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Palestinians File War Crimes Claim Over West Bank Hamlet

Ramallah, West Bank. Palestinians have filed a new complaint against Israel with the International Criminal Court, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday. The Palestinians’ move came a day after the U.S. closed their de facto embassy in Washington, citing their leaders’ refusal to enter peace talks with Israel. National security adviser John Bolton also lashed out […]

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At the U.N., Peacekeeping Remains Dangerous Mission

New York, N.Y. Seventy years after the first operation was deployed, there are 14 missions around the world. Peacekeeping remains a dangerous occupation. U.N. Photo/Harandane Dicko. Over 3,700 peacekeepers have died in the line of service since 1948. Attacks on the U.N. by terrorists have made Mali amongst the most perilous countries in which to […]

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‘Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are Poisoning Our Societies’ – UN chief

New York, N.Y. Urging people everywhere to speak out against hate speech and hate crimes, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for tolerance, respect for the other and the importance of recognizing diversity. “Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are, as I mentioned yesterday, poisoning our societies,” the Secretary-General told journalists today at a briefing […]

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Mauritania: UN Chief Says ‘Disagreements’ Over Referendum Results Must be Addressed Peacefully

  New York, N.Y. Following Mauritania’s 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. Mauritanians went to the polls this past Saturday, with the electoral commission announcing on […]

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Addressing Economic Inequalities Key to Countering Terrorism Without Fueling Racism – UN Expert

New York, N.Y.  A spate of recent terrorist attacks has driven an increase in security measures and exacerbated hate speech, a United Nations human rights expert warned today, calling for States to do more to meet the challenge of countering terrorism without fuelling racism and xenophobia. “After recent terrorist attacks, I have witnessed the proliferation of […]

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Many Aid Groups Unable to Manage War Zone Risks, Says UN-backed Report

“’Conflict parties’ lack of respect for the fundamental tenets of international humanitarian law and the brutality and volatility of today’s armed conflicts make it extremely difficult and dangerous for these brave aid workers to deliver humanitarian assistance and protection in complex emergencies,” said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, whose Office for the Coordination of […]

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U.N. Launches Fund to Support Response to Cholera in Haiti

New York, N.Y.The United Nations has launched a new trust fund to support a coordinated system-wide response from the UN and its partners to help Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic and support the establishment of strong water, sanitation and health systems in the country.   Delivery of cholera kits in Les Cayes, Haiti, after the […]

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Millions More Children Will Have Access To ‘5-in-1’ Vaccine

New York, N.Y. – With a price drop to below $1 a dose, UNICEF has successfully secured a five-in-one vaccine for children at half the price the agency currently pays, which will allow it to buy 450 million doses for 80 countries over the next three years. An Auxiliary Nurse Midwife prepares vaccine inside Anganwadi centre […]

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