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Posts Categorized / North America

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe, North America

Canada marks 40 years of relations with European Union

Saanich News — When a young Jeremy Kinsman joined the staff of the Canadian Mission to the European Economic Community in 1968 as its first political officer, the office conditions were less than ideal. “I don’t think most people knew we had a mission. It was just a start up mission and it was in [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Despite high hopes, ‘responsibility to protect’ not yet fully operationalized – UN deputy chief

MIL OSI United Nations - Source: United Nations 2 Headline: Despite high hopes, ‘responsibility to protect’ not yet fully operationalized – UN deputy chief 6 September 2016 – The United Nations deputy chief said today that collective global action is needed to overcome barriers to implementation of States’ legal commitments to protect populations from atrocity crimes [...]

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Africa, Middle East, North America

Africa Regional Media Hub | Remarks at the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

South Sudan – from which the Security Council returned from a trip just this morning – also presents a searing picture WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America — Thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Šimonović, for your leadership on this critical issue. At the United Nations we enshrine R2P in resolutions and give it pride of place [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

United States : Preventing Conflict, Recurrence of Atrocity Crimes Remains Key in Responsibility to Protect Efforts, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Interactive Dialogue

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliassons remarks at the informal interactive dialogue on Mobilizing collective action: The next decade of the responsibility to protect, in New York today: I am honoured to open this interactive dialogue with Member States on the responsibility to protect (RtoP). As you know, this is a concept that has [...]

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North America

‘Responsibility to protect’ principle not yet fully operationalized – UN deputy chief

The United Nations deputy chief has said that collective global action is needed to overcome barriers to implementation of States’ legal commitments to protect populations from atrocity crimes – the principle known as ‘responsibility to protect’ or R2P. ‘We have seen concrete implementation plans to make the ‘responsibility to protect’ a living reality,’ Deputy Secretary-General [...]

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North America

Who’s afraid of refugees?

Jammu, Sept. 10 — Viet Thanh Nguyen is an American writer and author of the bestselling novel, The Sympathizer. He came to America with his family in the summer of 1975 after a long and arduous journey from the war ravaged Vietnam. Nguyen’s debut novel has created quite a sensation in literary circles and gone [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Appeals Court Skeptical of Pence’s Anti-Syrian Refugee Directive

Gov. Mike Pence‘s directive restricting Syrian refugee resettlement in Indiana came under withering scrutiny Wednesday from a federal appeals court weighing its constitutionality. Donald Trump’s running-mate last year directed Indiana agencies to block refugee resettlement agencies from using federal grant money to provide social services to Syrian refugees resettling in the state. Indiana is among [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Syria, refugees and Obama’s farewell in UN spotlight

With a fragile truce holding in Syria, world leaders will set their sights on ending the five-year war and easing the refugee crisis when they meet next week for their annual gathering at the United Nations. US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be making their farewells at the UN General Assembly meeting, offering parting words [...]

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Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America

The rupture

Many once-hopeful countries are in crisis. Is this a bump in the road, or have we driven off the road entirely? In her new book, Jennifer Welsh, special adviser to the UN Secretary-General, worries for the future of liberal democracy The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century By Jennifer Welsh [...]

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North America

UN General Assembly High Level Summit on Large Flows of Migrants and Refugees (New York)

Source: Global Unions - Press Releases/Statement: Headline: UN General Assembly High Level Summit on Large Flows of Migrants and Refugees (New York) PSI will participate in the Summit with a delegation headed by PSI’s General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, and PSI affiliates that are on the frontline of migration and refugee issues. PSI promotes inclusion and non-discrimination and works with [...]

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