UN Human Rights chief denounces grave ‘assaults’ on fundamental rights of Palestinian people

From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, expressed “acute concerns” on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

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July 23, 2018 at 10:06AM
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Europe and Eurasia: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

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Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

July 22, 2018


The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

On July 21, Secretary Pompeo spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. They discussed a broad range of issues, some of which were following up from the meeting between President Trump and President Putin. Among the topics discussed was the fact that Russia had violated its commitment in southwest Syria. The two also discussed how to implement ideas on counterterrorism process coordination and the mutual goal of establishing business-to-business dialogue between private, non-governmentally controlled entities in each of our two countries. The need for Russia to provide equal diplomatic access to the United States, at a level that is fair and reciprocal, was also discussed.



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Europe and Eurasia: Belgium National Day

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Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

July 21, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my sincere congratulations to the people of Belgium as they celebrate their national day.

Through two world wars, the founding of NATO, and the fight against terrorism, the United States and Belgium built a strong history of working together for the common good of all our people. Our shared values of democracy, human rights, and economic development have enabled us to increase prosperity and global stability.

The United States looks forward to continuing its enduring relationship with Belgium as we confront mutual challenges and reap the benefits of shared achievements.



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E-Governance: A powerful tool to combat, mitigate and sustainably manage disaster risks

E-governance plays a critical role in building inclusive, resilient societies both before and in response to disasters, according to a United Nations report issued this week.

E-Governance: A powerful tool to combat, mitigate and sustainably manage disaster risks
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UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change

Millions of small-scale farmers will be better equipped to withstand the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods, thanks to a new global push by the United Nations agriculture agency announced during World Forest Week.

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Refugee health services on track despite record level of displacement, says UN agency

Despite record numbers of people fleeing conflict and natural disasters globally, vital health services have been largely able to cope, the United Nations refugee agency has said; although communicable diseases, anaemia and stunting remain areas of concern.

Refugee health services on track despite record level of displacement, says UN agency
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Syria: Scaled-up assistance, ‘sustained access’ needed to 140,000 made homeless, says UNHCR

Following a Government-led assault on Syria’s opposition-held areas, an estimated 140,000 people in the country’s south-west remain homeless and in need of help, the United Nation Refugee Agency (UNCHR) said on Friday, calling for sustained access to displaced communities.

Syria: Scaled-up assistance, ‘sustained access’ needed to 140,000 made homeless, says UNHCR
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‘Honest data’ and new ideas key to successful outcome, says UN Environment Assembly President

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), to be held in Kenya next March, offers an opportunity for each country to present “honest” data and propose innovative solutions for environmental challenges, especially for sustainable consumption and production, the Assembly’s President has told UN News.   

‘Honest data’ and new ideas key to successful outcome, says UN Environment Assembly President
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Multilateral trade challenged by ‘increasingly unilateral trade measures,’ UN forum hears

Despite the improved economic growth, risks to the economic outlook are rising, the United Nations economic and social affairs chief said on Thursday, warning against “increasingly unilateral trade measures” that are challenging the multilateral trading system.

Multilateral trade challenged by ‘increasingly unilateral trade measures,’ UN forum hears
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UN chief welcomes new push by El Salvador’s political parties to begin fresh dialogue

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision announced on Wednesday by El Salvador’s political parties to set up a new “negotiating framework”.

UN chief welcomes new push by El Salvador’s political parties to begin fresh dialogue
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