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UNESCO to host Africa-China World Heritage cooperation forum

These discussions will contribute to the promotion of a better representation of African sites on the World Heritage List PARIS, France, May 29, 2019/ — On 3 and 4 June, the UNESCO-Africa-China Forum on World Heritage Capacity Building and Cooperation will seek to strengthen collaboration between Africa and China in the preservation of World Heritage. It […]

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Libya: Over 47,000 people reached with critical aid since start of Tripoli clashes

Humanitarians are extremely concerned about the safety and wellbeing of 3,400 refugees and migrants trapped in detentions centres already exposed to, or in close proximity to fighting GENEVA, Switzerland, The ongoing conflict in and around Tripoli continues to drive civilian casualties and displacement. Some 146 civilian casualties, including 40 civilian deaths, have been recorded to […]

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World Council of Churches (WCC) statement commemorates quad-centennial of forced voyage of enslaved African peoples

The statement also affirms the timely relevance and significance of related ecumenical work GENEVA, Switzerland, — A statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee commemorated the quad-centennial of the forced transatlantic voyage of enslaved African peoples from Angola to Jamestown, Virginia (USA). “The policy and practice of enslaving African people laid the foundations […]

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World Council of Churches (WCC) statement commemorates quad-centennial of forced voyage of enslaved African peoples

The statement also affirms the timely relevance and significance of related ecumenical work GENEVA, Switzerland, — A statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee commemorated the quad-centennial of the forced transatlantic voyage of enslaved African peoples from Angola to Jamestown, Virginia (USA). “The policy and practice of enslaving African people laid the […]

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UN chief deplores lack of civilian protection in armed conflict

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday deplored the lack of civilian protection in armed conflict and the erosion of respect for international humanitarian law. “While the normative framework (for civilian protection) has been strengthened, compliance has deteriorated,” he told a Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Grave human suffering is still being caused […]

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Canada put ‘in a tough spot’ by Trump’s shifting rationale for Huawei ban: Heyman

The decision by President Donald Trump to bar American companies from doing business with Huawei is leaving the country’s allies caught between a rock and a hard place as the president’s rationale for the ban shifts, according to a former U.S. ambassador to Canada. In an interview with the West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Bruce Heyman […]