Family planning “fundamental” to sustainable development

The right for women and girls to make their own choices about planning a family is “fundamental” to sustainable development according to the chief of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

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Denmark criticized for asylum policy at UN rights council

Denmark has been criticized at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for considering a law which would permit the authorities to confiscate money and possessions from asylum seekers.

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“Historic” UN General Assembly addressing global concerns

Global agreement on the way to create a sustainable future for all people and the planet has been welcomed as “historic” by the new president of the UN General Assembly.

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UN refugee agency concerned over Denmark’s proposed immigration policies

The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern about a series of proposals to reduce the number of immigrants allowed into Denmark, and expressed the hope that Copenhagen, which has a tradition of caring for refugees, will “continue to lead by example.”