General News

Increases in specific cancer rates anticipated after Fukushima accident: WHO

The first comprehensive global report by the World Health Organization (WHO) associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident in Japan in March 2011, was released today.

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Justice for women—has the law let women down?

In the face of persistent violence against women and girls, the UN Human Rights Council, convening in Geneva, is taking up the issue of women’s access to justice.

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A journey to empower women

Ten female mountain climbers are preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to encourage girls and women around the world that they can achieve anything with effort and education.

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Alliance of Civilizations forum opens in Vienna

The Fifth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, a forum for inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue, opened on Wednesday in Vienna, Austria.

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UN expert concerned about displacement related to elections in Kenya

As Kenyans get ready to participate in general elections on Monday, a human rights expert is urging the Kenyan Government and the international community to scale up efforts to prevent displacement related to the polls.

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Member States tell Human Rights Council of their work in protecting rights for all

“Working together to forge solutions to so many of humanity’s most inhuman acts, is itself a testament to the power and progress that comes from the cooperation at the root of the United Nations and of the Human Rights Council”, the representative from the United States said as the council wrappe

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Cosmetic imperfections should not be cause for food waste: UNEP

At a posh dinner in Nairobi in February, hundreds of ministers and high-level officials dined at the headquarters of the UN Environment Program (UNEP).

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Human Rights Council opens in Geneva

The bloodbath of Syria should be our foremost priority, says the President of the General Assembly at the opening of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, the 25th of February.

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Charting a strategy for the least developed countries

In 2001, there was a feeling among the development community that there are certain countries in the world that are particularly vulnerable because of the severe development challenges they face – among them, a low level of per-capital income, economic difficulties and environmental threats.

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UN concerned about 1.2 million people affected by conflict in Mali

The People of Mali continue to suffer in the crisis that intensified last year when fighting broke out between Tuareg rebels and government forces.

The crisis took another turn when Islamist extremists occupied the northern section of the country.

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