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#G20 leaders to convene remotely as #Coronavirus cases near half a million

#G20 leaders to convene remotely as #Coronavirus cases near half a million

| March 26, 2020

Leaders from the group of 20 major economies will speak by video link today (26 March) about combating the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts, as global infections top 471,000 with more than 21,000 dead, write Nayera Abdallah in Cairo, Stephen Kalin in Riyadh, Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva, and Andrea Shalal in Washington. G20 finance […]

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Campaigners urge PM Johnson to ‘turbocharge’ #Climate plans ahead of UN summit

Campaigners urge PM Johnson to ‘turbocharge’ #Climate plans ahead of UN summit

| March 3, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson should “turbocharge” policies to cut Britain’s carbon emissions so the country can lead by example when it hosts a major UN climate summit in Glasgow in November, campaign groups said on Monday (2 March), writes Matthew Green. Although Britain was the first G7 nation to adopt a legally-binding target to cut […]

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Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

| January 18, 2020

On 22 January 2020, Spain’s human rights situation will be scrutinized by the UN in Geneva within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism (UPR). In its report on the stakeholders’ contributions, the High Commissioner for Human Rights echoes the issues raised by different NGOs, associations, coalitions and individuals regarding the abuse of pretrial […]

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Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

| January 8, 2020

Spain has again been accused by several civil society actors of abusing pre-trial detention and applying detention conditions reserved for terrorists to people who have not been convicted of terrorism charges. Fair Trials, Human Rights Without Frontiers and a practising lawyer have filed submissions relating to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human […]

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In 2020, we need to think of a #UN for the 21st century

In 2020, we need to think of a #UN for the 21st century

| December 20, 2019

In recent years, it has become commonplace to criticize the United Nations for failing to do enough to safeguard human rights or secure global peace – writes Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan. The UN has not been effective in resolving major intractable issues whether Israel-Palestine, or more recent conflicts, like Syria, or the treatment of the Rohingya […]

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Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete, Karmenu Vella and Carlos Moedas welcome #UN report on #Oceans and #ClimateChange

Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete, Karmenu Vella and Carlos Moedas welcome #UN report on #Oceans and #ClimateChange

| September 26, 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its Special Report on the impact of climate change on oceans and the cryosphere – the frozen parts of our planet. The report provides policy-makers across the globe with a strong scientific basis for their efforts to modernize the economy, tackle climate change and address its […]

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The EU at the #UNClimateActionSummit in New York

The EU at the #UNClimateActionSummit in New York

| September 24, 2019

The United Nations Climate Action Summit, convened by the UN Secretary General António Guterres, began in New York yesterday (23 September). First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete joined European Council President Donald Tusk at its opening. The Summit comes at an important moment, both in terms of international climate action and the EU’s […]

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