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Audrey Azoulay, Minister for Culture and Communication of France

Mar 25, 2017 News, Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, 24 March 2017 – Audrey Azoulay, Minister for Culture and Communication of France during a Press encounter today at the UN Headquarters in New York after her Security Council Meeting. The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2347 (2017), condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage in the context of armed conflicts, notably by terrorist groups. The resolution also requests Member States to take appropriate steps to prevent and counter the illicit trade and trafficking in cultural property originating from a context of armed conflict, notably from terrorist groups. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Security Council, United Nations, [Read More]

Nadia Murad Basee Taha Appointed New Goodwill Ambassador for UNODC

Oct 5, 2016 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Amal Clooney, Nadia Murad Basee Taha. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, New York, USA, September 16 2016 – Amal Clooney, International human rights lawyer Participated on the Appointment Ceremony of Nadia Murad Basee Taha as UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Amal Clooney, Nadia Murad Basee Taha Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Nobel Peace Prize nominee Nadia Murad Basee Taha – who survived trafficking at the hands of ISIL (Da’esh) – was formally appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for the Dignity of [Read More]

World Wildlife Day 2016

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

United Nations, 3 March 2016– As the world marks the third World Wildlife Day under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”, the United Nations announced today plans for a Global Coalition campaign to end the illegal trade in wildlife. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on UN agencies, CITES and partners to provide a coordinated response to wildlife crime and spread the message that there should be zero tolerance for poaching. “Time is running out to save some of the world’s most iconic species,” he said.  “Much more needs to be done by key actors on [Read More]

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