International Day of Cooperatives sets stage for long-standing production and consumption

Each year on the first Saturday in July, the international community celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives – successful businesses that respect the resources they offer. This year, the Day focuses on the theme “Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services.” 

International Day of Cooperatives sets stage for long-standing production and consumption
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New identity cards deliver recognition and protection for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees sheltering in Bangladesh will soon have credit card-sized plastic IDs – many possessing, for the first time ever, an individual identity document – providing another level of protection, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

New identity cards deliver recognition and protection for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
July 06, 2018 at 01:24PM : International People Search
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Libya urged to end migrant detention amid warnings over threat to Mediterranean search and rescue

The head of UN Migration Agency (IOM), William Lacy Swing, has urged Libya to stop detaining migrants who have been returned to the country’s shores after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

Libya urged to end migrant detention amid warnings over threat to Mediterranean search and rescue
July 06, 2018 at 11:53AM : International People Search
July 06, 2018 at 11:53AM

Forests ‘essential’ for the future, UN agriculture chief spells out in new report

Time is running out for the world’s forests, warns a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency, urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them.

Forests ‘essential’ for the future, UN agriculture chief spells out in new report
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Millions denied citizenship due to ideas of national, ethnic or racial ‘purity’: UN rights expert

Ideologies which define nationality as being determined by ethnicity or bloodline are denying millions of people of their right to citizenship, a UN expert has charged.

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July 05, 2018 at 01:05PM
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Act now to end violence, Zeid urges Nicaraguan authorities

The Nicaraguan authorities should “take real steps” to prevent further loss of life in the country amid ongoing protests and violent repression by pro-Government “armed elements”, the UN’s top human rights official said on Thursday.

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July 05, 2018 at 10:40AM
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Zeid calls for ICC probe into Myanmar Rohingya crisis

Myanmar should “have some shame” after attempting to convince the world that it is willing to take back hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled an “ethnic cleansing campaign” last year, given that “not a single” one has returned officially, the United Nations human rights chief warned on Wednesday.

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July 04, 2018 at 11:45AM
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Mali facing ‘alarming’ rise in rights violations, warns UN expert

In Mali, a senior UN rights expert on Wednesday described an “alarming” deterioration of the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in northern and eastern areas of the country.

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July 04, 2018 at 10:09AM
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Women-Friendly Spaces for Rohingya refugees: A place for protection and care

Simple shelters that are little more than huts with bamboo sticks and plastic sheeting for walls, and tarpaulins overhead, are serving a very important purpose for refugee women and girls forced to flee their homes to the vast refugee camps of Bangladesh. 

Women-Friendly Spaces for Rohingya refugees: A place for protection and care
July 03, 2018 at 07:30PM : International People Search
July 03, 2018 at 07:30PM