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||Parliamentarians of critical importance to success of new development goals||Parliamentary leaders will play a "critical" role in the global push for creating a sustainable future for all people and the planet. That's according to Saber Chowdhury, president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) which is meeting this week at UN Headquarters in New York. Heads of State are expected to adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals [...]||8/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dismay over Egyptian court decision to uphold sentence of Al-Jazeera journalists||The decision by an Egyptian court to uphold the sentencing of three Al-Jazeera journalists has been met with deep regret by the UN Secretary-General. On Sunday, the Egyptian government upheld the sentences of Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and other correspondents of Al-Jazeera working in the country. Maria Carlino reports. On Saturday, the Egyptian [...]||8/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Action urged to end "alarming" number of enforced disappearances on International Day||An appeal to all Member States to join the global convention banning the secret abduction or imprisonment of persons has been made by the UN Secretary-General on the fourth International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. In a message on the Day, observed annually on 30 August, Ban Ki-moon denounced the "alarming" number of [...]||8/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Detaining people without cause is a “strategy to spread terror”||The detention of people, often without cause, is a repressive technique which violates fundamental human rights and is often used to spread terror within society. That is the message connected to the UN's International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, observed annually on 30 August. According to the United Nations, a "forced disappearance" qualifies [...]||8/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Banning nuclear weapons testing "critical steps" on road to nuclear-free world||A call on remaining states to join the global treaty on banning nuclear weapons so it can take effect has been made by the UN Secretary-General on the International Day against Nuclear Testing, observed on 29 August. Ban Ki-moon welcomed the voluntary moratoria on nuclear testing imposed by nations possessing nuclear weapons, but said it is [...]||8/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Evacuation centres to open in cyclone-prone areas of the Philippines||State-of-the art evacuation centres in the Philippines are being set up by the UN to provide shelter for communities in cyclone-prone areas of the country. The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have broken ground on the first of two such centres on the island of Samar. Maria Carlino reports. [...]||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Impact of nuclear tests observed on International Day||The ill-effects of nuclear testing in Kazakhstan are still being seen according to authorities, even though the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site closed over 20 years ago. Educating people about these devastating health consequences is a goal of the International Day against Nuclear Testing, observed annually on 29August. Though Kazakhstan sponsored the resolution behind the day, [...]||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Secretary-General "horrified and heartbroken" over latest refugee deaths||The UN Secretary-General has said he is "horrified and heartbroken" over the latest deaths in Austria and at sea of refugees desperate to reach Europe's shores. Ban Ki-moon said such countless human tragedies require a collective response from the international community. Maria Carlino reports. Much more must be done to ensure the journey across international waters [...]||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||News in Brief 28 August 2015 (PM)||Concern over Colombia-Venezuela border crisis The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over reports of human rights violations at two border crossings between Colombia and Venezuela. Ban Ki-moon said he was encouraged to learn that the two countries are committed to using dialogue to address their border challenges. Colombia and Venezuela each recalled their ambassadors [...]||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Guinea-Bissau urged to resume dialogue and end power struggle||Competing political parties in Guinea-Bissau have been urged by the UN's top envoy to the country to resume dialogue to end the power struggle threatening to further undermine stability in the West African nation. Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz recently appointed a new prime minister, Baciro Dja, in a bid to end a power vacuum [...]||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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