Category: Human interest

IOM Congratulates Nobel Peace Laureates Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege

The UN Migration Agency, IOM, congratulates the 2018 Nobel Peace Laureates Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor and advocate, and Nadia Murad, a prominent Yazidi human rights activist, for their efforts to end the scourge of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

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OXFAM urges Africa governments to take swift action to control rising temperatures to avert poverty and hunger

Pan Africa Director of  Oxfam International said climate change has set the planet on fire and that millions are already feeling the impacts, and the IPCC just showed that things can get much worse.

Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate

If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on Tuesday on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate, it was the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change , from Secretary-General António Guterres’s opening address warning global Heads of State and Government  that “its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across the world”, to individual leaders highlighting their individual vulnerabilities.

Liberia: At UN, President Should Back Justice

 Liberian President George Weah should show leadership at the United Nations General Assembly by announcing his government’s endorsement of justice and reparations for victims of grave crimes during the country’s civil wars, 80 nongovernmental organizations said in a letter to the president released on Thursday.