UN fails to adopt arms embargo against South Sudan

A vote to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan has failed to garner enough support among the 15 members of the UN

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“We’ve got to stop these guys” UN wildlife chief slams rosewood trade

“We’ve got to stop” the criminals who have turned endangered rosewood into the world’s most trafficked wild product.

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China’s poverty alleviation must be accompanied by accountability – UN rights expert

China has made huge progress in poverty alleviation, but needs meaningful accountability mechanisms that citizens can use when their rights are violated in the context of development-related activities, a United Nations human rights expert said today

Combatting poverty focus of expert’s mission to China

Although China has made significant progress in slashing extreme poverty, the country still faces challenges in fighting this problem.

Human rights expert Philip Alston is in the country this week to find out more about the global giant’s efforts to address the issue.

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US Dollar still tops the world’s “currency pyramid”

The US Dollar continues to offer advantages “no other currency” can, and sits on top of the world’s “currency pyramid”.

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UN experts urge China to stop ill-treatment of imprisoned hunger striker

Expressing deep concern about the critical health condition of a prisoner on hunger strike for three months, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts today called on the Government of China to stop all forms of ill-treatment and urgently provide him with specialized medical care, based on his full and informed consent.

In China, Ban highlights country’s leadership on sustainable development, climate change

In China today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the country’s relationship with the Organization, noting in particular its crucial role in improving tensions, building peace and promoting the agenda on climate change.

China’s clampdown on lawyers and activists draws concern of UN human rights chief

The top United Nations human rights official announced today he has sought clarifications from the Chinese authorities about the recent arrests of lawyers, and intimidation of Government critics and workers of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), describing these incidents as “a very worrying pattern” that has serious implications for the activities of civil society there.

Goodwill ambassador has high hopes for African industrialization

The world is witnessing the beginning of the African industrialization “movement,” according to the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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