Dr. Ali bin Samih Al-Marri, president of Qatar National Human Rights Committee, met at the Committee’s headquarters with the Parliamentary investigation Committee of the British Parliament, headed by Mr. Graham Morris. Dr. Al-Marri discussed during the meeting a detailed explanation of the human rights violations caused by the blockade imposed on Qatar. While the Parliamentary investigation Committee held a press conference at the headquarters of NHRC after meeting with Dr. Al Marri. The British Parliamentary Committee, mandated by the British Parliament to investigate the violations resulting of the blockade imposed on the state of Qatar, called for an immediate lifting of the blockade, which they consider illegal and violating all international and humanitarian conventions and laws. Mr. Morse pointed out that he had met with a number of officials of the National Committee, including Dr. Ali bin Samih Al-Marri, and many of the victims of the blockade; he added that said that the blockade violates the basic human rights that should be respected rather than violated. He pointed out that there are international obligations on the countries to abide by and stressed that it is in everyone’s interest to resolve the current Gulf crisis urgently. The head of the British Parliamentary Committee stated that the committee shall present the outcomes of their visit to Qatar to the British Parliament, and will hold meetings with members of Parliament, as well as address the European Union in this regard. Mr. Morse said at the press conference that the committee met with officials of the British Embassy in Qatar, who said they supported the efforts to lift the blockade, which is the position of the British government, and support the mediation conducted by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to end the crisis. He expressed the delegation’s readiness to visit the countries of the blockade upon receiving an invitation. He called for a quick political solution to the crisis and not to involve citizens in such political and diplomatic disputes.
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Moroccan Minister of Justice receives Dr. Mari » Dr. Al-Marri met with the Italian ambassador » NHRC, Police College and Qatar University Celebrate Human Rights Day » Cooperation Agreement between the National Human Rights Committee and the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of the Interior … Al Attiyah: The agreement unites efforts to deal more effectively with complaints » During a series of meetings with UN officials and the European Union: Dr. Ali bin Smaikh: Targeting humanitarian organizations is targeting the groups receiving support » During a series of meetings with senators and a hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress … Dr. Al-Marri calls on the US President to address the issue of human rights in the Camp David consultations » Dr. Al-Marri met with Deputy and Assistant Secretary of State » During a meeting with officials of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and a symposium at the Qatar-America Institute… Dr. Al-Marri calls for the establishment of a comprehensive mechanism to redress the victims of the blockade, including the establishment of a compensation fund » During meetings with officials of the Belgian Foreign Ministry and the European Union … Dr. Al-Marri:We do not ask for standing with any of the parties to the crisis, but with the victims of the blockade » During a series of meetings with foreign and human rights officials of the parliament and the European Union … Dr. Al-Marri: The Gulf crisis is similar to what happened in Cuba is a recognition of the blockade on Qatar » The National Human Rights Committee honors its workers for their efforts Al-Marri: We are grateful for the efforts of the workers who stood with us hand in hand in the face of the blockade » The President of the National Human Rights Committee received the Ambassador of Turkey » The NHRC launched a “Education as a right and a duty” » Students of the Community College praised the efforts of the NHRC in exposing the violations of the blockade » Dr. Al-Marri calls for urgent action through the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council to redress the victims of the blockade » Dr. Al-Marri met in Geneva with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders » The High Commissioner for Human Rights received Dr. Al Marri in Geneva » Secretary-General of the NHRC met with the Chairperson of The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia » A British parliamentary delegation to address the British Foreign Minister about the report the OHCHR mission on the blockade of Qatar » On the occasion of the National Sports Day … Al Attiyah: Sport has become a deeply rooted pattern among citizens and residents » Dr. Al-Marri: The “neutrality” of some countries encourages continued violations » Parallel to the signing of an petition by 15 MPs addressed to the Prime Minister: The British parliamentary mission calls on Teresa Mai to urge the blockade countries to respond to dialogue with Qatar » NHRC Statement No. 03/2018 on the statement of the countries of the blockade on the report of the OHCHR technical mission to the State of Qatar » In his meeting with the Ministers of State for the Middle East and Commonwealth Affairs of the British Foreign Office .. Dr. Al-Marri: How to preserve the unity of the GCC in light of the continued destruction of the social fabric » NHRC Statement No. (2) for the year 2018 On the life imprisonment sentenced to the Qatari citizen Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi » During a hearing in the Greek Parliament .. Al Marri: We call for the launch of a parliamentary campaign in solidarity with the victims of the blockade on Qatar » In his fourth European tour .. Dr. Al Marri from Greece:The UN report on the impacts of the blockade represents an international consensus to lift the injustice suffered by the victims » Statement of the National Human Rights Committee in Qatar No. 1 of 2018 Regarding the arbitrary detention of the Qatari citizen Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani in the United Arab Emirates » Report of the ohchr technical mission on the blockade imposed on Qatar and its impact on the situation of human rights » During a press conference: Al-Marri reviewed the report of the technical mission of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the blockade on Qatar » President of the NHRC participated in the extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee of the Arab Network, in Jordan, on the latest developments regarding the city of Jerusalem » During a hearing in the House of Representatives in Rome: Dr. Al-Marri: We call on the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a global declaration against imposing blockade on peoples » Dr. Al-Marri discusses the impacts of the blockade on Qatar with the Italian Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs » The National Human Rights committee calls for an emergency meeting of the Human Rights Council on Jerusalem » NHRC booth at Doha international Book fair contains a section for the blockade on Qatar » Dr. Al-Marri during his speech at the APF 22nd Annual General Meeting: Great encouragement for the National Human Rights Committee to continue to uncover violations of the blockade » Statement of Qatar National Human Rights Committee No. 14/2017 “The escalation of hate speech and incitement to violence by the countries of the blockade” » NHRC received a delegation from Amnesty International on its second visit since the beginning of the blockade » Qatar National Human Rights Committee issued a statement on the difficulties faced by residents and citizens of the State in the performance of Umrah » Dr. Al-Marri met with the OHCHR Technical Mission » During a joint hearing in the British Parliament for NHRC and Amnesty: Dr. Al Marri: The interest of monitoring missions and international organizations in the humanitarian situation is positive but not sufficient » Statement of the National Human Rights Committee on the speech of HH the Emir of the State of Qatar at the opening of the 46th session of the Advisory (Shura) Council » Human Rights Celebrates the 15th Qatari Human Rights Day » NHRC welcomes the decision of the International Labor Organization dropping the complaint against Qatar » NHRC celebrates the Qatari Human Rights Day .. Al Attiyah: Great international gains for the State of Qatar in the field of human rights » During a meeting with representatives of human rights organizations and media in Italy; Dr. Al-Marri: we will continue to pinpoint the suffering of women and children in all international forums » NHRC Statement on the draft amendment to Article 7 of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residence of expatriates » Intensive meetings with deputies, lords and ministers who remained in the British government …. Dr. Al-Marri: The persistence of the countries of the blockade in prolonging the crisis exacerbates the tragedy of the victims » Spanish dignitaries, ambassadors and intellectuals at the inauguration of the exhibition «Arabic Calligraphy on human rights in Islamic culture» in Madrid » Dr. Al-Marri: We are working to report, monitor and resolve the humanitarian cases affected by the blockade » Dr. Al Marri met with chairs of NHRIs of Algeria, Oman and Egypt » Dr. Al-Marri calls for drafting a charter of honor among Arab national human rights institutions During his speech at the General Assembly of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions in Algeria » 190 Qatari students studying in Egypt are affected gross violations of the right to education » NHRC received a delegation of members of the British Parliament » The National Human Rights Committee issues the fourth report on the blockade » The NHRC issued its general report on the violation of the right to education resulting from the blockade » The NHRC issued its fourth report on the violations of the right to perform Hajj » Statement of Qatar National Human Rights Committee On the decision of the Saudi authorities to open up the land border and the direct air route to the pilgrims of the State of Qatar » Statement of Qatar National Human Rights Committee Concerning the complaint submitted by the besieging countries to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights » Statement of the National Human Rights Committee on the closure of the Al-Jazeera office in Al-Quds Al-Sharif by the Israeli occupation authorities » Statement of Qatar National Human Rights Committee on the violation of the right to private property by the United Arab Emirates » Statement of Qatar National Human Rights Committee on the violation of the right to private property by the United Arab Emirates » NHRC notes that it shall raise its concerns to the international human rights mechanisms, if restrictions on Hajj procedures are not lifted » Statement of the National Human Rights Committee on the establishment of the Compensation Claims Committee » Dr. Al-Marri: Prolonging the Mediation and Negotiations affects the rights of those affected by the blockade including the citizens of the State of Qatar and residents on its territory and the citizens of the besieging countries » Report Statement NHRC Second Report Regarding the Human Rights Violations as a Result of the Siege on the State of Qatar » NHRC Second Report Regarding the Human Rights Violations as a Result of the Siege on the State of Qatar » Dr.. Al-Marri: A great international response to lift the siege on Qatar » Members of the European Parliament: Qatar plays an important role in fighting terrorism » First Report Statement: Regarding the Human Rights Violations as a Result of the Siege on the State of Qatar » Dr Al Marri meets with office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, discusses human rights violations resulting from siege of Qatar. » Amnesty International calls for an immediate lifting of the siege of Qatar following meeting with NHRC » Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee responds to sudden ‘humanitarian’ directives from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain » Statement on the report in Al – Arabiya on 5 June 2017 human rights organizations or “national arms” » Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, “International conference on Human rights- based approach to conflict situations in the Arab region” Sheraton Doha Hotel » Dr. Al Marri met with Director of the Middle East and North Africa division of the OHCHR and the new Director of the United Nations Centre for training and documentation » At the closing session of the training course on “the promotion and protection of human rights” in Bahrain Al Attiyah: We are keen on capacity-building of NHRIs in the GCC » Dr. Al Marri met the Kenyan Ambassador to the state » The National Human Rights Committee received a visit from the US women’s foreign policy Group delegation headed by Ms. Patricia Ellis. » NHRC held the fourth meeting with representatives of offices of the communities, employers and managers of enterprises in Qatar » Doha is hosting a regional conference on the role of the High Commissioner in promoting human rights in the Arab region » During the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the martyr Ali Hassan Al-Jaber competition: » Dr. Al Marri met the Eritrean Ambassador » Secretary General of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights received a visit from Dr. Al Marri » Meeting of Members of the Supreme organizing Committee for the “International Conference on the role of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Arab region” in Geneva » The NHRC held a meeting at its headquarters with a delegation from the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children » Secretary General of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights received a visit from Dr. Al Marri » Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, chairman of the NHRC in his speech on the occasion of the celebration of Qatar National Day » Recommendations of the regoinal workshop on “the protection of refugees in humanitarian crises” » The NHRC participated in the regional meeting of experts on press freedom and human rights » The NHRC concluded the symposium organized in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of the Sultanate of Oman on (the ideal framework for how to deal with human rights issues through regional and international mechanisms) » NHRC concluded the “international mechanisms to protect migrant workers” training course » NHRC concluded the dialogue session organized in collaboration with the Qatar Foundation for Social Action on the development based on the principles of human rights » Dr. Al Marri met with Dr. Kuman » Al Attiyah met Minister in charge of Moroccans living abroad and migration affairs » Organized by the NHRC in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers launching the second International Conference on the challenges to security and human rights in Tunisia » Dr. Al Marri met with Deputy Foreign Paraguay » The NHRC received a visit from students of Al Wakra secondary school » Dr. Al-Marri met with Member of the German Parliament » Dr. Al Marri met with Representative of The State Department’s Office of International Labor Affairs » During his meeting with Dr. Al Marri, El Arabi confirmed his attendance to the conference organized by the NHRC on the role of UNHCR in the Arab region » The NHRC organized in cooperation with the follow-up team to the recommendations of the International Conference on “Challenges to Security and human rights in the Arab region” » Dr. Al Marri received a visit from Bahrain’s Attorney General » Conclusion of with the training course held for the benefit of mosque leaders and preachers » The NHRC organized a training course for the benefit of mosque leaders and preachers » Qatar won membership of the Arab Commission on Human Rights » Members of the NHRC renewed confidence in Dr. Al-Marri » Al Marri met the Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay to the State of Qatar » Al Marri met the Yemeni Human rights Minister » In collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, the NHRC organizes the second Conference on the challenges to security and human rights in the Arab region in Tunisia » NHRC and the American Center for Labor Solidarity met the representatives of the communities » Al Marri met the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the State » The National Human Rights Committee participated in monitoring the elections of the Moroccan Council of associations and authorities » Al Marri was nominated as the APF deputy chairperson » Dr. Marri chaired the 20th session of the Asia Pacific Forum; The Asia Pacific Forum has chosen Qatar to host a regional sub-office » Under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister And with the participation of more than 400 participants from international, regional and local institutions The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar organizes “The Third Arab-American-Iberian Dialogue of National Human Rights Institutions on “Combating Hate Speech and Extremism” » A delegation from NHRC visit the Qatar Foundation for Elderly People Care » Dr. Al Marri met the Ambassador of Ethiopia » Dr. Al Marri met the Ambassador of Syria » Dr. Al Marri met the Ambassador of Bangladesh » The Training course on the “Ideal framework for dealing with International Mechanisms for human rights protection” » Al Marri met member of the German Parliament » Press release » Al Marri met the secretary general of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers » Al Marri met the Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs » Mr. Mohsen Marzouk, the Political advisor to the President of the Republic of Tunisia,welcomed the Chairman of the NHRC » Opening offices for 4 communities at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Committee » A Lecture to the Cultural and Social Center for the Deaf » A Specialized training course in the field of human rights for the benefit of International Cooperation Departments » The NHRC and Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind held a seminar on the political rights of persons with disabilities » Students of Ahmed bin Mohammed Military College visited The NHRC » Dr. Al Marri met the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic » Dr. Al Marri met theTunisian Minister of Justice » Dr. Al-Marri met the Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers » The NHRC participates in The Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice » Al-Attiyah conducted a series of important meetings in Kuwait with Foreign Minister, Deputy Foreign Ministry, and the Chairman of the Kuwaiti National Assembly » The NHRC participated in the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva » The NHRC held award distribution ceremony of the competition of the martyr Ali Hassan Al-Jaber » Declaration of the winners of the “Award of the martyr Ali Hassan Al Jabir” in its 4th season » NHRC gave a Lecture at The Religious Institute of Qatar » Dr. Al Marri met the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Qatar » In collaboration with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the NHRC organized “Calligraphy Exhibition on Human Rights in Islam” » Dr. Al Marri met Saudi ambassador to Qatar » In the first meeting of its kind with the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Dr. Al Marri calls for strengthening the partnership between the NHRC and the UN HCHR Organizing an international conference on the role of the High Commission for Human Rights in the Arab region » Al Marri met president of the Human Rights Council » Awareness Committees on voter and candidate rights In the fifth Central Municipal Council » Dr. Al-Marri met Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to the State of Qatar » The National Human Rights Committee received a visit from Omar bin Abdul Aziz Independent School » Al-Attiyah met Ambassador of Ireland to the State of Qatar » Al-Marri met HE Netherlands’ Human Rights Ambassador » Al Marri met the director of the international labor standards department at ILO » Dr. Al Marri: National Sport Day reflects respect for human rights at all levels in Qatar » The NHRC has finished preparations to celebrate Qatar National Sport Day » Launching the workshop on with human rights issues through “Hot Lines” » By invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway: NHRC delegation to visit the Kingdom of Norway on February 1st, 2015 » The NHRC participates in The 25th edition of Doha International Book Fair » Dr. Al Marri Met Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Qatar » A Delegation from Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College visited the NHRC » Launching the fourth season of “Martyr Ali Hassan Al Jaber Award” » Memorandum of Understanding between the NHRC and the Ministry of Human Rights in Yemen » At the conclusion of the regional workshop on the legal prospects of the asylum, Participants called on finding jobs for refugees and maintaining their right to education » Opening of the regional workshop on “the legal prospects for asylum” » NHRC and UNHCR Representative Office to the GCC organizes a regional workshop on the legal prospects for asylum » NHRC and UNHCR Representative Office to the GCC organizes a regional workshop on the legal prospects for asylum » NHRC organizes a project in collaboration with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development » NHRC issued guidelines for education and healthcare centers in co-operation with the Supreme Education Council and Supreme Council of Health » Dr. Al Marri, the president of the Asia Pacific Forum presented a working paper in the Global Forum on Human Rights in Morocco » US Senate and the Department of Defense delegation visited the NHRC » Dr Ali Al Marri met the Belgium Ambassador » Al Marri met representative of the U.S. Department of Defense » NHRC celebrated Qatar national Human Rights Day » Security and Human Rights Conference Concluded » Al Marri Met National Human Rights Committees Officials On the sidelines of the international conference on challenges to security and human rights » HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister opened the international conference on challenges to security and human rights in the Arab region » NHRC to Hold Conference on Challenges to Security and Human Rights » Dr. Al-Marri: Persons with Disabilities Need further Efforts to be Integrated into Society » Al Marri: Israeli Violations Against Palestinians Surpass All International Conventions » Dr. Al-Marri met the Indian Ambassador to Qatar » Al-Attiyah met the Norwegian Ambassador » During the 27th session of the Human Rights Council: Al Marri commended efforts exerted by the State of Qatar in the field of human rights protection » Al-Attiyah met a delegation of the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) » Al- Marri met Dr. Al Zayani, the GCC Secretary-General » Dr. Al Marri Met UK Secretary of State for Justice » Under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the NHRC organizes the first conference of its kind on the challenges of security and human rights in the Arab region » Dr. Al Marri chaired the 19th meeting of the APF in the Indian capital New Delhi » NHRC celebrated the Garangao » The National Human Rights Committee Signed Cooperation Agreement with Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission » Dr. Al Marri Met The German Minister of State Prof. Dr. Maria Bohmer » Dr. Al Marri praises the openness of the state and its cooperation with international human rights mechanisms » The Human Rights Council commended the efforts of the State of Qatar in the field of the protection and promotion of human rights » The NHRC won the Golden Award under International Organization Category in the 11th Pan Arab Excellence Awards Competition » Dr. Al-Marri met the chairman of the Permanent Arab Committee on Human Rights of the Arab League » Secretary General meets the Norway’s Ambassador » Declaration of the winners of the “Award of the martyr Ali Hassan Al Jabir” » Reelecting Dr . Al Marri as President of the Sub-committee on accreditation for the third time » The NHRC concluded the training course on human rights protection mechanisms » The NHRC launched its new website » Al Marri met the ambassador of India to the State of Qatar » February 16, 14: Dr. Al Marri met Ambassador of the Philippine Embassy » February 12, 14: Launching the NHRC gym » The conclusion of the workshop and enhance the protection of refugees » Human Rights involved in the Doha International Book 24 » Excellency Secretary-General meets with a delegation Institute of Judicial Studies and Legal Kuwait » Officials, civil society organizations emphasize the importance of the development of Arab human rights system » Qatar became the focus of world attention » AL MAHMOUD CHAIRS DARFUR REHABILITATON FUND MEETING » NEW DEVELOPMENT AGENDA MUST BE DISABILITY INCLUSIVE- UN HIGH LEVEL MEETING » BAN STRONGLY CONDEMNS (TOTALLY REPREHENSIBLE) TERRORIST ACT IN NAIROBI » SILATECH TO FIGHT POVERTY, C REAT JOBS IN REGION » OVER 4,100 SYRIAN CHILDREN CROSS BORDERS WITHOUT PARENTS OF ADULTS » QATAR LOUNGE OPENED AT UN HQ » QATAR REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON AUTISM SPECTRUM » U.N. & ACTIVIST URGE INQUIRY INTO GADDAFI DEATH » SYRIA REMAINS IN ARAB LEAGUE » UN ASKS ISRAEL TO STOP SETTLERS ATTACKS AGAINST PALESTINIANS » NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2011: PEACE IS WOMENS WORK » RUSSIA, CHINA, THWART ANTI-SYRIA UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION » NHRC GENERAL SECRETARY MEETS US DELEGATION » BAN AUTHORIZES RELEASE OF FUNDS FOR FLOOD-HIT PATISTAN » UN DECLARES ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER A HUMAN RIGHT » ACCOUNTABILITY KEY TO PROTECTING CIVILIANS IN CONFLICT, SECURITTY COUNCIL TOLD » WOMEN EQUALITY BODY APPROVED » DEMOLITIONS, NEW SETTLEMENT IN EAST JERUSALEM » UN RIGHTS CHIEF SAYS TORTURERS WILL FACE JUSTICE » ICC MEMBER STATES AGREE ON DEFINITION OF AGRESSSION » SOUTH KOREA TO SEEK UN PENALTIES FOR NORTH KOREA IN CHEONAN SINKING » LIBYA ELECTED TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL » LEGAL QUESTIONS RAISED OVER CIA DRONE STRIKES » HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS A NUMBER OF RESOLUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINIANS RIGHTS » Davos ENDS WITH RECOVERY WARNING AFTER BANKING BUST-UP » UN, US AND OTHER NATIONS INCLUDING QATAR ALREADY IN HAITI TO SAVE DEVASTATED EARTHQUAKE HIT CARIBBEAN COUNTRY » HAITI QUAKE: THOUSANDS FEARED DEAD, MANY TRAPPED » AFTER YEARS IN GUANTANAMO PRISON WITHOUT CHARGE, FUTURE EVEN MORE UNCERTAIN FOR YEMENI DETAINEES » UN EXPERT URGES ISRAEL TO END GAZA BLOCKADE AS ANNIVERSARY OF CAMPAIGN LOOMS » DIVIDED CLIMATE TALKS END WITH COMPROMISE DEAL » GULF STATES SET UP MONETARY COUNCIL » UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER URGES RATIFICATION OF DISABILITY CONVENTION » THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONVENTION ON RIGHTS OF THE CHILD » QATAR JOINS MASSIVE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE EFFORTS IN QUAKE-HIT SUMATRA, AS HOPES DIM FOR SURVIVORS » NEW QUAKE HITS STRICKEN SUMATRA » GOLDSTONE IMPLIES \”UN GAZA REPORT\” MAY BE REFERRED TO ICC, QATAR WELCOMES REPORT » HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS TWELFTH REGULAR SESSION FROM 14 SEPTEMBER TO 2 OCTOBER 2009 » MOST ISLAMIC COUNTRIES MARKED RAMADAN SATURDAY, PAKISTAN & INDIA MARK THE HOLY OCCASION SUNDAY » QATAR MARKS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY » ARAB HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP BARRED FOR YEAR BY UN » NEW UN ONLINE SCHEME ALLOWS FREE ACADEMIC JOURNAL ACCESS TO POOREST NATIONS » SOMALIA RADICALS LOOT UN BUILDINGS, FORCING SOME OPERATIONS TO CLOSE » CHECHEN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST NATALIA ESTEMIROVA MURDERED IN GROZNY » DR ATTIYAH: QATAR PIONEER ROLE IN SUPPORT OF NAM & PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS » GLOBAL RECESSION THREATENS AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT: BAN KI-MOON » UN HUMAN RIGHTS PROBE INTO GAZA CONFLICT WRAPS UP PULIC HEARINGS IN GENEVA » US AND RUSSIA AGREE ARMS CUTS, AFGHAN TRASIT; DIFFERENCES IN SOME AREAS REMAIN » BIDEN STRIKES TOUGH NOTE ON IRAN » UN AGENCY ANNOUNCES START OF CLINICAL TRIAL FOR RIVER BLINDNESS DRUG » UN HEALTHE AGENCY URGES GREATER FUNDING FOR DISPLACED IN PAKISTAN » DARFUR PEACE TALKS SUSPENDED, TO RESUME NEXT MONTH-UN » WORLD DISASTERS REPORT 2009: EARLY WARNING & EARLY ACTION VITAL » UN ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT-ELECT LINKS PEACE AND SECURITY TO POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS » LIBYAN DIPLOMAT ELECTED UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT » SUPREME COUNCIL FOR HEALTH: QATAR IS FREE OF SWINE FLU » MEMBERS OF UN HUMAN RIGHTS PROBE HEAD TO GAZA TOMORROW (MONDAY 1/6/2009) » 18 US SOLDIERS CONFIRMED WITH SWINE FLU IN KUWAIT » BAN BRIEFED BY HEAD OF UN RIGHTS PROBE INTO GAZA CONFLICT » NO A-(H1N1) CASES REPORTED IN THE ARAB REGION » UN & US DOWNPLAY FLU, BUT WHO SAYS CANNOT RULE OUT \” PANDEMIC IMMINENT\” » UN LABOUR CHIEF CAUTUONS AGAINST LOWERED STANDARDS ON WORLD SAFETY DAY » US CONSIDERING CALLS TO RENAME \”SWINE FLU\” » CLINTON: ” PAKISTAN IN DANGER”; HAQQANI: ” CLINTON ASSESSMENT INCORRECT!” » RACISM CONFERENCE ADOPTS RESOLUTION; QATAR VOICES SUPPORT TO WORLD CAMPAIGN AGAINST RACISM » UN IS SHOCKED AT US BOYCOTT » US TO BOYCOTT UNITED NATIONS RACISM MEETING IN DEFENCE OF ISRAEL » RUSSIA ENDS CHCHNYA OPERATION WITH QUESTIONS OF WESTERN DOUBLE STANDARDS AS TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE CAUCUSES STILL ON THE INTERNATIONAL AGENDA » NEW WAVE OF SOMALI PIRATE ATTACKS » KIDNAPPED US CAPTAIN FREED; SNIPERS KILL 3 PIRATES » N RIGHTS CHIEF URGES NATIONS TO ATTEND DURBAN CONFEENCE » REVERSING BUSH POLICY, US SEEKS SEAT ON UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL » NHRC CHIEF MEETS EU CHIEF » DOHA 21ST ARAB SUMMIT BACKS SUDANESE PRESIDENT & PLEDGES COMMITTMENT TO ARAB SOLIDARITY ON ALL ISSUES » SUDAN BESHIR ARRIVES IN DOHA, DEFYING ICC WARRANT » ARAB MINISTERS SEEK SHOW OF UNITY, DEMAND ANNAULMENT OF BASHIR ARREST WARRANT & WARN ARAB MIDEAST PEACE INITIVATIVE HAS EXPIRY DATE » US CHANGES POLICY ON HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL » KEY US SENATOR SAYS WILL NOT BLOCK HILL FROM IRAQ » PROTESTS MARK INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY » Activists “shocked” at Clinton stance on China rights » HUMAN RIGHTS TOPS THE AGENDA OF PHILIPPINES, EU IN FORMAL TALKS FOR PARTNERSHIP COOPERATION » RUSSIA, EU SPAR OVER HUMAN RIGHTS » UDAN PEACE ACCORD AT CRITICAL JUNCTURE AS REFERANDUM LOOMS, UN WARNS » ISRAEL SAYS SPAIN WILL AMEND WAR CRIMES LAW » UN URGES ISRAEL TO RE-OPEN BORDER CROSSINGS INTO GAZA » OBAMA SHOULD ENSURE REFORMED COUNTER-TERRORISM POLICIES: HRW » AMNESTY ACCUSES ISRAEL OF CRIMES OVER WHITE PHOSPHORUS » ISRAEL UNILATERALLY HALTS FIRE, ROCKETS PERSIST » HANIYEH: HAMAS WON GAZA WAR, BUT WAS WISE TO DECLARE TRUCE » UN Human Rights Council condemns Israeli military operation in Gaza » UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF ACCUSES ISRAEL OF WAR CRIMES » INSIDE THE GAZA HOUSE OF DEATH » ATTACK ON ISRAEL FROM LEBANON THREATENS 2ND FRONT; PEACE EFFORTS MOVE TO CAIRO INSTEAD OF NEW YORK » UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO WEIGH NEW CALL FOR EFFECTIVE GAZA TRUCE » UN SECURITY COUNCIL FAILS TO AGREE ON GAZA » QATAR: JOINT ARAB STANCE ON GAZA AIM OF PROPOSED ARAB SUMMIT » QATARI AID REACHES RAFAH CROSSING » UN GIVES IRAQ ECONOMIC PROTECTION » UN HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE PACT SIGNED » THE QATARI CABINET WELCOMES THE OUTCOME OF THE DOHA CONFERENCE ON FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT » DOHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT RESOLVES DIFFERECES OVER FINAL COMMUNIQUE » DOHA FOLLOW-UP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT RESUMES DELIBERATIONS AT DOHA SHERATON » CONTINUED TALKS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINIANS ENCOURAGING, UN POLITICAL CHIEF » CALL TO CONFRONT HUMAN RIGHTS ACT “MYTHS” IN UK » UN-BACKED MIDDLE EAST QUARTET REPRESENTATIE EXPRESSES CONCERN AT GAZA SITUATION » UN SECRETARY GENERAL DEPLORES LATEST ACTS OF PIRACY OFF COAST OF SOMALIA » UN HUMAN RIHGTS CHIEF CALLS OF END TO ISRAELI BLOCKADE OF GAZA STRIP » UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS REACHES SPACE AS ISS GETS READY FOR CREW OF SIX » SUMMIT PLEDGE TO “RESTORE GROWTH” » FINANCIAL CRISIS THREATENS PUSH T BOOS GLOBAL HEALTH: TOP UN OFFICIAL » ILO SAYS GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS TO INCREASE UNEMPLOYMENT BY 20 MILLION » OBAMA WINS HISTORIC US ELECTION; WORLD EXPRESSES RELIEF » OBAMA AND McCAIN FACE JUDGEMENT OF VOTERS » UN AGENCIES JOIN RESCUE AND RELIEF EFFORTS AFTER DEADLY EARTHQUAKE HITS PAKISTAN » LATEST UN FINDINGS WILL HELP COUNTRIES DESIGN BETTER HEALTH STRATEGIES » US CONFIRMS ATTACK INSIDE SYRIA, DAMASCUS SUMMONS US AND IRAQI ENVOYS AND SYRIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION OF RAID » HUMAN RIGHTS BODIES FROM 70 COUNTRIES CONVENE IN NAIROBI FOR UN FORUM » GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT SETS UP TASK FORCE TO REVIEW GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM » UN LABOUR CHIEF URGES ACTION TO AVERT JOB CRISIS AMID GLOBAL TURMOIL » BAN, FRENCH LEADER CALL FOR URGENT ACTION ON FINANCIAL CRISIS » UN STANDS UP WITH MILLIONS ACROSS THE WORLD TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST POVERTY » UNEQUAL HEALTH-CARE SYSTEMS ARE HURTING POOR WORLDWIDE, UN REPORTS » PROFESSOR AND AUTHOR TO SHARE UNESCO\ » WORLD HABITAT DAY MESSAGE: HARMONIOUS, GREENER URBANIZATION » ON INTERNATIONAL DAY, UN SPOTLIGHTS LINK BETWEEN HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE » UN MARKS INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY » NEW GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIZATION OF UN » RECENT FINANCIAL WOES HIGHLIGHT NEED TO REVIVE DOHA TRADE TALKS- UN OFFICIAL » DEMOCRACY KEY TO FURTHERING PEACE, RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT, SAYS UN SECRETARY GENERAL » GLOBAL CHILD MORTALITY RATES CONTINUE TO DROP, UNICEF REPORTS » UN SECRETARY GENERAL ARRIVES AT UN AFTER SOLAR-POWER COMMUTE » THE THREAT FROM CLIMATED CHANGE IS BIGGER THAN THAT POSED BY TERRORISM, SIR DAVID KING » UNESCO BACKS PLAN TO BUILD UNDERWATER MUSEUM IN ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT » CIVIL SOCIETY CRUCIAL IN ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS, UN OFFICIALS » GENDER INEQUALITY RENDERS AID INEFFECTIV, UN AGENCY SAYS » NEW UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF TAKES UP POST » ON 20TH ANNIVERSARY, BAN HAILS NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING UN CLIMATE PANEL » BAN URGES REDOUBLING OF EFFORTS TO PROTECT, PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL » SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES MUST TOUGHEN THEIR LAWS TO PROTECT CHILDREN » UN AGENCIES JOIN FORCES TO COMBAT ENVIROMENTALLY-RELATED DISEASES IN AFRICA » UN WARNS OF IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON SOUTH ASIA » UN HEALTH AGENCY SPOTLIGHTS IMPACT OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS » UN ENVOY DEPLORES FIGHTING IN SOMALIA » UN SECURITY COUNCIL DEPLORES RECENT GOVERNMENT OVERTHROUGH IN MAURITANIA » MARKING WORLD WATER WEEK, UNICEF CALLS FOR BOOST IN SANITATION » BAN WELCOMES NEW UN CENTRE PUSHING FOR DISARMAMENT IN ASIA-PACIFIC » ETHIOPIAN TROOPS JOIN UNAMID PEACEKEEPERS IN DARFUR » YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE ACTIVE ROLE IN COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE » UNHCR WELCOMES REPORTS OF HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS IN SOUTH OSSETIA » GEORGIAN CONFLICT WIDENING BEYOND SOUTH OSSETIA, UN OFFICIAL SAYS » MARKING HIRSOSHIMA ANNIVERSARY, BAN SEES HOPE FOR NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE » UNITE TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM HIV/AIDS : UNICEF » UN RIGHTS BODY THINK-TANK KICKS OFF INAUGURAL SESSION » GLOBAL AIDS FORUM OPENS IN MEXICO; US OFFICIAL RATES UNDERESTEIMATED » UN NUCLEAR WATCHDOG APPROVES INDIA SAFEGUARDS AGREEMENT » RADOVAN KARADZIC TRANSFERRED TO UN WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL IN THE HAGUE » SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN PREVENTING HIV, BUT NOT ENOUGH, UN REPORT » GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENDORSES SOUTH AFRICAN FEMALE JUDGE AS NEW HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF » OVER HALF OF GAZAS HOUSEHOLD LIVING BELOW POVERTY LINE, UN SAYS » BAN DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT PROPOSED ISRAELI SETTLEMENT IN WEST BANK » SUDAN TO SET UP DARFUR RIGHTS ABUSE COURTS-ARAB LEAGUE » HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES TO TOP ASEAN AGENDA » SOUTH AFRICAN FAVORED FOR UN POST ON HUMAN RIGHTS » INTERFAITH TALKS OPEN IN SPAIN » SITUATION IN SUDAN CALM FOLLOWING ICC ANNOUNCEMENT, UN REPPORTS » WORLD LEADERS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER ICC DECISION TO SEEK ARREST OF SUDANESE PRESIDENT » ARAB LEAGUE, AUD WARN AGAINST POLITICIZING THE ICC » UN, WORLD BANK URGE SWIFT ACTION ON FOOD PRICE JUMP » SITES IN MAURITIUS, SAUDI ARABIA, IRAN AND CHINA JOIN UNESCO » HORN OF AFRICA FACING GROWING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, UN AGENCIES WARN » LAND DEGRADATION ON THE RISE AND REQUIRES RENEWED GLOBAL ATTENTION-UN » BAN WELCOMES HUMANITARIAN EXCHANGE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HIZBOLLAH » ENSURING INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY KEY CHALLENGE FOR PAKISTAN, SAYS UN RIGHT CHIEF » FRAGILE ADVANCES IN MIDDLE EAST NEED TO TURN INTO REAL PROGRESS, UN OFFICIAL » SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE WILL HELP STOP DESERTIFICATION, UN AGENCY SAYS » HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES » UN AGENCY CALLS FOR GLOBAL CHILD HELPLINE TELEPHONE NUMBER » ON WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY, UN AGENCY STRESSES VALUE OF VOLUNTARY DONATIONS » IMPROVING GIRLS ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOCUS OF UN ASIA-PACIFIC MEETING » IRAQ UN WEAPONS INSPECTORS SUBMIT FINAL REPORT » SOMALI PARTIES REACH DEAL AFTER UN-LED TALKS » YEAR-LONG UN CAMPAIGN SPOTLIGHTS GENDER EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE » UN DELEGATION IN SUDAN “ENCOURAGED” BY NORTH-SOUTH TALKS » UN TEAMS UP WITH GREEN REVOLUTION GROUP TO BOOST AFRICAN FOOD PRODUCTION » WORLDWIDE CONDEMANATION OF ATTACK ON DANISH EMBASSY IN ISLAMABAD » UN HEALTH AGENCY CALLS FOR TOTAL BAN ON TOBACCO ADVERTISING TO PROTECT YOUNG » SIXTY YEARS OF HUMAN RIGHTS FAILURE-GOVERNMENTS MUST APOLOGISE AND ACT NOW: \”Amnesty International Report 2008\” » MIDDLE EAST: POSITIVE MOVES BUT SITUATION STILL FRAGILE, SAYS UN OFFICIAL » THE RIGHTS of ORPHANS IN SHARIA (ISLAMIC LAWS) » LEBANON TO ELECT A PRESIDENT- A FIRST STEP TOWARDS IMPLEMENTING DOHA ACCORD » AN ARAB INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC VICTORY FOR QATAR » LEBANON RIVLAL LEADERS REACH DEAL ENDING CRISIS: MP » ARAB COMMITTEE PRESENTS TWO PROPOSALS TO LEBANON CRISIS » TENSION RISES AT LEBANON CRISIS TALKS, EMIR STEPS IN & QATAR PROPOSES NATIONAL UNITY GOVERNMENT » LEBANESE ASK QATAR TO PROPOSE SOLUTION ON HIZBOLLAH ARMS » UN AND “FRIENDS OF LEBANON” WELCOME DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS TO END CRISIS » SECURITY COUNCIL SLATES ATTACKS BY DARFUR REBELS NEAR SUDANESE CAPITAL » UN CALLS ON MYANMAR TO FACILITATE AID DELIVERY TO CYCLONE VICTIMS » MORE THAN 150 STATES HAVE REPORTED ON MOVES TO WMDs FROM TERRORISTS- UN » RICE CALLS FOR CONCRETE STEPS TO IMPROVE LIFE IN WEST BANK » LANDMARK UN TREATY ON RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ENTERS INTO FORCE » MIDDLE EAST QUARTET BACKS CONTINUIND ISRAELI NEGOTIATIONS EFFORTS » FREE PRESS, ACCESS TO INFORMATION VITAL FOR DEVELOPMENT, TOP UN OFFICIALS » UN TO DRAW UP COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADDRESS WORLD FOOD CRISIS » GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS & CLIMATE CHANGE TOP AGENDA OF UN OFFICIALS MEETING IN THE SWISS CAPITAL » US ENVOY HILL SAYS N KOREA, SYRIA NOT COOPERATING NOW » SYRIA “UTTERLY” DENIES US NUCLEAR CLAIMS » BAN KI-MOON ANNOUNCES NEW UN EFFORT TO END MALARIA DEATHS IN AFTRICA » LANGUAGES THE FOCUS OF ANNUAL UN WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY » AFGHAN VICTIMS OF PAST ABUSE FINC VOICE IN NEW UN-BACKED PLAY » MILLIONS OF AFGHAN CHILDREN, MAINLY GIRLD, STILL NOT ATTENDING SCHOOL-UN » THOUSANDS GATHER AS ANNUAL INDIGENOUS FORUM KICKS OFF AT UN HEADQUARTERS » LACK OF COOPERATION PROMPTS UN TO CLOSE ANGOLAN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE » BAN KI-MOON WELCOMES IMMINENT CENSUS IN SUDAN TO BOLSTER NORTH-SOUTH PEACE » UNDP SOUNDS ALARM ON DANGER OF CLUSTER MUNITIONS TO CIVILIANS, DEVELOPMENT » HEALTH CARE MUST BE SCALED UP TO REDUCE MATERNAL AND CHILD DEATHS – UN » FOOD PRODUCTION MUST BENEFIT WORLD POOR- URGE UN-SCIENTISTS » UN-BACKED PROGRAMME FOR CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS PASSES 1000 MILESTONE » World Bank echoes food cost alarm » FOOD AND ENERGY SITUATION IN GAZA STILL “VERY DIFFICULT”- UNRWA » UN WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF AFRICAN SUMMIT ON ZIMBABWE » UN RELIEF CHIEF ENDS GULF TRIP WITH CALL FOR GREATER COOPERATION » UN CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO ADDRESS IMPACT OF SPIRALING FOOD PRICES » GULF STATES PLAY VITAL ROLE IN GLOBAL RELIEF EFFORTS, UN » WORLD HEALTH DAY 2008: PROTECTING HEALTH FROM CLIAMATE CHANGE » UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF BEGINS GULF REGION TOUR » UN MARKS INTERNATIONAL DAY WITH CALL TO ASSIST LANDMINE SURVIVORS » MARKING “GRIM” ANNIVERSARY FOR DARFUR, UN SECRETARY GENERAL URGES SHARPER FOCUS » UN REFUGEES AGENCY APPEALS FOR $40 MILLION FOR THOS DISPLACED IN DARFUR » UN HAILS COURAGE OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES CONFRONTING AUTISM » UN OPENS THEMATIC DEBATE ON ANTIPOVERTY GOALS » CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS OF WORLD » SUMMIT ENDS WITH LEADERS ADOPTING \”DAMASCUS DECLARATION\ » ARAB SUMMIT CLOSES TODAY- NEXT SUMMIT IN DOHA » UN-ASSISTED REFUGEE REPATRIATION TOPS 100,000 » WORLD CITIES AT UN FORUM UNITE TO REDUCE POVERTY AND BOOST DEMOCRACY » NEW UN-BACKED REPORT CALLS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO STEM (AIDS) IN ASIA » UN REMEMBERS VICTIMS OF SLAVERY, TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE » TO FIGHT TUBERCULOSIS, ROOT CAUSES MUST BE ADDRESSED, UN » ISRAELI WARNING TO ABBAS OVER DEAL WITH HAMAS » BAN KI-MOON RECOMMENDS UN TRANSFER $100 TO IRAQ DEVELOPMENT FUND » SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS MANDATE OF UN MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN » UNCLEAN WATER THREATENS HEALTH OF ONE MILLION CENTRAL AFRICANS, UN WARNS » SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS COUNTER-TERRORISM OFFICES MANDATE UNTIL END OF 2010 » AFGHANISTAN MUST DO MORE TO ADDRESS IMPUNITY, ADVANCE HUMAN RIGHTS-UN » HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SAYS ISRAEL USE OF CLUSTER BOMBS ILLEGAL » 72 COUNTRIES IMPLEMENT UN IRAN SANCTIONS » CHINA: UN RIGHTS CHIEF VOICES CONCERN OVER TENSIONS IN TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION » OVER 100 MILLION EUROPEANS LACK ACCESS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER, UN SAYS » THREE SENIOR UN APPOINTMENTS UNVEILED BY BAN KI-MOON » CYPRIOT LEADERS AGREE DIRECT TALKS UNDER UN AUSPICES LATER THIS MONTH » URGENT ACTION CRUCIAL FOR AFTRICA TO MEET ITS DEVELOPMENT TARGETS-UN » UN NAMES TOP OFFICIAL FOR LEBANON TRIBUNAL » ISRAEL APPROVES WEST BANK CONSTRUCTION » INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY PROTESTS HIGLIGHT, VIOLENCE, INEQUALITY » Ban KI-MOON PAYS TRIBUTE TO HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF, FOLLOWING EXIT ANNOUNCEMENT » UN OFFICIALS EXPRESS GRAVE CONCERN FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN AMID MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE » UN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD SPECIAL DEBATE ON GAZA » BAN KI-M00N: HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MUST CONTINUE TO BUILD TRUST » FUTURE BLEAK FOR MIDEAST PEACE ? Israel vows more Gaza strikes; ? Rice urges Mid-East talks renewal; ?Arab League accuses UN Security Council of double standards; ? Aim is Palestinian statehood, not final agreement: Rice. » ISRAEL PULLS TROOPS OUT OF GAZA, PALESTINIANS SUSPEND TALKS * 114 Palestinians killed since Wednesday including children; * Broader Gaza operation possible: Ehud Barak; * Washington demands halt to fighting; * Nine separate Israeli airstrikes over Gaza early this morning; * “Shame on the Arabs, shame on the Muslims, shame on humanity”: Ordinary Palestinian » 80 PALESTINIANS KILLED INCLUDING CHILDREN SINCE YESTERDAY, UN SECURITY COUNCIL MEETS TO DISCUSS SITUATION » CUBA SIGNS HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES AT UN » UN AGENCIES URGE BOLSTERED RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REGARDLESS OF HIV STATUS » UN AGENCIES RALLY TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION WITHIN A GENERATION » MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS NEEDS CHANGES ON THE GROUND TO SUCCEED-UN ENVOY » UN LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN » LEBANON: UN REBUILDS HOMES OF 18,000 AIR-RAID VICTIMS » BAN KI-MOON SECLECTS ALGERIAN OFFICIAL AS TO P ENVOY FOR WEST AFRICA » REPORTS OF POLITICAL DETENTIONS IN CHAD ALARM UN RIGHTS AGENCY » UN REPORT FINDS WIDER ACCEPTANCE OF GREEN NEEDS IN BIG BUSINESS » UN SAYS PERMANENT POLITICAL ACCORD ONLY WAY TO END MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT » UN RIGHTS EXPERTS WELCOME AUSTRALIA\ » UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF ASSESSES IMPACT OF CLOSURES ON WEST BANK RESIDENTS » HUMAN TRAFFICKING MUST BE BATTLED: CELEBS, UN » UN REMINDS ISRAE OF ITS OBLIGATION TOWARDS PALESTINIANS IN GAZA » UNICEF SEEKS $856 MILLION TO AID CHILDREN AND WOMEN IN CRISIS » WESTERN SAHARA: UN ENVOY CONTINUES CONSULTATIONS IN THE REGION » UN URGES US BUSINESS LEADERS TO SUPPORT \”GREEN” ECONOMICS » POLIO ERADICATION WITHIBN REACH-BAN KI-MOON » “ISLAM VS WEST” A FALSE DIVIDE, SAYS BAN KI-MOON » WITNESSES SAY GAZA-EGYPT BORDER CLOSED » EARTHQUAKE CASUED NO SIGNIFICAN DAMAGE TO JAPANESE NUCLEAR PLANT-IAEA » CUBA SIGNS HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES AT UN » ARAB RIGHTS CHARTER DEVIATES FROM INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, SAYS UN OFFICIAL » UN OFFICIALS WARN OF MALNUTRITION THREAT AS CLOSURE OF GAZA BORDER CROSSINGS CONTINUE » RAWANDA: BAN KI MOON SAYS WORLD MUST PROTECT CIVIALIANS FROM GENOCIDE » EGYPT TO LAUNCH TENDER FOR NUCLEAR REACTOR IN FEBRUARY » FOOD RATIONS REDUCED AS A RESULT OF CLOSUE OT GAZA CROSSINGS-UN AGENCY » UN SECURITY COUNCIL POSTPONES PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT TO THURSDAY » GAZA SITUATION “EXTREMELY FRAGILE”, WARNS UN POLITICAL CHIE » PROGRESS BEING MADE ON MANY FRONTS, SAYS UN HEALTH CHIEF » MAJOR CORPORATIONS INVEST IN UN-BACKED FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, TB, MALARIA » Gaza: UN SECRETARY GENERAL VOICES CONCERN OVER CLOSURE OF GAZA CROSSING POINTS » COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT FOR GAZA IS WRONG: UN » ATTACKS IN IRAQ DECREASE BUT INSUFFICIENT PROGRESS ON POLITICAL FRONT, UN REPORTS » PNA ENRAGED AT ISRAEL MASSACRE IN GAZA STRIP * Hamas Pledges Retaliation “in Language Israelis Understand” » YEMEN: GOVERNMENT DISTRIBUTES FREE MOSQUITO NETS IN BIT TO BEAT MALARIA » UN POPULATION AGENCY RECEIVES RECORD DONATIONS FOR 2007 » UN FORCE IN LEBANON HONES ITS LIVE FIRING SKILLS » ARAB LEAGUE TO LAUNCH MASSIVE CAMPAIGN FOR IRAQI REFUGEES WITH UN HELP » WESTERN SAHARA TALKS BEGING, EXPECTATIONS LOW » WFP WARNS OF SHORTAGES IN FUNDING ITS ACTIVITIES IN GAZA » NEW STUDY SAYS 151,000 IRAQI DEAD – UN STUDY » WESTERN SAHARA TALKS BEGING, EXPECTATIONS LOW » 2008 SHOULD BE THE YEAR OF THE \”BOTTOM MILLION\”-BAN KI-MOON » DEPLORING TERROR ATTACKS ON STAFF, BAN TELLS AL JAZEERA UN STANDS FOR WHOLE WORLD » RIGHTS EXPERTS DEEPLY CONCERNED AT KENYAN VIOLENCE » HOME & HOSPITAL TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH PNEUMONIA EQUALLY EFFECTIVE » LIBYA TAKES OVER UN SECURITY COUNCIL LEADERSHIP » NEW ROUND OF UN-LED TALKS ON WESTERN SAHARA TO START NEXT WEEK » AFGHANISTAN: MULTIPLE HUMANITARIAN CHALLENGES IN 2008- OUTGOING UN ENVOY » 2008, INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LANGUAGES » SOMALIA: TOP UN ENVOY CALLS FOR RELEASE OF KIDNAPPED AID WORKERS » GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES NEARLY $4.2 BILLION UN BUDGET DESPIT US OPPOSITION » SOMALIA SECURITY COUNCIL APPEALS FOR DIALOGUE TOWARDS NATIONAL RECONCILIATION » WORLD POWERS GATHER IN PARIS TO BANKROLL PALESTINIAN STATE » BALI TALKS AGREE TO LAUNCH CLIMATE TREATY TALKS » UN AGENCY ISSUES ATM CARDS TO ASSIST CASH-STRAPPED IRAQ REFUGEES » RED CROSS ISSUES CALL FOR RELIEF IN GAZA » GLOBAL EXPECTATION HIGH FOR CLIMATE CHANGE BREAKTHOUGH-BAN KI-MOON » CREATING A WORLD FIT FOR CHILDREN FOCUS OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY HIGH-LEVEL EVENT » UN MARKS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY » NEW UN REPORT POINTS TO POWER OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TO MITIGATE CARBON EMISSIONS » UN HEALTH AGENCY LAUNCHES NEW DRIVE TO DEVELOP CHILD-SIZE DRUGS » IRAQ, UN LAUNCH PLAN TO AID RETURNING REFUGEES » UNESCO MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF TRANSLATION INDEX » HEAD OF UN PROBE INTO HARIRI ASSASSINATION “MORE CONFIDENT THAN EVER” OF SUCCESS » UN LABOUR AGENCY SPOTLIGHTS NEED FOR DECENT WORK FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES » UN FOOD AGENCY TO DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF IRAQI REFUGEES IN SYRIA IT HELPS » UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE OPENS IN BALI WITH CALL FOR BREAKTHROUGH » WORLD AIDS DAY MARKED WITH CALLS FOR RENEWED LEADERSHIP TO FIGHT EPIDEMIC » UN SUPPORTS CREATION OF FIRST “CLOSED” JUVENILE REHABILITATION CENTRE IN AFGHANISTAN » UN-BACKED TREE-PLANTING DRIVE HITS 1 BILLION GOAL AHEAD OF CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS » NEW UN MANUAL LAUNCHED TO HELP VULNERABLE RURAL YOUTH IN AFRICA » PIECEMEAL APPROACHES WILL NOT RESOLVE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT-BAN KI-MOON » NEW UN INTERNET CAMPAIGN TO ERADICATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN LAUNCHED » ELIMINATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN » UN INCREASES ASSISTANCE FOR CYCLONE VICTIMS IN BANGLADESH » PREPAREDNESS KEY TO TACKLING GLOBAL FLU PANDEMIC, SAYS UN TOP OFFICIAL » PROMOTING TOURISM FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FOCUS 0F UN FORUM IN BANGKOK » UN CALLS FOR BOOSTING TIES BETWEEN UN AND RED CROSS, RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES » UN AGENCY AIRDROPS FOOD TO STRANDED BANGALDESH CYCLONE VICTIMS » BANGLADESH CYCLONE DEATH TOLL AT 2.400, UN, ISLAMIC COUNTRIES PLEDGE FULL SUPPORT » TOLERANCE POWERFUL TOOL IN FIGHTING TODAY GLOBAL THREATS » UN ENVIROMENT AGENCY CHIEF URGES GLOBAL ACTION TO CURB MERCURY » GLOBAL EFFORTS TO CLEAR LANDMINES BY 2010 FALTERING, SAYS UN-BACKED REPORT » GLOBAL LANDMARKS LIGHT UP IN BLUE TO MARK UN 1ST DIABETES DAY » UN-BACKED FUND TO FIGHT MAJOR DISEASES APPROVES $1.1 BILLION OF NEW GRANTS » STEPS TO FOSTER HUMAN RIGHTS CULTURE URGED » QATAR MARKS THE NATIONAL DAY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS » UN ENVIROMENT AGENCY SETS UP THINK TANK ON RESOURCE MANAGEMENT » GLOBAL CEREAL PRICES WILL REMAIN HIGH, UN AGRICULTURAL AGENCY FORECASTS » CHAD: UN EXPERT URGES FAIR TRIAL OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTEMP TO ABDUCT CHILDREN » UN URGES STATES TO ELIMINATE CHEMICAL AND UNEXPLODED WEAPONARY » GREATER GLOBAL PROTECTION NEEDED AGINST “PREDOCTABLE” NATURAL HAZARDS » UN-BACKED MEETING IN ASIA FORGES COMMITMENT TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH » FAMILIES RETURNING TO REFUGEE CAMP IN NORTHERN LEBANON, SAYS UN AGENCY » UN, GOOGLE AND CISCO UNVEIL ONLINE TOOL IN BATTLE AGAINST GLOBAL POVERTY » FILM FESTIVAL FOCUSES ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES » UN-BACKED DRIVE AIMS TO BOOST BIRTH AND DEATH REGISTRATIONS WORLWIDE » UN SAYS ISRAEL COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT AGAINST PALESTINIANS IN GAZA: UN-ACCEPTABLE » UN AGENCIES TEAM UP TO HELP SOMALI RAPE VICTIMS » UNDP, JAPAN BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO SUPPORT IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION » UN INDEPENDENT RIGHTS EXPERT CALLS FOR 5-YEAR FREEZE ON BIOFUEL PRODUCTION » UN RELIEF CHIEF WARNS ON DETERIORATING CONDITIONS FACING PALESTINIANS » NEW UN GUIDELINES TO HELP ASSESS HEALTHE OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH » UN AND SUDANESE OFFICIALS TO LAUNCH NATIONWIDE POLIO IMMUNIZATION DRIVE » UN REPORTS SHORTAGE OF ANAETHETICS IN OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY » UNIVERSITY TO OFFER DEGREE IN HUMAN RIGHTS » UN RIGHTS ENVOY SLAMS MIDEAST QUARTET » UN CALLS FOR GREATER INVESTMENT TO PREVENT MATERNAL DEATHS » UN MARKS POVERTY ERADICATION DAY » UN: LIBYA WINS SEAT ON SECURITY COUNCIL » PROGRESS IN SLOWING MATERNAL DEATH TOO SLOW, UN WARNS » WORLD FOOD DAY ON 16TH OCTOBER 2007 » GLOBAL EDUCATION SPENDING CONCENTRATED IN FEW COUNTRIES-UNESCO REPORT » IRAQ UN REPORTS WIDESPREAD RIGHTS ABUSES, URGES RESPONSE MEASURES » UN MARKS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR NATURAL DISASTER REDUCTION » NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED BY UN AGENCY AIMS TO TEACH CHILDREN GOOD EATING HABITS » UN ASSEMBLY MEETING SHOWED IMPORTANCE OF INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE –PRESIDENT » STUDENTS IN GAZA UN SCHOOLS STRUGGLE » SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED TEACHERS MAIN OBSTACLE TO ACHIEVING EDUCATION FOR ALL-UN » PLANNING GUIDE FOR PALLIATIVE CARE FOR CANCER PATIENTS RELEASED BY UN AGENCY » UN REFUGEES CHIEF CALLS FOR NEW STRATEGIES TO TACKLE GLOBAL DISPLACEMENT » UNICEF, SPECIAL OLYMPICS LAUNCH PROJECT TO AID CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES » UN MARKS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE » UN ISSUES AGE FRIENDLY CITIES GUIDE TO BOTH HELP AND TAP VALUE OF OLDER PEOPLE » UN RIGHTS COUNCIL “FAILED” ON ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT » MORE PALESTINIANS DIE AFTER BEING DENIED ACCESS THROUGH ISRAELI CHECKPOINTS, UN REPORTS » DEADLY SEA EXODUS FROM SOMALIA TO YEMEN GAINS MOMENTUM, UN REPORTS » UN LAUNCHES $ 220 MILLION CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE 9 MILLION VULNERABLE CHILDREN » UN MARKS PEACE DAY » BAN KI-MOON DISPATCHES MYANMAR ENVOY TO REGION AS SITUATION WORSENS » ISRAEL CONDEMNED BY HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MEMBERS » UN MERCENARY EXPERTS VOICE CONCERN OVER IRAQ » GLOBAL LEADERS SHOW WILL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE » MIDDLE EAST QUARTET BACKS \”SUBSTANTIVE AND SERIOUS\” MEETING SET FOR LATER THIS YEAR » BAN CONCERNED BY ISRAEL CALLING GAZA AN ENEMY ENTITY » UN GEN ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT SEEKS ACTION ON CLIMATE, TERROR, POVERTY » GLOBAL FIGHT TO RESTORE OZONE LAYER HAILED BY UN CHIEF » UN FUND APPROVES NEARLY $200 MILLION IN GRANTS AND LOANS TO HELP RURAL POOR » OUTGOING GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT URGES MORE DIALOGUE AMONG CIVILIZATIONS » AT LEAST 56 DIE AS PERILIOUS PEOPLE SMUGGLING RESUMES ACROSS GULF OF ADEN » NUMBER OF CHOLERA CASES IN NORTHERN IRAQ DOUBLES, BUT DEATH TOLL REMAINS STATIC » BAN KI-MOON LAUNCHES “UNPRECEDENTED” GROUP TO BOOST AFRICA DEVELOPMENT » HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL STARTS DIALOGUE WITH SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ON DEFAMATION OF RELIGIONS » DESERTIFICATION & CLIMATE CHANGE COMBINE TO THREATEN DEVELOPMENT-BAN KI-MOON » MILLIONS AT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO CHOLERA IN NORTHERN IRAQ, UN HEALTH AGENCY WARNS » AFGHNAINISTAN MARKS PEACE DAY » CHILE TO RECEIVE PALESTINIAN REFUGEES » MARKING DAY TO PREVENT SUICIDE, UN STRESSES PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AT RISK » UN CALLS FOR $55 MILLION TO REBUILD REFUGEE CAMP IN NORTHERN LEBANON » IMMEDIATE ACTION CRUCIAL TO TACKLE AFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING, UN OFFICIAL WARNS » ILO REPORT FLAGS POVERTY-PRODUCTIVITY LINK » UN USES TEXT MESSAGING TO ALERT IRAQI REFUGEES ON NEW FOOD AID » WHO WARNS ABOUT IMPACT OF DEPRESSION » MICROCREDIT HELPS HARD-PRESSED PALESTINIANS SURVIVE, UN OFFICIAL SAYS » UN WORRIED ABOUT NEWS REPORTS THAT AIDS VICTIMS ARE BEING BURIED ALIVE IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA » Iraq: UN appoints veteran diplomat as top envoy » WHO CALLS FOR MORE ATTENTION TO MENTAL HEALTH » UN AGENCY FEARS RESUMPTION OF DEADLY EXODUS FROM AFRICA ACROSS GULF OF ADEN » UN TO SEND HUMANITARIAN ASSESSMENT MISSION TO ETHIOPIA\ » UN AMBASSDOR ANGELINA JOLIE HEARS OF SUFFERING, COURAGE FROM IRAQI REFUGEES » UN HEALTH AGENCY AIDS IRAQI GOVERNMENT IN CHOLERA RESPONSE » UN AND AID PARTNERS CALL FOR $20 MILLION TO HELP IN SUDANESE FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS » CONDITIONS DETERIORATING FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF IRAQI CHILDREN, UN REPORTS » CHINESE SELECTED TO LEAD UN PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN WESTERN SAHARA » DISPLACEMENT IN IRAQ SOAR AS HUMANITARIAN SITUATION WORSENS, UN REPORTS » US RIGHTS GROUP WELCOMES GONZALES RESIGNATION » TEHRAN TO HOST NAM MEETING ON \”HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY”\ » GLOBAL COOPERATION VITAL AS NEW DISEASES EMERGE AT UNPRECEDENTED RATE, WARNS UN » YOUTH AT UN-BACKED CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY TO SAVE ENVIROMENT » GAZA STRIP: UN OFFICIAL WARNS OF WORSENING HUMANITARIAN CONDITIONS » UN, INTERNATIONAL POLICING EXPERTS GATHER IN AUSTRALIA FOR GLOBAL POLICE MEETING » EU TO RESUME GAZA FUEL AID AFTER 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