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UN condemns discrimination against LGBT

On Aug 19, 2016 The Namibia Economist reported: The UN in a visit organized by the Centre for Civil and Political Rights, a Geneva-based NGO, together with the Legal Assistance Centre in a press briefing earlier this week called on Namibia to abolish the common law crime of sodomy and include same-sex relationships in the existing Combating of Domestic Violence Act.

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22 August 2016
United Nations General Assembly Building
New York, New York 

The wreath was placed on 19 August 2016 in honor of those killed in 2003 bombing of the Canal Hotel Bombing in Baghdad, Iraq that targeted the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq.

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UN admits to accidentally releasing cholera in Haiti...

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The United Nations has admitted responsibility for the 2010 cholera epidemic in Haiti which killed more than ten thousand people. 758 more words

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New Team on the Block! Rio’s Medal-Winning Olympic Refugee Team Makes History [Guest Editorial]

This guest editorial was written by Susanne Beilmann, Social Media Community Manager,

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The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro closed last week with fireworks, flag-waving and cheering. 840 more words

United Nations: UN Notes "De-Development" Issues in Palestinian Territories

Marking the second anniversary of the 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza, heads of United Nations agencies there have called for a greater flow of material and funding to address humanitarian needs and boost economic prospects for Gaza’s 1.9 million residents. 302 more words

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United Nations: UN Relief Convoy Completes Aid Delivery Mission

In the first full, completed, cross-line delivery via road in August, inter-agency convoys have reached some 75,000 people in al-Waer in Syria’s Homs province with life-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported. 580 more words

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They Ran to the U.N. for Help. They Got Tear-Gassed Instead.

JUBA, South Sudan — They trusted that the United Nations would protect them. Instead, U.N. police officers with megaphones ordered them back toward the danger, opening fire with tear gas canisters when they refused to budge. 1,538 more words

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