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Building an inclusive #UnitedNations with #Taiwan on board

Building an inclusive #UnitedNations with #Taiwan on board

| September 17, 2019

This July, President Tsai Ing-wen (pictured) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) transited through New York, an icon of diversity and freedom and home to the United Nations, as a preload to her state visit to Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in the Caribbean. While meeting with the Permanent Representatives to the UN of Taiwan’s allies, President […]

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845 million people still need access to #DrinkingWater to meet 2030 #UN goal

845 million people still need access to #DrinkingWater to meet 2030 #UN goal

| August 30, 2019

Seven countries still provide less than half of their population with access to basic drinking water, while another 40 countries have no basic sanitation services for at least 50% of citizens, new research shows. It comes to light after a new study, entitled Forward-Thinking Countries, reveals the most and least progressive nations based on key […]

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845 million people still need access to #DrinkingWater to meet 2030 UN goal

845 million people still need access to #DrinkingWater to meet 2030 UN goal

| August 26, 2019

Seven countries still provide less than half of their population with access to basic drinking water, while another 40 countries have no basic sanitation services for at least 50% of citizens, new research shows. It comes to light after a new study, entitled Forward-Thinking Countries, reveals the most and least progressive nations based on key […]

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Joint statement: ‘European Court of Human Rights fails students with disabilities’

Joint statement: ‘European Court of Human Rights fails students with disabilities’

| July 10, 2019

Ştefan Stoain sits alone in his classroom Ruling against Ştefan Stoian fails to protect the right to education of learners with disabilities, and blames their parents instead. For years Ştefan Stoain was carried on his mother’s back so he could attend his class on a second-floor classroom. On several occasions Ştefan was refused support by […]

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UN calls for sustained support to #Syria and the region ahead of Brussels conference

UN calls for sustained support to #Syria and the region ahead of Brussels conference

| March 15, 2019

Three UN Principals have warned that the Syria crisis is not yet over and called for sustained and large-scale support to vulnerable Syrians, refugees and the communities hosting them. As the crisis enters its ninth year, humanitarian needs inside Syria remain at record levels with 11.7 million people in need of some form of humanitarian […]

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EU makes proposals to advance the #UN reform process of international #Investment-RelatedDisputes

EU makes proposals to advance the #UN reform process of international #Investment-RelatedDisputes

| January 22, 2019

The EU and its member states submitted on Friday (19 January) two proposals to the UN Working Group under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tasked with examining reform of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). The proposals by the EU and its member states, as well as proposals submitted by other countries, will […]

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UN climate conference in #Katowice – EU aims for adoption of rules to implement #ParisAgreement

UN climate conference in #Katowice – EU aims for adoption of rules to implement #ParisAgreement

| December 4, 2018

This year’s ongoing UN climate conference in Katowice runs until 14 December and will be a key moment for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Three years after the Paris Agreement was adopted, the EU hopes that all parties in Katowice will show the commitment and determination necessary to secure an ambitious and comprehensive work […]

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