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UN’s International Court of Justice rules US must suspend sanctions linked to Humanitarian Aid to Iran

UN’s International Court of Justice rules US must suspend sanctions linked to Humanitarian Aid to Iran

By Sputnik News JUDGES from the International Court of Justice, the highest tribunal at the United Nations, have handed a victory to Tehran, who has claimed that US sanctions imposed in May violate the terms their 1955 Treaty of Amity. The International Court of Justice has demanded the US suspend sanctions on Iran related to humanitarian aid and spare parts supplies for civil aviation. […]

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UN: Excessive drinking killed over three million people in 2016

By CGTN DRINKING too much alcohol killed more than three million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The UN health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and […]

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“Continue GRP-NDF talks” — peace groups

AS the United Nations observed World Peace Day last Friday, peace groups, in an open letter, urged the government and the communist insurgents to continue with the peace talks. International Day of Peace (September 21) “On the occasion of the International Day of Peace 2018 (IDP2018), we respectfully urge both Government of the Republic of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (GRP-NDF) […]

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Former UN Chief Kofi Annan: A Five-Decade-Long Career in 5 Points

By Sputnik News ONE of the most celebrated diplomats in modern history, Kofi Annan was probably best known as former UN Secretary-General. He was a vocal supporter of international peace and the rule of law, praised by fellow human rights advocates as a great statesman and a committed internationalist. News broke on Saturday that Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian politician and former […]

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Michel Sidibe, the executive director of UNAIDS, presents a UNAIDS report during a press conference at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Science Po), July 18, 2018, in Paris. (Photo by AFP)

UN sounding alarms about hazard of AIDS amid dwindling funding

By PressTV / AFP GREAT strides in preventing AIDS deaths and new infections risk being halted, even reversed, if funding and focus continues to dwindle, the UN warned Wednesday. Announcing the lowest annual death toll in two decades for 2017, and a record number of people on life-saving treatment, UNAIDS cautioned that a creeping “complacency” threatened these achievements. “We are […]

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The PH reaffirms before the UNHRC its advocacy on the promotion and protection of migrant’s rights

By Rodolfo Andal THE Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva has reaffirmed the country’s promotion and protection of the rights of migrants. Ambassador Evan P. Garcia made the affirmation during a conversation with Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Felipe Gonzales Morales Wednesday last week on the margins of the 38th Session of the […]

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A man walks through an economically stressed section of the city on March 20, 2018 in Worcester, Massachusetts, once a thriving manufacturing hub. (AFP photo)

UN: Trump forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin

By Press TV THE United Nations monitor on poverty has warned that US President Donald Trump is forcing millions of Americans into financial hardship, depriving them of food and other basic needs while lavishing vast riches on the super-wealthy. Philip Alston, who is the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, visited several US states in December to […]

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