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2015/05/27 12:48
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It has been nearly a decade since the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement started in 2005, seeking justice and rights for Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories. It has steadily...
2015/05/27 12:48
2015/05/27 12:48
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2015/05/27 09:30
2015/05/27 09:30
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Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD, has been nominated among the key speakers at the 10th UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), where participants from government, civil...
2015/05/27 08:29
2015/05/27 08:29
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United Nations-backed containment measures aimed at stemming the deadly cholera epidemic in western Tanzania's Lake Tanganyika region appear to be working, the Organization's refugee agency (UNHCR)...
2015/05/27 04:38
2015/05/27 04:38
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UN expert calls on Serbia to expedite legal measures amid housing crisis Amid a range of structural challenges, including high unemployment and poverty, Serbia is now also facing a housing crisis...
2015/05/27 04:38
2015/05/27 04:38
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Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, postpone the planned consultations aimed at seeking a peaceful and Yemeni-led political transition process in the country, according to a United...
2015/05/26 08:34
2015/05/26 08:34
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United Nations - For months, the UN’s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they...
2015/05/25 12:29
2015/05/25 12:29
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The Mandela Rules could herald a new era of respect for prisoners' human rights, according to Amnesty International. This follows the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal...
2015/05/24 20:15
2015/05/24 20:15
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If we would had to do a caricature of the UN specialized agency, the World Health Organization (WHO), it would look like an old woman who is only 65 years old but looks more than 90 years old... with...
2015/05/23 10:28
2015/05/23 10:28
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The United Nations has revealed that at least 1,037 civilians have now been killed in Yemen since the end of March. It has warned Saudi Arabia and its allies – which began a bombing campaign in Yemen...
2015/05/23 05:38
2015/05/23 05:38
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UN warns 3,500 people stranded in Southeast Asian waters More than 200 people stranded off the Myanmar coast were brought to shore on Friday, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to welcome...
2015/05/22 17:38
2015/05/22 17:38
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Saudi Arabia: Suicide attack at mosque kills 10Riyadh, May 22 : A suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province has killed at least 10 people, media reports said on Friday. 21...
2015/05/22 13:30
2015/05/22 13:30
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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. May 16, 2015 FACT SHEET: Promoting and Protecting the Human Rights of LGBT Persons: A United States Government Priority On May 17,...
2015/05/22 11:18
2015/05/22 11:18
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Islamic State also overran Iraqi government defences east of Ramadi this week. FILE: Iraqi Sunni and Shiite fighters pose for a photo with an Islamic State group flag in the Al-Alam town,...
2015/05/22 10:29
2015/05/22 10:29
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The UN independent expert on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes today urged the World Health Organization to...
2015/05/22 07:37
2015/05/22 07:37
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... to President Bashar al-Assad withdrew from al-Tanf as Isis advanced on the border crossing. The SOHR says the terror group is now in control of 95,000 square miles of Syria – the...
2015/05/22 05:35
2015/05/22 05:35
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Last year, the international affairs thinktank Atlantic Council made an interesting new hire. Keen to draw on ideas about the future of war from various areas of speculative fiction, the organisation...
2015/05/21 10:38
2015/05/21 10:38
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Korea’s foreigners-only HIV test violated New Zealand teacher’s rights: UN experts A New Zealand woman's rights were violated when her employers in the Republic of Korea demanded that, as a foreign...
2015/05/21 02:28
2015/05/21 02:28
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Displaced Iraqis face difficulties as fighting continuesThursday, 21 May 2015, 1:49 pmPress Release: UN NewsDisplaced Iraqis face mounting difficulties as fighting continues between Government forces...
2015/05/20 10:12
2015/05/20 10:12
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BEIJING (WOMENSENEWS)-- As a point person for five young feminist activists released in April after 37 days in detention, veteran activist Feng Yuan has been monitoring their rocky reintegration into...
2015/05/20 05:55
2015/05/20 05:55
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Assembly on Monday, May 18, 2015. Photo: PAHO-WHO Flickr. The 68th World Health Assembly opened in Geneva on Monday with a one-two punch: An opening address by German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...
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