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  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Africa

Security Council Resolution Extends Sanctions on Central African Republic, Mandate of Expert Panel Assisting Oversight Committee

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Security Council Resolution Extends Sanctions on Central African Republic, Mandate of Expert Panel Assisting Oversight Committee Text Expresses ‘Grave Concern’ over Attempts to Destabilize Strife-torn Country The Security Council today extended the arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban imposed on the Central African Republic until 31 [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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North America

Education key to preventing new genocides, says Ban at UN special event honouring Holocaust victims

Source: United Nations – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Education key to preventing new genocides, says Ban at UN special event honouring Holocaust victims 27 January 2016 – As the global community gathered to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp 71years ago, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the most effective ways to stand [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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North America

SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN BRIEFING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, STATES NEW STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM, ADDRESSES LARGE-SCALE REFUGEE MOVEMENTS

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 14 — The United Nations issued the following press release: Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the General Assembly, in New York today: Let me start by thanking you for your support and wishing you every success as we begin our important work in 2016. Happy New Year to you [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Europe

Pope Francis: speech to diplomatic corps

Source: The Holy See – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pope Francis: speech to diplomatic corps 2016-01-11 Vatican Radio http://media02.radiovaticana.va/photo/2015/01/12/ANSA725692_LancioGrande.jpg (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis delivered an address to the Corps of Diplomats Accredited to the Holy See on Monday morning, during the course of his traditional exchange of New Year’s greetings with the diplomats at the Apostolic Palace in the [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Africa

Symposium On Human Rights Day 10th December 2015, Organized By Gamcotrap and Funded By Awdf, At Kanifing Hall On Jimpex Road [press release]

Dec 15, 2015 (The Point/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — GAMCOTRAP supported by African Women’s Development Fund -AWDF joined the world in celebrating Human Rights Day which also marks the end of 16 Days of Activism.The celebration took the form of a symposium which provided panelists human rights activists the opportunity to reflect on [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Statement on the Draft Climate Agreement at COP 21

LE BOURGET—The leadership of Interfaith Power & Light made the following statement from Paris on the release of the proposed final text of the Paris Agreement at COP 21: “The world witnessed a breakthrough in Paris today, with all countries acknowledging that climate change is a common concern of humankind requiring immediate action. The stated [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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North America

On Human Rights Day…; Smith Urges Visa Ban Targeting Chinese Officials Complicit in Forced Abortions; Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) News Release

Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) and Senator Marco Rubio (FL), the Chair and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), sent a letter today to President Obama asking him to enforce existing U.S. law and implement visa bans against Chinese officials complicit in the brutal enforcement of forced abortions or forced sterilizations. Smith and [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Europe

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime and on Responsibility to Protect

Today, on this first International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, I join people all over the world in commemorating and honouring the victims of genocide. We must always face up to the past and in particular acknowledge those who suffered. [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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100 LIVES Joins the UN in Remembering Victims of Genocide

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A group of organizations aimed at preventing genocide have welcomed the United Nations General Assembly‘s designation of December 9 as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. On September 11 of this year, UN member states [...]