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U.N. Criticizes Congo for Response to Deadly Unrest

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The United Nations high commissioner for human rights blamed the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday for using excessive force during political demonstrations and riots this week that might have killed more than 50 people. New York Time

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UNGA 2016 – U.S. says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at United Nations

A summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama garnered pledges from dozens of countries to resettle or allow the lawful admission of some 360,000 refugees, doubling the number of slots that were available last year, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said. But Ambassador Samantha Power said that was "still only a fraction" of… Continue reading UNGA 2016 – U.S. says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at United Nations

Africa, conflict, Human Rights, International relations, Today's Issues, United Nations

The United Nations welcomes the release of 21 child soldiers by the Government of Sudan

KHARTOUM, 22 September 2016 - The United Nations welcomes the release yesterday by the Government of Sudan of twenty one children allegedly associated with armed groups.  These children, who have been in the custody of the government security forces, were captured during fighting between the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement in… Continue reading The United Nations welcomes the release of 21 child soldiers by the Government of Sudan

East Africa, Global Politics, Industry Sector, International relations, United Nations

World Investment Forum 2016 Programme

NAIROBI/UNICTAD- The World Investment Forum 2016 will be held in parallel with the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14), giving Heads of State and Government, ministers and other prominent players from the business world, civil society and academia the opportunity to participate in both of these events. President Kenyatta… Continue reading World Investment Forum 2016 Programme

Gender Issues, Society, Today's Issues, Uncategorized, United Nations, World News

The countries where even rape victims can’t access abortions

“Cruel, inhuman and degrading.” Those were the words used by a UN panel last week to refer to Ireland’s abortion laws, which it says subject women to suffering and discrimination. Described as groundbreaking, the ruling called on Ireland to change its laws to ensure women there have access to safe abortion services. Up until recently,… Continue reading The countries where even rape victims can’t access abortions