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United Nations Ignores Armed Self-Defense as a Basic Human Right; USA Embraces It

Opinion United Nations Ignores Armed Self-Defense as a Basic Human Right; USA Embraces It IMG iStock New York – -( On December 10, 1948, the United Nations crafted a document, titled “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The document is a litany of 30 Rights (“Articles”) that ostensibly proclaims the dignity of the human being and his right to life, liberty, and security. The Preamble of the United Nations’ UDHR sets forth:  “Whereas recognition of the inherent dig...
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Mali: militants fire on bus, killing at least 31 people

Insurgents shoot villagers going to a market on the same day UN peacekeeping convoy attacked, killing one personMilitants have killed at least 31 people in central Mali when they fired upon a bus ferrying people to a local market and attacked a UN convoy in the north of the country in a region racked by a violent insurgency.The bus was attacked on Friday by unidentified gunmen as it travelled its twice-weekly route from the village of Songho to a market in Bandiagara six miles (10km) away, said...
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The Expanse Season 6 Review: A Strong Send-Off, With Hope For The Future

This is it — the last six episodes of the sci-fi series, "The Expanse." The show has had quite a journey, saved by Prime Video when Syfy canceled it after its third season to give fans an additional three seasons in a future universe based on the books by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the writing duo behind the pen name James S. A. Corey.In the universe of the show, the solar system has been through quite a journey as well. (Here's your obligatory warning for spoilers for the first five seasons ...
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UN Urges Truce During Winter Olympics in Beijing in February

The U_N_ General Assembly is urging all nations to observe a truce during the Beijing Winter Olympics starting in February, saying a halt to conflicts during one of the world’s premiere sporting events can be “a tool to promote peace, dialogue and reconciliation.”.
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Man with shotgun wanted to deliver papers to UN, police say; charges are pending

The man who stood outside the United Nations with a shotgun held to his head has been taken into custody and transported to a hospital, New York Police Department First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.
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Man with a shotgun arrested outside United Nations

The man paced in front of the UN and sat down with a shotgun under his chin. #unitednations #shotgun
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UN lockdown: NYPD take man with gun into custody following hours-long negotiations

The man who held a loaded shotgun below his chin outside the United Nations headquarters Thursday as NYPD officers negotiated with him for hours until he finally surrendered wanted papers and... #policeexecutives #pressconference #nypd #unitednations #shotgun
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Armed Man Outside UN Arrested After Standoff, Lockdown

The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours after a man was seen pacing outside with what police said appeared to be a shotgun.
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With China out of mind, US and Indian soldiers team up for rare exercise in rough Alaskan conditions

A US Army AH-64D Apache provides air support for Indian and US soldiers during a field-training exercise for Yudh Abhyas 21, October 28, 2021.US Air Force/Alejandro Peña In October, US and Indian soldiers trained in Alaska during the latest version of the Yudh Abhyas exercise. This year's iteration was the 17th of the exercise but only the second time it has been in Alaska. Both countries have disputes with China, but for the soldiers on hand, the drills weren't about Beijing. US and ...
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NYPD is negotiating with man armed with a shotgun outside the United Nations; staff not in danger

United Nations officials say the New York Police Department continues to "negotiate with an individual armed with a shotgun" outside the UN, but that no staff or associates are in danger.
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UN headquarters on lockdown on report of man outside with gun

New York City police took a man with a gun outside the United Nations' headquarters into custody Thursday following hours of negotiations that sent the complex into a lockdown and forced employees... #newyorkcity #lockdown
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Armed Man Outside UN Prompts Standoff, Lockdown

United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours after a man was seen pacing nearby with what police said appeared to be a shotgun.
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NYPD responding to reports of man appearing to have a shotgun outside the UN

Police are responding to reports of a man with what appears to be a shotgun near the United Nations in New York, and personnel and delegates within the headquarters are being asked to shelter in place, authorities say.
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Man with shotgun outside UN taken into custody after hours-long standoff

A standoff between a suicidal man armed with a shotgun and cops outside the United Nations building in Manhattan ended after nearly three hours Thursday, police said. #unitednations #shotgun #cops #standoff
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UN Goes on Lockdown, Man With Gun Outside

NEW YORK (Reuters) -The United Nations put its Manhattan headquarters on lockdown on Wednesday as police responded to a man with an apparent...
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Eye health initiative helps 1.7-million South Africans

OneSight is fulfilling the UN goal to accelerate eye health to achieve Sustainable Development Goals The post Eye health initiative helps 1.7-million South Africans appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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UN Projects Soaring Humanitarian Needs in World in 2022

The United Nations is predicting that a record 274 million people – who together would amount to the world’s fourth most-populous country – will require emergency humanitarian aid next year in countries like Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Syria and Yemen face a raft of challenges including war, insecurity, hunger, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.
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UN Chief Says Aid and Flights Resuming to Ethiopia's Tigray

The U.N. chief had a piece of good news in the midst of Ethiopia’s year-long war against forces from the Tigray region: 157 trucks with food and humanitarian aid arrived in Tigray’s capital for the first time in more than six weeks and another aid convoy was moving.
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More Than a Third of World's Population Have Never Used Internet, Says UN

Nearly 3 billion people -- or 37% of the world's population -- have never used the internet, according to the United Nations, despite the Covid-19 pandemic driving people online. From a report: The UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimated that 96% of the 2.9 billion people who have not accessed the web live in developing countries. The agency said the estimated number of people who have gone online rose from 4.1 billion in 2019 to 4.9 billion this year, partially due to a "Covi...
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UN Rights Chief: Burkina Faso Is Facing a Security Crisis

The U_N_ human rights chief says if insecurity in Burkina Faso keeps up, the West African country could spiral into a humanitarian and human rights “catastrophe.”.
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Covid limits migration despite more people displaced by war and disasters

IOM report finds 9m more people displaced globally but mobility restricted due to pandemic, with vaccination proving a key factorThe coronavirus pandemic had a radical effect on migration, limiting movement despite increasing levels of internal displacement from conflict and climate disasters, the UN’s International Organization for Migration said in a report on Wednesday.Though the number of people who migrated internationally increased to 281 million in 2020 – 9 million more than before Covid-...
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December Days to Remember

Stay timely and learn more about the wide variety of observances, holidays, awareness campaigns, cultural celebrations, and other days to remember this month. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, November 25 – December 10 Continuing from November, the first 10 days in December are a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which works to “challenge violence against women and girls.” The campaign concludes on Human Rights Day (see December 10)....
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Saudis used ‘incentives and threats’ to shut down UN investigation in Yemen

Political officials and diplomatic and activist sources describe stealth campaignSaudi Arabia used “incentives and threats” as part of a lobbying campaign to shut down a UN investigation of human right violations committed by all sides in the Yemen conflict, according to sources with close knowledge of the matter.The Saudi effort ultimately succeeded when the UN human rights council (HRC) voted in October against extending the independent war crimes investigation. The vote marked the first defea...
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UN Envoy Warns of Risk of New Israel-Palestinian Violence

The U_N_ Mideast envoy is warning that without quick and decisive action to address the key drivers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the region risks plunging into “another deadly escalation of violence.”.
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More than a third of world’s population has never used the internet, says UN

Nearly 3bn people, or 37% of global population, have never been online despite rise in use during pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNearly 3 billion people – or 37% of the world’s population – have never used the internet, according to the United Nations, despite the Covid-19 pandemic driving people online.The UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimated that 96% of the 2.9 billion people who have not accessed the web live in developing countries. ...
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Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point in two decades, UN says

Tens of millions are going hungry in Latin America and the Caribbean as the Covid-19 pandemic sharpens a regional malnutrition crisis to its worst levels in decades, according to the United Nations.
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UK: Climate Change & Ethical Business Practice - Challenges For Employers - lus Laboris

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) runs from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, under a UK presidency As governments seek to tackle the climate emergency with increasing urgency, employers too are considering how best to play their part.
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Argentina court to investigate Myanmar war crimes against Rohingya Muslims

The case, which the UN says could amount to genocide, was brought under the legal premise of universal justice Argentina’s justice system will investigate allegations of war crimes committed by the Myanmar military against that country’s Rohingya minority under a court ruling upholding the principles of “universal justice”.The appeals court decision, which Agence France-Presse has seen, overturns a lower court ruling rejecting a request for an investigation by the British-based Burmese Rohingya...
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Omicron Covid Variant Poses Very High Global Risk, Says WHO

The Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a very high global risk of infection surges that could have severe consequences some areas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. From a report: The UN agency urged its 194 member states to accelerate vaccination of high-priority groups and, in anticipation of increased case numbers, to "ensure mitigation plans are in place" to maintain essential health services. "Omicron has an unprecedented number of spik...
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Space Law Hasn’t Been Changed since 1967 – but the UN Aims to Update Laws and Keep Space Peaceful

Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
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