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Wind, water, fire: Is Canada ready for the next natural disaster?

As officials in Alberta sift through the ashes in Fort McMurray to assess the damage caused by a devastating wildfire, experts say Canadian governments should be looking ahead to the next disaster. 1,507 more words



The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN
human rights investigators say.
They accuse President Bashar al-Assad’s regime of crimes against humanity, in a report for the UN Human Rights Council. 581 more words


VIDEO: U.N. Report Calls on Governments to Protect Whistleblowers, Not Prosecute Them

The U.N. envoy charged with protecting free speech around the globe has declared that confidential sources and whistleblowers are a fundamental element of a healthy democracy and that governments must protect them rather than demonize them. 365 more words


India's Broadband Penetration Ranking Falls Down: UN Report

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing hard to make India a digitally stable country, we have been witnessing a number of Digital India initiatives.

While all efforts are being put up by the government, the Internet growth still falls behind to that of many other countries, according to’The State of Broadband 2015′ report by UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development. 190 more words

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Number displaced worldwide hits record high - UN report

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The number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution reached a record high of nearly 60 million around the world in 2014, a UN report says. 489 more words


UN peacekeepers routinely traded sex for money and goods - Firstpost

In Haiti, 231 people admitted to having “transactional sexual relationships” with peacekeeping personnel in exchange for “jewellery, ‘church’ shoes, dresses, fancy underwear, cell phones, perfume, radios, televisions and, in a few cases, laptops.” 162 more words

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LGBT abuse: new UN report

I’m so grateful that I was lucky enough to be born in part of the world where, while things aren’t perfect, I don’t have to worry about being attacked every time I walk down the street. 33 more words