Monthly Archives: January 2019

SUBSCRIBE AUDIO HUB ‘Countless opportunities’ for new people-centred workplace, but ‘decisive action’ critical

22 January 2019 Economic Development Unprecedented innovations in the world of work provide “countless opportunities” but unless they are embraced through action, inequality and uncertainty will only widen in the workplace, according to a landmark new International Labour Organization (ILO) … Continue reading

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Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

22 January 2019 Migrants and Refugees A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday. The … Continue reading

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Fuel crisis rapidly draining last ‘coping capacities’ of Palestinians in Gaza

22 January 2019 Humanitarian Aid A worsening fuel crisis in the Gaza Strip enclave is putting patients’ lives at risk with power supplies for operating theaters under constant threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

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Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to uproot thousands, driving up humanitarian need

22 January 2019 Humanitarian Aid Since November, more than 80,000 Nigerians have been forcibly displaced due to ongoing violence in the north-east, adding to two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across the country’s borders as refugees, the … Continue reading

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New UN bullying report calls for ‘safe, inclusive’ schools for all children

22 January 2019 Human Rights The emotional and physical pain brought on by bullying can be excruciating, yet this behavior continues to abound in schools globally, according to a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization … Continue reading

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‘Compelling case’ for urgency around global disarmament, UN-led forum told

21 January 2019 Peace and Security Michael 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 … Continue reading

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World’s human rights watchdog spotlights Afghanistan, Yemen and 12 others: Here’s the scoop

21 January 2019 Human Rights The 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 … Continue reading

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Migrants and refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health, says UN report on displaced people in Europe

21 January 2019 Health European 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 … Continue reading

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Human rights are ‘key’ for economic policymaking says UN expert

21 January 2019 Human Rights Calling 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”.

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Global economy to see ‘steady’ growth of three per cent in 2019 despite risks, says UN

21 January 2019 Economic Development The 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 … Continue reading

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