Migration deal U-turns ‘reflects poorly’ on countries concerned: UN migrant chief

In an exclusive interview with UN News, Louise Arbour, the UN Special Representative for International Migration, said on Tuesday that the stated intention of several countries (including Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria) to pull out of the Global Compact for migration reflects poorly on them, and has seriously affected the spirit of multilateralism.

Migration deal U-turns ‘reflects poorly’ on countries concerned: UN migrant chief
November 27, 2018 at 01:37PM : International People Search
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‘At risk’ Mediterranean forests make ‘vital contributions’ to development

Between 2010 and 2015, forests around the Mediterranean have expanded by two per cent, but that has come at the price of significant degradation and increasing vulnerability to climate change, population pressures, wildfires and water scarcity, warned a new UN report launched on Tuesday.

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UN launches new fund to advance sustainable development in Aral Sea region

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to fund a new initiative designed to reduce vulnerability, advance sustainable development and create decent living conditions for millions of people living around the Aral Sea, whose basin encompasses Uzbekistan, and six other countries in Central Asia.

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Europe and Eurasia: Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

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Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC
November 26, 2018


The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait. Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, before seizing three vessels, represent a dangerous escalation and a violation of international law.

The United States condemns this aggressive Russian action. We call on Russia to return to Ukraine its vessels and detained crew members, and to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, extending to its territorial waters.

We call on both parties to exercise restraint and abide by their international obligations and commitments. We urge Presidents Poroshenko and Putin to engage directly to resolve this situation. In that regard, we reiterate our support for the Normandy Four format.

The United States supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, extending to its territorial waters, as well as the right of its vessels to traverse international waters. As stated in our Crimea Declaration, the United States rejects Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea.



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Violence against women a ‘mark of shame’ on our societies, says UN chief on World Day

Violence against women and girls is not only a fundamental human rights issue but also a “moral affront” against them and a “mark of shame” on all societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, calling greater action by everyone around the world to root out the scourge.

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Europe and Eurasia: Bosnia and Herzegovina Statehood Day

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Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC
November 25, 2018


On behalf of the American people and the United States government, I extend our best regards to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina as you celebrate your Statehood Day.

The United States is committed to a strong partnership with Bosnia and Herzegovina and to its sovereignty and territorial integrity. We remain dedicated to working with the new government, once formed, as it continues the reforms necessary for Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance its goals of Western integration.

We wish you the best as you celebrate this important day and look forward to further strengthening the friendship between our two nations.



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Respect people’s peaceful assembly and fair trail rights, UN human rights wing urges Nicaragua

Nicaragua must respect the rights to free opinion and expression and to peaceful assembly, the United Nations human rights wing said on Friday, amid reports that authorities are continuing to criminalize legitimate actions of social leaders and others associated with protests that erupted in the country earlier this year.

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November 23, 2018 at 09:17AM
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UN agencies call for more resettlement and end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya

Denouncing the dangers faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Friday for an end to their detention and advised those intercepting or rescuing them at sea against returning them to a country where they face “squalid conditions”.

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November 23, 2018 at 08:48AM
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UN agencies call for more resettlement and end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya

Denouncing the dangers faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Friday for an end to their detention and advised those intercepting or rescuing them at sea against returning them to a country where they face “squalid conditions”.

UN agencies call for more resettlement and end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya
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Guatemala Dos Erres massacre conviction welcomed by UN human rights office

The conviction of a former Guatemalan soldier involved in the mass killing of villagers in an infamous massacre during the country’s civil war has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

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November 23, 2018 at 08:02AM
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