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“UN resolution on human shields will help bring security and stability to the Middle East”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 giugno 2018

NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder praised Tuesday’s United Nations vote condemning the use of human shields as an “important” step that “will help bring security and stability” to the Middle East.“We welcome the UN General Assembly’s condemnation of the cynical use of human shields by terrorist groups like Hamas,” said Lauder. “This is an important step forward in the global war on terror and a critical moral stance that will help bring security and stability to the Middle East and the wider world.”The UN General Assembly Tuesday voted to condemn use of civilians as human shields by terrorist organizations. The resolution is specifically aimed at Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that runs the Gaza Strip and which has used human shields in conflicts with Israel as a propaganda tactic. Hamas terrorists have hid behind women and children in hospitals and schools while launching missile attacks on Israel. The condemnation of human shields is part of the UN’s update of its counter-terrorism strategy.The UN resolution explicitly condemned terrorist groups for the double war crime of hiding behind women and children while attacking civilians. The resolution decries the use of “schools and hospitals, for military purposes such as launching attacks and storing weapons,” as well as the use of “civilians to shield military objectives from attacks.” “Every terror group that cowardly hides behind women and children while using hospitals and schools as bases to attack civilians should be held accountable and punished,” Lauder added.The UN resolution is an update of its Global Counter Terrorism Strategy, which was first adopted in 2006 and gets reviewed every two years.

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UN Ass. Secretary General Shares Latest News On the 17 SDG`s

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 novembre 2017

new yorkNew York. In September 2015, 193 countries signed up to support the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals for our planet and the people that live on it. “The promise to leave no one behind is the most difficult commitment of this new social contract,” says Thomas Gass. “It requires that we all seek to understand who the most vulnerable people are and what risks they face, and then systematically empower these people and build their resilience.” Thomas Gass was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA and he took office on 3 September 2013. Gass believes the SDG’s are a “shared vision of humanity” and not just a “development strategy for big international organizations to fix the problems in the South.” Leaders need to understand that “sustainability has been redefined,” and that “no group must be left behind.” He adds that when “poverty or pollution or climate change happen in another country far away, that does not mean that we are not part of the cause of these problems and their necessary solution.”CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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UN World food programme responds to urgent needs of displaced people in Iraq

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 giugno 2014

Onu palaceERBIL, IRAQ ­ The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an initial emergency operation to provide food assistance to 42,000 of the most vulnerable people displaced by conflict this week in Iraq. WFP has deployed emergency and logistics staff to Erbil in the Kurdistan region to determine further food needs on the ground following the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people from Mosul to Erbil and neighbouring areas over the past two days. In its initial response, WFP will deliver approximately 550 metric tons of food a month support the operation, at a cost of $1.5 million. An airlift of emergency food and other supplies is planned from the WFP-run UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Dubai and another flight with non-food assistance is planned from Brindisi, in Italy. The crisis in Iraq is escalating quickly. In some areas on the borders between Iraq and Kurdistan where newly displaced people are arriving, there are reports of unavailability of food in the shops. Meeting the food needs of the most vulnerable groups is a crucial step for WFP¹s mission in the country, said WFP Representative and Country Director in Iraq, Jane Pearce. WFP will be sending its food assistance into Iraq through Turkey to families displaced by the Mosul conflict. Along with the newly displaced, WFP is already assisting about 240,000 people displaced by conflict in Iraq¹s al-Anbar region, as well as more than 100,000 refugees from the conflict in Syria, who are sheltering in Iraq.WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food in emergencies and working with communities to build resilience. In 2013, WFP assisted more than 80 million people in 75 countries.

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UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 aprile 2014

amsterdamAmsterdam,  A team of Greenpeace climate change experts will be attending the meeting of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) being held in Berlin, Germany, from 7-11 April, and concluding with the release of the IPCC report on Monday 13 April.
The IPCC is the world’s leading body for the scientific assessment of climate change, established to inform governments in decision-making. The Berlin meeting focuses on the options for combating climate change. As official observers to the meeting, Greenpeace experts will be available to media to explain the implications of the IPCC’s findings. Greenpeace staff from China and Germany can also provide briefings on the latest developments with China’s new clean air policies and the German ‘Energiewende’ – the German Energy Transition. The Berlin meeting is the third phase in finalising the IPCC’s latest assessment of the science, impacts and response options for mitigating climate change – the latest compilation of international peer-reviewed knowledge since 2007. The science section, agreed in 2013, concluded with 95% confidence that humans are the main cause of current global warming. Conclusions about the impacts of climate change, agreed at a meeting held in Yokohama from 25-29 March 2014, outlined the increasingly dramatic consequences of climate change across all continents unless greenhouse gas emissions are urgently reduced. “Climate change is the greatest threat we all face,” said Li Shuo of Greenpeace China. “Clean and safe energy systems are advancing, and each new kilowatt hour of renewable energy means one less kilowatt hour from fossil fuels and nuclear energy that pose a threat to future generations.”

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Climate change before UN Security Council

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 luglio 2011

Amsterdam. In response to news that Germany will use its Presidency of the UN Security Council to hold a debate on the security implications of climate change at the Council’s 20 July meeting, Patricia Lerner, Senior Political Advisor from Greenpeace International said: “While Germany is taking the lead by alerting the UN Security Council of the dire consequences of climate change, the other Council members need to agree on a strong Presidential Statement which recognises the threats posed to international peace and security by drought, flooding, food shortages and statelessness. Humanitarian crises, like the unfolding situation in the Horn of Africa, will occur with greater frequency and more devastating effect if governments do not act to bring climate change under control.” “Germany’s initiative is a crucial opportunity for the Security Council to address the impacts of climate change, which have serious implications for the future of global peacekeeping. The Council should appoint a Special Representative for Climate and Security Response, who would report to the Security Council every six months on the threats to international peace and security that result from both current and projected adverse impacts of climate change.” “With December’s UN climate summit fast approaching, we hope that the Security Council speaking with one voice, will provide the warning needed to spur governments towards action, so they make a real commitment to curb rising emissions ahead of the Durban meeting.”

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