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Britain says Iran approached tanker in Omani waters: letter to U.N. Britain told the United Nations Security Council on Saturday that a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran was approached by Iranian forces when it was in Omani territorial waters and the action "constitutes illegal interference."
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Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world's biggest environmental challenges. The isthmus n
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Rubix LS Enters Into an Agreement to Support Infectious Disease Data Research Rubix LS will collaborate with the United Nations, Global Health Policy Advocates and many more on an opportunity to collect data geared with leaping toward prevention of infectious diseases. [PR.com]
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Firmly united Security Council can bolster Colombias efforts to secure lasting peace, says UN envoy The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when theSecurity Councilisfirmlyunited, a senior UN envoy said on Friday, calling for the 15-member bodys continued commitmentas thecountryworksto ove
UN News Centre | Jul 19, 2019 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Indiscriminate blastsin civilian areasmust stop, UN mission in Afghanistan stresses The deliberate targeting of educational facilities during armed conflict is a war crime, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Friday afterabomb detonated near the entrance to Kabul University, in the countrys capital.
UN News Centre | Jul 19, 2019 7:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Avon declares support for United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles Avon leaders have written to the UN to declare support for the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which encourages organisations to take decisive action towards gender equality. The WEPs list steps that organisations can take to empower women and
WebWire | Jul 19, 2019 4:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Dutch troops 'partially responsible for Srebrenica massacre', court rules The Netherlands' highest court said on Friday that Dutch United Nations peacekeepers evacuated the men from their military base near Srebrenica on July 13 1995.
Mail Online | Jul 19, 2019 2:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pakistan allows consular access to convicted Indian spy after world court ruling Pakistan has ordered consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian naval commander condemned to death for spying, following a decision this week by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The United Nations court ruled on Wednesday in the Hague
Yahoo! News | Jul 19, 2019 04:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UNICEF urges transformative shift in family-friendly work policies to reap huge benefits Because the earliest years of life are the most crucial, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) published a list of new family-friendly policy recommendations on Friday it says will likely reap huge benefits.
UN News Centre | Jul 19, 2019 02:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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End Syria hospital attacks, Russia told at UN Russia on Thursday opposed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an end to attacks on health facilities in Syria's Idlib region, diplomats said after the latest meeting over violence in the country's last major opposition bastion. Russi
Yahoo! News | Jul 19, 2019 12:36 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend