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As 71st General Assembly opens, new President pledges to ‘turn the wheels’ on implementing 17 Global Goals
On 13 September, the United Nations General Assembly opened its 71st session, with an emphasis on ensuring that implementation of the new global development goals, adopted by its 193 Member States last year, is well underway.
Australia announced plans to strengthen anti-terrorism laws and extend monitoring by authorities to suspects as young as 14 on Sunday, after the country’s fourth terrorism incident in two years, said on 12 September Bloomberg.
A seven-day NHS is "impossible" to achieve with the current funding and staffing levels, the chief executive of NHS Providers says.
Work is about to begin on "a big, new wall" in Calais as the latest attempt to prevent refugees and migrants jumping aboard lorries heading for the Channel port, the UK’s immigration minister Robert Goodwill said on 7 September.
Millions of children driven from their homes due to violence and conflict or in the hopes of finding a better and safer future face further dangers along the way — including the risk of drowning on sea crossings, malnourishment and dehydration, trafficking, kidnapping, rape and even murder — according to the new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
On 6 September, an OSCE-supported roundtable dedicated to the strengthening of re-socialization of former prisoners took place today in Astana, bringing together some 40 high-level government officials, international experts, legal scholars and members of civil society.
The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately release a 22-year-old student activist detained for two Facebook posts criticising the country’s Prime Minister, Amnesty International said on 3 September.
Noting that national policies often tend to treat women and girls with disabilities as helpless objects of pity or allow them to be treated in that manner, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities stressed on 30 August that, instead, they need to be empowered and allowed to enjoy their fundamental rights and freedoms, as any other person.
Enhancing the professional development of journalists, training young reporters, making greater use of multimedia, establishing commercial departments as part of editorial offices, and creating an alternative system of newspaper distribution were some of the recommendations presented by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan on 27 August 2016 in their survey on the impact of the financial crisis on the country’s independent media.
Migrants in Calais seeking asylum in the UK should be allowed to lodge their claim in France, the president of the region on 29 August has told the BBC.