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- ‘I do not want to die’: Central American exodus grows January 22, 2019
- China scientist condemned for gene-editing babies; loses job January 22, 2019
- Marc Veasey Met with Local DFW Federal Workers & Sent Letter to Trump to End the Shutdown January 21, 2019
- From pariah to demi-god: transgender leader a star at massive Indian festival January 21, 2019
- Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after U.S. pressure January 21, 2019
- ‘Compelling case’ for urgency around global disarmament, UN-led forum told January 21, 2019Michael Møller, head of the UN in Geneva, has warned delegates to the Conference on Disarmament that cyber-security challenges, and the existence of new weapons systems and technologies, are not being sufficiently addressed or reflected in current arms control regimes.
- World’s human rights watchdog spotlights Afghanistan, Yemen and 12 others: Here’s the scoop January 21, 2019The United Nation Human Rights Council (HRC) kicked off its Universal Periodic Review, or UPR, on Monday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to examine the human rights situation in 14 countries, including Afghanistan and Yemen.
- Migrants and refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health, says UN report on displaced people in Europe January 21, 2019European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, at the launch of its first report on the subject.
- Human rights are ‘key’ for economic policymaking says UN expert January 21, 2019Calling on governments to take human rights obligations into account when designing economic reforms, an independent United Nations rights expert said on Monday that “human rights impact assessments are key to the process”.
- Global economy to see ‘steady’ growth of three per cent in 2019 despite risks, says UN January 21, 2019The global economy grew at a “steady” 3.1 per cent last year and similar levels of growth are expected in 2019, but these headline figures mask growth that is uneven and often failing to reach where it is most needed, the UN’s chief economist warned on Monday.