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United Nations
Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 16:38 UTC

UN highlights link between press freedom and development

“All too often, journalists are threatened, harassed, obstructed or even killed in the pursuit of information”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for 2016 - Human rights, democratic societies and sustainable development depend on the free flow of information. And the right to information depends on press freedom. Each year, we observe World Press Freedom Day to emphasize these fundamental principles, to protect the independence of the media and to honour media workers who risk and have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 11:00 UTC

Rousseff avoids the word 'coup' at the UN, but admits the grave moment Brazil is undergoing

Proclaiming that her “soul had been cleansed,” Rousseff said she was newly determined to lead Latin America’s largest country

With the prospect of an impeachment trial that can have her out of office next May, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff appealed for international support on Friday during a visit to New York, broadcasting her claims that the campaign to oust her from office was little more than a coup d’état.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:49 UTC

Di Caprio addresses the UN on Earth Day and to celebrate the Paris Agreement

“We can congratulate each other, but it will mean absolutely nothing if you return home to your countries and fail to push beyond the promises of this historic agreement.”

This year, the United Nations has decided to celebrate Earth Day, 22 April, in a very special way, by signing the Paris Agreement: a landmark climate change accord that came out of negotiations at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last December. This, of course, was extremely great news for climate advocates and ambassadors all over the world, including Oscar-winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo Di Caprio.

Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 11:22 UTC

Rousseff will claim before UN she is victim of a “coup d'état without weapons”

Rousseff aides said the populist leader would attend a U.N. event Friday in New York, where she will denounce as illegal the attempt to impeach her.

Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will travel to New York in a bid to rally international support against her impeachment, leaving behind a Cabinet paralyzed by political crisis as another minister defected Wednesday.

Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 08:45 UTC

OAS chief meets Rousseff and disagrees with the impeachment process

Almagro said OAS has made a detailed analysis of the impeachment process against Dilma, and has concluded that it does not fit within the rules of this process.

Brazilian president President Dilma Rousseff received on Friday in Brasilia the Organization of American States, (OAS), Secretary General Luis Almagro to discuss on the current situation in the country, some regional issues and the role played by OAS.

Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 00:46 UTC

“The Argentines are childish stalkers who menace us Falkland Islanders”

Editor Lisa at her Penguin News in Port Stanley

By Lisa Watson (*), published in The Telegraph - Having a neighbor like Argentina is like living next door to your stalker – someone who terrorizes you but then tearfully berates you for rejecting their advances.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 19:48 UTC

UN announcement has no implications on sovereignty over the Falklands.

Mike Summers, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly in the Falklands, earlier stating that FIG’s understanding had “always been that the UN would not make any determination on applications for continen

A statement released earlier this afternoon from the Falkland Islands Government regarding the UN announcement of the extension of the Argentine continental shelf states that the announcement makes “no adjudication on the sovereignty of the Falkland Island and has no implications for the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands”.

Tuesday, March 8th 2016 - 06:33 UTC

International Women’s Day celebrations champion a Planet 50-50 by 2030

At UN Headquarters, prominent speakers from governments, businesses and civil society will convene to debate how to advance women’s empowerment

International Women's Day celebrations on 8 March will mobilize people around the world to call for a Planet 50-50 by 2030. UN Women is organizing a series of diverse, high-profile events in over 40 countries, where ordinary citizens, activists, musicians, athletes, students, security personnel, scholars and stock exchange officials will be among those who commit to “Stepping It Up for Gender Equality.”

Tuesday, March 8th 2016 - 06:15 UTC

International Women's Day: “From the Glass Ceiling to a Carpet of Shards”

“I appointed the first-ever female Force Commander of UN troops, and pushed women’s representation at the upper levels of our Organization to historic highs”

By UN Secretary General, Ban Ki moon - As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labor would leave their shoes at the threshold and then look back in fear. “They are wondering if they will ever step into those shoes again,” my mother explained.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 23:26 UTC

UN watchdog blasts Ban Ki-moon blessing of Syria and Venezuela as C24 members

“I commend the leadership of all those committed to bringing new energy to (the Decolonization Committee) its work,” said Mr. Ban.

A UN watchdog group criticized Ban Ki-moon for his blessings to the UN committee charged with “decolonizing” among others, the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar, at the same time as the 24-nation group elected mass murdering Syria and human rights abusing Venezuela to leadership posts.

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