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Ban Ki-moon calls for mobilisation against violent extremism
In his address to PACE convened 23 June in plenary session in Strasbourg, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon assured Europe of UN support in combating violent extremism and the rise of antisemitism, anti-muslim attacks and related forms of discrimination.
‘Business can be a global force for good,’ Bans says as General Assembly honours UN Global Compact
25 June 2015 — The business community and the private sector can make a difference as United Nations Member States are in the process of formulating a new sustainability agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said at the General Assembly, which was meeting to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the UN Global Compact.
UNICEF speeds up response to prevent child trafficking in Nepal
At least 245 children have been intercepted from being trafficked and unnecessarily or illegally placed in children’s care homes since the first earthquake hit Nepal almost two months ago, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported.
North Korea to Instagram users: 'Warning! You can't connect to this website'
Opening the app with mobile devices on the North Korean carrier Koryolink has resulted in a notification in English saying: "Warning! You can’t connect to this website because it’s in blacklist site," the AP reported.
Russia became the largest single recipient of new individual asylum claims worldwide in 2014
With a total of 274,700 registered individual asylum requests, the Russian Federation became the largest single recipient of new individual asylum claims worldwide in 2014, according to a new report from the UN Refugee Agency.
Hungary to fence off border with Serbia to stop migrants
Hungary plans to build a fence along its border with Serbia to stem the flow of migrants, BBC reported.
Azerbaijan: UN rights office urges Government to ensure free expression and association
The United Nations rights office voices concern over "a shrinking democratic space" in Azerbaijan as human rights defenders, journalists and Government critics are increasingly being deprived of their liberty.
Director of Secretariat of Office of High Commissioner took part in OSCE conference
On 15 — 16 June Aleksandr Glushenkov, the Director of the Secretariat of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, took part in the OSCE conference on Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict held in Vienna.
Thorbjørn Jagland urges 5 countries to ratify Council of Europe’s convention against human trafficking
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has called on the Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Russia and Turkey, to join 43 other European states in ratifying the Council of Europe’s legally-binding convention against human trafficking.
New UN guidebook seeks to prevent child labour practices in agriculture
A new Handbook for Monitoring and Evaluation of Child Labour in Agriculture issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will seek to establish guidelines intended to prevent the use of child labour across the world’s agricultural communities in an effort to tackle a problem that affects some one hundred million children globally, the United Nations agency announced.