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Violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria's East Ghouta, warns UNICEF.

Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund has reported, adding that most schools are closed there.

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On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains.

On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges.

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Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged - UNICEF.

Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund said Monday in a new report

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U.N. says 137 Syrian sick kids stranded in rebel enclave.

"Children are still living through so much horror," UNICEF warns after rare visit to Damascus suburb, urging immediate evacuation

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UN promises justice in Congo against peacekeeper attacks.

The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels who killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo.

- FOX News - US

U.N. official slams South Korea for exposing worm-ridden defector.

A United Nations human rights official slammed South Korea for disclosing the condition of a North Korean soldier who defected across the DMZ.

- UPI - US

RIC condemn terrorism in all forms, reiterate commitment for UN.

, Dec 11 : Russia, India and China reiterated their commitment to the United Nations and condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations including the recent heinous terrorist attacks around the world, in the 15th Russia-India-China trilateral meet here, on Monday.RIC, in a joint press statement, said: "We condemn ...

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Croat nationalists honor general convicted of war crimes.

Hundreds of people, including two government ministers, attended a commemoration ceremony Monday to honor a Croatian general who died after apparently taking poison at a United Nations tribunal that confirmed … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

UN promises justice in Congo against peacekeeper attacks.

The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels who killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo. In … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

NYC Explosion, Nikki Haley Says Trump Accusers 'Should Be Heard', Nick Saban Shows Up as Write-In Option in Alabama Ad: A.M. Links.

One person is under arrest after an explosion at te Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says women accusing President Trump of sexual assault "should be ...

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Rape used as a ‘calculated tool of terror’ against Rohingya, investigation finds.

The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in. The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, F, knew enough to be terrified. She knew the military had been attacking Rohingya villages, as part of what the United Nations has called ethnic ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Croat nationalists honor general convicted of war crimes

Hundreds of people have attended a commemoration ceremony honoring a Croatian general who died after apparently taking poison at a United Nations tribunal that confirmed his war crimes conviction.

- FOX News - US

UNICEF Called for Greater Access for Children to the Internet

UN Children's Fund - UNICEF - urged to expand children's access to the Internet, mediapool announced. According to the organization, the largest access to the network is now available to young people between the ages of 14 and 25, mostly in Europe and the United States. In Africa, three out of five young people do not have ...

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Najib: UN's acceptance of anti-extremism resolution a historic success for country

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak described United Nations' acceptance of the resolution to fight the spread of extremism and radicalisation, as a success for Malaysia. Alhamdulillah, the United Nations has...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Unicef: Kids at risk of 'bedroom culture'

Unicef is warning that smartphones are fuelling a "bedroom culture" with online access for many children becoming more personal, more private and less supervised.The agency, the United Nations' fund for children, says in its latest...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

United Nations year-long campaign to honor foundational human rights document 70th anniversary

The United Nations on Sunday kicked off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary.

- MercoPress - FK

Wavering US Olympic Commitment Worries South Korea

Mixed messages from the United States and concerns of a North Korean provocation could undermine South Korea’s plans to use the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics to further peace and reconciliation efforts. On Sunday, Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said in an interview with Fox News that the ...

- Voice of America - US

Rights body wants arms embargo imposed on South Sudan

December 10, 2017 - The Centre for Peace and Justice has called on the United Nations Security Council to impose a comprehensive arms embargo on the South Sudanese government. The rights body, in a statement, said government failed to control the flow of arms into the county while arms always end up in wrong hands. ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Digital World Provides Benefits and Risks for Children

The U.N. Children’s Fund says the explosion of digital technology and growing internet access holds both benefits and risks for children.  UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children report explores ways to protect children from the potential harm of the expanding digital world.  The U.N. children’s ...

- Voice of America - US

Despite violence, Amb. Haley says recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital is 'the right thing to do'

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley discusses President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and other international flash points with John Dickerson.

- CBS NEWS - US

Women who accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard: Nikki Haley

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump.

- Global News - CA

What does Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital mean for the city's status?

American diplomats, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, maintain that Trump's statements do not attempt to determine the final status of Jerusalem.

- Global News - CA

UN Envoy Haley: Trump's Accusers Have Right to be Heard

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct have the right to be heard. "Women who accuse anyone should be heard," Nikki Haley said on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday. "They should be heard, and they should be dealt with." Whether Trump’s election ...

- Voice of America - US

UN: 4,500 Civilians Killed, Wounded in Somalia Since 2016

The United Nations says more than 4,500 civilians have been killed or wounded in the conflict in Somalia since the start of 2016.   The U.N. Human Rights Office and the U.N. Assistance Mission in Somalia have issued a new report that implicates parties to the conflict in the death and injuries sustained by the civilians. ...

- Voice of America - US

Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’

The comments by Ms. Haley, the United Nations ambassador, broke from the administration’s assertion that the allegations are false and voters rightly dismissed them.

- New York Times - US

UN: 137 Children Need Emergency Evacuation from Syria

The United Nations children's agency has called for an emergency evacuation of 137 sick children stranded in a rebel-held suburb outside the Syrian capital. The Eastern Ghouta suburb, home to 400,000 residents, has been cut off from food and medical aid since 2013. The U.N. Children's Fund says five children have reportedly ...

- Voice of America - US

Haley: Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target

WASHINGTON - Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if she is accusing President Donald Trump.

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'We should be willing to listen' to Trump accusers, Haley says

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that any women who speak up about inappropriate sexual behavior "should be heard," including President Donald Trump's accusers.

- CNN Top Stories - US

BNP urges UN intervention for prevention of Baloch genocide by Pakistan

, December 11 : The Baloch National Movement has urged for immediate intervention of the United Nations in Pakistan to prevent Baloch genocide being committed in the country."On this Human Rights Day, we want to draw the attention of the UNO and the world community to these state atrocities in Pakistan. We urge UN ...

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US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says Trump's accusers 'should be heard'

​Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, says the women who have accused US President Donald Trump of touching or groping them without their consent "should be heard".

- Stuff - NZ

Today in History for December 11th

Britain's King Edward steps down; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declare war on the United States; UNICEF organization launches; 'Magnum PI' makes television debut.         

- USA TODAY - US

Nikki Haley says Trump's Jerusalem decision will 'move the ball forward for the peace process'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley maintained on CNN's State of the Union Sunday that President Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel this past week will not hinder the Israel-Palestine peace process. "When it comes to those that are upset, we knew that was going to happen. ...

- The Week - US

U.N. official: Alabama's poverty, sewage crisis 'very uncommon in First World'

A United Nations official said Alabama's poverty and sewage system problems are some of the worst he has seen in the developed world.

- UPI - US

DR Congo: Over a dozen UN peacekeepers killed in worst attack on 'blue helmets' in recent history

At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

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Human Rights Day: UN launches campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration

The United Nations on Sunday kicked off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary.

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Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves ...

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UNICEF demands urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children from besieged 'de-escalation' zone

The United Nations children's agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation amid a crippling siege ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Sexual Violence Against Syrian Males Revealed in UNHCR Study

UNHCR conducted a study on sexual violence against Syrian men and boys 19.5 to 27 percent of respondents reported sexual harassment as boys 30 to 40 percent of men in a focus group in Jordan experienced sexual violence while in detention in Syria Reports included weapons being used for sexual assault, sexual exploitation ...

- Albawaba - UK

Parties to the conflict in Somalia not doing enough to shield civilians from violence - UN report

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia Country: Somalia While the majority of civilian casualties during the reporting period were caused by Al Shabaab and other non-state actors, a smaller number were attributed to state security actors and AMISOM. SOMALIA ...

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Raw sewage, hookworm and civil rights: UN official shocked at poverty in rural Alabama

A United Nations official investigating poverty in the United States was shocked at the level of environmental degradation in some areas of rural Alabama, saying he had never seen anything like it in the developed world.

- The Raw Story - US

UNICEF Charges Authorities To End Open Defecation

The Country Coordinator of UNICEF-Ghana, Mrs. Loretta Roberts, has called on the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, and other stakeholders to devise strategies and commit resources to eradicate open defecation. She maintained that: It 39;s indeed possible to attain nationwide open defecation free status with the re ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Syrian govt returns to Geneva talks but West skeptical

The Syrian government's delegation returned to Geneva Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura after more than a week's absence, but Western diplomats voiced skepticism about its willingness to engage.

- The Daily Star - LB

Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target - Haley

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if she is accusing President Donald Trump.

- GMA News - PH

Nobel peace laureate group urges nuclear powers to adopt ban-the-bomb treaty

The leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday urged nuclear nations to adopt a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent "the end of us".

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Haley: Women Who Accused Trump Of Misconduct 'Should Be Heard'

United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Sunday said the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard,” breaking with the White House's line that Trump's election win settled questions about their allegations.“Women who accuse anyone should be heard,” Haley said on ...

- TPM News - US

Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard,...

- Deseret News - US

UNHCR begins reconstruction after fire in camp kills seven kids

Reconstruction began over the weekend at an informal tented settlement for Syrian refugees in Western Bekaa after a devastating fire left seven children dead and dozens of shelters destroyed.

- The Daily Star - LB

DPRK Officials Agree Korean Peninsula Faces Tense Situation

9 December 2017 – In their meetings this week, the United Nations political chief and senior officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shared the view that the Korean Peninsula faces the most tense and dangerous peace and security ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Nikki Haley: Trump's Accusers 'Should Be Heard'

Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard."

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News24.com | Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard

The US ambassador to the United Nations says women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump

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