Monday, 17 December 2018

Tag Archives: UN

Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief

KATOWICE: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland, warning the battle against global warming is a “matter of life and death today.” The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at “well under” ...

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Drought drives desperate Afghans to marry off children for money

UN: Afghanistan’s worst drought in decades has driven tens of thousands of people from their homes and is pushing families to marry off their children in exchange for dowries in order to survive, the United Nations said on Tuesday. About 223,000 people have been uprooted from their homes in the ...

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World ‘way off course’, UN warns at crunch climate summit

UN: The world is “way off course” in its plan to prevent catastrophic climate change, the United Nations warned Monday as nations gathered in Poland to chart a way for mankind to avert runaway global warming. After a string of damning scientific reports showing humanity must drastically slash its greenhouse ...

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Home ‘most dangerous place’ for women, UN study shows

United Nations: More than half the women who were murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members, making home “the most dangerous place for a woman,” a new UN study said Sunday. In statistics released on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ...

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Climate warming greenhouse gases at record levels: UN

LONDON: Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide were now far above pre-industrial levels, with no sign of a reversal of the upward trend, the Guardian quoted the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) report as saying. “The last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of CO2 was 3-5m years ago, ...

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UN passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) Third Committee which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues unanimously passed Pakistan’s resolution on the right to self-determination. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi took to Twitter and said, “Introducing Pakistan’s resolution on the right of self-determination which ...

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2.3 million Venezuelans have fled crisis since 2015

UN: At least 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela’s economic and political crisis since 2015, the UN said, warning that host countries’ capacity to shelter them was now “severely strained”. The UN agencies for refugees and migration said that more than three million Venezuelans now live abroad. “Most of these ...

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer: EU, UN ‘forced’ him to flee the country

LONDON: The lawyer who saved a woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said yesterday that the UN and EU made him leave the country “against my wishes” because his life was at risk. Saiful Mulook, who is in the Netherlands, said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad ...

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France niqab ban violates human rights: UN

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France’s ban on the Niqab was a violation of human rights. France had failed to make the case for its ban and ordered it to review the legislation, the committee said in a statement. “In particular, the Committee was not persuaded ...

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UN child rights panel calls on Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen strikes

GENEVA: A United Nations human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia to halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties due to unlawful attacks. The censure by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child coincided with international concern ...

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