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Thursday, September 21, 2017
US and Other Nuclear Powers Refuse to Sign Historic UN Treaty to Ban Atomic Weapons
The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature on Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York at a ceremony at which speakers from international organizations, governments and civil society hailed this milestone in achieving a world free of...
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Monday, June 19, 2017
Violence and Persecution Uprooted Record 65.6 Million People in 2016, UN Agency Reports
Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency today reported, stressing the “very high” pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes. The figure equates to “one person displaced every three seconds –...
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Friday, June 02, 2017
Cholera Cases in Yemen May Reach 130,000 in Two Weeks, UNICEF Warns
With about 70,000 cholera cases reported with nearly 600 fatalities in Yemen, the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) today warned that an already dire situation for children is turning into a disaster. "Cholera doesn't need a permit to cross a checkpoint or a border, nor does it...
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