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The Oldest Oppression: Discussing Prostitution at the UN

May 4, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  Book Signing by Ruchira Gupta of River of “Flesh and Other Stories: The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction” today at the UN Headquarters in New York. An interview with Ruchira Gupta. By Aruna Dutt UNITED NATIONS, May 4, 2016 – United Nations Dignitaries and other renowned personalities gathered on Tuesday to read and discuss Rivers of Flesh, the most recent book edited by award-winning activist Ruchira Gupta. The book is a collection of 21 stories by modern Indian writers around one common theme – prostitution. In India, more than 3 million girls and women are trapped in prostitution [Read More]

Security Council Endorses Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

Feb 27, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, February 26 2016 The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously adopted resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities and a grant for access to humanitarian workers to ease the suffering of the people in Syria. The resolution, which takes effect at midnight, Damascus time, comes after five years of conflict and includes all parties to the conflict excluding Daesh and Jahbat an-Nusra. Addressing delegates in the Council from Geneva, the UN special envoy for Syria Stephan de Mistura said that “Saturday will be critical” and added that “no doubt there will be no shortage of attempts to undermine [Read More]

ECOSOC celebrates its 70th anniversary: “Keep working for development, after the 2030 agenda”

Jan 24, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

NEW YORK, 24 January, 2016 – 70th birthday for the Economic and Social Council ECOSOC on January 23, 2016. The UN organ established under the United Nations Charter in 1945, became operative the following year. In the seven decades since its creation, it has committed to remove the root causes of war, degradation, as well as socio-economic gap between all people. “We have a rich history in ECOSOC, but the bar has been raised”, Council’s President Oh Joon commented during a the commemoration held at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday. He also stressed the results so far achieved [Read More]

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