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Status of declaration on indigenous peoples' rights in spotlight as UN forum opens in New York Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, senior UN officials today underscored the need to do more to ensure that indigenous peoples are able to benefit from global development agenda, including the 2030 Agenda f
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Immunization Week: Power of vaccines still not fully utilized, says UN health agency Vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, the United Nations health agency is emphasizing on the first day of World Immunization Week, which also marks the halfway point of the Organization's goal to stop millions of deaths from vaccine-pr
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the United Nations agricultural chief today warned the UN agency's Council.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN calls for probe and accountability following likely landmine blast in eastern Ukraine The United Nations today called for an investigation into a possible landmine explosion in eastern Ukraine which killed a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission and injured two others.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-led conference to mobilize global action to avert 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Yemen The United Nations together with the governments of Sweden and Switzerland will convene a one-day conference in Geneva, tomorrow, to draw global attention to the deepening humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen where millions are “close to a breaking
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO launches first-ever policy guide on Holocaust education and genocide prevention The United Nations educational and cultural agency has launched a first-ever policy guide for education on the Holocaust and, more broadly, genocide and mass atrocities.
UN News Centre | Apr 24, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan 'more important than ever,' says senior UN official A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's “biggest challenges,” the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) said today as he wrapped up a visi
UN News Centre | Apr 23, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital BETHESDA, Md. (AP) President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military.
Yahoo! News | Apr 23, 2017 01:46 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
French presidential contender Emmanuel Macrons unique love story French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife have an unusual relationship, and the French seem to like it just fine.
Yahoo! News | Apr 22, 2017 7:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Is the White Houses Islam Rhetoric Making Americans Less Safe? Some in law enforcement say President Trumps continued statements linking Islam and terror may be inspiring extremist groups and scaring Muslim Americans from cooperating with police.
Yahoo! News | Apr 22, 2017 3:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend