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14. – SOCIAL CONDITIONS AND EQUITY

ICTY / KARADZIC

In his closing argument in the trial of the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, the prosecutor said he was a "driving force behind the genocidal campaign to rid Bosnia of its non-Serbian population." ICTY

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / VETO

The Foreign Ministers of France and Mexico debated on the use of veto in situations of gross human rights violations. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that “when some mass atrocities are committed, we cannot stay paralyzed at the Security Council.” He said that it was a “question of humanity” and a “question of defending [...]

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

The continuing application of capital punishment is a "primitive" practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared, as they pressed global leaders to set course towards abolishing the death penalty and advancing a more progressive judicial agenda in their respective states. UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / UNEMPLOYED YOUTH

More than half of Jordan’s youth population is unemployed. To improve the records, a new program has been created to provide the young with the skills needed to be competitive in the labour market. ILO

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT WRAP

World leaders agreed to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius by cutting greenhouse emissions. Gathered at the Climate Summit in New York, global leaders also committed to put a price on carbon and to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC

A United Nations report on the human rights situation in Ukraine says that national and international help is urgently needed to cope with what could become a humanitarian emergency in the country.  UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE OPENER

 The first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples approved a concise, action-oriented document on the implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples and the promotion of internationally agreed development goals, two days before the opening of the general debate of the UN General Assembly. UNIFEED-UNTV  

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / INDIGENOUS MENCHU WRAP

As the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples got underway at the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú said that for indigenous peoples today's events are "a sign of hope" towards "full life and not just survival." UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANT HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the people smugglers who allegedly sank a migrant boat in the Mediterranean last week - causing the death of 300 to 500 people -must be brought to justice and urged Egypt and other North African and European states to carry out a thorough investigation and to do [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILD MORTALITY

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein stressed Wednesday that States have a responsibility to prevent child mortality. OHCHR

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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