Posts Tagged ‘United nations’

Survival of the fittest – adapt or civilisation will collapse Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Civilisation will collapse unless we make some urgent changes, Sir David Attenborough told delegates from almost 200 nations at the UN Climate Summit (COP24) taking place in Katowice, Poland. “Right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” Attenborough said on Monday, just two months after a UN report underlined the need to keep Read more

The global migration agreement causing a stir Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The New Zealand Government has not yet decided whether New Zealand will be among the signatories: Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has said he and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters are still considering what to do. Related Posts:NZ to review Pacific migrationSamoans visiting New Zealand treated like second…Door could be opening for Nauru refugees to come Read more

Estimated 85,000 children starved since war began Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from extreme hunger or disease since the war in Yemen escalated, according to new analysis by Save the Children. Using data compiled by the UN, Save the Children evaluated mortality rates for untreated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition. Read more Related Posts:Plea for Read more

Abducted nuns released by captors Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

About 13 Catholic nuns who had been abducted in Cameroon were later released by their captors. The nuns were abducted last week when they were travelling through the country. None of them knew their captors. They spent the day and night with their abductors as negotiations went on for their release. They were released the Read more

Holy See advocates novel forms of social accounting Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

The Holy See has told the UN novel forms of social accounting are needed so as not to replace old problems with new ones. Uniting the economic, social and environmental dimensions of development is not easy since they have so often been considered separately, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the UN, Read more

Pope’s Share the Journey campaign takes a new twist Comments 0

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Pope Francis’s Share the Journey campaign urging world leaders to reach an agreement on refugees has taken a new twist in Britain with an installation at London’s Westminster Cathedral. Led by two Catholic charities, CAFOD and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), Share the Journey has resulted in hundreds of pairs of shoes being displayed outside Read more

World’s worst humanitarian crisis escalating Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis being played out in Yemen is about to escalate. The United Nations estimates 8.4 million people are on the brink of famine. So far at least 10,000 Yemenis have been killed since the war broke out in Yemen in March 2015. Cafod, a Catholic Aid agency, says the Saudi-led coalition’s Read more

Claims of UN sexual misconduct in Fiji Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Sexual misconduct allegations against UN agency

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is formally investigating claims of sexual misconduct against two members of its Fiji staff. The head of Fiji’s Women’s Crisis Centre says the allegations of sexual misconduct are a sign that all organisations should be open to scrutiny. The investigation follows complaints laid by three female employees against two Read more

UN ‘shocked’ by NZ’s record on housing, child poverty, incarceration Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

New Zealand’s child poverty, inadequate housing, incarceration and violence has “shocked” a United Nations committee reviewing the country’s human rights record. Members of a committee overseeing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) were last month incredulous at some of New Zealand’s worst statistics, chief human rights commissioner David Rutherford said. Continue Read more

Killer robots will make war more inhumane Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Developing and using killer robots – fully automated lethal weapons systems – would make warfare even more inhumane, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic says. Jurkovic is the Vatican observer to the United Nations (UN) agencies in Geneva. He told a UN session for the “Group of Governmental Experts” on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) that autonomous systems Read more