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Hiroshima survivor: “Nobody in any country deserves the same hell again.”

Yesterday the UN General Assembly’s negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons under international law began in New York. Over 115 governments, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the Pope and other faith-based leaders, over 3,000 scientists, and civil society agreed yesterday that it is time to ban nuclear weapons.  258 more words

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WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected. 545 more words



noun /hɪˈpɒkrɪsi/

 “the practice of claiming to have moral standard to which one’s actions do not conform”

When I read the news as I do every day, undoubtedly there will be an article, usually in the politics section where the word ‘hypocrisy’ will pop into my mind.

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UN: Former Tanzania's top judge will lead new investigation into Dag Hammarskjold's suspicious death

“It will be Necessary to find some way of pulling Hammarskjold up short.”

UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (September 13  1961)

“Hammarskjöld was at the point of getting something done when they killed him.

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84. The Approach of UNICEF to Capacity Development - Oral Report Background Note

Capacity development is a process through which individuals, organizations and societies obtain, strengthen and maintain the capabilities to achieve their own development objectives. The UN General Assembly has also underscored that capacity development is a key strategy to achieving internationally agreed goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 164 more words


World Autism Awareness Days April 2, 2017

Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum. Together with their families they make up around 2.8 million people whose lives are touched by autism every single day. 148 more words


New UN chief Guterres pledges to make 2017 'a year for peace'

On his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.

“On this New Year’s Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year’s resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first,” said Mr. 154 more words

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