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14.02.01 – DISCRIMINATION

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WRAP

As United Nations marked Tuesday the International Day to End Violence against Women, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "let us commit ourselves together starting from today and all the year around, to put an end to this global disgrace. Let us make this world better for all and harmonious and peaceful for all." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

NY / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ADVANCER

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women taking place tomorrow, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and actress Terry Hatcher have together "flipped the switch" to illuminate the Empire State Building in orange – symbolizing hope for a "future free from violence against women and [...]

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo said at the end of her visit in Afghanistan "violence against women and girls is a widespread and systemic problem that has an impact throughout the life cycle of women and girls, whether it occurs in the public or private spheres." UNAMA

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

VIENNA / CONCHITA WURST

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Monday with the Austrian winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, to raise awareness of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. Wurst was invited to perform live at the UN headquarters in Vienna. UNIS Vienna

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / SPORTS FOR PEACE PALESTINE

Speaking at a General Assembly debate on Sport for Development and Peace, the Israeli representative recalled the terrorist attack that killed 11 Israelis during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and said that today "Israeli athletes still have to contend with discrimination." The Palestinian representative said  "Israel has broken all records when it comes to human [...]

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

TANZANIA / ALBINISM

Recently, Tanzania has witnessed a spate of brutal attacks and killings on people with albinism. The attacks are linked to myths and witchcraft.  In a bid to protect this vulnerable group, the Tanzanian government has resolved to round up children with the condition in 13 centres throughout the country. OHCHR

11 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY ACT

A UN spokesman said that the Secretary-General welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country's anti-homosexuality legislation and to pay tribute to those who contributed to this step forward, particularly the human rights activists in Uganda who spoke out at great personal risk. UNIFEED-UNTV      

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN/ MLAMBO-NGCUKA

Commenting on the kidnapping of the girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that "Boko Haram says that it's culture and religion, we say it's un-African and un-Islamic." UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MINE DISABILITIES

The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has begun to map out its first ever working group to provide assistance to victims who have been disabled from explosives inSomalia. A government official said, "people are neglecting disabled people, its like they are not part of the society yet they represent 25 percent of the Somali society, that's a [...]

24 May 2014 | Read More »

ILO / FORCED LABOR

A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) says that forced labour in the private economy generates $150 billion in illegal profits per year, about three times more than previously estimated. ILO

19 May 2014 | Read More »

 

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