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Senior UN official loses his appeal against sexual misconduct sacking

Tribunal rules that Ravi Karkara, an adviser to UN Women, was rightfully dismissed for harassing younger menA former senior UN adviser who contested his sacking over sexual misconduct has lost his appeal at a tribunal.Ravi Karkara, who was tasked with promoting gender equality and youth partnerships at UN Women, was dismissed in 2018 following allegations of harassment against younger men, including an intern. Continue reading...
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UN Warns Coronavirus Pandemic Disproportionately Hurting Women

(CNN/CBS13) — The COVID-19 pandemic has set gender equality back years, with women around the world taking on the “lion’s share” of extra domestic chores, the United Nations reported on Thursday. The report comes a day after the international body warned the pandemic is driving further violence against refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls. Thursday’s “Whose Time to Care?” report, from UN Women, found that, while both women and men have taken on extra unpaid domestic work throughout t...
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Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

The Covid-19 pandemic has set gender equality back years, with women around the world taking on the "lion's share" of extra domestic chores, the United Nations reported on Thursday.
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More than 3 billion people affected by water shortages, data shows

UN warns about consequences of not conserving water and tackling climate crisisWater shortages are now affecting more than 3 billion people around the world, as the amount of fresh water available for each person has plunged by a fifth over two decades, data has shown.About 1.5 billion people are suffering severe water scarcity or even drought, as a combination of climate breakdown, rising demand and poor management has made agriculture increasingly difficult across swathes of the globe. Continu...
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Surge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at risk

UN calls for urgent focus on HIV/Aids as coronavirus blocks access to drugs and missed targets threaten to derail progressGlobal progress on ending the Aids epidemic by 2030 could be blown off course by coronavirus, a senior UN director has warned.Just a six-month disruption to medical supplies induced by Covid-19 could result in an extra 500,000 Aids-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa by the end of 2021, according to data modelling in the annual report from UNAids. The agency’s executive dire...
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Children and the Internet at UN Internet Governance Forum: Issues around gaming, online harms, education

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed children into spending more time online, whether it be for education, recreation, or simply by the virtue to being stuck indoors. It has also increased challenges for parents, policymakers, and companies alike, given that children are exposed to online harms as they spend more time online. On the other hand, the pandemic has shown the deep digital divide, wherein millions of children do not have access to a device and internet connection. The United Nations Inter...
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UN Internet Governance Forum: ‘Pandemic fuelling digital economies, but also increasing digital divides’

Two kinds of businesses are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. One, businesses that are connected to the internet but don’t know how to navigate the digital market; two, businesses that don’t have good internet connectivity. Speakers at the 15th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2020, backed by the United Nations (UN), deliberated on how the pandemic has affected the growth of digital economies and what governments need to do to promote inclusivity. The pandemic has forced many small bu...
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Trump's about to turn the GOP into one long, humiliating episode of 'The Apprentice'

Soon-to-be former President Donald Trump and his sons, Don Jr. and Eric, back in the The Apprentice days. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images After he leaves the White House, Trump is going to turn the GOP into 'The Apprentice' — a show where he stars, hosts, and all the contestants compete for his favor. To do that, all he has to do is keeping talking to his base. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's b...
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'Shadow pandemic' of violence against women to be tackled with $25m UN fund

At least 30% will go to the women-led grassroots organisations that have been ‘critical’ through Covid pandemicThe UN is to spend $25m (£19m) from its emergency fund to address what has been called the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence against women displaced by wars and disasters.The money will be divided between the UN population fund (UNFPA) and UN Women, and at least 30% of it must be given to women-led local organisations that prevent violence and help survivors access medical and ...
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An Emerging Ministers of Justice Movement

Since April, we have been calling for justice leaders of the world to get out of their national cubby holes and come together to share fears, failures, successes, and strategies, just like public health minister are doing. The COVID-19 crisis is too big and too unprecedented to deal with on your own national level. On 20 October, 22 ministers of justice did just that at the Justice for All in a Global Emergency meeting convened by Minister of Justice of Canada, David Lametti (see end for partici...
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: UN warns of war crimes as deadline looms

The UN condemns "aggressive rhetoric" that could risk lives in the conflict-torn Tigray region.
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Biden taps longtime diplomat jettisoned under Trump as US ambassador to the UN

Linda Thomas-Greenfield grew up in Louisiana, "in a segregated town in which the KKK regularly would come on weekends and burn a cross in somebody's yard," she recounted in a TED Talk in 2018. Neither of her parents graduated high school.
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'Structural racism': UN urges reforms in Brazil after deadly beating of black man

Days of protests erupted after video showed Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, who later died, being attacked by white security guardThe UN has said that the deadly beating of a black man by white guards in Brazil exemplified “structural racism”, and called for an independent investigation and urgent reforms in the country.Several days of protest erupted in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, after video footage last week showed 40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas being punched in the face a...
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Biden's foreign policy will be 'day and night' from Trump's but he faces massive challenges, veteran diplomats warn

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel look at President Donald Trump during a family photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. Christian Hartmann/Reuters President-elect Joe Biden's approach to foreign policy will be a clear break from President Donald Trump's "America First" approach that's isolated the US globally. "There will be message control and discipline. You're not going to have daily, sometimes h...
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‘America Is Back’: Biden Highlights His Diverse Group Of Foreign Policy And Nat Sec Picks

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday at least implicitly rebuked President Trump’s “America First” attitude as the former VP introduced his first Cabinet and administration picks for national security and foreign policy positions. In emphasizing the importance of America working with its allies, Biden highlighted his personal connections to each of his cabinet picks, as well as the diversity of his selections. America is back. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 24, 2020 The President-elect tou...
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Saudi Arabia to put women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul on trial

Family fears activist being pressured into giving false confessionsSaudi Arabia will put women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul on trial on Wednesday, more than 900 days after she was detained, and just after Saudi Arabia wrapped up hosting duties on a virtual G20 summit, her family have been told.Hathloul is on hunger strike and has been held incommunicado for nearly a month. A UN women’s rights committee recently expressed alarm about her failing health. Her sister Lina al-Hathloul fears ...
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: UN warns of war crimes as deadline looms

The UN condemns "aggressive rhetoric" that could risk lives in the conflict-torn Tigray region.
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UN: Brazil needs urgent reforms to combat racism after beating of black man

Days of protests erupted after video last week showed a black man being punched in the face and head by a white security guardThe UN has said that the deadly beating of a black man by white guards in Brazil exemplified “structural racism”, and called for an independent investigation and urgent reforms in the country.Several days of protest erupted in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, after video footage last week showed 40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas being punched in the face and ...
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Carlos Ghosn: UN tells Japan treatment of ex-Nissan boss 'fundamentally unfair'

UN says former executive should be compensated for ‘arbitrary’ detention, though it made no judgment on allegations against himThe former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s multiple arrests and detentions in Japan before he dramatically fled the country last year were “arbitrary”, UN experts have ruled, urging Tokyo to pay him compensation.In an opinion dated late last week and harshly condemned by Japan, the UN working group on arbitrary detention concluded that “the process of arresting and detaining...
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Carlos Ghosn: UN experts tell Japan treatment of ex-Nissan boss 'fundamentally unfair'

UN panel says former executive should be compensated for ‘arbitrary’ detention, though it made no judgment on allegations against himThe former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s multiple arrests and detentions in Japan before he dramatically fled the country last year were “arbitrary”, UN experts have ruled, urging Tokyo to pay him compensation.In an opinion dated late last week and harshly condemned by Japan, the UN working group on arbitrary detention concluded that “the process of arresting and det...
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UN Panel Decides Japan Violated Carlos Ghosn’s Human Rights

The United Nation Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a report on Monday stating that Carlos Ghosn’s extended detention in Japan was an unacceptable infringement on his rights — adding that the matter would be forwarded to the UN’s rapporteur on torture, cruel and other inhuman or degrading treatment. While there are undoubtedly […] The post UN Panel Decides Japan Violated Carlos Ghosn’s Human Rights appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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New Monster Hunter Teaser Reveals Palico & Ron Perlman

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Monster Hunter teaser reveals Palico & Ron Perlman After moving the film up to a Christmas Day release, Sony Pictures has debuted a new teaser for the forthcoming Monster Hunter adaptation revealing the movie’s iteration of the feline species Palico and the first look at Ron Perlman’s character. The teaser can be viewed below! RELATED: Monster Hunter Release Date Moves Up to Christmas Day PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone =...
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'A diplomatic powerhouse': Biden will nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

Biden's nomination of Thomas-Greenfield would elevate a Black woman and career foreign service official to the high-profile position.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: UN urges protection of civilians

People in the region's capital are told to "save themselves" as the army advances on the city.
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'A diplomatic powerhouse': Biden will nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador, reports say

Biden's nomination of Thomas-Greenfield would elevate a Black woman and career foreign service official to the high-profile position.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Climate crisis: CO2 hits new record despite Covid-19 lockdowns

Drop in emissions this year is a ‘tiny blip’ in buildup of greenhouse gases, UN agency saysClimate-heating gases have reached record levels in the atmosphere despite the global lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization has said.There is estimated to have been a cut in emissions of between 4.2% and 7.5% in 2020 due to the shutdown of travel and other activities. But the WMO said this was a “tiny blip” in the continuous buildup of greenhouse gases in ...
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Joe Biden to nominate Antony Blinken as US secretary of state

Veteran diplomat may be named as early as Tuesday, with Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be ambassador to UNThe US president-elect, Joe Biden, will nominate the veteran diplomat Antony Blinken as his secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the UN, moving forward on his campaign pledge to restore America as a leader on the global stage and rely on experts.Blinken and Thomas-Greenfield bring deep foreign policy backgrounds to the nascent administration while providing a sharp con...
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Antony Blinken poised to be nominated for secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield is top contender for ambassador to UN

President-elect Joe Biden is poised to announce his first Cabinet nominations on Tuesday, officials said, with secretary of state among the first positions he intends to reveal as he moves forward to form his new government.
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Blinken poised to be picked for secretary of state. Thomas-Greenfield is top contender for ambassador to UN

President-elect Joe Biden is poised to announce his first Cabinet nominations on Tuesday, officials said, with secretary of state among the first positions he intends to reveal as he moves forward to form his new government.
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Saudi UN ambassador: Nobody ‘naive enough’ to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. envoy on Sunday dismissed the idea that the United States would re-enter the Iran nuclear deal under a Joe Biden...
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