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Civil society organizations welcome that Paris Agreement will enter into force in a month

Oct. 4, 2016 – Climate Action Network, a network of over 1100 civil society organizations in 120 countries, working to fight climate change hails the historic moment as the double threshold of 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions ratifying the Paris Agreement was crossed today, thereby enabling the Agreement to enter into force in 30 […]

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Lampedusa tragedy: Three years after one of the Mediterranean’s worst shipwrecks, thousands continue to die at sea

Geneva/Rome 3 October 2016: Three years ago today, almost 400 people drowned off the coast of Italy’s Lampedusa island as they attempted to escape violence and poverty for safety in Europe. The overcrowded wooden boat carrying more than 500 people caught fire and capsized half a mile from the shore, causing one of the highest […]

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Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Pattern of unlawful killings reveals shocking disregard for human life

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2016 – Nearly a year on from a bloody spike in violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) Israeli forces continue to display an appalling disregard for human life by using reckless and unlawful lethal force against Palestinians, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International USA joined 15 other organizations in […]

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Aleppo: Two Surgical Hospitals Bombed; Only Two Others Left in Besieged City

BARCELONA/NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2016 – Two hospitals in eastern Aleppo were severely damaged last night during the ongoing, indiscriminate bombing of the city and have been forced to halt all activities. These attacks caused the death of at least two patients inside the hospitals and injured two medical staff members as well. Both of […]

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Refugee Crisis: ‘Leaders’ Summit’ in NY fails to show leadership on refugees

Sept. 21, 2016 –  The outcome of President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York marks a small step forward but falls far short of what is needed to address the global refugee crisis, said Amnesty International today. Leaders at the summit increased commitments on resettlement, humanitarian funding, refugee education and access to work. […]

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Latin American environmental defender attacked, hospitalized

Washington, D.C. September 21, 2016 – 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Máxima Acuña de Chaupe was hospitalized after being attacked, allegedly by security forces hired by Minera Yanacocha, a subsidiary of Denver-based Newmont Mining, according to information provided by the Chaupe family. The attack took place on Máxima’s property in northern Peru that the mining company […]

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UNHCR welcomes ‘unprecedented force and resonance’ of New York Declaration

September 19, 2016 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the historic adoption of the New York Declaration by 193 governments at today’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, during the first-ever UN Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.  Amidst unprecedented levels of people on the move, the Summit […]

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Eritrea: 15 years later still no information on jailed senior politicians and independent journalists

GENEVA September 16, 2016 – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today called on the Eritrean Government to urgently provide information on the whereabouts and state of health of senior government officials and independent journalists arrested on 18 September 2001 and in the following days. Fifteen […]

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Wide support for Commission’s state aid verdict on Ireland’s illegal tax deal with Apple

Aug. 14, 2016 – Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager won wide support from MEPs, in a Wednesday afternoon debate, for the Commission’s state aid verdict that the tax benefits that Ireland granted to Apple Inc., enabling it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years, were illegal. Some MEPs criticised Apple and Irelands’ […]

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New UN report finds that without obstacles Occupied Palestinian Territory’s economy could easily double gross domestic product

Sept. 12, 2016 – The economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory could easily produce twice the gross domestic product (GDP) it generates now, while unemployment and poverty could recede significantly, according a new United Nations report. “Surveying a number of studies, the report reveals the channels through which occupation deprives the Palestinian people of their […]

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Nations Condemn Use of Cluster Bombs

Geneva, September 8, 2016 – Nations attending the annual meeting of the international treaty banning cluster munitions on September 7, 2016, condemned the continued use of these weapons in Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. During the three-day meeting in Geneva, first responders, local activists, and journalists reported at least eight cluster munition attacks in […]

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