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Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Share Their Stories at UN.

Expand Three girls who escaped after Boko Haram's abduction of 276 girls at Chibok secondary school on April 14, 2014. More than 200 girls remain missing.' ©2014 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch Only the slight buzz of translation through diplomats' headphones could be heard as Joy Bishara, now 21, described the night in ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Rabobank, U.N. launch $1 billion fund to boost sustainable farming.

NEW YORK - Rabobank NA is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.

- Reuters - US

How Qatar crisis played a role in Azoulay's election as UNESCO chief.

The election of France's former culture minister Audrey Azoulay as UNESCO's new director-general is partly due to the crisis between Qatar and Saudi-led Gulf countries.

- France24 - FR

Pakistan wins UNHRC seat.

Oct 17 : Pakistan on Monday won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council by more than two thirds vote when the General Assembly elected 15 countries to serve on the 47-member body.Pakistan was elected for the term 2018-20. The election in the 193-member Assembly was by secret ballot, with a simple majority ...

- Sify - IN

Pakistan elected to UN Human Rights Council for fourth time.

Pakistan's representatives at the UN-Photo: TwitterUNITED NATIONS: Pakistan on Monday won a key election by securing a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council when the General Assembly elected 15 countries to serve on the 47-member body."This victory is a ringing endorsement of Pakistan’s strong commitment to ...

- Geo.tv - PK

U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea.

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

- Reuters - US

UN envoy discusses implementation of intra-Palestinian agreement with Prime Minister Hamdallah.

Meeting the Palestinian Prime Minister today, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, and discussed the implementation of the intra-Palestinian agreement signed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on 12 October.

- UN - INT

Kicking off 'Africa Week' at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent's potential.

Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday as the United Nations kicked off Africa Week.

- UN - INT

UN calls for global solidarity ahead of pledging conference on Rohingya refugee crisis.

Senior United Nations officials are urging the international community to come together in support of a 23 October pledging conference to “send a strong message to Rohingya refugees and their generous hosts in Bangladesh that the world is there for them in their greatest time of need.”

- UN - INT

General Assembly elects new members to UN Human Rights Council.

The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide.

- UN - INT

Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterrs welcomed the establishment Monday of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti , following the closure of its predecessor peacekeeping mission.

- UN - INT

Pyongyang warns states at U.N.: Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe from retaliation

North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state ...

- The Japan Times - JP

John Bolton: Trump Silence on Iran-Dominated Baghdad Invasion of Kurdish Iraq 'a Tragedy'

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton spoke to Breitbart News Daily Sirius XM host Alex Marlow Monday, coming out strongly in support of Iraqi Kurdistan in its bid for independence and criticizing American ties to the Iraqi national government, which he described as "dominated by Iran."

- Breitbart - US

North Korea warns: Don't join any US action and you're safe

North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.

- Stuff - NZ

World community should isolate states sponsoring terror: Vice President

Manesar , Oct 16 Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the time had come for the international community to launch concerted effort to isolate states sponsoring terrorism. Nobody should be allowed to get away with acts of violence in the name of ideology," the Vice President said at the 33rd Raising Day ...

- Yahoo! News - US

25 world monuments seen at risk placed on list

From a Syrian bazaar and the last active synagogue in Alexandria, to England's Blackpool Piers and Alabama civil rights buildings, historical gems around the globe are threatened by war, disasters and urbanization, a monument conservation group said yesterday.Days after the United States and Israel said that they were ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Pakistan elected as member state of UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan, along with 11 other countries, was elected as a member state of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the body's General Assembly on Monday, securing more than two-thirds of the vote.Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi congratulated the country on its 'diplomatic success' ...

- DAWN - PK

Don't join any US action and you're safe, North Korea warns states

North Korea has sent a chilling warning to countries at the United Nations not to join any military action the United States has planned against it.

- IOL - ZA

Australia elected to UN Human Rights Council

Australia is elected among 15 nations to join the United Nations Human Rights Council, the agency responsible for protecting human rights around the world.

- ABC News - AU

North Korea warns states: Don't join any US action and you're safe

North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.

- GMA News - PH

North Korea warns states: Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe

UNITED NATIONS - North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.

- Reuters - US

112.ua: Ukraine elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2018-2020

Ukraine was elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2018-2020. This is stated in the message of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations on Twitter. The post 112.ua: Ukraine elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2018-2020 appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Fight hunger while you play mobile games this week

You can help get food to children in need this week, and maybe even have fun at the same time. In honor of World Food Day, which raises awareness every Oct. 16 about global hunger and the fight to end it, Google Play is joining forces with the World Food Programme , the food assistance branch of the United Nations. SEE ...

- Mashable! - US

Latest harvest unlikely to offset Yemen food production deficits

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Yemen As countries around the globe celebrate World Food Day, millions of Yemenis continue to hope for greater international assistance to alleviate their food insecurity and malnutrition.As countries around the globe celebrate World Food Day, millions ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Aust wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Australia has won its bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council as detractors slammed the country's stance on asylum seekers.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Congo elected to UN rights council; Britain, US unhappy

Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticized by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly.

- GMA News - PH

Associated Press: Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands

President Vladimir Putin says Russia is curtailing economic, scientific and other ties with North Korea in line with restrictions imposed by the United Nations. The post Associated Press: Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU Ministers Impose New Sanctions On North Korea

European Union foreign ministers have adopted new sanctions on North Korea due to Pyongyang's "violation and flagrant disregard" of several United Nations Security Council resolutions concerning its nuclear and ballistic missiles program.

- Radio Free Europe - US

UN rights experts urge France to provide safe water, sanitation for migrants in 'Calais Jungle'

United Nations human rights experts are urging the Government of France to devise long-term measures to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for migrants in Calais and other areas along the northern French coast.

- UN - INT

At UN event in Rome, Pope Francis urges action on climate change, conflicts to end global hunger

Food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts, His Holiness, Pope Francis, stressed Monday at an official ceremony for World Food Day held at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations agriculture agency.

- UN - INT

Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

An IRIN investigation exposes a rising trend of migrant-smuggling from Turkey to Romania over a notoriously dangerous body of water

- UN - INT

Venkaiah Naidu for concerted global efforts to isolate countries sponsoring terror

The United Nations should see "the conclusion of a comprehensive convention on suppression of international terrorism, regarding which a proposal had been made by India in 1996 and is still pending.

- Zee News - IN

UN flag to fly with Tricolour on United Nations Day

Every year October 24 is observed as United Nations Day when the UN flag is flown along with Indian national flag on all buildings on which the Tricolour is regularly flown.

- Zee News - IN

Russia's Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on N Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea in order to comply with a United Nations Security Council resolution.

- BDNews24 - BD

A third of the planet's food goes to waste — here's what we throw out the most

Brian Finke/National GeographicToday, a third of the planet's food goes to waste — enough to feed two billion people and cause economic losses of approximately $750 billion, according to the United Nations. That food is wasted at every stage from farm to table, sometimes just because of how it looks. In fields, ...

- Business Insider - US

Pope Francis denounced the 'negligence' and 'greed' of leaving the Paris Agreement

Pope Francis leveled an oblique criticism at President Trump while speaking Monday at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization offices in Rome. The pope addressed the Paris Agreement, the 2016 climate accord from which Trump withdrew the United States in June. "We see consequences of climate change every day," ...

- The Week - US

UN chief condemns Saturday's attacks in Mogadishu; commends responders

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today commended the first responders and residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for mobilizing to aid in what is being called Somalia's worst-ever bomb attack.

- UN - INT

Lift protest ban, protect judiciary and preserve civil society role, UN rights experts urge Kenya

Voicing concern over restrictions on protests as well as attacks on judiciary and civil society in the run-up to presidential elections in Kenya, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts called on the Government to honour its obligations and protect the rights of Kenyans.

- UN - INT

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar for Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON - Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- Reuters - US

Russia's Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on North Korea

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea in order to comply with a United Nations Security Council resolution.

- Reuters - US

Vienna has a coffee culture of its own

Vienna's coffee culture is so distinct it has a UNESCO designation. Immerse yourself in local flavor at these coffeehouses and chocolate shops.

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Vienna has a coffee culture of its own

Vienna's coffee culture is so distinct it has a UNESCO designation. Immerse yourself in local flavor at these coffeehouses and chocolate shops.        

- USA TODAY - US

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON - Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- Reuters - US

Children whose parents sheltered Edward Snowden ‘singled out’ claims lawyer, after Hong Kong Immigration Department rejected asylum claim

Three children whose parents offered shelter to American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in 2013 were denied asylum claims by the Immigration Department, a lawyer revealed on Monday – despite the city’s efforts to honour an international convention to protect children. The new claims, raised under the United ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Nikki Haley: U.S. to Stay in Iran Nuclear Deal While Aiming to 'Make It Better'

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Sunday that the US would stay' in the Iranian nuclear agreement negotiated between the world powers, including the US, and Iran, but aim to make it better.'

- Breitbart - US

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- The Daily Star - LB

Aoun meets with ambassadors of UN P5

President Michel Aoun Monday met with the ambassadors to Lebanon from the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council at the presidential palace in Baabda, the state-run National News Agency reported.

- The Daily Star - LB

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- BDNews24 - BD

Eight dead as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

They are fleeing violence in Myanmar's sectarian-plagued Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority

- Daily Monitor - UG

President Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away from UNESCO — for Now

By withdrawing from UNESCO – again – President Trump is sending a powerful message to the international community: that we will no longer tolerate international organizations that serve as forums for Jew-bashing. This important message was encapsulated

- Hudson New York - US

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