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Myanmar: India: Burmese Dissident: amnesty and protection before exiles return to Myanmar

President Thein Sein appeals to the Burmese diaspora, who for "various reasons" have left the country. Tint Swe, a political refugee in India: appeal will go unheard unless there are "real improvements" in terms of labor laws and security guarantees. Aung San Suu Kyi in favor of freezing U.S. ...

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UN envoy urges protection of children from violence in Syria

The United Nations envoy for children and armed conflict today said she was alarmed by another wave of extreme violence which had resulted in the deaths and injuries of children across Syria and called on all parties to ensure their protection.

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Independent UN expert calls on Russia to ensure better protection of cultural rights

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on Russia to ensure better protections so that everyone can fully participate in the cultural life of the country.

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Jordan: Middle East: From Amman, a "Charter" for the rights and protection of Christians in Arab countries

In Jordan, two days of meetings and discussions to shape the future of Christians in the Middle East. The event was attended by religious and secular scholars, Christian and Muslim from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Iran and Jordan itself. The goal: to preserve the Christian ...

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Countries adopt UN-backed declaration to enhance protection of marine environment

Delegates from 65 countries attending a United Nations-backed conference in the Philippines have agreed to step up efforts to protect the world's oceans from land-based activities, stressing the marine environment's central role in the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient green ...

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Opt: Boosting protection and tackling food insecurity

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Czech Government: Tymoshenko Husband Asylum Is Form Of Protection

Czech authorities say the husband of imprisoned Ukrainian ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko has received asylum in the European Union country as a form of "international protection."

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Egypt: The Copts fear the "protection" of the army, which turns on NGOs

Fears of new attacks against churches in the celebrations at the end of the year and Orthodox Christmas. Muslim Brotherhood announced their commitment to protect Christians. Military raid against 17 foreign NGOs engaged in human rights. Blocked all funds and transactions. Caritas among the ...

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UNICEF urges protection of children amid violent clashes in Egypt

The United Nations Children?s Fund (UNICEF) has urged Egyptian authorities to protect children from violence due to demonstrations in the capital, Cairo, and called for investigations into incidents which caused injury or death as well as proper care for victims.

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UN urges better protection for world?s forcibly displaced, stateless people

The United Nations refugee chief today called on the international community to assume its shared duty to protect and assist millions of forcibly displaced and stateless people around the world, as he opened the largest-ever conference on the issue in Geneva.

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Condemning violence in Yemen, UN rights chief urges protection of civilians

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the killing of unarmed civilians in Yemen in recent days, and stressed that lethal force and heavy weapons must not be used against peaceful protesters.

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Afghanistan: Hussain Ali, "We need protection not detention"

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Top UN officials stress need to boost protection of civilians in armed conflict

Top United Nations officials today stressed the need to do more to protect civilians who are increasingly bearing the brunt of the various conflicts taking place around the world, as well as enhance accountability to hold perpetrators to account.

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UN expert urges more protection against violence for Palestinian children

A United Nations human rights expert today urged the international community to scale up its protection measures for Palestinian children living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza and called on Israel to adopt guidelines in line with humanitarian law for children who are arrested or ...

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