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At least 140 people drown in the deadliest shipwreck of 2020

At least 140 migrants have drowned off the coast of Senegal in the deadliest shipwreck recorded this year, the UN migration agency said Thursday in a statement.
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International tourism won't come back until late 2021, UN panel predicts

A United Nations panel predicts a rebound in international tourism won't occur before the third quarter of 2021, citing travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
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At least 140 migrants drown off Senegal coast, UN says

A boat carrying 200 people caught fire and capsized on Saturday after setting off from West Africa.
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'We have a right to be at the table': four pioneering female peacekeepers

Twenty years after a landmark UN resolution, leading figures share insight on women’s vital role in mediating conflictIn October 2000, the UN security council adopted resolution 1325 – the first resolution that acknowledged women’s unique experience of conflict and their vital role in peace negotiations and peacebuilding. Twenty years on, we speak to four women helping keep the peace around the world. Continue reading...
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Russia makes bid to water down UN commitments on female peacekeepers

Move comes on 20th anniversary of first resolution to recognise women’s unique and disproportionate experience of conflictRussia has introduced a new UN security council resolution that could threaten the rights of women in conflict by attempting to water down previously agreed commitments on human rights.Negotiations are ongoing and it is doubtful they will conclude ahead of a special virtual meeting on Thursday to discuss women’s role in peace and security efforts. Continue reading...
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Russia makes bid to water down UN commitments on women's rights in conflict

Move comes on 20th anniversary of first resolution to recognise women’s unique and disproportionate experience of war and political upheavalRussia has introduced a new UN security council resolution that could threaten the rights of women in conflict by attempting to water down previously agreed commitments on human rights.Negotiations are ongoing and it is doubtful they will conclude ahead of a special virtual meeting on Thursday to discuss women’s role in peace and security efforts. Continue r...
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Al-Qaeda still 'heavily embedded' within Taliban in Afghanistan, UN official warns

A senior UN official says the Taliban is still tied to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, in spite of US deal.
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Yemen on brink of losing entire generation of children to hunger, UN warns

Food security crisis means acute malnutrition among under-fives at highest levels since war engulfed the countryAlmost 100,000 children under the age of five are at risk of dying in Yemen as the country slides back into a hunger crisis.An analysis by UN agencies says the coronavirus pandemic, economic problems and conflict have led to the highest levels of malnutrition ever recorded in parts of the country. Continue reading...
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Satellite photos show activity at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility

UN nuclear agency says Tehran is building underground advanced centrifuge assembly plantIran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images show, and the UN’s nuclear agency has acknowledged that Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage attack last summer.Since August, Iran has built a new or regraded road to the south of Natanz towards what analysts believe is a former firing range for securi...
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International tourism bounce-back more likely in 2022: UN

It's the timeline that keeps on moving, but if you'd hoped international tourism might be back on the cards by mid-2021, well, you may be waiting a few months longer.The World Tourism Organisation (WTO) revealed on Tuesday that... [Author: [email protected]]
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Customer Happiness | 4 Tips to Measure What Truly Matters

Do you want happy customers?  Of course, you do. No business wants unhappy customers. But how do you know they’re happy? Repeat business isn’t necessarily a sign of happiness, as proved by the concept of customers as hostages (when customers don’t want to buy from you, but feel like they don’t have a choice.)  Is it, in fact, even possible to measure happiness?  Every year the United Nations publishes its World Happiness Report , ranking the planet’s countries in order of the happiness...
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UN watchdog: Iran building at underground nuclear facility

Inspectors from the U.N.'s atomic watchdog have confirmed Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant after its previous one exploded in what Tehran called a sabotage attack over the summer, the agency's head told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Iran also continues to stockpile greater amounts of low-enriched uranium, but does not appear to possess enough to produce a weapon, Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told the AP in an int...
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‘Old and unsafe’ cars sent to developing world fuelling air pollution, report finds

Poor quality of used vehicles exported from the US, Europe and Japan are hindering efforts to mitigate climate breakdown, says UNMillions of used motor vehicles exported from the US, Europe and Japan to developing countries are of poor quality and are contributing significantly to air pollution, according a new UN report.About 80% of the 14m used light-duty vehicles – saloon cars, SUVs and minibuses – exported between 2015 and 2018 went to low and middle-income countries. About 40% went to Afric...
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Canadian Pro Bono Lawyers Amplify the Calls for Justice Worldwide: 30th Anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers

For the past two decades, Canadian lawyers have been speaking up for lawyers and human rights defenders in danger in dozens of countries under the auspices of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC). In 2005, LRWC was granted United Nations (UN) consultative status. Since then LRWC has regularly advocated for lawyers and other defenders at the UN Human Rights Council (Council) and other UN bodies. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers, which recognize...
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The European companies that armed the Ivorian civil war

AN OCCRP investigation reveals that Gunvor and Semlex brokered weapons-for-oil deals in early 2011 when Côte d’Ivoire was in crisis, despite a UN arms embargo The post The European companies that armed the Ivorian civil war appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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England and Wales Covid lockdown for children in custody 'cruel and inhumane'

Solitary confinement to stop virus spread increases risk of self-harm and suicide and could have a lifelong impact, M0J warned‘Just 15 minutes out every day’: a teenager prisoner’s life during CovidThe UK government’s policy of allowing children in detention in England and Wales to be locked alone in their cells for up to 23 hours a day under emergency Covid-19 measures is “extreme and inhumane” and could lead to lifelong mental health damage, according to the UN special rapporteur on torture an...
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UK Covid policy for children in detention 'cruel and inhumane', says UN expert

Solitary confinement to stop virus spread increases risk of self-harm and suicide and could have a lifelong impact, M0J warned‘Just 15 minutes out every day’: a teenager prisoner’s life during CovidThe UK government’s policy of allowing children in detention to be locked alone in their cells for up to 23 hours a day under emergency Covid-19 measures is “extreme and inhumane” and could lead to lifelong mental health damage, according to the UN special rapporteur on torture and leading child healt...
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'Just 15 minutes out every day': a teenage prisoner's life during Covid

One young inmate tells how being locked up alone for hours and not being able to see his family affected his mental healthUK Covid policy for children in detention ‘cruel and inhumane’, says UN expertFor five months, 16-year-old Sean* spent around 23 hours a day in his cell. He tried to get through the time by doing puzzles and calling his lawyer, asking her again and again to help him get bail.When he arrived at the secure training centre (STC) it was already in lockdown. He was just 15. “I had...
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United States: U.S. State Department Issues Human Rights Compliance Guidance For Products And Services With Surveillance Capabilities - Ropes & Gray LLP

On September 30, the U.S. State Department published Guidance on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in connection with transactions linked to foreign ...
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Coronavirus live: Italians warned not to travel abroad due to rise in Covid cases

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT Low and middle income countries are facing a looming debt crisis as a result of economic pressures arising from th...
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'The way I am is an outrage': the Indigenous Brazilian musicians taking back a burning country

A vibrant underground of rap, metal, folk and more is thriving among Brazil’s embattled tribes, who are standing up to Bolsonaro’s environment policiesAs Brazil’s world-acclaimed biodiversity turns to ashes, President Jair Bolsonaro has praised the country as an environmental role model. “It is not only in environmental preservation that the country stands out,” the far-right leader affirmed in a UN speech on 22 September. “In the humanitarian and human rights fields, Brazil has also been an int...
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Libya War Rivals Poised for Unity Talks as Oil Output Rises - Bloomberg

Libya War Rivals Poised for Unity Talks as Oil Output Rises - BloombergLibya’s push to almost double crude output could gain momentum as rival sides prepare for a new round of talks aimed at ending a nearly decade-long conflict that has ravaged the OPEC member.The United Nations said Sunday that political talks targeting a deal on a “unified governance framework” for the North African country are to begin Oct. 26 via video conference. Face-to-face meetings would kick-off in Tunisia on Nov. 9.The...
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Coronavirus live: global Covid cases reach new record for third day in a row, WHO reports

Latest updates: Spain declares new national state of emergency; Dr Anthony Fauci tempers expectation of vaccine breakthrough in 2020 US comes close to setting daily record again for new Covid casesDread of history repeating itself grows in Italy as infections rise againWhich nations in Europe is getting it right on Covid?See all our coronavirus coverage 3.23pm GMT Bulgaria’s prime minister Boiko Borisov has become the latest political figure to test positive for the new coronavirus.“After tw...
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An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country, the UN has said, allowing the historic though...

Production, use and stockpiling of nuclear weapons illegal from January 2021 though nuclear-armed states have not signed up
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Nuclear weapons treaty: Campaigners hail new era for nuclear disarmament

A 50th nation ratifies a key UN treaty and it will come into force - but five major powers are missing.
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Treaty to ban nuclear weapons made official with 50th UN signatory

Production, use and stockpiling of nuclear weapons illegal from January 2021 though nuclear-armed states have not signed upAn international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country, the UN has said, allowing the historic though essentially symbolic text to enter into force after 90 days.While nuclear powers have not signed up to the treaty, activists who have pushed for its enactment hold out hope that it will prove to be more than symbolic and have a gradual deterrent ...
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Revealed: Britain scrambling to save the US trade deal if Joe Biden wins

British officials are preparing a rescue strategy to save the UK-US free trade deal if Joe Biden wins the American presidency in a little more than a week amid fears talks could be pushed to one side and indefinitely delayed. UK government figures are ready to reach out to influential people around the Democratic presidential nominee within days of a victory result and have been making a concerted effort in recent weeks to open back channels. One push would see Britain attempt to tie the agreeme...
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Trump is waging a quiet war against civilians in Iran as the coronavirus pandemic drags on

Iranians, some in face masks, on a street in Tehran, June 3, 2020. AFP/Getty Images The Trump administration rolled out yet another set of sanctions on Iranians this month, further restricting access to food and medicine. The new round of sanctions comes after years of similar measures that restricted access to medicine and amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has strained Iran's healthcare system even more. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With people in Iran alre...
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'A good day for Libya': UN's Stephanie Williams announces permanent ceasefire – video

Stephanie Williams, the acting head of the United Nations mission in Libya, announced that rival forces in Libya had agreed a permanent nationwide ceasefire, including the departure of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from the country for a minimum of three months.‘This is a good day for the Libyan people,’ she said as UN chief António Guterres asked nations to respect the ‘fundamental step towards peace and stability in Libya’Libya’s rival forces sign permanent ceasefire at UN-sponsored tal...
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Libyan rival armies agree ceasefire and departure of all foreign mercenaries

Libya's two warring factions have signed a "permanent" ceasefire agreement after five days of talks at the United Nations, which hailed the deal as a historic moment following years of turmoil and bloodshed. "Today is a good day for the Libyan people," said Stephanie Williams, the UN's acting envoy to the troubled North African country, where a UN-recognised government in Tripoli has been battling a rival administration based in the east and dominated by military commander Khalifa Haftar...
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