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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran

Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran

Golnaz Esfandiari – RFE/RL – Monday 1 September, 2014 Iranian women are free to love sports, as long as they do it in the safety of their own homes. Female fans got a harsh reminder of this when they attempted to cheer for their men’s soccer and volleyball teams this week. Women attempting to attend […]

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 […]

Choking down freedom of digital expression in Thailand

Choking down freedom of digital expression in Thailand

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations rights office today expressed serious concern over the prosecution and harsh sentencing of individuals in Thailand under the country’s so called lèse majesté law and its “chilling effects” on freedom of expression. In Geneva, Ms. Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner […]

UN expert Rita Izsak wants unlawful Sri Lanka deportations to end

UN expert Rita Izsak wants unlawful Sri Lanka deportations to end

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: United Nations human rights experts have expressed their grave concern over the detentions and forced deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka back to their homeland where violent attacks against religious minorities have spiked in recent years. “States must guarantee that every single asylum claim […]

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