Archive for April 15th, 2021

15/04/2021

UN’s Most Powerful Political Body Remains Paralyzed Battling a New Cold War

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 2021 (IPS)* – A new Cold War – this time, between the US and China —is threatening to paralyze the UN’s most powerful body, even as military conflicts and civil wars are sweeping across the world, mostly in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

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The UN Security Council is now the battleground for a new Cold War between the US and China. Credit: United Nations

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15/04/2021

US Urged to Align Anti-Terrorism Programme with International Law

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — A so-called “Rewards for Justice” programme in the United States is violating the human rights of some of the individuals it targets, independent UN human rights experts on 14 April 2021 said.

©Sarah Scaffidi | The United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC.
Operated by the US State Department, the anti-terrorism programme offers money for information on people outside the country, who the Government has designated as being associated with terrorism, although they have not been charged with any crimes.

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15/04/2021

Hundreds of Millions of Women Living Lives ‘Governed by Others’

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Almost half of women in some 57 countries do not have the power to make choices over their healthcare, contraception, or sex lives, a new United Nations report launched on Wednesday [14 April 2021], has revealed.

UNICEF/Richard Humphries | According to a 2021 UNFPA report, nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, placing them at higher risk of risk of gender-based violence and harmful practices such as early marriage.
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