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Maternal Health Reactions Pour Out During U.N. Meeting #Vaw #mustread

By Reshmi Kaur Oberoi WeNews correspondent Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a high-level meeting on Millennium Development Goal 5 to improve maternal health on Sept. 23, 2013. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a high-level meeting on… Continue Reading →

Press Release- UN panel asks POSCO to halt $12-bn Odisha project #GOODNEWS

    UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Raquel Rolnik. UN Photo/Ryan Brown     1 October 2013 – United Nations independent experts today called on Indian authorities to immediately halt the construction of a massive steel… Continue Reading →

U.S. Prepares to Attack Syria – 60% of Americans Are Against It, Obama Has No UN Approval

No Proof of Who Was Behind Gas Attacks Any moves to bomb Syria risk further American involvement in a brutal civil war that has spiraled out of control. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com August 26, 2013  |  ALTERNET The U.S. is giving all… Continue Reading →

UNHRC-Access to medicines resolution adopted

Published in SUNS #7627 dated 16 July 2013 New Delhi, 15 Jul (K. M. Gopakumar) — The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on access to medicines despite opposition from the United States and the European Union…. Continue Reading →

UN rights chief stresses on right to privacy

New York, July 13 : A senior United Nations official on Friday stressed the need to respect the right to privacy, using the case of United States citizen Edward Snowden to illustrate the urgent need to protect individuals who reveal… Continue Reading →

Malala Yousafzai invokes Mahatma Gandhi in her UN speech

The poster by Amir Rizvi   United Nations: Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai, in her first public speech at the United Nations since being shot in the head by the Taliban, has said she is inspired by Mahatama Gandhi‘s path… Continue Reading →

Cameroon- Breast Ironing to avoid sexual violence

In a desperate attempt to prevent sexual assault and teen pregnancy, Cameroonian mothers are literally ironing their daughters’ breasts with hot stones to make them less attractive. Breast ironing is not an acceptable form of pregnancy prevention or a replacement… Continue Reading →

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