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Iraq appeals for international help to defeat ISIL

Listen / August 2014, Dahuk, Iraq: These people escaped Sinjar Mountain, making their way the Iraq's Kurdish region where authorities and aid groups are scaling-up their response efforts. Credit: UNICEF/Wathiq Khuzaie

Iraq is appealing to the international community to take concerted efforts to end acts of violence and terrorism being committed by the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, ISIL. Speaking at a special session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Iraq’s Human Rights minister, Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani chronicled a list [...]

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UN Human Rights Council meets to discuss situation in Iraq

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The militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and its associated groups are subjecting civilians in northern Iraq to widespread and unimaginable human rights violations, that may amount to war crimes, according to the UN Human Rights Office. The violations include murder, torture, forced conversions, abductions, slavery, sexual and physical abuse and the [...]

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"Once-in-a-decade opportunity" for small island developing states

Listen / Maldives, the world's lowest lying country
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The international community is meeting in the Pacific Ocean nation of Samoa for what is being described as a "once-in-a-decade opportunity" to support small island developing states or SIDS. These states have been recognised by the United Nations as facing very specific social, economic and environmental challenges. Daniel Dickinson reports Duration: 3’00″  

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Partnerships agreed at Samoa small islands conference

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Hundreds of partnerships between small island developing states or SIDS and the private sector are being successfully forged at a major international conference according to the President of the UN General Assembly. A key theme of the SIDS 2014 conference which is underway on the Pacific Ocean island of  Samoa is boosting development through partnerships. [...]

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Message on climate change reaching world governments

Listen / Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands 
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The message on the need to combat climate change is reaching world governments, the President of the UN General Assembly has said at an international conference in Samoa. Over 100 countries are currently attending the small islands developing states or SIDS conference in the Pacific Ocean nation. The issue of climate change is top of [...]

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