French full-body veil ban, violated women’s freedom of religion: UN Human Rights Committee

Following complaints by two French Muslim women, fined for wearing a full-body veil or niqab, a UN Committee of independent human rights experts ruled in their favour on Tuesday, stating that their freedom to practice their religion had been infringed.

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October 23, 2018 at 08:25AM
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‘Never give up’: UN chief’s message for 2018 UN Day

Marking the 2018 United Nations Day, which falls on 24 October, Secretary-General António Guterres is urging the men and women of the UN, and those they serve, to “never give up” tackling the world’s many challenges.

‘Never give up’: UN chief’s message for 2018 UN Day
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As human caravan moves through Mexico, ‘full respect’ needed for national control of borders: UN chief

With more than 7,000 Central-American refugees now on the march through Mexico towards the southern border of the United States in search of safety and work, all countries involved are being urged by the UN to liaise with key agencies on the ground providing support.

As human caravan moves through Mexico, ‘full respect’ needed for national control of borders: UN chief
October 22, 2018 at 01:59PM : International People Search
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As caravan moves through Mexico, ‘full respect’ needed for countries’ right to control borders: UN chief

With more than 7,000 Central-American refugees now on the march through Mexico towards the southern border of the United States in search of safety and work, all countries involved are being urged by the UN to liaise with key agencies on the ground providing support.

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October 22, 2018 at 01:59PM
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‘Many challenges to overcome’ at UN, in fight against abuse: victims’ advocate

The UN is committed to recognizing the rights of victims of sexual exploitation by UN personnel but, when it comes to preventing and responding to abuse, there is a still “a long way to go, and many challenges to overcome,” says the UN’s first-ever Victims’ Rights Advocate Jane Connors.

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October 22, 2018 at 12:18PM
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Governments, businesses ‘walk the talk’ for investment in sustainable development: UN forum

Business and government leaders from around the world have gathered at a major United Nations conference in Geneva, in search of innovative and strategic solutions to complex investment and development challenges.

Governments, businesses ‘walk the talk’ for investment in sustainable development: UN forum
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Many deaths can be avoided with better data: UN deputy chief

Speaking at the opening session of the UN World Data Forum on Monday, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed highlighted the life-saving impact that data can have, noting that better data and forecasting could have averted many deaths from natural disasters.

Many deaths can be avoided with better data: UN deputy chief
October 22, 2018 at 10:02AM by a people finder usingInternational Phone Book the best way to find people.

Data experts gather to find solutions to world’s biggest challenges at UN Forum

International data sectors from national statistical offices, the private sector, NGOs, academia and international and regional organizations are gathering in Dubai from Monday to Wednesday, in a bid to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Data experts gather to find solutions to world’s biggest challenges at UN Forum
October 21, 2018 at 02:08PM by a people finder usingInternational Phone Book the best way to find people.

Accountability a key pillar for reconciliation in Myanmar: UN Envoy

Accountability and inclusive dialogue are two important pillars for national reconciliation in Myanmar, said the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General (SESG), Christine Schraner Burgener in a statement released on Saturday, adding that “credible fact-finding is the first step towards accountability.”

Accountability a key pillar for reconciliation in Myanmar: UN Envoy
October 20, 2018 at 10:57AM : International People Search
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Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights experts

Separating children from their undocumented parents is a traumatic violation of their rights, UN independent experts said on Friday.

Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights experts
October 19, 2018 at 02:15PM : International People Search
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