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GAZA (CNN) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an independent inquiry into Friday's violence in Gaza that left at least 17 Palestinians dead and more than 1,400 injured. Guterres made his comments late Friday before an emergency UN Security Council meeting to address the issue.
Agenda Item Seven, the only standing item directed at a specific country, requires the examination of Israel's human rights record at each of the Council's three annual sessions. Most other issues of humanitarian concern are brought up under Agenda Item 4. Because of this skewed system, the Council has ...

A UN Security Council committee has blacklisted 27 ships, 21 shipping companies and one individual on Friday, over alleged smuggling of oil and coal to North Korea. The sanctions were imposed at the request of the US, AFP reported. Thirteen of the ships are North Korean oil tankers and cargo vessels, ...
Otiko Djaba takes fight against domestic violence and women issues to UN ... She revealed that participants at the UNCSW were encouraged to make free education key to increase access for females with issues of widowhood rites, witchcraft accusations, taboos and all negative and harmful practices ...
The now former UN undersecretary-general for political affairs warned that many of the leaders of UN member countries are pulling away from diplomacy. ... Feltman said he told the North Koreans, "Your problem isn't just with the US, it's with the entire world," citing the unity of the Security Council, which ...
A United Nations negotiator leading talks to end a decades-old dispute over Macedonia's name says progress is being made between Greek and Macedonian officials but difficult issues remain. UN envoy Matthew Nimetz, who helped put together a deal in 1995 that enabled the Balkan state to join the UN ...

UNITED NATIONS, March 29 (Xinhua) -- China has played an essential role in resolving the Korean Peninsula issue, two United Nations (UN) top ... "I believe that in this world where, unfortunately so many problems lack solutions, I think there is an opportunity for a peaceful solution to something that few ...
The third round of Turkey-Pakistan consultations on the UN related matters were held in the Turkish capital Ankara on Wednesday. According to a press release issued by Pakistan's Embassy in Ankara, the two sides discussed issues ranging from the UN Security Council reforms to human rights and ...
As deepening economic woes force thousands of Venezuelans to flee the crisis-gripped country, the United Nations on Tuesday issued guidance on treating the population as “refugees,” while the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned that the outflow into neighboring countries such as ...
The event drew nearly 500 moms eager to discuss the issues now at the forefront of the modern women's movement. Amy Holson-Schwartz, who brought her 9-month-old daughter, said equal legislative representation is a key issue. "Without equal representation, we're not going to get equal pay," she said.
Jillian Kilfoil was chosen to be a part during this year's UN commission between March 12 to 16, where the focus will be on issues and challenges facing ... Kilfoil said that it will be interesting to share her perspective but with all the other international voices on the issue she is excited to hear what others ...
UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the ... Even in Iceland, which comes closest and has the “highest levels of consciousness about gender equality, violence against women is a problem, and ...
“Our responsibility as UN Women is to help member states to set standards on these issues,” she says. “This year is [focused on] rural women, but we will bring this issue — we are going to be able to show how what is happening in Hollywood happens in an even more intense and more devastating way in ...
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un impersonators pose during the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. ... It's not just that Trump hasn't been able to nail down deals on domestic issues like healthcare, trade issues like NAFTA, or foreign policy issues like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
John Knox, the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, said the momentum for such a move – which would significantly raise the global prominence of the issue – was growing along with an awareness of the heavy toll being paid by those fighting against deforestation, pollution, land ...
Villagers watch folk artists perform a street play on the issue of child marriage and the evils of it, at the village square, in Jamua block of the Giridih district of ... “In 2016 alone, 43 million children across 63 countries required humanitarian assistance,” Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human ...
The UN says "collective punishment of civilians is simply unacceptable" as the Syrian regime forces continue their brutal military offensive in the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta. The UN said in a statement on Sunday that it was "deeply concerned" for the safety and protection of millions of civilians across ...

UN Special Representative on Cyprus Elisabeth Spehar will inform Secretary-general Antonio Guterres on the Cyprus problem's current situation this week in New York. She is set to outline the current standing of the Cyprus issue at the UNHQ, following her contacts with President Nicos Anastasiades and ...
If not through medical problems, it is through war, it is through hunger. In the end death is the destiny for many people.' U.N. issue blank Syria statement, say words can't describe horror faced by children. Smoke rises after Assad Regime forces carried out an airstrike over Arbin town of the Eastern Ghouta ...
The Cook Islands government will not be raising the issue of a seat at the United Nations when New Zealand's prime minister visits next month. The Cook ... Jacinda Ardern is due to visit Rarotonga on March 6 and the Cook Islands Finance Minister, Mark Brown, said a number of issues would be raised.
The United Nations has expressed its outrage at the escalating violence in Syria's East Ghouta by releasing a blank statement - because "no words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones". The symbolic message from Unicef's regional director Geert Cappalaere ...
“Racial idolatry is a mental health issue” he added, which “manifests itself in so many ways, even in our politics.” The head of the Chicago-based Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which fights for social change, Mr. Jackson ran for President as a Democratic Party candidate in 1984 and in 1988, and pointed out ...
The new document addresses governments' implementation of an article under the Convention against Torture that deals with non-refoulement – a ban on expelling, returning (“refouling”) or extraditing a person to another State where he or she could face torture, according to the Office of the UN High ...


 

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