Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a […]

ISIL steps up atrocities against women rights defenders

ISIL steps up atrocities against women rights defenders

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the recent brutal, cold-blooded slaying by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of human rights defender Sameera Salih Ali Al-Nuaimy, as well as the continuing detention, sexual exploitation and sale of hundreds of women and […]

UN 'Zero Mothers Die' campaign pushes women toward life & away from maternal mortality

UN 'Zero Mothers Die' campaign pushes women toward life & away from maternal mortality

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNAIDS) UN General Assembly, NEW YORK, AMERICAS: Efforts to reduce high maternal and child mortality received a welcome boost with the launch of a new global campaign, Zero Mothers Die, at an official high-level side event held during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Unveiled at the 5th Women Leaders Forum […]

UN Ambassador British actor Emma Watson talks women at table in Uruguay

UN Ambassador British actor Emma Watson talks women at table in Uruguay

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) Montevideo, URUGUAY, AMERICAS: On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson in Uruguay highlighted the need for women’s political participation as the country gears up for elections with a first-ever national quota law guaranteeing 30 per cent women’s representation. “Women must have a say in […]

Under violence Nigeria's girl abductees become child soldiers

Under violence Nigeria's girl abductees become child soldiers

Joe DeCapua for VOA News – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., U.S., AMERICAS: Children are bearing the brunt of much of the violence in northeastern Nigeria – including killings, rapes, abductions and attacks on schools. A new report blamed Boko Haram militants, Nigerian security forces and self-defense militias. The group – Watchlist on Children and […]

China's extreme smog predicts a slow down in coal consumption

China's extreme smog predicts a slow down in coal consumption

Kieran Cooke for Climate News Network – WNN Breaking (WNN/Climate News Network) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit.China produces and consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. […]

Global women peacebuilders need on-the-ground funding, say UN experts

Global women peacebuilders need on-the-ground funding, say UN experts

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Women are crucial partners in peacebuilding and must be guaranteed the safe political space, including a seat at the “negotiating table,” to participate in all steps of post-conflict reconciliation and recovery processes, stressed high-level United Nations officials today at a Headquarters event. Chair of the UN […]

New York immigrant mothers rally for U.S. immigration reform

New York immigrant mothers rally for U.S. immigration reform

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Undocumented mothers literally stood up for their rights in New York, calling on President Barack Obama to keep his promise for executive action on immigration reform. At New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, an informal “town hall” at CUNY’s [City University of New York] Baruch College campus on […]

Former acting U.S. woman judge joins UN task force probe on Gaza deaths

Former acting U.S. woman judge joins UN task force probe on Gaza deaths

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today the appointment of the last of three members of its probe to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly in the Gaza Strip since the […]

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