Crime and drugs in West and Central Africa: Security Council highlights 'new alarming trends’

20 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 146 Views
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West and Central Africa faces “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes, according to Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), who briefed the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

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Bid to raise $5.5 billion for millions of Syrians and their host communities

12 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 96 Views
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 Some 5.6 million Syrians need help outside the war-torn country and one million of them are children born in exile, UN agencies and partners said on Tuesday, in an appeal for $5.5 billion to cover humanitarian needs for 2019.
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Governments urged to put first ever UN global migration pact in motion, post-Marrakech

12 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 77 Views
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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.

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Central Africa: Nobel Laureate Calls for Sanctions Against Leaders Who Tolerate Sexual Violence

11 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 141 Views
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Dr. Denis Mukwege, the Congolese obstetrician and gynaecologist who operates a hospital in Bukavu and who campaigns against the use of rape and sexualized violence as a weapon of war received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 in Oslo on Human Rights Day, December 10. He was the co-winner with Nadia Murad, a member of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq who became a human rights activist after being abducted and held as a sex slave by so-called "Islamic State".

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Governments adopt UN global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’

11 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 126 Views
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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”.

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Iraq: Over 150,000 children endangered by ‘freezing’ temperatures, warns UNICEF

11 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 90 Views
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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.

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Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions and airstrikes: Bachelet

05 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 113 Views
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Reports that violent extremists in Syria have executed civilians in the east of the war-torn country have been condemned by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet.

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‘We need to do more’ to transform the world, deputy UN chief tells African audiences

05 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 99 Views
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During her current trip to South Africa, Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has spoken at several events in Johannesburg, on the importance of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development - the UN’s blueprint to end extreme poverty, fight injustice, and protect the planet, ensuring that no one is left behind.

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COP24: green, gender focus, as UN's crucial climate change conference gets underway

03 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 138 Views
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COP24, the two-week 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, with a special focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality.
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Black Panther’s ‘General Okoye’ joins the fight against gender-based violence

03 December 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 101 Views
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Danai Gurira, one of the stars of hit movies “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” in her role as General Okoye, has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, lending her name and dedicating her support to gender equality and women’s rights.
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