Archive for November, 2012

At COP18/CMP8 in Doha, governments successfully launch work as scheduled

29th November 2012 Uncategorized

Doha – Governments at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, (COP18/CMP8) have successfully launched negotiations and will work to get decision texts ready or as complete as possible for the attention of the high-level ministerial part of the meeting from December 4. (more…)

UNAIDS and DPKO shine a light on ending violence against women

28th November 2012 Uncategorized

GENEVA – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is partnering with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) to shine a light on ending violence against women, and empowering them to remain free from HIV.  (more…)

Recent crisis underscores urgency of resuming Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – UN envoy

28th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The recent escalation of violence underscores the urgent need to get the Israeli-Palestinian peace process back on track, a top United Nations official told the Security Council today, stressing that the status quo is unsustainable. (more…)

UN human rights office concerned over Colombia’s military justice reform bid

28th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Expressing “serious concern” over a constitutional reform measure affecting Colombia’s military justice system, the United Nations human rights office today called on the country’s President and the President of the Congress to reconsider their support for the bid, which could undermine efforts to bring perpetrators of alleged war crimes to justice. (more…)

Thawing of permafrost to be ‘major factor’ in global warming, warns UN report

28th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – Massive stores of carbon trapped under the northern hemisphere’s frozen expanses risk being unleashed and significantly contributing to global warming should thawing of the region’s permafrost continue to accelerate, a United Nations report warned today. (more…)