EU to Give $335 Million for Palestinian Refugees

The European Union has reaffirmed its support for the UN agency helping Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

Two senior EU officials in Brussels on Wednesday signed a joint declaration on EU support for UNRWA with the agency’s Commissioner General.

Under the agreement, the EU will provide $335 million up to 2016.

The EU contribution to the UNRWA General Fund will [...]

Child Abuse And Exploitation

Although the exploitation of children is not a new phenomenon, the digital age has exacerbated the problem and increased children’s vulnerability. At a side event during the 23rd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a study on the effects of new technologies [...]

Ambiguity Surrounds Latest Round of Iran Nuclear Negotiations

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, USA, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany, began the third day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations in Vienna under complete secrecy .

Since May 13 2014,  journalists accredited by the government to cover the negotiations have been gathered [...]

Letter to President Abbas: The Ball Is Now In The Court Of Palestine

Dear President Abbas,

We, the undersigned Palestinian and international human rights organizations, write to urge you to ensure that Palestine pursues the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by promptly acceding to the Rome Statute and/or filing a further declaration accepting the Court’s jurisdiction over crimes committed on Palestinian territory from 1 July 2002.

Taking such [...]

Palestine Adopts UN Treaties to End Torture and Discrimination

 

From today, the State of Palestine is bound by international human rights standards, having brought into force five treaties, with two others coming into effect in July.

The treaties include the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the [...]

Two Foreign UN Workers Were Killed At Galkayo Airport

Two foreign UN workers were shot dead at Galkayo airport in Puntland, Somalia. They were one Briton and one French working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) based in Kenya but had regular visit to Somalia.

A soldier serving as the security guard at Galkayo main Airport shot and killed the two [...]

Israel to Pre-empt Iranian Nuclear Talks in Vienna With Incitement

After the February and March meetings on the nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers, namely France, Germany, UK, China, Russia and USA, and before the coming parties meeting which is supposed to be held again on April 7-9 2014, the head of the israeli occupation, the so-called “state of israel”, Shimon Peres, [...]

Is The USA Flooding Iran With Narcotics? Video

On the sidelines of the 57th Session UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs at the UNOV, H.E. Mr. Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Minister of Interior and Head of the Drug Control Headquarters of Iran, held a press conference at the Iranian Mission in Jaurèsgasse in the third district of Vienna.

From the beginning of the event it became [...]

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