A Palestinian Bedouin community is under threat from a demolition order within days, to make way for Israeli settlement expansion, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, warned on Tuesday.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on Monday, declaring that “nothing could have prepared me for the scale of the crisis and extent of suffering” he witnessed there.
UN chief hears ‘heartbreaking accounts’ of suffering from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; urges international community to ‘step up support’
July 02, 2018 at 05:23AM : International People Search
July 02, 2018 at 05:23AM
Secretary of State
On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, best wishes to the people of Belarus on the occasion of your officially designated Independence Day.
The United States is committed to supporting Belarus’s sovereignty and independence. We continue to work with the government and people of Belarus to strengthen democratic institutions and respect for fundamental freedoms. We are committed to advancing common goals and fostering mutual understanding through cultural programs and people-to-people exchanges.
We offer our warm congratulations as you mark this occasion. May the coming year be prosperous and peaceful for both our nations.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the “pivotal role” played by parliaments and their importance to “advance the aspirations” of the citizens they represent.
Parliaments can be pillars of democracy and defenders of human rights, says UN chief on International Day
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The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), announced on Monday that the actor, director, producer and philanthropist Ben Stiller, is to become its latest Goodwill Ambassador, as he issued an appeal for action on behalf of those forced to flee their homes around the world.
Ben Stiller’s new role, more about hope than humour, as he’s named Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR
July 02, 2018 at 11:55AM : International People Search
July 02, 2018 at 11:55AM
More than 200 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean in the past three days, bringing the overall death toll so far this year to more than 1,000, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Monday.
Two shipwrecks add to ‘alarming increase’ in migrant deaths off Libya coast: IOM
July 02, 2018 at 08:36AM : International People Search
July 02, 2018 at 08:36AM
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has applauded Bangladesh for giving a safe haven to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees driven from their homes in Myanmar by systematic and widespread violence.
UN chief applauds Bangladesh for ‘opening borders’ to Rohingya refugees in need
July 01, 2018 at 12:48PM : International People Search
July 01, 2018 at 12:48PM
Expressing “deep sadness” over the deaths of more than 100 refugees and migrants when their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations refugee agency has called for greater international efforts to avoid further tragedies.
Latest tragedy in the Mediterranean claims over 100 lives – UN refugee agency
July 01, 2018 at 09:08AM : International People Search
July 01, 2018 at 09:08AM
The United Nations launched, on Saturday, a major plan to support countries in Africa’s Sahel region promote sustainable peace and inclusive growth, as well as empower women and youth.
UN launches support plan to promote peace, inclusive growth in Africa’s Sahel
June 30, 2018 at 12:59PM by a people finder usingInternational Phone Book the best way to find people.
This week’s World Gas Conference in Washington, DC, reinforced the fundamental importance of countries and regions employing a diverse matrix of fuels, source countries and delivery routes to enhance their energy security. Over the last week, U.S. officials underscored the strong U.S. opposition to Russian-led pipelines like Nord Stream 2 and the second line of TurkStream that would exacerbate Europe’s dependence on Russian-sourced energy. By contrast, the United States commends the historic progress being made on the Southern Gas Corridor in Azerbaijan and Turkey, which could bring Caspian gas from Azerbaijan to countries across Europe by 2020. We also welcome Poland’s announcement earlier this week at the Conference on signing 20-year agreements to import U.S. liquefied natural gas starting in 2022.
In addition to these exciting developments, the United States reaffirms its support for energy projects that enhance energy diversification and energy security for our allies and partners worldwide. We see great promise in the floating storage and regasification unit at Krk Island in Croatia and urge all stakeholders to work together to make it a success. In addition, Black Sea gas from Romania represents a promising yet untapped source of energy that would strengthen energy markets and energy security throughout the region. We are closely watching developments as Romania’s parliament and government work out the legislation that will establish the stable fiscal and regulatory framework required for energy companies to invest in the development of this resource. Diverse sources and delivery routes ensure that energy is available at the best price to all and that no supplier can use energy to economically or politically coerce consumers.