Month: February 2015

In Paraguay, UN chief says 2015 a ‘pivotal year’ for international community

27/02/2015

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, the largest operational hydroelectric energy producer in the world, located on the border of Brazil and Paraguay. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, the largest operational hydroelectric energy producer in the world, located on the border of Brazil and Paraguay. UN Photo/Evan […]

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Syria’s war continues ‘unabated and with total impunity,’ Security Council told

27/02/2015

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-Wha Kang briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Loey Felipe 26 February 2015 – In a briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, two senior United Nations relief officials warned today that as the conflict enters its fifth year, the violence and […]

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Opening remarks by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the joint press point with the Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi

27/02/2015

Thank you, Prime Minister. I am very pleased to be in Rome. And I am really impressed by your commitment to reforms, as you mark one year in office. The economy is picking up. This is good news for Italy, for Europe, and for NATO. Italy is a staunch member of our Alliance. You are […]

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NATO and Italy discuss how Alliance is adapting to face threats from east and south

27/02/2015

Arriving in Rome at the start of a two day visit to Italy on Thursday (26 February 2015), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underscored that NATO is adapting to “defend all Allies against threats from any direction”, east or south. He added that the Alliance is implementing the biggest reinforcement of NATO’s collective defence since the […]

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Australian Leader Outlines Tough New Anti-Terrorism Measures

26/02/2015

Abbott decried the spread of Islamic extremism in Syria and Iraq as a “new dark age” Australians who hold dual nationality and flout antiterrorism laws will have their citizenship suspended or revoked, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Monday during an address on national security. Even those born in Australia could have citizenship privileges taken […]

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UN report on ‘interpersonal violence’ shows urgent need to scale up prevention

26/02/2015

Global Status Report on Violence Prevention. Credits: WHO, UNDP, UNODC 10 December 2014 – One in four children has been physically abused, one in five girls has been sexually abused and one in three women has been a victim of physical violence at some point in her lifetime, according to the first report of its […]

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Cutting crime ‘manifestly important’ to sustainable development, UN Assembly told

26/02/2015

Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov (left), and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Martin Sajdik. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz 25 February 2015 – Reducing violent crime is critical to sustainable development, the top United Nations ant-crime official told the General Assembly today, spotlighting that while global […]

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Visit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

26/02/2015

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ms. Tamar Beruchashvili will visit NATO Headquarters on Wednesday 25 February 2015. She will meet with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and address the NATO-Georgia Commission. There will be no media opportunity. Still and video images of the meeting will be available on the NATO website afterwards. […]

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NATO Secretary General to visit Italy

26/02/2015

NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Italy on Thursday, 26 February and Friday 27 February 2015. Mr. Stoltenberg will have meetings with the President, Mr. Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Matteo Renzi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Paolo Gentiloni and the Minister of Defence, Ms. Roberta […]

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Comunicat de presă referitor la Conferinţa privind aspecte de practică neunitară intervenite după intrarea în vigoare a Noului Cod civil şi Noului Cod de procedură civil

25/02/2015

 În perioada 23-24 februarie 2015, în Aula Institutului Naţional al Magistraturii, s-a desfăşurat a patra conferinţă din seria celor opt conferinţe organizate în cadrul proiectului „Asistenţă pentru consolidarea capacităţii sistemului judiciar din România de a face faţă noilor provocări legislative şi instituţionale”/”Strengthening the capacity of the Romanian judicial system to face new legislative and institutional […]

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Pivotal Year for Organization as It Races to Achieve Millennium Development Goals, Sets Course for New Agenda, Speakers Say in Economic and Social Council

25/02/2015

System Chiefs Consider Operational Readiness to Craft Sharp Framework While “sprinting towards the last mile” in achieving targets set out under the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations must also prepare for the “marathon” challenge of improving life for the most vulnerable in the post-2015 era, said the heads of the Organization’s Funds and Programmes […]

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UN health agency launches billion dollar appeal to tackle soaring needs in four crisis-torn countries

25/02/2015

A patient at a health clinic in a Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Bor, South Sudan. Photo: OCHA 24 February 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today appealed to donors to provide $1 billion for life-saving health needs ranging from childhood vaccinations to surgical care for the severely wounded for some 25 million […]

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NATO Secretary General welcomes cooperation with the International Energy Agency

25/02/2015

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Fatih Birol, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) to NATO on Tuesday (24 February 2015). Dr. Birol has just been named the next Executive Director of IEA. “Energy is a key driver of international security. It is important for NATO to keep abreast of all relevant developments […]

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Anti-terrorism measures

24/02/2015

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/plenary/video?debate=1422453940899&streamingLanguage=en Source: European Parliament By Robert Williams Editor in Chief News24.7WorldPress

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Passenger Name Record and data protection talks should go hand in hand, MEPs say

24/02/2015

To protect the EU against terrorist attacks and yet safeguard citizens’ rights, MEPs advocate de-radicalisation programmes, stepping up checks at Schengen area external borders, and better information exchange among EU member states, in a resolution voted on Wednesday. They urge member states to make faster progress on the Data Protection Package, so that talks could […]

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