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Prisoner executions in Belarus ‘simply

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS): The continued use of the death penalty in Belarus has been condemned by an authoritative UN rights body after three men were reportedly executed there, despite its requests for clemency.

13-Dec-2018
Easing US-China trade tensions could sav

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS): Millions of jobs in the Asia and Pacific region have been put at risk by conflicts over trade, despite a recent agreement not to escalate tit-for-tat tariffs by the United States and China, according to a new regional UN report.

13-Dec-2018
UK PM Theresa May to face vote of no con

London, Dec 12 (IBNS): In a major development, British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday.

12-Dec-2018
Ex-Canadian diplomat 'detained' in China

Beijing, Dec 12 (IBNS):A former Canadian diplomat has been 'detained' in China on Monday,  International Crisis Group said on Wednesday.

 
12-Dec-2018
Canadian court grants bail to Huawei ex

Vancouver, Dec 12 (IBNS): A Canadian court on Tuesday granted bail to arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

12-Dec-2018
UN should be ‘exemplary’ in defendin

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): The United Nations should be a role model when it comes to repelling attempts to weaken the rule of law and undermine independent judiciaries around the world, a senior UN judge told the Security Council on Tuesday.

12-Dec-2018
Governments urged to put first ever UN g

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): The adoption by more than 160 governments of the first-ever global migration pact is a triumph of multilateralism and highlights the importance of dispelling “myths” and fear-mongering over the issue, said the UN’s senior migration official on Tuesday, bringing the key two-day Marrakech conference to a close.

12-Dec-2018
France: Shooting in Strasbourg Christmas

Paris, Dec 12 (IBNS): At least three people were during a shooting in eastern France's Strasbourg city on Wednesday, media reports said.

12-Dec-2018
UN working with both sides, after hidden

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations peace mission in Lebanon has urged an end to “rumours and speculations” over tunnels which have been discovered along the UN-drawn “Blue Line” – the border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel.

12-Dec-2018
‘Global sisterhood’ tells perpetrato

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): From #MeToo to #HearMeToo, the fight to end violence against women continues as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Nicole Kidman, joined survivors, activists and other Hollywood celebrities to spotlight the lack of resources that exist to help women push back against violence and abuse.

12-Dec-2018
Brazil: Gunman opens fire in cathedral,

Sao Paulo, Dec 12 (IBNS): At least five people were killed as a gunman opened fire in a Catholic cathedral near Brazil's Sao Paulo city on Wednesday, media reports said.

12-Dec-2018
Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen w

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): United Nations-sponsored political consultations in Sweden, involving the warring parties in the Yemen war, have led to progress “on a number of issues,” said Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy for Yemen, at a press conference on Monday.

12-Dec-2018
Uzbekistan to focus on strengthening pri

Tashkent, Dec 11 (IBNS): President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaking at the ceremony dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the Constitution of the country outlined a range of tasks for the full support of entrepreneurship and creation of broad conditions for investors.

 

11-Dec-2018
Will continue the initiated reforms for

Tashkent, Dec 11 (IBNS): A  ceremony devoted to the 26th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held at Uzbekistan Palace of International Forums where President Shavkat Mirziyoyev recently said the government will continue the initiated reforms to reap positive results.

11-Dec-2018
US government sanctions three North Kore

Washington, Dec 11 (IBNS): The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday designated three individuals in response to the North Korean regime’s ongoing and serious human rights abuses and censorship. 

11-Dec-2018
France yellow vest demonstration: Presid

Paris, Dec 11 (IBNS): Amid weeks of protests in several parts of the nation, including Paris city, France President Emmanuel Macron promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions on Monday.

11-Dec-2018
Major UN aid operation for 650,000 gets

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS): The United Nations began a four-week operation on Sunday, delivering lifesaving assistance to hundreds of thousands of Syrians in desperate need, from across the border in neighbouring Jordan.

11-Dec-2018
Iraq: Over 150,000 children endangered b

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ramped up efforts to provide warm clothes and life-saving supplies to more than 150,000 displaced children across northern Iraq whose lives are threatened by freezing temperatures.

11-Dec-2018
Worldwide UN family celebrates enduring

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS): Across the world, the UN family has been making sure that this year’s Human Rights Day – which falls on Monday, and marks 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – succeeds in raising awareness of the principles enshrined in the document, which are as important and relevant today, as they were in 1948.

11-Dec-2018
Governments adopt UN global migration pa

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS): The Global Compact for Migration was adopted on Monday by leading representatives from 164 Governments at an international conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, in an historic move described by UN Chief António Guterres as the creation of a “roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos”.

11-Dec-2018
Theresa May calls off MPs' vote on Brexi

London, Dec 10 (IBNS): UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday called off the crucial MPs' vote on her Brexit deal anticipating rejection by a significant margin.

10-Dec-2018
I can't breathe: Jamal Khashoggi's last

Washington, Dec 10 (IBNS):  Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi said that he could not breathe before he was allegedly killed by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul in October, CNN reported.

10-Dec-2018
France violence: President Emmanuel Macr

Paris, Dec 10 (IBNS): As France witnessed another round of protests over the weekend, country's President Emmanuel Macron will meet trade unions and employers' organisations on Monday.

10-Dec-2018
Don't interfere in our domestic politics

Paris, Dec 9 (IBNS): France on Sunday asked Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US President tweeted about the protests rocking the European country, AFP reported.

09-Dec-2018
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey promotes Myanm

New York, Dec 9 (IBNS): Amid allegations of human rights abuses of the Rohingyas in Myanmar, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey is facing criticisms after he promoted the Southeast Asian country as a tourist destination.

09-Dec-2018
Ahead of key UN-backed Marrakech migrati

New York, Dec 9 (IBNS): Paving the way to the key UN migration conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which it is hoped will agree new measures to make life safer and more dignified for people on the move, UN agencies held a series of side events to highlight the different aspects of migration, paying special attention to the most vulnerable, and the challenges they face on their often perilous journeys.

09-Dec-2018
The costs of corruption: values, economi

New York, Dec 9 (IBNS): Every year, trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five percent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption, the United Nations reported on the International Day which serves to highlight the pervasive crime, marked this Sunday.

09-Dec-2018
COP24 addresses climate change displacem

New York, Dec 9 (IBNS): As hundreds of decision-makers are gathering in Marrakech to agree new standards for global migration, the United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ is looking at concrete ways to help countries tackle large-scale displacement caused by the impacts of climate change, including water scarcity, flooding, storms and rising sea levels. 

09-Dec-2018
Yellow vest movement: Violence hits Pari

Paris, Dec 8 (IBNS): The anti-government demonstration in Paris turned violent as police fired tear gas on protesters on Saturday, media reports said.

08-Dec-2018
70 years on, landmark UN human rights do

New York, Dec 8  (IBNS): The Universal Declaration of Human Rights reaches its 70th anniversary on Monday, a chance to highlight the many important breakthroughs brought about by the landmark UN document, and to remind the world that the human rights of millions are still being violated on a daily basis.

08-Dec-2018
Danish couple allegedly climbs, poses nu

Cairo, Dec 8 (IBNS): Egyptian authority has started investigating a Danish couple after they allegedly climbed to the summit of the Great Khufu Pyramid of Giza and then posed naked, media reports said.

08-Dec-2018
France protest: 200 demonstrators detain

Paris, Dec 8 (IBNS): As Paris is witnessing another weekend of protest by 'yellow'jacket' demonstrators, police have detained at least 200 people so far in the Paris city on Saturday.

08-Dec-2018
Italy nightclub stampede leaves 6 dead

Milan, Dec 8 (IBNS): A stampede incident at a nightclub in Italy left at least six people dead on Friday

08-Dec-2018
Donald Trump nominates Heather Nauert as

Washington, Dec 8 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Friday nominated  State Department spokeswoman and former Fox TV news anchor Heather Nauert as the country's ambassador to the United Nations.

08-Dec-2018
On flight to sustainable development,

New York, Dec 8 (IBNS): Marking International Civil Aviation Day, the United Nations aviation agency, ICAO, is showcasing the socio-economic benefits and “tremendous” opportunities presented by the global journey towards sustainable development. 

08-Dec-2018
‘Complacency is still strong’ over s

New York, Dec 8 (IBNS): The current rise in hate speech, racial tensions and identity-based violence is alarming, the UN Special Adviser on preventing genocide said on Friday, highlighting his concern that ‘complacency is still strong’, when it comes to stopping the mass-killing or extinction of national, ethnic, racial or religious groups.

08-Dec-2018
UN emergency relief fund has ‘never be

New York, Dec 8 (IBNS): The mission of the UN’s Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), which enables humanitarian responders to deliver life-saving assistance whenever and wherever crises strike, is more critical than ever, said Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday, as a key pledging conference got underway at UN Headquarters in New York. 

08-Dec-2018
The fruits of sustainability and decent

New York, Dec 8 (IBNS): Costa Rica’s is taking the lead in promoting the socially-conscious production of pineapples whilst protecting the environment, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

08-Dec-2018
Road injuries leading cause of death for

New York, Dec 8 (IBNS): Latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO reveal that 1.35 million people die on the roads each year, while road traffic injuries are now the leading cause of death among young people, according to new statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).

08-Dec-2018
A safer, more dignified journey for all

New York, Dec 8 (IBNS): Top politicians and officials from across the world will gather in Marrakech, Morocco this weekend, ahead of a major conference convened by the UN, to formally adopt an all-inclusive, extensive global agreement aimed at making migration safer, and more dignified for all.

08-Dec-2018
UK graduates produce guide to ‘zero-wa

London, Dec 7 (IBNS): Two graduates who have spent more than two years living waste-free have produced a special festive guide to help people enjoy a zero-waste Christmas.

07-Dec-2018
Pope Francis to visit UAE next year

Dubai, Dec 7 (IBNS): Pope Francis will visit the UAE in February, officials said.

07-Dec-2018
US resolution to condemn activities of H

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): Although a majority of UN Member States voted in favour of a General Assembly resolution put forward by the United States – condemning the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza – it failed to be adopted on Thursday at UN Headquarters in New York.

07-Dec-2018
Preventing and resolving conflicts must

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time over the past 30 years, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring that the world has a responsibility to act “collectively”.

07-Dec-2018
UN launches new framework to strengthen

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched a new Organization-wide framework on Thursday to coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.

07-Dec-2018
Western Sahara: A 'peaceful solution’

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): The first UN-led talks in six years over the disputed Western Sahara-region concluded on a positive note on Thursday in Geneva, where the Organization’s representative Horst Köhler said that further discussions are planned “in the first quarter of 2019”.

07-Dec-2018
Yemen war: UN chief urges good faith as

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): The Yemeni Government and the Houthi opposition have gathered at United Nations-sponsored political talks, close to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, aimed at ending nearly four years of brutal war in the country.

07-Dec-2018
Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence th

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): Highly anticipated UN-brokered consultations about substantive talks which could lead to an end to more than three years of brutal conflict across Yemen, have begun in Sweden. Brutal fighting has left the Middle East nation divided between Government and rebel forces, with millions on the brink of famine, and the economy and society in ruins.

07-Dec-2018
A safer, more dignified journey for all

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): Top politicians and officials from across the world will gather in Marrakech, Morocco this weekend, ahead of a major conference convened by the UN, to formally adopt an all-inclusive, extensive global agreement aimed at making migration safer, and more dignified for all.

07-Dec-2018
France protests: Amid "yellow vest" riot

Paris, Dec 7 (IBNS): Amid fears of further street violence by "yellow vest", the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris might remain closed on Saturday, media reports said.

07-Dec-2018
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