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Posts Categorized / North America

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Civilians need protection

As sectarian, ethnic and tribal violence engulf many vulnerable nations, the United Nations urgently needs to revamp peacekeeping in order to protect civilians from mass atrocities and crimes against humanity. “The world is clearly in crisis,” Simon Adams, an expert on genocide prevention, said. “We have 60 million people displaced: asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Trade agreements should mainstream human rights – UN expert urges

MIL OSI United Nations - Source: United Nations 2 Headline: Trade agreements should mainstream human rights - UN expert urges 13 September 2016 – A United Nations independent expert today called on States and Parliaments to ensure that all future trade agreements stipulate the primacy of human rights and to align existing treaties with the duty of States [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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North America

We are succeeding in our path to reaching ‘One Humanity’

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – UN Resident Coordinator in Iran Gary Lewis, on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day (WHD), praised the world for supporting critical international agreements aimed at development and sustainable living. In today’s world of regional conflict and disaster, more than 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance simply in order [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa, North America

How to make R2P work

The international community selectively applies the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and too often turns a blind eye to mass atrocities, including genocide. Yet there have been instances when the world has done the right thing, intervening to prevent the mass slaughter of innocent civilians, thereby vindicating R2P. Biggest successes “I think R2P, in [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

America’s Retreat and the Agony of Aleppo

Sarajevo and Aleppo, two cities once part of the Ottoman Empire, two cities whose diverse populations have included Muslims and Christians and Jews, two cities rich in culture that have been besieged and split in two and ravaged by violence, two cities where children have been victims — 20 years apart. What a difference two [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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North America

Return to UN peacekeeping; Little peace to keep for Canada’s Liberal government

Canada’s Liberal government wants to get back into United Nations peacekeeping. Unfortunately, there’s not much peace to keep. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in Africa this week scouting out the terrain. The UN has 12 peacekeeping operations on the go in the continent. Some, like those aimed at keeping the peace between Israel and its neighbours, have been [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa, Europe, North America

Genocide and protection

In the aftermath of the Second World War, the civilized world recoiled in horror as the full extent of the Holocaust was revealed. And “Never Again!” became a common refrain in the post-war era, a solemn pledge for future generations. The war devastated the traditional European powers and smashed the old international order. A new [...]

  • Aug 15 / 2016
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North America

Corea del Norte: Violaciones DDHH ordenadas por gobierno,ONU.

Corea del Norte: Violaciones DDHH ordenadas por gobierno,ONU. 168 words 22 December 2014 03:50 PM ANSA – Spanish Service (BASP) ANSECL Spanish © 2014 ANSA. NUEVA YORK, 22 (ANSA) – Las violaciones de los derechos humanos en Corea del Norte representan “una política deliberada ordenada por los niveles más altos del gobierno”, dijo el Consejo [...]