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  • 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 [...]

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Europe

Mikola voices govt’s commitment to fighting anti-Semitism

Budapest, September 16 (MTI) – The Hungarian government “isa partner” in the fight against anti-Semitism, Istvan Mikola, state secretary for security policy and international relations, told a European conference on the subject in Budapest on Friday. For full article, click here.

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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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 [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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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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Africa

Critique of Prof. John Akec’s mistaken UN trusteeship

By James Okuk, PhD As my part-time top boss at University of Juba, I would like to thank the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Akec for keeping his private hobby of public writing. Many intellectuals of South Sudan and in many other African Countries abandon their hobbies when they become bosses. He needs to be appreciated [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Religious leaders urge to uphold peace

Addis Ababa September 10/2016 Religious leaders have urged the people to uphold peace by resolving disputes through dialogue in their New Year messages for 2009. In their message to their followers, the leaders said upholding peace and development endeavors in the upcoming new Ethiopian year should be the concern of all nationals. Leaders of the [...]

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Africa

Ethiopia: Ethiopian New Year starts with national calls for peace, stability

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome has urged his compatriots to stand for peace and stability, stressing that peace is the basis on which the country can sustain its ongoing development programmes. As this East African nation started its New Year 2009 at midnight (11 September 2016), President Mulatu expressed his best [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Initiative to Promote Peace, Halt Atrocities

ew York, Sep 12, 2016 (Tanzania Daily News/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Tanzania has called for collective action among states around the globe to ensure effective implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) initiative. The initiative is a global political commitment made at the United Nations 2005 World Summit to promote peace in [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan Caucus Co-Chairs Lee, Capuano & Rooney Release Statement Urging UN Security Council to Enact Arms Embargo; Congressmembers Condemn Violence Orchestrated By South Sudanese Senior Officials; Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) News Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA) and Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) released the following statement responding to news reports indicating that senior officials in the South Sudanese government coordinated fighting in Juba this past July: “We are deeply disturbed by the recent reports indicating that the violence in Juba was [...]

  • 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 [...]

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