Monday, 19 August 2019

Tag Archives: UN

Human trafficking on the rise in world: UN

UN: The number of human trafficking victims around the world is on the rise while armed groups and terrorists are trafficking women and children to generate funds and recruit, according to the latest Global Report on ‘Trafficking in Persons’. The 2018 report, released by the UN Office on Drugs and ...

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UN sec general ‘closely’ monitoring deteriorating situation in IoK

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “closely” following the deteriorating situation in Indian Kashmir where a security clampdown and strikes following huge anti-India demonstrations have shut down the region. While talking to media in New York, a spokesman of UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric said we are monitoring ...

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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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