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1 “Human Development for Everyone”
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

24 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — According to the Human Development Report 2016, a quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up.

Created on 2017-03-24 16:34:00
2 Children at Risk in South Sudan
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

30 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — UN Secretary-General António Guterres on April 10 designated Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai as UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education making her the youngest ever to carry the title.

Created on 2017-03-30 16:31:00
3 “Women’s Economic Empowerment”
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

28 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — The Commission on the Status of Women concluded its sixty-first session with the approval of a sweeping set of Agreed Conclusions, which the top-ranking UN gender official said would help ensure that “work works for women.”

Created on 2017-03-28 18:05:00
4 Addressing Climate Change to Help Development
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

24 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — Addressing a General Assembly High-Level action event aimed at invigorating political momentum on climate change, Secretary-General António Guterres underlined that human activity is causing dangerous global warming, and stressed that “we are dealing with scientific facts, not politics...

Created on 2017-03-24 17:08:00
5 Appeal for Food for Lake Chad Crisis
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

12 April 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, made an urgent appeal for a combination of immediate food assistance and food production support in addressing the hunger crisis in the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin.

Created on 2017-04-12 21:25:41
6 Change in Haiti Mission
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

12 April 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — Highlighting improvements in Haiti’s political situation, including the recent elections and opportunities to address longstanding disputes, the senior United Nations official in the island nation has urged the international community to continue its partnership with Haiti and its peopl...

Created on 2017-04-12 17:29:00
7 Chilean Initiative Against Torture
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

29 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — President Michelle Bachelet of Chile announced her country has made a commitment to head an initiative against torture that has brought together countries from every continent to prevent this crime from occurring and to promote the ratification of international instruments related to tort...

Created on 2017-03-29 18:09:00
8 Civilian Life in Syria is Being Destroyed
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

30 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council on March 30 that there was “not a man, woman or child from any walk of life who hasn't been impacted by the particular wretchedness” of the Syrian conflict which has now entered its seventh...

Created on 2017-03-30 21:37:00
9 Civilians Attacked in Syria
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

19 April 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — A spokesperson for the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said an attack on a convoy of Syrian families leaving a besieged town “most likely amounts to a war crime.”

Created on 2017-04-19 12:25:00
10 Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

21 April, New York, USA | South-South News — The World Health Organization reports remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007. An estimated one billion people received treatment in 2015 alone.

Created on 2017-04-21 18:49:00
11 Condemning ISIS atrocities in Mosul
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

29 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — At least 307 civilians have been killed and 273 wounded in Iraq’s western city of Mosul since February 17, as ISIL fighters held people into booby-trapped buildings as human shields and fired on those who fled, a spokesperson for the UN human rights chief said on March 28 in Geneva.

Created on 2017-03-29 17:52:00
12 Crimes Against Iraqi Minorities
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

23 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — A report by a United Nations independent expert on the rights of minorities indicates that crimes against minorities in Iraq must be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice, or risk sending a message of failure to future generations.

Created on 2017-03-23 16:10:00
13 Darfur Fighting Diminishing
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

5 April 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — The special representative of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) told the Security Council the Darfur of today was a very different place from what it was in 2003 when the conflict began as fighting in the region had “considerably dim...

Created on 2017-04-05 18:20:47
14 Defending Cultural Heritage
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

27 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — The Security Council adopted Resolution 2347 on preventing the destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorists and armed groups. The resolution, adopted unanimously on March 24, was drafted by France and Italy.

Created on 2017-03-27 17:58:00
15 Eliminating Racial Discrimination
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

22 March 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — The General Assembly commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21 with a debate that focused on racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration, in which speakers underscored the responsibility of states to ad...

Created on 2017-03-22 15:28:00
16 Focus on Governments’ Human Rights Violations
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

2 May 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — A number of governments around the world are responding to violence by themselves violating international human rights standards, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said on May 1 in Geneva, part of a worrying trend of growing disregard for international law. ...

Created on 2017-05-02 12:31:00
17 Gildan Releases 2014 Update of Corporate Social Responsibility Website
( CSR Newswire )

Content by: CSR Wire

(Marketwired) - Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX: GIL)(NYSE: GIL) today announced that it has released the 2014 update of the Company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) website, genuinegildan.com, following the GRI-G4 guidelines...

Created on 2015-07-29 21:02:31
18 IMF World Economic Outlook
( World News SSN )

Content by: South-South News

19 April 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — In its World Economic Outlook report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the global economy is picking up speed and momentum, but serious risks to growth remain.

Created on 2017-04-19 15:10:00
19 Indigenous Forum Opens
( World News SSN )

Content by: South-South News

25 April 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — On the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare of Guatemala said that “more substantial advances” for indigenous peoples are to be expected. Aura Leticia Teleguario Sincal, who is of Mayan descent, said, “...

Created on 2017-04-25 14:46:00
20 Land Mine Awareness Day
( UN Main Bodies )

 

Content by: South-South News

5 April 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is 20 years old. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the work of the Service in clearing land mines has made it possible for dangerous and unproductive land to be returned to the people so that t...

Created on 2017-04-05 18:35:06

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