Despite funding crisis, Palestine refugee classrooms set to stay open, says UNRWA

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The Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) looks set to keep its classrooms open for the rest of the school year, despite earlier fears that they would have to close within the next few weeks, due to steep funding cuts, the agency told UN News in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.
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Mexico urged to continue progress on enforced disappearances, women’s rights and press freedom

08 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 102 Views
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Mexico faces “considerable challenges” in guaranteeing people’s human rights, its ambassador in Geneva told UN Member States on Wednesday, before being urged to continue tackling corruption and impunity relating to a range of violations including enforced disappearances and torture.
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African press review 8 November 2018

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A government committee has approved the new minimum wage in Nigeria but that doesn't mean the battle for more money is over. Two journalists are missing in Tanzania. The prosecutor in the Rwandan trial of opposition figure Diane Rwigara calls for her to serve 22 years in prison.
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China hails human rights progress amid calls to close detention camps

07 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 95 Views
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China has pledged to eradicate poverty in rural areas by 2020 during a scheduled United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, amid concerns over the alleged arbitrary detention of religious and ethnic minorities there.
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Maintain International Peace and Security

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The United Nations came into being in 1945, following the devastation of the Second World War, with one central mission: the maintenance of international peace and security.
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Prosecution of Paraguay judges over peasant ‘massacre’ ruling could undermine rule of law: UN expert

06 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 108 Views
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The planned prosecution of Supreme Court judges who acquitted 11 peasant farmers jailed over the death of police officers during a violent land eviction in 2012, known as the Curuguaty Massacre”, could undermine the rule of law, a UN expert said on Monday.
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Healing of ozone layer gives hope for climate action: UN report

06 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 104 Views
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The findings of a new UN-backed report, released on Monday, showing the ongoing healing of the ozone layer, are being hailed as a demonstration of what global agreements can achieve, and an inspiration for more ambitious climate action to halt a catastrophic rise in world temperatures.
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‘Warp speed’ technology must be ‘force for good’ UN chief tells web leaders

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Technological advances are happening “at a warp speed,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, as a major three-day Web Summit got underway.
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Would a university really be allowed to go bust?

01 November 2018 by 0 Comment Read for you 166 Views
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Hundreds of thousands of young people and their families are currently applying for university - going on open days and checking out shiny promises on websites. They might have had an anxious look at Thursday's headlines, with the i newspaper warning that three unnamed universities were on the "brink of bankruptcy". Are those thinking of committing tens of thousands of pounds to a degree course at risk of seeing it collapse?
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Climate change: Oceans 'soaking up more heat than estimated'

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The world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years, researchers say. Their study suggests that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought. They say it means the Earth is more sensitive to fossil fuel emissions than estimated. This could make it much more difficult to keep global warming within safe levels this century.
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