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Children in 15 of 26 industrialized countries in UN survey lack access to child rights education

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Children in 15 of 26 industrialized countries in UN survey lack access to child rights education Children in a classroom in China. Photo: UNICEF China/Guo Xiaoping 30 April 2015 – Education programmes in 15 industrialized countries fail to include child rights education in their schools, according to a new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, […]

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At Vatican meeting, UN chief and Pope Francis discuss climate change, Mediterranean migration

By   /  April 29, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

During a meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he very much looked forward to the Pontiff’s encyclical on climate change, which he said he believed would act as a moral voice on the issue. Source: United Nations News Centre – At Vatican meeting, UN chief and Pope Francis […]

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UN rights experts welcome US review of lethal drone attacks, urge transparency and accountability

By   /  April 28, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

A group of United Nations independent experts today welcomed the announcement by the United States Government of a review of two counter-terrorism operations involving the use of drones, while stressing the need for transparency and accountability. Source: United Nations News Centre – UN rights experts welcome US review of lethal drone attacks, urge transparency and […]

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Aboard Italian navy ship, Ban urges collective action to ease plight of migrants crossing Mediterranean

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

The Mediterranean Sea has sadly become “a sea of tears, a sea of misery,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today aboard an Italian naval ship, where he called on the global community to unite and take action to address the root causes of the migrant crisis. Source: United Nations News Centre – Aboard Italian […]

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At meeting on nuclear disarmament, UN chief warns of ‘dangerous return’ to Cold War mentalities

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

Progress in working towards global nuclear non-proliferation has stalled and the trend towards “nuclear zero” is reversing, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today as he called on Member States to urgently ramp up efforts in tackling nuclear disarmament. Source: United Nations News Centre – At meeting on nuclear disarmament, UN chief warns of ‘dangerous […]

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Premier hails Jao, the pride of Hong Kong

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

  Updated: Apr 27,2015 7:41 PM     english.gov.cn Premier Li Keqiang meets with Jao Tsung-i, 97, a distinguished member of China’s Central Research Institute of Culture and History and retired professor from the University of Hong Kong in Beijing, April 27, 2015.[Photo/China News Service] Premier Li Keqiang praised the work and contribution to China of Jao […]

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See the New ‘Kailua Blue’ Obama State China | The White House

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

First Lady Michelle Obama drops by to present the Obama China service in the China Room of the White House, April 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) Ed. note: This is cross-posted on Medium.  Planning the for the Obama State China began in the fall of 2011, with Mrs. Obama working with […]

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New UN platform aims to bring pastoralists’ voices to global decision-making stage

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

A Kenyan camel herder collecting water. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano     Millions of pastoralists – from the Bedouin of North Africa to the Sherpa in Nepal and Navajo in North America – will benefit from a new online knowledge hub launched today by the United Nations that will help them raise their voices in international […]

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PM announces intention to provide new funding for Child Advocacy Centres

By   /  April 26, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

  PM announces intention to provide new funding for Child Advocacy Centre Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined by his wife Laureen and Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface, announces the Government of Canada’s intention to provide new funding for Child Advocacy Centres (CACs) to help support […]

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The power to change begins with you,’ says Ban, urging sustainable choices on Mother Earth Day

By   /  April 26, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

Humanity is well aware of the devastating damage and pollution it have wrought on planet Earth, and “even with this knowledge, we have yet to change our ways,” United Nations Secretary-General said today urging people to reset their relationship with nature and every living being it sustains. Source: United Nations News Centre – ‘The power […]

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