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UN / MIGRANTS HUMAN RIGHTS

The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau, expressed concern over the situation of Syrian and other refugees, saying that "there is little appetite, especially in the global north, for resettling these people who have fled a bloody civil war." Crépeau also spoke about the situation of the World Cup sites workforce in [...]

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / AUSTRALIA REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) expressed its deep concern at the precedent set by today's agreement between Australia and Cambodia to relocate refugees from Nauru to Cambodia. UNTV CH

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE VOTE WRAP

A draft resolution "deploring" the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH117 on 17 July which killed all 298 on board was adopted unanimously by the Security Council, calling for a "full, open and thorough investigation." UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / AUSTRALIA SRI LANKANS

The UN human rights office said they were  "deeply disturbed" that  Australia has returned 41 asylum seekers back to Sri Lanka without adequate screening of their claims and need for protection. UNTV CH

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

ICJ / WHALES

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic. ICJ

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA-CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Reacting to the first alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians today (19 March) in Syria, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Robert Carr said that it was "deeply, deeply alarming.”  UNTV

19 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

Five members of the Security Council today called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible crimes against humanity in Syria.  But British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said that at the moment the council did not have the votes necessary to make that happen. UNTV

18 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GA / SECURITY COUNCIL

The General Assembly today elected Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Korea and Rwanda for two-year terms as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. UNTV

18 Oct 2012 | Read More »

UN / EDUCATION LAUNCH

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (26 September) announced that he has secured 1.5 billion US dollars in commitments for a new initiative to increase access to, and the quality of, education for children worldwide. UNTV

26 Sep 2012 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / NEW SCHOOLS

UNICEF, with Australian, Dutch and Pakistani support, has built 55 earthquake-resistant schools in northwest Pakistan areas devastated by quakes in 2005. Among the latest to be inaugurated is the GariHabibullah Government Primary School. UNICEF

30 Jun 2012 | Read More »

 

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