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75 Years Of The United Nations: Cooperation And Trust As Important As Ever

The United Nations, of which UNWTO is proud to be a part, was established to promote peace among nations and allow us to work together to build a better future for all.
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan asks Facebook to ban Islamophobic content, takes shot at India’s CAA-NRC

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused Facebook of failing to curtail the spread of Islamophobic content on the social media platform. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, Khan requested that the company implement a ban on Islamophobic content, similar to its recent policy on holocaust denial. He referred in length to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India as examples of growing Islamophobia across the world. Khan’s letter c...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, News, France, India, BJP, Pakistan, Islam, United Nations, Burma, Imran Khan, Myanmar, Rohingya Muslims, Caa


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...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Opec, Bloomberg, United Nations, Libya, Un, Tunisia, Tripoli, Fayez al Sarraj, National Oil Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khalifa Haftar Libya


The fight against fake news and electoral disinformation

Just as COVID-19 is a stress test of every nation’s health system, an election process is a stress test of a nation’s information and communication system. A week away from the US presidential election, the symptoms are not so promising.  News reports  about the spread of so-called “fake news,” disinformation, and conspiracy theories are thriving as they did in 2016.Disinformation and “fake news” are not new, but the 2016 US presidential election placed the phenomenon squarely onto the internati...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Florida, Politics, Featured, US, America, Unesco, New York Times, United Nations, Donald Trump, Carnegie Mellon University, Social Sciences, World Economic Forum, Facebook Twitter, Legislative


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 ...
Tags: World news, United Nations, Nuclear Weapons, Un


Ghost fishing gear an ‘immortal menace’ in oceans

Lost and illegal tackle is threatening marine life and the lives of people making a living from the sea The post Ghost fishing gear an ‘immortal menace’ in oceans appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, United Nations, Wwf, POTS, Plastic Pollution, Openaccess, Totoaba, World Wildlife Fund, Traps, Vaquitas, Craig Smith, Top Six, Gill Nets, Abandoned Nets, Fish Aggregation Devices, Ghost Fishing Gear


Inside the Refugee Camp on America's Doorstep

MATAMOROS, Mexico -- A butter yellow sun rose over the crowded tent camp across the river from Texas, and a thick heat baked the rotten debris below, a mixture of broken toys, human waste and uneaten food swarming with flies.Clothing and sheets hung from trees and dried stiff after being drenched and muddied in a hurricane the week before.As residents emerged from the zipper-holes of their canvas homes that morning in August, some trudged with buckets in hand toward tanks of water for bathing an...
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, America, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, United Nations, Honduras, William, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Monterrey, Trump, Alexander


United Nations at 75 plagued by new crises and cash crunch

Faced with wars, climate change and a pandemic, the United Nations is struggling to make an impact.
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil's death toll reaches 156,000; Wales 'firebreak' lockdown begins

Spain stops short of curfew; non-essential shops and restaurants in Wales shut for two weeks; Italy reports nearly 20,000 new casesHalf a million Americans ‘could die of Covid by end of February’Full lockdown with new ‘harsh measures’ looms in BelgiumCzech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rulesFacebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite lockdown 11.26pm BST The Australian state of Victoria has reported seven new cases of Covid-19 overnight.Despite...
Tags: New York, Science, Wales, New York City, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ap, Infectious Diseases, Italy, United Nations, Brazil, Bill De Blasio, Victoria


'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...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, Antonio Guterres, Stephanie Williams, Libya'Libya


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...
Tags: News, Nato, United Nations, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Un, Tripoli, Khalifa Haftar, Stephanie Williams, Ms Williams


United States: US Withdraws From The World Health Organisation - Volterra Fietta

On 7 July 2020, the United States notified the United Nations' Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, of its withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO), effective on 6 July 2021.
Tags: News, United States, United Nations, World Health Organisation WHO, Antonio Guterres


Libya's rival forces sign permanent ceasefire at UN-sponsored talks

Deal includes departure of all foreign fighters for at least three months and prisoner exchangeRival forces in Libya have 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,” said Stephanie Williams, the acting head of the United Nations mission in Libya. She added that she saluted the courage and patriotism of the negotiators who made the deal at UN-spons...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, Geneva, Stephanie Williams


Art to inspire the future with the United Nations

October 24th is United Nations Day, and this year we’re marking 75 years of the United Nations (UN75). To commemorate this anniversary, the United Nations Secretary-General asked the world, “What are your hopes for the future?” Over one million people from every country spoke up, expressing their thoughts and ideas for the future we want. One of the ways people answer this question is by making art. That’s why we’ve partnered with Google Arts and Culture to bring online a collection of over 5...
Tags: Google, New York, United Nations, Arts And Culture, Ban Ki Moon, Ki Moon, Emmanuel Jarus, Fabrizio Hochschild, UN Global Headquarters


Iran Behind Supposed 'Proud Boys' Voter-Intimidation Emails, Feds Allege

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray joined forces at a hastily announced press conference Wednesday night to issue a warning that foreign actors "have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections." Specifically, Ratcliffe said, actors from Iran and Russia had separately obtained "some voter registration information" and were using it "to communicate false informat...
Tags: Russia, Nbc News, US, Tech, Iran, Ars Technica, Fbi, Alaska, United Nations, Estonia, Donald Trump, Trump, Wray, US Iran, Christopher Wray, Ratcliffe


Watchdog says Lebanon probe into port blast flawed

A leading international human rights group on Thursday said a Lebanon-led probe into the devastating port explosion in Beirut this summer has been marred by political meddling and lack of judicial independence, resulting in failure to yield credible results two months later. Human Rights Watch called for a United Nations-led inquiry into the causes of the blast to determine responsibility. The New York-based watchdog called on international supporters of Lebanon, lead by France, meeting next w...
Tags: New York, News, France, United Nations, Beirut, Lebanon, Human Rights Watch


Book Review: A Reconciliation Without Recollection? an Investigation of the Foundations of Aboriginal Law in Canada

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. A Reconciliation without Recollection? An Investigation of the Foundations of Aboriginal Law in Canada. By Joshua Ben David Nichols. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. xxx, 376 p. Includes bibl...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, Canada, United Nations, British Columbia, Alberta, Calder, Nichols, Red River, League of Nations, Sparrow, University of Toronto Press, Canadian Law Library Review, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, John Borrows, British Imperial


Progress in fight against child poverty could be wiped out by Covid, says report

UN and World Bank call for structural changes to tackle the effects of the pandemic on children, who make up half the world’s poor Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world’s limited progress in tackling child poverty over recent years could be destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN and World Bank have warned.“Slow-paced, unequally distributed” progress meant one in six children were living in poverty even before the pandemic, according to a joint study. Contin...
Tags: Children, Africa, World news, Poverty, United Nations, Global development, Un, World Bank, Coronavirus, COVID


Is Former SCC Chief Justice McLachlin’s Action Committee and Leadership of the A2J Agencies Avoiding the Major Issues? [Part 1 of 2 Parts]

[The content of this article is closely related to four of my previous posts on Slaw, dated: July 25, 2019; April 9, 2020; May 29, 2020; and, August 6, 2020. See also the full text on the SSRN.] The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in, R. v. Thanabalasingham 2020 SCC 18 (July 17, 2020; by a full Court of 9 Justices), demonstrates why the access to justice problem exists, i.e. the A2J problem of unaffordable legal services for middle- and lower-income people (they being the majority...
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Law, California, Court, Toronto, Canada, United Nations, Jordan, Johnson, Smith, British Columbia, Committee, Ontario, Ken, Supreme Court of Canada


Intel Officials Say Iran Is Responsible For Emails Aimed At Intimidating Dem Voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump. The officials did not lay out specific evidence for how they came to pinpoint Iran, but the activities attributed to Tehran would mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in online espionage. The announcemen...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Iran, Intel, Ap, Fbi, Pennsylvania, House, Arizona, United Nations


Analysis: Beijing commemorates 'victory' in 'war to resist US aggression'

Seventy years ago this week, hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops began crossing into North Korea, in an intervention that would turn the tide of the conflict on the Korean Peninsula and eventually hold United Nations forces to an uneasy detente.
Tags: News, North Korea, US, Beijing, United Nations, Stories, Korean Peninsula


Beijing commemorates 'victory' in 'war to resist US aggression'

Seventy years ago this week, hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops began crossing into North Korea, in an intervention that would turn the tide of the conflict on the Korean Peninsula and eventually hold United Nations forces to an uneasy detente.
Tags: News, North Korea, US, Beijing, United Nations, Stories, Korean Peninsula


Analysis: As rivalry with DC heats up, Beijing commemorates 'victory' in 'war to resist US aggression'

Seventy years ago this week, hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops began crossing into North Korea, in an intervention that would turn the tide of the conflict on the Korean Peninsula and eventually hold United Nations forces to an uneasy detente.
Tags: News, North Korea, US, Beijing, United Nations, Stories, Dc, Korean Peninsula


Canada's bill to outlaw LGBTQ2 conversion therapy has global influence: UN expert

A United Nations expert says proposed Canadian legislation that would ban forcing children or adults into therapy to alter their sexual...
Tags: Canada, United Nations, Un


What’s Next for Libya’s Oil Surge as Warring Rivals Talk Peace - Bloomberg

What’s Next for Libya’s Oil Surge as Warring Rivals Talk Peace - Bloomberg After years of setbacks and false starts, Libya is back in the oil game. A stalemate between the armed forces battling to control the OPEC nation has led to an uneasy truce, and most fields and ports shuttered amid the fighting are operating once again.A blockade of many of the country’s energy facilities ended last month, and the state energy firm National Oil Corp. is ramping up production faster than many analysts e...
Tags: Travel, Opec, United Nations, Libya, Tripoli, JPMorgan Chase Co, Fayez al Sarraj, National Oil Corp, Khalifa Haftar, Sharara, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Moammar al Qaddafi


Democrats Prepare For The Massive Task Of A Biden Presidential Transition

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he’ll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises. After making Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign, Biden will have to show that his team can better handle the public health calamity. He will also have to contend with what Democrats say is the damage the Trump administration has done to the bureaucratic m...
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The natural resource curse in Cabo Delgado

A humanitarian crisis looms as a violent insurgency continues to sweep over northern Mozambique. As many flee to safety, the question remains: who, or what, fuels the fire? The post The natural resource curse in Cabo Delgado appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, United Nations, Mozambique, Human Rights Watch, Openaccess, Maputo, Cabo Delgado, Filipe Nyusi, Top Six, Humanitarian Crisis, COVID-19, Cabo Delgado province


Trump administration alters and downplays human rights abuses in reports

A report found that the state department assessments were not consistent with the seriousness of situations in other countriesThe Trump administration has omitted or altered vital information about human rights – including torture, reproductive rights and persecution based on sexuality – from its annual assessments of human rights, a new report reveals.The state department’s annual reports have long been relied upon by governments, judges and lawyers – as well as the United Nations – as a “gold ...
Tags: Human Rights, US, World news, US news, US politics, United Nations, Trump, Trump Administration


The animal species imperiled by Trump's war on the environment

Despite a grim outlook for American biodiversity, Trump has lifted protections for at-risk animals as part of his aggressive rollback of environmental rules75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmerThe prognosis for biodiversity on Earth is grim. According to a sobering report released by the United Nations last year, 1 million land and marine species across the globe are threatened with extinction – more than at any other period in human history.According to a recent study, about ...
Tags: Animals, Environment, America, US news, Earth, Fish, Birds, Bees, United States, US politics, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, United Nations, Endangered Species, Endangered habitats


How US foreign policy under Donald Trump has affected Africa

Lesotho has been used as a microcosm in this article to reflect how the foreign policy has affected Africa The post How US foreign policy under Donald Trump has affected Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: China, Russia, India, Africa, Aids, Hiv, US, Turkey, Beijing, United States, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Ngos, Donald Trump, Lesotho, Openaccess