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Music in Honor of Peace – China Commemorates The United Nations at 70

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By Aruna Dutt, UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 29 – The power of music was invoked at a Shanghai Symphony Orchestra concert at the UN Friday night to reflect on how the world has progressed during the 70 years of the UN and to honor the victims of World War II. “We come together this evening through the power of music to reflect on the progress that the international community has made in the past 70 years,” Cristina Gallach, the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, said before the concert. “It is also a time to reflect on the challenges ahead of [Read More]

12th Annual International Human Rights Summit 2015 at UNHQ

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United Nations August 28 – (By Britta Schmitz) In December 1948 the General Assembly of the UN proclaimed a set of 30 rights, called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which every human being is entitled to.   “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood,” it says in article one of the declaration.   A survey has shown that only eight percent of adults and four percent of young people in the United States are aware of [Read More]

North Korea denies violence, says South Korea and U.S. “on the brink” of starting second Korean war

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Aruna Dutt, UNITED NATIONS  – 22 Aug. 2015   An exchange of fire took place at the border between North and South Korea on Thursday afternoon,  beginning with one shell fire from North Korea  at South Korea, followed by 36 shells from South Korea landing on the North Korean side, said Ja Song Nam, Permanent Representative of the Mission of North Korea to the United Nations on Friday afternoon at a United Nations press conference, while other North Korean UN officials insisted that North Korea has never fired any bullet or shell on south Korea, and it was completely fabricated [Read More]

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