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GENEVA / LIBYA MIGRANTS

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says that migrants who arrived in Sicily last weekend, after a treacherous journey by boat from Libya, have been talking about their 'nightmare voyage', which left as many as 180 people dead. UNTV CH

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates he was "troubled" by the application of the death penalty for offences that do not meet the threshold under international human rights law of "most serious crimes", including drug-related offences, consensual sexual acts and apostasy. UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS RESCUE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

In 2013, over 600,000 asylum seekers have asked for protection around the world, one third of them in Europe. Germany thus became the largest asylum seekers recipient country in the developed world. UNHCR

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

ITALY / MIGRANT RESCUE

Over 1,200 migrants were rescued from inflatable boats off the boast of Lampedusa last week (7 Feb) by the Italian navy. Young men, women and children, crammed into eight dinghies and a boat, were spotted by helicopter halfway betweenTunisiaandItaly. UNHCR  

15 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / ITALY MARINES

UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky confirmed that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had spoken over the phone with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino about the case of two Italian marines being tried in India for killing two local fishermen. UNTV

13 Feb 2014 | Read More »

ITALY / WAITING FOR ASYLUM

Sicilyhas a higher number of asylum-seekers because of its location in the south ofItaly. In 2011, a reception centre was set up to provide asylum-seekers with a place to live while their applications were processed. There are now 4,000 people at the centre, waiting up to a year for a decision on their applications. UNHCR

11 Jan 2014 | Read More »

ITALY / STRANDED REFUGEES

Growing numbers of Syrians have been trying to reachEuropeafter fleeing their war-torn country. In the northern Italian commercial and financial centre ofMilan, a refugee shelter was created in a day after large numbers of Syrian families were found camping in front of the Milan Central railway station. UNHCR

30 Nov 2013 | Read More »

FAO / WORLD FOOD DAY

Better food systems are required in order to defeat hunger and malnutrition around the globe was the key message coming from the observance of World Food Day at FAO headquarters in Rome . FAO

17 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / LAMPEDUSA BOAT

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that rescue efforts on southernItaly’sLampedusaIslandare now focused on helping survivors. Some 111 bodies have been recovered so far, but with a reported 500 people on board, it is feared that many bodies remain trapped in the wreckage on the sea floor. CH UNTV

4 Oct 2013 | Read More »

WASHINGTON / IMF ON ITALY

In its regular briefing, the IMF today (20 June) welcomed Italy's new growth measures. The measures provide 3 billion Euros a year for public works programs in 2013, which could create an estimated 30,000 temporary construction jobs. IMF

20 Jun 2013 | Read More »

 

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