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High Representative Vice-President Catherine Ashton’s statement on shelling of UNRWA school and market in Gaza

High Representative Vice-President Catherine Ashton’s statement on shelling of UNRWA school and market in Gaza

“We condemn the shelling of an UNRWA school in Gaza and of a market in Shuja’iyeh. “It is unacceptable that innocent displaced civilians, who were taking shelter in designated UN areas after being called on by the Israeli military to evacuate their homes, have been killed. These incidents must be investigated with immediate effect. “We […]

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EU increases humanitarian funding to help victims of worsening crisis in Somalia

EU increases humanitarian funding to help victims of worsening crisis in Somalia

The European Commission is giving an additional €10 million for Somalia in response to the increasing humanitarian needs there. This will help respond to the serious food and nutrition crisis that Somalis are currently facing, and will provide basic health care and nutrition services, access to food, water, sanitation, as well as shelter and household […]

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International Campaign for Tibet reports on criminalization of self-immolations in Tibet

International Campaign for Tibet reports on criminalization of self-immolations in Tibet

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) published its new reportActs of significant evil – The criminalization of Tibetan self-immolations. Chinese Communist Party has responded to Tibetan self-immolations with an intensified wave of repression that has led to the convictions, detention without trial, or disappearance of at least 98 Tibetans by using a quasi-legal framework to […]

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President-elect Juncker to visit Athens

President-elect Juncker to visit Athens

Jean-Claude Juncker’s first official visit to an EU member state as Commission president-elect will be to Athens, Greece on 4 August 2014. In Athens, President-elect Juncker will meet with the Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras. Ahead of the visit, President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker said: “My priority as Commission President is jobs, growth and investment and […]

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Opinion: Why NATO cannot continue with enlargement neutrality

Opinion: Why NATO cannot continue with enlargement neutrality

By Steven Keil, program officer in the Foreign and Security Policy Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC The re-emerging security challenges posed by Russia on Europe’s periphery have forced NATO to shake the rust from its aging toolbox and respond to what US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria […]

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‘Bridging the gap: Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples’

‘Bridging the gap: Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples’

“We must ensure the participation of indigenous peoples – women and men – in decision-making at all levels. This includes discussions on accelerating action towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and defining the post-2015 development agenda.” – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed […]

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