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14. – SOCIAL CONDITIONS AND EQUITY

GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC REPORT

The United Nations Human Rights Office said there is an average of  ten people killed a day in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire agreement. OHCHR

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

ICC / KENYATTA

The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC), over his role during the post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-2008. He is the first sitting head of state to appear before the Court. ICC

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ REPORT

The United Nations has released a report on the impact of civilians from the conflict in Iraq citing a "staggering array" of gross human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant known as ISIL. OHCHR

2 Oct 2014 | Read More »

DC / KIM EQUALITY

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim called for economic growth that creates more just societies. Kim spoke at Howard University on the eve of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. WORLD BANK

1 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUINEA MASSACRE

On the fifth anniversary of the stadium massacre in Guinea, the UN office for Human Rights has called for justice for the victims. OHCHR  

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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