Paraguay

News in Brief 14 August 2019

  • Afghanistan: grave concern at reports 11 civilians killed by pro-Government forces
  • UN panel urges Paraguay to probe poisonings, contamination from agrochemical sprays
  • Disarmament discussions must make urgent progress, says UN’s new top diplomat in Geneva
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Prosecution of Paraguay judges over peasant ‘massacre’ ruling could undermine rule of law: UN expert

The planned prosecution of Supreme Court judges who acquitted 11 peasant farmers jailed over the death of police officers during a violent land eviction in 2012, known as the Curuguaty Massacre”, could undermine the rule of law, a UN expert said on Monday.

Paraguay’s elimination of malaria ‘shows what is possible’ – UN health agency

Paraguay has successfully eliminated malaria, the United Nations health agency has announced, highlighting that the major milestone offers lessons to other countries aiming to control the mosquito-borne sickness.

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Australia urged to end “offshore processing” of asylum seekers

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Inequality behind food access discrepancy in Paraguay: Human rights expert

Despite a decade of impressive economic growth in Paraguay, 10 per cent of citizens there are facing hunger and malnutrition.

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Disaster preparedness in Paraguay’s biggest tip

Efforts are underway in Paraguay to prepare impoverished people living on the margins of the country’s biggest rubbish dump, for the likely eventuality of flooding.

The Cateura dump is located next to the Paraguay River in the south of the capital Asuncion.

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Paraguay communities learn to cope with flooding

People living in flood-prone areas of Paraguay are learning how to prepare and cope with annual and sometimes life-changing inundations.

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UN rights chief 'deeply troubled' by conviction of land reform activists in Paraguay

The United Nations human rights chief today expressed concern over the recent ruling by the Court in Paraguay that convicted 11 land reform protestors, calling on the country's authorities to take urgent measures to ensure fair, independent investigations and guarantee access to justice.

Tsunami preparedness underway in St Kitts and Nevis

The tiny Caribbean island nation St Kitts and Nevis has been working with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to make sure it is in a “state of readiness” if a tsunami were to hit the low-lying archipelago.

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Older people need “greater say” in disaster planning

Older people need to be consulted more consistently when it comes to planning for the eventuality of disasters; that’s according to an expert working for the non-profit organization, HelpAge International in Colombia.

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