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Comic Character Wonder Woman Will Be a New UN Honorary Ambassador

Oct 15, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, USA, October 07 and 08 2016 – Wonder Woman and the DC Super Hero Girls during the New York Comic Con 2016. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire By Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 15 2016 – The UN will have a new fictional Honorary Ambassador: the comic character Wonder Woman will officially be appointed as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls at the UN Headquarters in New York on October 21.   The day of the appointment marks the 75th anniversary of the character’s first appearance in a comic book. The character was [Read More]

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]

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