Posts Tagged 'António Guterres'

Nadia Prupis – Canada Accused of Complicity in Mining Companies’ Abuse of Women and Girls

The Canadian government is failing to protect women against human rights abuses by supporting and financing mining companies that are involved in discrimination, rape, and violence abroad, according to a new report submitted to the United Nations on Monday.

The report (pdf), written by EarthRights International (ERI), MiningWatch Canada, and the Human Rights Research and Education Center Human Rights Clinic at the University of Ottawa, states that the Canadian government continues to support these corporations instead of holding them to ...

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Ramzy Baroud – Ban Ki-moon’s Legacy in Palestine: Failure in Words and Deeds

Ban Ki-moon was the most ideal man for the job of UN Secretary General, as far as the US government and the Israeli occupation regime are concerned.

Ban Ki-Moon‘s second term as the Secretary General of the United Nations is ending this December. He was the most ideal man for the job as far as the United States and its allies are concerned.

Of course, there will always be other Ban Ki-Moons. In fact, the man himself was a modified ...

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Thomas Gaist – US military to expand global operations in 2016

The year 2015 will be remembered as a year of expanding global warfare and militarism. It began with discussions of the possibility of “total war” against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, saw new provocations against China in the South China Sea, and draws to a close amid the escalation of the US and European war in Iraq and Syria and the spread of conflict to Yemen, Libya and other parts of Africa.

The imperialist powers are determined to make 2016 an ...

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Warming World of Chaos Fueling Global Refugee Crisis Never Before Seen

As ongoing violence and conflicts continue to grip the warming planet, the number of people worldwide forced to flee their homes this year is on track to shatter all previous such records, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned Friday.

For the first time ever, that number could hit 60 million by year’s end.

The figures on worldwide displacement are documented in the agency’s Mid-Year Trends 2015 report, which looked the number of people who were either ...

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Lisa Schlein – UN: Record-breaking 60 Million Forcibly Displaced Worldwide

GENEVA—

The U.N. refugee agency warns the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes is likely to exceed 60 million in 2015.

The UNHCR has released its Mid-Year Trends 2015 report covering global forced displacement during the first six months of this year.

The UNHCR report does not include the hundreds of thousands of refugees who made the perilous journey to Europe across the Mediterranean nor the thousands more seeking refuge from many conflicts around the world during the last ...

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Gaither Stewart – One Of History’s Greatest Mass Migrations Of Peoples

Europe, the small tail end peninsula of the great Euro-Asian land mass, gears up to receive the brunt of a mass migration of peoples from the South and East fleeing from the wars raging in their worlds. The United Nations Refugee Agency predicts some 800,000 arrivals of “seekers of asylum” in the remaining months of 2015. Estimates of the numbers of people from war-torn sub-Saharan countries like Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic and Congo packing their meager ...

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One in Every 122 Humans Forcibly Displaced by War and Persecution: UN – Sarah Lazare

As wars and persecution escalate worldwide, one out of every 122 people on the planet is a refugee, seeking asylum, or internally displaced, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported Thursday.

Taken together, this population of humans wrenched from their homes by violence would constitute the 24th largest country in the world.

The agency’s new report, Global Trends: World at War, chronicles what UN High Commissioner for Refugees ...

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