Taiwan objects to China’s Note Verbale on its sovereignty

Supplied Content Taipei, Republic of China May 23, 2017 The government of the Republic of China (ROC- Taiwan) has issued the following statement on mainland China’s unilateral claim in regard to this year’s WHA. The claim is demeaning the sovereign status of the ROC, the Statement said. With regard to the Note Verbale sent by mainland China’s permanent mission at…

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Disasters displace more people than conflicts

Supplied Content Geneva/New York, Monday, May 22, 2017 Conflict, violence and disasters caused 31.1 million new internal displacements in 2016, according to a new report released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). “In 2016, one person every second was forced to flee their home inside their own country. Internally displaced people now…

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Economic Statistics Week opens in Bangkok

Press Statement Bangkok (ESCAP News) May 22, 2017 The Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics Week opened in Bangkok today, with a three-day seminar organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), to strengthen economic statistics for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region. Economic statistics are required for almost half of the indicators…

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Youth Workshops keen on key voices

Rakesh Naidoo Wellington, May 22, 2017 The Human Rights Commission, Multicultural New Zealand and Hui E, are holding a series of 12 youth workshops nationally. The purpose of these workshops is to explore some of the barriers that youth face when accessing social services particularly when they require assistance. The workshops will provide a positive environment to interact, discuss these…

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Youth Workshops keen on key voices Rakesh Naidoo Wellington, May 22, 2017 The Human Rights Commission, Multicultural New Zealand and Hui E, are holding a series of 12 youth workshops nationally. The purpose of these workshops is to explore some of the barriers that youth face when accessing social services particularly when they require assistance. The workshops will provide a…

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