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1 After disclosure of Bahamas tax haven data, UN rights experts urge governments to take action
( Americas )

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6 October 2016 – In the wake of the recent disclosure of leaked Bahamas tax haven data, United Nations human rights experts today urged governments to work together on liquidating offshore tax avoidance and establishing tougher financial regulat...

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2 As Colombian voters reject peace deal, Ban pledges UN support as country seeks way forward
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3 October 2016 – In the wake of a referendum that defeated the peace accord signed by the President of Colombia and the country’s largest rebel group just days ago, United Nations Secretary-Gener...

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3 Colombian Government and FARC-EP request UN to authorize Mission to continue supporting ceasefire
( Americas )

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7 October 2016 – The Colombian Government and the country’s largest rebel group announced today that they are willing to press ahead on the goals of the historic peace accord that was rejected by voters this past weekend, while the two sides a...

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4 One month after Hurricane Matthew, needs in Haiti remain ‘vast,’ UN reports
( Americas )

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4 November 2016 – As Haiti struggles to recover from the massive destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew, which pummelled the tiny island one month ago today, the United Nations warned that while its seems as if “the world has moved on,” Ha...

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5 One year on, UN experts urge Brazil to urgently boost efforts to address impacts of dam collapse
( Americas )

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4 November 2016 – Voicing concern over the many pressing human rights impacts on some six million people since the worst mine disaster occurred in Brazil one year ago, a group of United Nations human rights experts today issued a strong call on ...

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6 UN agencies express hope US will continue long tradition of protecting those fleeing conflict, persecution
( Americas )

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28 January 2017 – The United Nations agencies dealing with global refugee and migration issues today expressed the hope that the United States will continue its strong leadership role and long tradition of protecting those who are fleeing confli...

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7 UN agency working to address women’s health and protection needs in storm-hit Haiti
( Women, Children and Population )

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3 November 2016 – With some 546,000 women of reproductive age in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged gr...

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8 UN experts sound alarm on mounting rights concerns in Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria
( Development News )

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30 October 2017 – More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island remains without an effective emergency response, a group of United Nations human rights experts warned on Monday, as they called on United States and Puerto...

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9 UN-Americas action plan seeks to strengthen protection of human rights defenders in region
( Human Rights )

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26 October 2017 – The United Nations human rights office and its counterpart in the Americas have launched a new and deeper cooperation plan to address one of the most pressing problems in that region – the protection of human rights defenders.

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10 Zika could end up costing Latin America and the Caribbean up to $18 billion, UN reports finds
( Americas )

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6 April 2017  In addition to the impact on public health, the tangible impact of the Zika outbreak, such as on gross domestic product (GDP), could cost the Latin American and the Caribbean re...

Created on 2017-04-06 05:00:00

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