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  • Aug 04 / 2016
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Africa

Unicef, Religious Institutions Sign MoU

Aug 03, 2016 (The Ethiopian Herald/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The partnership between UNICEF and major religious institutions in Ethiopia will alleviate the chronic challenges of women and children in the community The UN specialized agency UNICEF and major religious institutions yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the well-being of children and women in Ethiopia. UNICEF Ethiopia [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

UN security council to take first vote on Ban Ki-moon’s replacement

Coy frontrunners face robust challenge from mavericks as secretary general race hots up, with 12 hopefuls proposing dramatic changes for UN The UN security council will conduct a first secret vote on Thursday on who should replace Ban Ki-moon as secretary general, faced with a slate of cautious frontrunners chased by reformist mavericks who would drastically overhaul the [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic Resolution 2301 (2016) Spells out Immediate, Priority, Essential, Core Tasks The Security Council today extended until 15 November 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Europe

“Accepting refugees is a win for everyone”

Gordon Brown talks to Ban Ki-moon. What is your vision of global citizenship? Many of the challenges we face are clearly ones that the governments and peoples of the world need to deal with collectively: violent extremism, climate change and the spread of infectious diseases. No one country, no matter how powerful or resourceful, can [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa

Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy Hearing; “U.S. Sanctions Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.”; Testimony by Sue Eckert, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute International And Public Affairs, Brown University, Providence , RI

Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Markey, and distinguished Members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to discuss the effectiveness of targeted sanctions in Africa. I applaud you for addressing this important instrument of US and international peace and security policy, but one that does not receive adequate attention. My comments [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

Dave Morton: Hillary unworthy to be first female president

Ms. Jenny Willford’s puff letter for recruiting women into Democratic Party politics (“Historic year for women,” Daily Camera Open Forum, May 12) — and tangentially a Hillary promo — left a few things unsaid that should be said. Cynthia McKinney, formerly a six-term U.S. congressperson from Georgia, ran for president on the Green Party ticket [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
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North America

Defensoras de derechos sexuales, bajo ataques

Defensoras de derechos sexuales, bajo ataques Agencia el Universal 328 words 8 December 2015 El Universal UNVSAL Spanish © Copyright 2015 NoticiasFinancieras. All rights reserved. MÉXICO, D.F., diciembre 9 (EL UNIVERSAL).- Defensoras de derechos sexuales y reproductivos acusaron que desarrollan su labor bajo contextos que calificaron como ?adversos?, en los que son víctimas de ataques [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
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Europe

Defensoras del aborto son hostigadas en América Latina, denuncia Amnistía

Defensoras del aborto son hostigadas en América Latina, denuncia Amnistía 640 words 9 December 2015 02:22 PM Agence France Presse AFPES Spanish Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2015 All reproduction and presentation rights reserved. Decenas de defensoras del aborto seguro y de derechos sexuales en América Latina están siendo víctimas de amenazas, hostigamientos y ataques por parte [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Irwin Cotler: ‘Never again,’ again and again

This week marks an important moment of remembrance and reminder, of bearing witness and public warning. For it marks the 22nd anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide – an unspeakable atrocity where one million Rwandans were murdered in a three-month genocidal onslaught that began April 7, 1994. Indeed, what makes the Rwandan Genocide so unspeakable was [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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North America

Governments who don’t sanction peacekeepers ‘should be banned from UN operations’

Governments who fail to investigate and sanction allegations of sexual abuse by their soldiers should be banned from taking part in United Nations peacekeeping missions, the US ambassador to the UN has said. Samantha Power said that those who send troops to form part of peacekeeping contingents had a responsibility to protect the reputation of the organisation and [...]

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