastern Ukraine worsening, says UN report

GENEVA/KYIV  September 15, 2016 - A new UN report released on Thursday describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as...

Democracy in Crisis: Freedom House Releases Freedom in the World 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2018 - Democracy is under assault and in retreat around the globe, a crisis that has intensified as America’s democratic standards...

El Salvador: Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned after Obstetric Emergency is Denied Freedom

Dec. 13, 2017 - The San Salvador Second Tribunal of Sentence (Tribunal Segundo de Sentencia de San Salvador) has denied freedom to Teodora del...

Unity in Security Council was key to recent easing of tensions on Korean Peninsula...

April 23, 2018 - The unity within the Security Council played an essential role in creating the positive momentum that led to a decision...

Transparency International tracker shows how countries are keeping Anti-Corruption Summit promises

Sept. 19, 2017 - More than two-thirds of the promises made by states and organisations to fight corruption at the May 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit...

Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent...

Oct. 20, 2016 - Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure is contributing to the deaths of millions of people and overlooking...

More than 90 per cent of children reaching Italy’s shores are separated or unaccompanied...

Jan. 16, 2017 - Noting that the number of children arriving in Italy by themselves via the sea in 2016 more than doubled over...

Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, according to study

June 19, 2017 - Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to...

Deadliest attacks on the media in the past 10 years (RSF)

May 1, 2018 - The double suicide-bombing yesterday (30 April) in Kabul was the latest in an already long list of bloody attacks on...

Support for populist ideologies linked to feelings of disadvantage and national narcissism

Oct. 24, 2017 - People who perceive they are part of a disadvantaged group are more likely to have an unrealistic belief in the...

European Parliament: The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the Middle...

May 18, 2017 - The "two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states" is the...

WHO scales up response to critical trauma needs as plans for West Mosul operations...

Erbil, Iraq, 30 January 2017 – The Government of France, through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, has swiftly responded to an appeal by...

‘Urgent steps’ needed to revive two-state solution, Ban says on Day of Solidarity with...

Nov. 29, 2016 - Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world to...

RSF to protest US press freedom violations during Trump’s UK visit

July 12, 2018 - On July 13, 2018, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will be marching in London to protest press freedom violations taking place...

Radical-Right, Anti-Immigration Party in the Netherlands is Reshaping Dutch Immigration Policy

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2018 — While Geert Wilders and his radical-right, anti-immigration Party for Freedom (PVV) failed to secure a victory in the 2017...

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Next...

July 14, 2017 - Next week, Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents. The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by...

UNICEF seeks $3.3 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in...

NEW YORK/GENEVA,  January 31, 2017 – 48 million children living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies will benefit from...

Shadow of dust across the sun: how tourism is used to counter Tibetan cultural...

March 13, 2017 - Video footage of nuns weeping as they are expelled in convoys of buses while their wooden huts are demolished has...

Luxembourg And WFP Sign New Partnership Agreement

ROME – Luxembourg and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a four-year agreement, confirming the long-standing partnership between the Grand Duchy...