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UN News

04:48 min | 2 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on UN News

"This is list graffiti at UN news. Here at UN news, we do try to avoid overloading you with too many facts and figures. But here's one that's worth remembering. The Human Rights Council has reached an historic milestone of convening this week for its 50th session. The world's preeminent forum for discussing rights issues of concern was created by the UN General Assembly back in 2006, fast forward to today and for the current president of the General Assembly Abdullah shahid, the Human Rights Council's recently adopted resolutions on human rights and climate change have a personal significance as he explains to Dominica Thomas chavos. Today, addressing the 50th session of the Human Rights Council, especially when it is focused on climate change. On a personal level, it was very significant for me because 14 years back in 2008, as 40 minister of Maldives, I raised the human dimension of climate change at the Human Rights Council. And I remember that they very clearly the amount of support that was expressed on the issue, but also the amount of skepticism that came out of the issue when it was raised. I was met by individual ambassadors after my speech on human dimension of climate change and they were not very hopeful of achieving it. Yes, it has taken the 14 years to have a special repertoire on climate change. But it is satisfying to see that finally the international community has recognized the human dimension of climate change and that at the center of climate change is the person. It's human. This has, of course, an economic and scientific matters, but at the core of the entire debate are people. And they will be suffering. And they are suffering. My home country, the Maldives, and many, many other small island states in the world. We wake up fearing that we will be drowned. We go to sleep fearing we will be drowned. Unless humanity comes to rescue. What keeps us going is hope. We still continue to hope that the goodness of humankind will save the world. Today we are not seeing only the small island countries suffering. Everyone is suffering. The glaciers are melting. Forest fires are raging, storms are becoming more and more severe. And we are seeing flooding in Europe and many other places where we have never seen it. So it is very, very clear today that humanity, the humankind is at risk, not only the lower lying identities and its population. Thank you. So you just spoke about the need for humankind to mobilize and in fact the most vulnerable countries are really struggling to find the resources to mitigate the impact of climate change. And the secretary general has called many times for international solidarity on this matter. How should the world help these countries help the smiling and states to create the fiscal space necessary to support them in building the climate resilience? Are we doing enough right now? What is the progress on this? Not enough, not enough at all. When we compare these small island status, seeds in the rest of the world. We have nothing. We did not contribute to climate change. We do not have the resources to adapt or mitigate. We know neither have the higher ground to move up. So we have nothing. Unless the international community delivers on the 100 billion that was promised, unless the international community. Honors the 1.5° pledge. We are not going to get there. And when we talk about 2030, it may sound a period of time. But mathematically speaking it's 90 months. We only have 90 months for the small island developing states. And the international community better deal on the commitments. That's a strong call to urgent action. Exactly 30 years ago, you were young delegate attending the Rio summit. And we realized now that 30 years later, the world still hasn't managed to mend its relationship with nature. So how do you remain hopeful on our ability to mobilize for serious and significant climate action through global cooperation? Since the 30 years from Rio, it has not only been my hair that has been going, the small island states have been losing their beaches and their islands as well. But still, we are hopeful that the international community will come together, deliver and in the goodness of humanity. We will be able to survive and save our countries with the rest of the world..

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"human rights council" Discussed on UN News

UN News

05:56 min | 2 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on UN News

"This is Matt wells at UN news, more than 40 different countries situations of concern will be put under the international spotlight at the Human Rights Council's landmark 50th session beginning on Monday in Geneva, created in 2006, the forum is the most important multilateral body for the advancement of people's freedoms, which recently have included strong and unequivocal action against racism and the challenges posed by climate change, as president of the council, Federico Bella gas tells UN news Daniel Johnson. The Human Rights Council will have it 50 session, 5 zero. That means that we have been working since 2006 as the most important multilateral body for the promotion and protection of human rights. So this session is very important. It shows the achievements, the long road that the council has taken to become a very strong body. And we will have a commemorative session on that 5th session also. Okay, so you've had 50 sessions. I guess people who've been following the council for a long time would say yes, it's had some hits. It's also had less popular hits. We've just had a report out from Navi Pillay, a former high commissioner of a human rights on Israel. That's not going to help the anti Israel accusations that the council faces. How do you count all of those? The council is the main body where we address three different issues. One is the human rights situation on every single country in the world. And that is the universal periodic review. We also are the body the progressive development of human rights has been done. This is what we discussed new standards and new norms of human rights for future generations. And the third role is to address human rights situations specific serious human rights situations that the council, which is a multilateral democratic body that adopts decisions by consensus or by vote after a long debate that the council decides to address. So this commission is a commission that was debated, created in the council by the rules of procedure of the council and there were appointed. So it is, of course, a variety of any person or any institution to have their views on the mandate on the action of the council on the work of the commission. But this is part of the human rights discussion, but they are a mechanism created by the council..

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"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:50 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

"Is WTO news On Thursday the European Union approving new sanctions against Russia including an embargo on coal imports in the wake of evidence of atrocities outside Kyiv also the General Assembly at the UN suspending Russia from the Human Rights Council It is in no way clear that it will because even as we speak Russia's continuing to commit atrocities we got reports from southern Ukraine that Russia's dropping cluster bombs which is illegal But Linda Thomas Greenfield the U.S. ambassador to the UN told me earlier today the UN will continue doing everything it can because people there are depending on them And she met with some of them recently in Romania It was extraordinarily emotional I have a very very hard time controlling the tears when I had four women in front of me all crying and telling their stories of sorrow and the horrors that they have experienced And the nightmares are having about what is happening in their country Air raid sirens are going off all over the country It's a reminder of the tremendous danger there And it's another reason why Thomas Greenfield and the United Nations want the people of Ukraine to know that they're trying to help them as much as they can JJ green WTO news Congress also voting to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and ban the importation of its oil The House vote coming after the Senate approved two bills 100 to nothing The measure is now go to the president's desk for his signature The trade Bill paves the way for the president to enact higher tariffs on certain Russian imports the bill banning Russian oil would put new law restrictions the president has largely already put into place through executive action The D.C. region seeing lots of rain over the last couple of days leading to persistent flooding on the interloop of the beltway near river road.

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"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:05 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

"Spokesman said the 82 year old is vaccinated and boosted and has no symptoms The news came just ahead of Pelosi's weekly press briefing which was abruptly canceled We expected there to be ups and downs and increases And with a variant that's as transmissible as BA two that's what we're seeing at this point in time The White House says even though they attended an event together Pelosi is not considered a close contact of the president and that he did test negative on Wednesday night Now to the latest surrounding Russia's war in Ukraine today the European Union nations approved new punishing sanctions against Russia including an embargo on coal imports in the wake of evidence of atrocities outside Kyiv Meanwhile the UN General Assembly suspended Russia from the Human Rights Council but will it stop Russia's aggressive behavior WTO national security correspondent JJ green has that It is in no way clear that it will because even as we speak Russia's continuing to commit atrocities we got reports from southern Ukraine that Russia's dropping cluster bombs which is illegal But Linda Thomas Greenfield the U.S. ambassador to the UN told me earlier today the UN will continue doing everything it can because people there are depending on them And she met with some of them recently in Romania It was extraordinarily emotional I have a very very hard time controlling the tears when I had four women in front of me all crying and telling their stories of sorrow and the horrors that they have experienced And the nightmares are having about what is happening in their country Air raid sirens are going off all over the country It's a reminder of the tremendous danger there And it's another reason why Thomas Greenfield and the United Nations want the people of Ukraine to know that they're trying to help them as much as they can JJ green WTO news And coming up on WTO after traffic and weather a former congressional aide admits.

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"human rights council" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

04:22 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on KOMO

"World Coming up after ABC headlines pay up I'm John libertini that's a proposed law in Seattle that would mean better pay and other perks for food delivery drivers And we'll have traffic and weather coming up in four minutes The world continues to close running on Russia with growing evidence of war crimes in Ukraine the United Nations today suspending it from the Human Rights Council Will be held accountable And until they are the rest of the world will know has to know The human toll of Putin's brutality Star Wars lamb rindi says he's the European Union ambassador to the United States Three Republican senators voted with all of the Democrats today to confirm Supreme Court nominee catan Ji Brown Jackson I can't say enough for the three Collins Murkowski and Romney They came through Illinois Democrat dick Durbin chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee say they made the confirmation truly bipartisan A University of Kansas researcher has been convicted of illegally concealing work that he was doing for China Alabama lawmakers sent a bill which could put doctors in prison for prescribing medical treatments to transgender youth to governor Kay ivey's desk Daria albumin are ABC News Stay connected stay informed with the northwest's only all news station Northwest news radio good evening it is 6 31 I'm Rick found sites with Alisa jaffe and here's what's happening Firefighters are still battling flames on San Juan island where four businesses have been damaged and others are threatened 9-1-1 dispatchers started getting calls just before this morning about a large commercial building in Friday harbor Kimberly Kimball is with San Juan fire Crew initially implemented an interior attack before switching to defensive only when the fire spread throughout an attic base and its neighboring building And firefighters are on the defensive trying to keep that fire from spreading to as many as 5 other buildings Firefighters from other nearby islands have been called to the scene the ATF is also assisting It's not known yet What caused the fire App based gig workers are getting a boost from a Seattle city councilwoman We're talking about Uber and DoorDash drivers and John libertini has more The promise of big paydays and job flexibility often falls short You drive your own car get no extra compensation for high gas prices and payouts are constantly changing Driver Carmen figueroa says it amounts to a sub minimum wage Some offers are so low that the big worker ends up paying the company App based companies have skirted labor laws by classifying their drivers as independent contractors Seattle city councilwoman Lisa herbold The council passed some transparency obligations for good workers generally and when we passed that legislation and we made a commitment to take up the issue of minimum compensation Kim Wolfe has spent three years working on the so called pay up law The companies should be transparent about our pay Current minimum wage in Seattle is $17 27 cents an hour John libertini northwest news radio Now might not be the time to head to the mountains Jeff bodul explains Whenever the weather warms up the cascades start to get a little dangerous What's really warm temperature is to sniff out oftentimes to become that water percolating through the snowpack and cause weak layers within the snow on the surface and when it becomes wet and unstable it oftentimes like to fall down on its own Dallas blasts with the northwest avalanche center says the risk of avalanches at the moment is high He has the conditions do change rapidly and if you have to go into the mountains check for warnings before you go Jeff pods will a northwest news radio A Ukrainian man who served as a high little hacker in a ring that stole more than 20 million credit and debit card records sentenced in Seattle to 5 years behind bars Dennis yarmouk arrested in Bangkok In 2019 at the request of federal investigators he was extradited a year later than pled guilty last fall He is the third member of a well-known Eastern European hacking group to be sentenced in the U.S. prosecutors say the group engaged in sophisticated fishing scams to breach the computer networks and point of sale terminals of about 3600 business locations in all 50 states stealing then selling credit and debit card information It's 6 34 still a headhouse some Secret Service members were duped but right now let's get to kurtis Calhoun at the dubin law group traffic.

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"human rights council" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:31 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Announcing the state has reached a conceptual agreement on the budget lawmakers could vote on the spending plan as early as tonight the $220 billion proposed budget increases spending increase in spending I should say by about $4 billion The Senate voting to confirm kanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court On this vote the a's are 53 The nays are 47 And this nomination is confirmed The Dodger Brown Jackson is the first black woman in U.S. history to sit on the Supreme Court Jackson will take her seat this summer when justice Stephen Breyer retires Russia has been suspended from the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly voting today 93 voted in favor 24 against with 58 voters abstaining according to a draft of the resolution the General Assembly may quote suspend the rights of membership in the Human Rights Council of a member of the council That commits gross and systematic violations of human rights The vote coming after Russia's military allegedly killing Ukrainian civilians in its war on Ukraine House speaker Nancy Pelosi testing positive for COVID-19 this just one day after appearing unmasked at a White House event with President Biden the president testing negative by Pelosi's deputy chief of staff drew Hamill tweeting the positive test comes after Pelosi tested negative last week He added these speakers fully vaccinated and boosted New evidence of the atrocities of Russia's war in Ukraine continues to emerge new video appears to show an ambulance hit by shelling in the parking lot of a hospital in the southern city of mcalee the mayor of Mario pole jelling NBC News more than 90% of the city's infrastructure is destroyed He also says over 5000 people have been killed including 210 children Russia's troops have moved out of Kyiv but a reported to be regrouping Ukraine's president zelensky telling the UN the Security Council on Tuesday Russia is committing genocide Ukrainian prosecutors are investing almost 4500 alleged war crimes by Russian troops Treasury secretary Janet Yellen warning of major consequences for the global economy as a result of the Russian Ukraine war She warns of severe disruptions in the global flow of food and energy and increasing energy costs over the ban on Russian oil imports Congressman.

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"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

04:14 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

"Dot com and scheduled your free estimate today It's two ten Over the last month we've seen many disturbing images of war crimes in Ukraine committed by Russian troops and those images have elicited elicited elicited a cry for justice Earlier today in response the United Nations Security Council suspended Russia's membership on the Human Rights Council In an exclusive interview with national security correspondent JJ green Linda Thomas Greenfield the U.S. ambassador to the UN talked about the significance of that development It was an unprecedented vote We suspended at Russia from the Human Rights Council Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council and Russia is responsible for attacking its neighbor compromising all of the principles of the United Nations Attacking the sovereignty the border of a country and committing gross human rights violations and war crimes They should not sit on the Security Council They have a responsibility as a member of the Security Council and as a member of the Security Council they are sitting on the Human Rights Council violating human rights So this suspension today was really a great moment It was really a historic moment And I'm very very proud to have been associated with the 93 countries who voted to suspend Russia A lot of people are asking the question why is Russia on the Security Council anyway after all they've done You know they're permanent member of the Security Council There are 5 of us who are permanent members And that was determined when the UN was established So there's nothing we can do to kick Russia off of the Security Council but we can isolate them in the Security Council We can condemn them in the Security Council And we have succeeded in doing that So that being said Russia continues these heinous activities across Ukraine And I wonder if you would just take a moment or two to just tell our listeners how what your thoughts are about what Russia is doing and just lay it out in context for us You know we have seen the images we've seen the videos of the bodies in the street We have seen the destroyed buildings and what Russia is doing is unconscionable They are committing war crimes They are committing human rights violations in the name of a leader who has decided that he is going to attack his neighbor So this is Putin's unconscionable war against the Ukrainian people And thousands of lives have been lost Innocent Ukrainians but also Russian soldiers whose bodies have been left in the street where no one is there to pick them up or take them home to their mothers So this is not just a war that Russia is carrying out against the Ukrainian people What he's doing to his own people is something that Russians themselves ought to question but it is also an attack on democracy That's double D TOP national security correspondent JJ green speaking exclusively with Linda Thomas Greenfield the U.S. ambassador to the UN And there's big news in the Senate where there are 53 votes to confirm judge katangi Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court However Kentucky senator Rand Paul has not yet voted The Senate is still waiting for and will have details It's two 14 It's Jonathan cotton with a good feed store and you know what time of year it is It's springtime with all those after school spring activities That means it's also time to take your kids to the good feed store If our kids are going to stay active and healthy then they need good feet because whether it's ballet or soccer drama or field hockey band or baseball their feet need to feel good Those cleats sneakers or band shoes often don't do those young feet any favors Bring them into the good feed store and let us show them the different good feet arch supports can make Our team members will measure their feet and find the right art support for them They can still wear the shoes they want but they will have the support to make them comfortable now.

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"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:39 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

"The top stories we're following for you this morning on WTO the United Nations General Assembly will vote today on a resolution to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council the U.S. proposed that resolution The Senate is expected to confirm Supreme Court nominee katangi Brown Jackson today securing her place as the first black woman on the high court three Republican senators have said that they will support Jackson FBI agents arrested two men in the district on charges of impersonating federal agents for the past two years while giving expensive gifts to Secret Service agents they befriended Some Secret Service employees were placed on leave earlier this week Thunderstorms are in the forecast for today so at the start time of the Washington Nationals first game of the season was changed from four O 5 this afternoon to 7 O 5 tonight Stay with WTO for more on these stories and just minutes Texas governor Greg Abbott says his state is chartering buses from migrants arriving at the U.S. Mexico border who want to travel to D.C. It's a response to the Biden administration's decision to wind down a public health law that has limited asylum seekers in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 That law expires in May many more migrants are expected to ask for asylum when that happens Texas officials also say they'll start increased military activity on the border and install razor wire at some low water points along the river to deter migrants from crossing Up ahead here in money news Joan futures are pointing lower ahead of the opening bell and Amazon as something new for you in our area today I'm Brendan hazelton It's 9 18 Over to Jack now in the traffic.

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"human rights council" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:43 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on KOMO

"Tomorrow whether to suspend Russia from its Human Rights Council over alleged war crimes in Ukraine Glimpses of it pictures online But now it will be an opportunity for Ukrainian emergency services response services and of course investigators of these alleged war crimes to get to these places to see what's really happening ABC's James longman and bucha Minnesota prosecutors will not file charges against a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a mere Locke while executing a no knock warrant I believe that no knock warrants should be banned across the state of Minnesota And it should be brought in the name of my son in mere lock Locke's mother Karen wells four members of the Secret Service including a member of the First Lady's detail aren't suspended Prosecutors say they accepted give some two men who were pretending to be investigations agents from the Department of Homeland Security Stocks closed lower Daria albinger ABC News Stay connected Stay informed with the northwest's only all news station Northwest news radio Good evening 6 31 I'm Rick fancies with ELISA jaffe Here's what's happening The first death due to COVID in Washington state was earlier than previously thought The State Department of Health has confirmed at least four washingtonians died from COVID on or before February 28th 2020 Three of those were at the life care center of Kirkland the site of the first outbreak in the U.S. The state now says the first death appears to be a snohomish county woman in her 30s according to the Seattle times The change is a result of amended death certificates after patients were posthumously tested as COVID testing kits weren't around in the early days of the pandemic Jeff pojo in northwest news radio The King County council doubling down on its support for people in Ukraine and as John lobert ini reports that includes a stern condemnation of Russia vice chair Reagan Dunn wears his concerns for Ukraine Obviously an unjust war has resulted in what I think the world community has indicated is a large series of war crimes The county council reaffirmed his motion and its commitment to the people of Ukraine They scoured contracts and agreements looking for any financial ties that might exist with Russia Mina hashimi is with the county executive's office No direct investment or contracts that benefit the Russian Federation and the republic of Belarus No surplus medical supplies or law enforcement protective gear that might be sent to the war zone but King County has the welcome that out for Ukrainian refugees I think it would be good to show strength in our continued commitment to the Ukrainian people The roots of the Ukrainian population in western Washington date back to the late 1980s when thousands fled the former Soviet Union John lobert northwest news radio Concerns about toxic workplaces for women in the NFL have 6 attorneys general sending a letter to its commissioner Kelly blier reports Washington attorney general bob Ferguson joined 5 other AGs writing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about reports of gender based discrimination at their league offices and clubs They are basing these claims on a New York Times report quoting many female staff members at the Baltimore Ravens saying they were forced to repeatedly watch a video of running back ray rice hit his then girlfriend in a hotel elevator They were then asked if they had experienced domestic violence These women also say they were subjected to unwanted touching and were pushed out when they complained about discrimination More than a third of the NFL's 1100 employees are women An NFL spokesman says their offices and clubs are diverse inclusive and free from discrimination and harassment and look forward to showing the AGs the programs they've implemented to maintain respectful workplaces Kelly blier northwest news radio Northwest news time now 6 34 Curtis Calhoun with our traffic every ten minutes on the forest.

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"human rights council" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:13 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Is brutal And what's happening in a group that is outrageous and everyone's seated No I think it is a war crime Yeah Oh shocking another Biden gaffe Okay Sheila Jackson Lee echoing this representative Well I certainly don't think that we need to be silent Some weeks ago I called Putin a war criminal Needing to be tried and Hank And I agree with the sentiments of President Biden and I'm glad that he strengthened it We understand what regime changes And that was not his intent But it was to say that a person has horrific as Putin is and continues to be does not deserve world leadership The U.S. will push to remove Russia from the UN Human Rights Council over Ukraine's accusation They massacred obviously civilians in buca Thomas Greenfield called Russia's participation in the Human Rights Council of farce Yeah you think It's like Nazis getting to be on the Nuremberg committee Yeah Okay I'm President Biden told reporters he believes Russia committed war crimes in buca Jack's Sheila Jackson Lee again But there should be emissaries and heads of states going into Moscow almost every day And insisting that someone in Putin's camp or Putin himself understand the overall world threat that he is engaging in that he is on the brink of starting World War three that it will be an end to Russia as he knows it He's trying to create the Soviet Union He may not even have a Russian when I'll say that in terms of their world place in terms of their table At the seats of environment We need to make that very clear Yeah And one more And we also need to expose continuously the heinousness of the multiple graves and the babies 1243 children or more have been killed When is that ever been done except for groups like Al-Qaeda or ISIS or the Taliban And we don't give them a world status This is a nation that's doing that on the Putin's leadership Yeah that's what I said right when this started This is not a war It's a terrorist attack on a sovereign Country Anyway can I just say viva la resistance All right The citizens of Ukraine.

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"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:02 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

"2022 Welcome to WTO P glad you're with us this early hour Our producer is teddy gellman Among the top stories we're following for you was be right into this Tuesday together CBS News special report the U.S. is calling for Russian president Vladimir Putin to be tried for war crimes over the Kremlin's grisly attacks on civilians in Ukraine It also wants Russia suspended from the UN Human Rights Council U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield In close coordination with Ukraine European countries and other partners in the UN we're going to seek Russia's suspension from the UN Human Rights Council The U.S. is also expected to impose more sanctions against Russia this week CBS weijia Jiang has more on that from Washington The administration also continues to move in on Putin's closest cronies FBI agents in Spain today seized oligarch Victor vexel Berg's 255 foot $90 million superyacht named tango The White House hopes this increased pressure will make a difference CBS News special report I'm Monica ricks Two 32 Tuesday morning In other news two more Senate Republicans say this week they will vote formally for the president's Supreme Court nominee following a tight vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee As we hear this morning from double DCP's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill The committee deadlock hadn't happened since 1991 involving then nominee clarence Thomas and the confirmation process has bitterly divided the two parties as May clear by Republican senator Lindsey Graham who joined ten GOP lawmakers in voting against judge ketanji Brown Jackson We're supposed to be like trained seals over here clapping when you appoint a liberal That's not going to work But committee chair dick Durbin joined Democrats in praising Jackson Joseph Jackson will bring to the Supreme Court The highest level of skill integrity civility and grace A rarely used procedural step allows her nomination to move ahead toward an expected confirmation vote later this week On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO news.

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"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:41 min | 4 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on WTOP

"Bicycles pitted against Russian tanks Evidence of war crimes is Ukraine And the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations calls for Russia to be removed from a key humane human rights group CBS's Pamela faulk was more U.S. ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield announced Monday that the U.S. planes to seek a suspension of Russia from its sea at the UN's top human rights body the Human Rights Council in the wake of more indications that Russian forces may have committed war crimes in Ukraine Thomas Greenfield who was visiting Romania and Moldova called Russia's participation on the Human Rights Council of force that hurts the credibility of the council and the UN writ large The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocks on President Biden's Supreme Court nominee judge katangi Brown Jackson CBS Scott McFarland As expected it was a party line vote to advance judge Jackson's nomination all Democrats voting in favor all Republicans voting against There'll be some procedural steps but this sets up a late week full Senate vote on her confirmation likely Thursday or Friday but senators were openly questioning today what happens in the future when The White House and Senate are not controlled by the same party They're in the second half of the NCAA national championship game between North Carolina and Kansas CBS's D futterman is there For most of the first half it was close In fact with 6 minutes left in the first half North Carolina and Kansas were tied 22 22 then Carolina took control outscoring Kansas 18 to three to take a 15 point lead at the half Here in the second half though Kansas has begun red hot going on a 16 to 5 blitz and cutting the.

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UN human rights body sets up panel on Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 5 months ago

UN human rights body sets up panel on Ukraine

"The U. N.'s top human rights body who's voted overwhelmingly to approve a three person panel of experts to monitor human rights in Ukraine the development in Geneva this is the latest overwhelming show of international unity against Russia's invasion of Ukraine the human rights council thirty thirty two to two with only Russia and Eritrea opposing and thirteen abstentions to pass a resolution presented by many western states and others too widely monitor human rights in Ukraine the result testifies to Moscow's growing isolation on Monday five countries including China have voted against Ukraine's efforts to convene the urgent debate but on Friday only China abstained I'm Charles de Ledesma

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"human rights council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:42 min | 5 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Blatant campaign of terror Earlier in the day U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned of a humanitarian crisis if Russia continues what he describes as its premeditated unprovoked and unjustified attack on Ukraine he's questioning whether Russia should even be allowed to stay on the UN Human Rights Council One can reasonably ask whether a UN member state that tries to take over another UN member state while committing horrific human rights abuses and causing massive humanitarian suffering should be allowed to remain on this council Secretary of State blinken told other members of the council the violations of human rights are mounting by the hour Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov also spoke to the Human Rights Council prompting about 100 diplomats to walk out led by Ukraine's ambassador President Biden will be giving his first State of the Union speech tonight and Russia's aggression is expected to be a new feature of the address Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell today gave a pre bottle on what President Biden will say I think there's broad support for the president And what he's doing now our biggest complaint is what took him so long McConnell says leveling the sanctions earlier might have deterred Russian aggression President Biden is also expected to highlight the improving outlook on the coronavirus and the need to lower costs for families facing rising inflation Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than a 120 countries What's the truth Susan it's so great to finally be able to get together again Oh it's sure is And I really appreciate you picking up the bill I'm happy.

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"human rights council" Discussed on UN News

UN News

04:55 min | 8 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on UN News

"And my last question too, of course, we couldn't end this interview without talking about your next step, which is at the International Criminal Court, where you're going to be a taking up at your position as a deputy prosecutor. It's just been announced, in fact. So fascinating to hop from one hot pot to another one if you like. I mean, you know it's dosti as you're going to be covering. Well, you know I started off my career as a prosecutor. I prosecuted for 16 years. Then I moved on to the high court bench in Fiji as a criminal judge largely. So my work really over my life has been in relation to the administration of criminal justice. And it was this move into diplomacy that was really a very big step for me. Quite an unusual step. But I'm so glad that I did that because I think that it's my work here in Geneva, not just in the Human Rights Council, but with all the international institutions, which really introduced me to the concept of multilateralism, the importance of diplomacy. The importance of having conversations cross regionally. And of course, we have to remember the International Criminal Court is not just a court. It's also in international institution. And it's also a multilateral body as to what areas of work I'll be covering. That is, of course, entirely the discretion of the chief prosecutor. And I don't know that yet. I'm assuming that in the next few months, it will become clearer. My thanks to ambassador najjar shami Khan after a very, very busy year at the Human Rights Council in Geneva for the full interview check out the UN news audio hub now. Right, let's hear from solange Bertha Cortes, who's been listening to the interview for her closing thoughts on the council's work, and on what ambassador Khan just said, hi solange. As ambassador can said, there is a relationship between human rights and climate change. Climate change affects all dimensions of life. It is undermining the right to food, life, health, water, shelter, migration, and Daniel. It has also an impact on poetry..

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"human rights council" Discussed on UN News

UN News

03:52 min | 8 months ago

"human rights council" Discussed on UN News

"The UN World Food Program WFP said on Wednesday, the development comes as families already hit hard by years of war, continue to struggle to support themselves with currency devaluation and hyperinflation driving the economy to near collapse. WFP said that food prices have more than doubled across much of Yemen this year, while fighting across multiple front lines continues to force families to flee. UN news. The headlines there, thanks to mexica and now to this week's interview, which is with nashad shamin Khan of Fiji. She's the outgoing president of the Human Rights Council, which meets for three scheduled sessions throughout the year, plus any number of special sessions. If member states are concerned about a specific situation anywhere in the world. This year there have been 5 special Sessions on Myanmar, the occupied Palestinian territories, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Ethiopia, all of which has made for a very busy 12 months for the council's president, whose job is to help countries implement their human rights obligations as she tells us now. Of course, one of the most important roles of the council is to address immediate and important human rights violations around the world. And I think the council despite the COVID-19 pandemic has responded very quickly, very effectively and in a very inclusive manner to those human rights violations. But in addition to that role of the council, we have to remember that the council is really helping states on journeys to implement human rights obligations in their countries through mechanisms like the special procedures as well as a universal periodic review. But overall, the council also has an advocacy role. An advocacy role on human rights issues specifically, but then globally, how does human rights? How do human rights fit with a peace and security pillars of the United Nations? What is its role of the Security Council? What is its role in the General Assembly? These are important issues about ideologically in relation to the work of the council, but also very practically. I think that despite the pandemic and all of the difficulties which are faced us in this very difficult time in history, I think the council has done very well indeed. You mentioned the special sessions and by the end of this year we will have had 5, which is a record in the what 15 plus years, since the Human Rights Council was established. You also mentioned the pandemic and the COVID crisis. Critics of the United Nations, we often hear it they say, well, it's just a talking shop, but go and tell me about the technical support, perhaps that the council offers by way of its resolutions to everyone in the world. I think the relevance of the COVID-19 pandemic can be divided in three ways. The first is the importance of the council in the discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the implementation of human rights everywhere. So what is the relationship between particular rights? And what happened to us as a global community in the midst of COVID? So we started that conversation in 2020. As soon as we knew that we were facing a pandemic, the council responded very quickly and adopted a resolution asking the high commissioner to update the council on the impact of COVID-19 on human rights everywhere. And I think that very quick response indicates that the council was aware of the importance of the relationship between COVID and human rights. But secondly, I think very importantly, there was some substantive issues from the COVID-19 pandemic. And one was the access to vaccines. This is a conversation that is happening everywhere in the world. Whether within countries, we have an equal access to vaccines by all communities, especially those which are most vulnerable. And secondly, are we having an equitable transfer of vaccines amongst countries?.

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 UN Rights Chief Warns of Abuses Amid Taliban's Afghan Blitz

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

UN Rights Chief Warns of Abuses Amid Taliban's Afghan Blitz

"Michelle Bachelet U. N. human rights chief is urging the human rights council to take action to monitor the right situation in Afghanistan in the wake of the swift Taliban takeover specialist to seeking to ensure international attention on the country does not wane talking with the media she says that will ready credible reports of serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses taking place in many areas on the effective Taliban control on that's fueling fears of what that rule might hold the week before U. S. forces planned withdrawal they include among others summary executions of civilians on OR the combat members of the Afghan national security forces CIA director William burns who's met with the Taliban in Kabul amid the ongoing efforts to evacuate people trying to flee I'm Charles de Ledesma

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Rights Experts Sound Alarm Over Uganda's 'Brutal' Election Crackdown

UN News

01:11 min | 1 year ago

Rights Experts Sound Alarm Over Uganda's 'Brutal' Election Crackdown

"To uganda. Where independent you and appointed rights experts on tuesday condemned the killing of more than fifty people by brutal policing methods linked to national elections held in january in an appeal to the authorities to end the ongoing suppression of political opposition including the use of live ammunition without warning. The experts also called on them to reveal the whereabouts of political opponents taken into detention. Several thousand people have been arrested and allegedly tortured before appearing military courts. The experts said while relatives often do not know their fate or whereabouts highlighting the case of prominent opposition leader known as bobby wine. The experts said that placing him under arbitrary house arrest at the start of the year was symptomatic of flagrant suppression tactics. And the absence of due process of law the experts who form part of the human rights council explained that political leaders and their supporters in uganda have protested against alleged electoral irregularities and the prohibition of gatherings under the guise of preventing the spread of covid nineteen the massive deployment of armed forces in cities as well as the intimidation and attacks of opposition observers at polling stations reportedly affected voter turnout. Experts maintained adding that internet blackouts slow. The voting process to

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Myanmar's military likely behind crimes against humanity, U.N. investigator says

Investors Edge

01:29 min | 1 year ago

Myanmar's military likely behind crimes against humanity, U.N. investigator says

"It is one of the severe ist indictments. The UN's human rights investigator on Myanmar says the new military regime is likely committing crimes against humanity. With its deadly crackdown on people protesting last month's coup. The special rapporteur Tom Andrews, told the U. N Human Rights Council that the military hunter had murdered at least 70 people and that more than 2000 Had been unlawfully detained. He's calling for sanctions against the country's military leaders. Here's more of what he said. As of this moment, credible reports indicate that Myanmar security forces had murdered at least 70 people. That a president those murdered were fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, husbands and wives. They were educators. They were engineers. They were students. They were many ages, but more than half of those murdered Members of Generation Z or young people under the age of 25. Madam president, the country of Myanmar is being controlled by a murderous illegal regime. Its current leadership perpetuated the atrocity crimes that are the focus of the charge of genocide before the International Criminal Court of Justice. Was the U. N special rupture on me and Mark Tom Andrews, speaking there. His comments followed news that more protesters had been killed when security forces opened fire on demonstrators on Thursday, including in the country's largest city, Yangon that left more families mourning the loss of

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UN human rights chief raises alarm over ‘systematic crackdown’ in Belarus

UN News

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

UN human rights chief raises alarm over ‘systematic crackdown’ in Belarus

"A systematic crackdown against dissents in belarus's continuing months since the country's disputed presidential election last year you and rights chief. Michelle basch has told the human rights council in comments to member states on thursday. The high commissioner for human rights insisted that curbs on demonstrators had got worse. Since last august poll returned president alexander lukashenko to office claims that belarus has rejected those protests led to mass arbitrary arrests and detentions of largely peaceful demonstrators along with hundreds of allegations of torture and ill-treatment ms bachelet explained before noting that not one of the hundreds of complaints. Facts of torture and ill-treatment had been investigated. The commission highlighted concerns about government proposals which would reportedly enable harsher punishments. Those taking part in peaceful demonstrations from now on today nearly two hundred and fifty people have received prison sentences on allegedly politically motivated charges linked to the twenty twenty presidential election. Ms bachelet

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U.S. "humbly" asks for its seat back on U.N. Human Rights Council

Lars Larson

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. "humbly" asks for its seat back on U.N. Human Rights Council

"The U. N Human Rights Council after former President Trump withdrew from the organization Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U. S. Will seek re election to the U. N Human Rights Council later this year. We humbly ask for the support of all U N member states. In our bid to return to a seat in this body. The announcement comes three years after President Trump quit the council, saying it was biased against Israel. Blinken says reform is needed We urge the Human Rights Council Look at how it conducts his business. That includes it's disproportionate focus on Israel. And he says countries with the worst records on human rights should not be members of the council in London.

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US to seek seat on UN human rights body, after Trump pullout

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

US to seek seat on UN human rights body, after Trump pullout

"Secretary of state Clinton says the US will seek to be re elected into the UN human rights council after the body was previously shunned by the trump administration in a video message at the top US diplomat said his country will seek a three year term is starting next year however Blinken suggested the council was still in need of reformers human rights council to look at how it conducts his business that includes its disproportionate focus on Israel secretary of state emphasized the importance of human rights in his administration's foreign policy will focus on ensuring that the council membership reflects high standards for upholding the ring can also raise concerns about countries including ma'am off its recent Q. China events in China region and Russia after the chaining of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his supporters I'm Karen Thomas

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Violence engulfs South Sudan

UN News

01:18 min | 1 year ago

Violence engulfs South Sudan

"Extreme violence involving thousands of fighters at a time has engulfed. Most of south sudan a decade after independence. You and human rights council appointed investigators said on friday. According to the commission on human rights in south sudan the bloodshed and exactions faced by civilians are the worst recorded. Since the country's civil war began in december two thousand thirteen some of the most brutal attacks have been carried out in the states of central equatoria jonglei and greater people administrative area with up to fifty thousand fighters involved in one attack on the village of liqun. Gory in jonglei. Here's commission chairperson. Jasmine super we have documented the new levels of militia violence engulfing more than three quarters of the country at localized level in which children carry weapons and women. At traded as spoils of war like chattels abducted. Boys have been forced to fight. And in some instances forcibly assimilated into rival armed groups. The commission's warning comes two years. Since the revitalized peace agreement was signed which masuku had led to a reduction in hostilities nationally without resulting south sudan increasingly bitter polarized identity where ethnicity was prized above. All the commission on human rights in south sudan is due to present its report to the human rights council in geneva on the tenth of march

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Human Rights Council hears call for immediate release of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

UN News

01:13 min | 1 year ago

Human Rights Council hears call for immediate release of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

"Un human rights council debated a call on friday for the immediate release of myanmar's democratically elected leader. Aung sang succi along with other senior officials in a special session at the geneva-based council which is the preeminent forum for international rights issues. the united kingdom and european union presented a draft resolution condemning last week's military takeover the draft text urges the lifting of restrictions on the internet and unimpeded humanitarian access. Here's another al-nashif deputy high commissioner for human rights. Let us be clear. The indiscriminate use of lethal or less than lethal weapons against peaceful protesters is unacceptable more violence against me and must people will only compound the illegitimacy of the cool and the culpability of its leaders. Special rapporteur on the human rights situation in myanmar. Thomas andrews also urged the international community not to recognize the country's military leaders arbitrary detentions and intimidation. I increasing the independent rights expert continued adding that political leaders were targets as well as community and civil society leaders myanmar's ambassador to responded by underscoring his country's commitment to democratic values and justified the military's intervention as

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UK economy shrinks 9.9%, biggest annual decline on record

BBC World Service

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

UK economy shrinks 9.9%, biggest annual decline on record

"Last year, the largest annual decline it has ever recorded. All details from our economics correspondent and Walker. Britain is one of the country's hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of deaths on also is the new figures show in terms of the economic consequences. Declined for the full year of 9.9% is likely to be larger than the other members of the G seven group of leading developed countries, Although among other large economies outside the group, Spain has seen an even deeper decline. There was some growth at the end of the year in Britain, but more severe restrictions on activity have come into force, which mean a further contraction in the first three months of 2021 is likely. The U. N Human Rights Council will hold an emergency session on the

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Biden announces sanctions on Myanmar coup leaders

Morning Becomes Eclectic

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Biden announces sanctions on Myanmar coup leaders

"President Joe Biden's issuing an executive order to sanction those behind the February 1st coup data in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, ahead of his first visit to the Pentagon since taking office by and announce that the order against Myanmar will prevent military leaders from accessing a billion dollars in funds held in the U. S. By this administration is also working on building an international response to the crisis. Last week, United States helped bring together the U. N Security Council, which issued a strong statement in support of Burmese democracy. And this week we will use our renewed engagement on the Human Rights Council to strengthen the world's commitment to human rights in Burma in the days since the coup against Nobel laureate Aung San Souci and other elected leaders. Myanmar's military has been cracking down on dissent, but that has not stopped people in Myanmar from staging large protests.

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Biden administration to "reengage" with U.N. Human Rights Council

What A Day

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Biden administration to "reengage" with U.N. Human Rights Council

"By administration moved to rejoin at the. Un's human rights council yesterday in a reversal of trump's departure from it. Three years ago conservatives have criticized this group or focusing proportionately on israel's human rights abuses accounting authoritarian nations like china russia and venezuela as members. Biden's state department said that the council needs to be reformed and that. Us involvement can help in that process.

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Biden administration to "re-engage" with U.N. Human Rights Council

All Things Considered

02:25 min | 1 year ago

Biden administration to "re-engage" with U.N. Human Rights Council

"And I'm very Louise Kelly. The Biden administration is taking a new approach to the United Nations, so it wants to make sure it has a seat at the table at U. N agencies that the Trump administration left that includes the Human Rights Council in Geneva as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. The Trump Administration denounced the Human Rights Council as a quote cess pool of political bias. The Biden administration says the 2018 decision to pull out left a vacuum often filled by authoritarian countries. The diplomat representing the U. S in Geneva now Marcus are announced today that the U. S. Is rejoining first as an observer. We know that this body has the potential to be an important forum for those fighting teary and injustice around the world. Being president of the table. We seek to ensure it can live up to that potential. There are many human rights crises that could be discussed there. A military coup in Myanmar a crackdown on protesters in Belarus and Russia. Then there's Iran. The repression is at an all time high for the past 15 16 years I have covered it that Tutti Guy Amy, who runs the New York based Center for Human Rights in Iran, he says the U. S absence from the council was felt back in 2019 when there was a deadly crackdown on protesters in Iran. That was something that the Human Rights Council if it had its center of gravity should have immediately moved to an emergency session for it. It did not happen. The Trump administration blasted Iran for the violence, but Gammy says it would have been more effective if it had done so with others on the Human Rights Council. Trump's former U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley accuses the council of covering for dictators and being biased against Israel, she says it's sad to see the Biden administration give it legitimacy. Eileen Donahoe has a different perspective. She was Obama's ambassador there and said U S leadership made a difference. We got a special rapid tour focus specifically on Iran. There was a commission of inquiry on North Korea. We got multiple special sessions on Syria, which meant that the focus on Israel decreased dramatically without the U. S. There, she said Via Skype, China has upped its game. Avoiding scrutiny of its crackdown in Hong Kong and with the U. S. Calls a genocide against Muslim

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"human rights council" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"human rights council" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Soon become the dominant strain of covert here in the U. S. U K variant known as B 117 is spreading rapidly in the U. S. Biden's chief medical advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci, could become dominant by the end of March. That's the sobering news. The encouraging news is that the vaccines that we're currently distributing right now, Ah, quite effective against that particular variant, he says. Early data suggests this variant maybe more contagious. But, he says that's not confirmed. As of yet, Marco Malard ABC News over in Boston to city councilors are looking to give city workers a bit of extra sick time for going to get the vaccine. Counselors. Anisa aside be Georgia, Michelle Woo say it is pretty common to feel sick for a few days, especially after the second shot is hit. By making this move. They hope that companies will follow suit and do the same universal hub tonight reporting. The Pears also introduced a brand new resolution hoping to push Governor Baker to give educators more priority. To get the vaccine side be. George says it is critical to make sure school workers are safe as schools open up and more students come back to class in person. Both will and a side be George are running for mayor of Boston alongside another city councilor, Andrea Campbell. Now there's a pretty good chance. You know, at least one person who is really not into the idea of getting the covert shot, not because they're against the vaccine, but because they're worried about getting, you know, shot by a needle. I don't like needles. They're scared of them. Sometimes they faint. WBC's Karen Regal spoke with an expert about that phobia and how you confide it. Basic biological reflex called faizo vagal syncope be lots of people have a reaction to needles, says Lisa Smith, director of anxiety and related disorders at Boston University. Fainting is caused when your blood pressure drops, and if it happens to you, you know when that's going to happen, and you can do something about it, Smith says. Don't relax. You want a tense your body and the big muscle groups in your body. So you want to really test your legs tense your core and that will drive your blood pressure back up. And that will prevent the fainting Smith or did you not to feel shame or embarrassment? This is a reflex, she says, and there's a reason everybody sits down to get a shot. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's news radio and it's 6 18. The Biden administration says it is reversing another decision made by President Trump this time focused on human rights. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says the U. S. Will join the United Nations Human Rights Council as an observer and seek election as a full member. The Trump Administration pulled out of the council almost three years ago, alleging bias against Israel. Blinken says the council was flawed and needs reform. Former President Trump also pulled the US out of the Paris climate accord. Iran NUCLEAR Agreement UNESCO and the World Health Organization Wendy Gillette CBS News and Over in the U. K. A new legal document says there is a very credible case to be made that the Chinese government is committing genocide. Get details from CBS is Vicki Barker in your jurists here in prison have concluded that China is conducting a campaign of genocide against it's largely Muslim, weaker minority former diplomat Charles Power iton. It is undoubtedly 10 site, and I have to say that the responsibility for that lies at the very top conclusion shared by both the Trump and Biden administration. There are calls to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, something China has already signaled, will result in serious sanctions towards any countries that pull out The key. Parker, CBS News, London and at 6 20. A court date has been set for a man from Worcester, who's charged in a cycle of abuse against one of three dogs. The animal Rescue League officer who investigated this case says she wants justice for that pup, saying the dog's life mattered. It's the worst case of animal cruelty. Animal Rescue League Law enforcement sergeant Paul parlance has ever seen. Six year old product of female pit bull mix was abandoned by her owner at Tufts Veterinary Hospital and graft and back in June. Suffering from multiple bite wounds to her face, neck. Arms and ears were pretty shredded that a lot of puncture wounds both old and new, really looked extremely bad was also discovered Products. Ears had been cropped and her teeth filed down. Emergency surgery was performed, but Prada ultimately died from her injuries. Her owner, Shaquille Walker, of Lester, is charged with one count of animal cruelty. Harlan is urging people who suspected animal is being abused to report it immediately. You don't have to be Even in areas are mandated Reporter to report something that doesn't look right. It doesn't feel right. Kim Thoma Cliffs WBZ Boston's news radio, b Z 10 31 of 7.9 82 available everywhere with the I Heart radio app. Number one for podcasting and on hundreds of devices like Alexa,.

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US moves to rejoin UN rights council.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:50 min | 1 year ago

US moves to rejoin UN rights council.

"The biden administration is set to announce this week that it will re engage with the much-maligned un human rights council that former president. Donald trump withdrew from almost three years ago. Us officials said yesterday the decision reverses. Another trump era move away from multilateral organizations and agreements secretary of state anthony blinken and a senior s diplomat in geneva will announced today that washington will return to the geneva based body as an observer with an eye toward seeking election as a full member. The decision is likely to draw criticism from conservative lawmakers and many in the pro israel community trump pulled out of the world body's main human rights agency in twenty thousand eighteen due to its disproportionate. Focus on israel which is received by far the largest number of critical council resolutions against any country as well as the number of authoritarian countries among its members and because it failed to meet an extensive list of reforms demanded by the then. Us ambassador to the united nations nikki haley. In addition to the council's persistent israel. The trump

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Diplomats Return To State Department As Biden Administration Begins

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:48 min | 1 year ago

Diplomats Return To State Department As Biden Administration Begins

"The new administration is also promising to rebuild the State Department. They've brought back some diplomats who were forced out in the early days of the Trump administration to help But there are big gaps to fill as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports and Morita tourist served for a decade in the foreign service until she quit just over a year ago. She says she was just too frustrated with the Trump administration, pulling out of international organizations and sidelining career diplomats. At the time I was serving at the U. S mission to the U. N So had a front row seat to this isolation. So you know from the Paris accords, so leaving the Human Rights Council and also just the day to day sort of instructions. We were getting really to treat. Many of our allies like anniversaries were engaging with them and dialogue. We were bullying our way through for Chris Richardson. His concern started when Trump ran for president talking about banning Muslims from coming to the U. S. Have been horrified by that, and then he got elected and you know we did this to send cable against it. But my issue was is that after the dissent cable came out, we all kind of just moved on to the next outrage. But I never got over that outrage. Richardson and immigration lawyer left the foreign service in 2018 and got involved in lawsuits against Trump's travel ban. He even wrote in affidavit that made its way to the Supreme Court. So for me I felt that I needed to get out there. I needed Teofilo and I needed to stand up for American principles because I thought that then President Trump had gone so dangerously astray. From what our values and what our character is. As a country that I needed to make a stand. Biden has reversed the ban and has talked about the need to rebuild the State Department. Richardson, who's black. Says the problems that state are deeper than trump. He's worried about the lack of diversity. Tourists whose Puerto Rican agrees. We're facing a huge diversity deficit and a brain drain at the State Department. So I do think it's important that we look back and see and try and recruit those who have left to come back to show that, you know. Actually, this is not how the State Department typically runs President Biden has brought back some divers, former foreign service officers tapping Linda Thomas Greenfield to be the next U. S ambassador to the U. S. And as Rose, a A to be an undersecretary of state. Those are political appointees. There are stricter rules about bringing career diplomats back into the foreign service and 35 year. Veteran diplomat Tom Countryman says the secretary of state has to be judicious in combining Promotions for those who have labored in the vineyard under very difficult circumstances the last four years. As well as bringing back those of exceptional quality. It's gotta be a mixture of both countrymen was among those forced to retire at the start of the Trump administration. He encouraged other career foreign service officers to stay saying a foreign policy without professionals is an amateur one. I'm happy that their hard work and their patriotism will again be respected. Rather than denigrated by the White House. At his confirmation hearing, senators question Tony Blinken on how he will overcome the partisanship of Mike Pompeo is 10 Year at the department. It's not simply a matter of bringing people back filling the slots there no empty Is making sure that the best of our ability we're building a workforce that has skill said To deal with the incredibly complex challenges we're facing that are very different. Then the challenges we faced in previous generations. That means experts and global health and climate and technology, he said. He also vowed to focus on the department's diversity deficit and get back to its non partisan tradition. Michele Kelemen NPR news, the State

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UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray

UN News

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray

"Of people continue to be arrested every week during demonstrations in belarus where protesters have been systematically and violently dispersed. Un human rights chief. Michelle bachelet said on friday addressing. The human rights council in geneva the high commissioner for human rights expressed deep concern about use of force violations by security forces misbash lead he maintained that the situation in belarus had seen no improvement since protesters began contesting the result of presidential elections in august said that reportedly one thousand people were arrested on the eighth of november and seven hundred on the fifteenth. She told member states. That allegations of injuries caused by crowd dispersal measures and ill-treatment during arrests have continued to emerge and that at least four people had

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Nobel Peace Prize recognition is an amazing day, saysUN food agency

UN News

06:12 min | 2 years ago

Nobel Peace Prize recognition is an amazing day, saysUN food agency

"The announcement that the UN. World. Food program or W P as one the twenty twenty Nobel Peace Prize is being described as an amazing day for its workers in the field. Put their lives on the line to help at risk communities. That's the message from Matthew Lyndale head of the agency's South Sudan operation in these interview with your. News Johnson. He's been explaining how the one thousand in two hundred strong humanitarian team there has been helping communities hit by the worst flooding in decades ongoing violence. So we're thrilled today to have received the Nobel Peace Prize for Twenty Twenty there are a thousand, two, hundred, and fifty will food program start working in south Sudan. Relieve your hunger for and feed more than five million people a year and clearly south Sudan for the World Food Program is one of the most complex operations. A country that's face decades of violence. But it's also having to Manage Economic Downturn Cove nineteen locust infestation more violence which continues persistently and now more recently floods have affected more than eight hundred, thousand people. So for all of WFP in south Sudan a country where we were very hard to to demonstrate the link between violence and hunger and try and stop that link rake that that relationship so that we can actually change people's lives for the better future for us. This is just an amazing day. It is certainly excellent use agency for the more than twelve hundred workers on the ground. You say, maybe you could give me some insight into what they're doing not just in terms of the emergency following the devastating flooding that had which has been the worst in decades. I remember you briefing is just a couple of weeks ago on this, but also in terms of the development projects on the ground to help. Resilience for these communities can go home. So in South Sudan Kaley, there is a massive emergency failure of work given the enormity of the food insecurity problem that the country faces and only in the last five years we faced thirty one pockets of famine. It gives you an idea about how significant the problem is here, but it's not the only problem that we need to face and it's not an emergency response is not the only tool. In all too. But obviously what we're also trying to tune in south Sudan is really the poster child for bringing Emergency Response Development activities and this building activities together as warm and part of that obviously is to change the fundamental problems that are faced by so many south Sydney citizen's issues of isolation, the issues of inequality and yet criti- and marginalization all of which creates the breeding ground or conflict and violence. So through our programs where we`re Supporting rural farmers to be more productive to have enough food for their own communities. But more importantly to create a surplus that they can trade with other communities to link those communities together to link farmer's markets and other markets and thereby creating a positive relationship across ethnic divides US Mutiti divides. Can Act they bring people together these. These that we want to invest more. Easily. Recognized I think in this these fries today and it's not just south Saddam redoing these things but also fundamentally desperately trying to show but those that would manipulate burst the time and have manipulated in the past I held accountable so that this change in south Sudan, it's a country that frankly we've been in for fifty years too long and we aim to make sure that we are not needed in this country. We've talked to make those linkages between development aid and is go and obviously we wish you very best to that and your teams in very difficult circumstances millions have been experiencing displacement and conflicts just last week the Human Rights Council highlighted a report that talked about the use of starvation. As a weapon of war, we've heard even worse than that soldiers being offered the chance to rape women in communities in you of payment I mean, you just can't imagine the kind of conditions. But when you go into a community with the WFP Bana, what is it that the agency brings? What is the agency's added value? So in South Sudan because we've built relationships with communities of the decades of presence here because we are, you know twelve hundred plus strong organization with presence across ten states and a deep relationship with the communities we serve where known entity and we have the logistics tools in our toolbox to be able to access areas. We the helicopters, planes, all-terrain vehicles, canoes, bogs, boats you. We have an enduring sir. We're able to meet people's needs when they're the worst, but we're also able to support organizations other organizations as well as community leaders themselves to make a difference in their communities. So what we are. From perspective able to do is anyone really Priam? Times as a facilitator to bring you a organizations to bring communities together that typically have had problems coming together in this country since twenty eleven since its independence country who vicious periods of civil war and has persistent national conflict local conflict walk WFP has is now trying to do is trying to ensure that our food security presence. Can Be used by other partners because we in this on our own to really facilitate a change in this environment, a fundamental change in what is causing an enabling violence to contain one

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"Pandemic is a test of international cooperation. One, the U. N secretary general says the world is failing is NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports that failure Was on display at the ongoing General Assembly. The secretary general is trying to use this virtual General Assembly to get countries to work together to fight the pandemic and many other global challenges. But one Security Council debate showed just how hard this will be. You know shame on each of you. I am astonish, and I'm disgusted. That's the U. S ambassador to the U. N. Kelly Craft accusing her colleagues, though not naming, which ones of playing politics with covert 19 members of the council who took this opportunity to focus on political grudges rather than the critical issue at hand. My goodness Craft defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the World Health Organization and said China should be held to account for quote, unleashing this plague onto the world. China's Ambassador John Joon, says the US is just trying to blame others for its own failings. The United the States has been spread in political virus on this information. And for 18 confrontation on division. Up to that point, it had been a rather dry Security Council meeting about global governance in the wake of covert 19. There was a lot of talk about multilateralism and a few veiled swipes at the Trump Administration's America first approach, Kraft said. The U. S has given you n agencies $900 million to counter the pandemic and compared that to others on the Security Council. NYU's year 4.6 million South Africa 8.4 million Indonesia five million. The US does give more to the U. N than other, says Richard Gallon of the International Crisis Group. But this is not just about money. Foreign diplomats had grown accustomed to trump attacking. Yuen arrangements like the Paris climate deal on mechanisms like the Human Rights Council. But they were genuinely shocked the Washington would walk away from the W. H O during a global pandemic. Speaking via Skype, he said diplomats are worried about what he calls a nasty fight between the US and China as Beijing tries to increase its influence in the world body on a day to day basis, Chinese diplomats in New York are often Very assertive, increasingly hard line and sometimes bullying colleagues from smaller countries. The reality is that for most members of the U. N, neither the US nor China Is offering an attractive vision of the future of multilateralism and the world needs multilateral solutions on a range of issues beyond the pandemic, says Latisha Courtois, who represents the International Committee of the Red Cross. She's raising the alarms about the forgotten conflicts from Yemen to this, the hell region of Africa has a triple threat of climate conflict and called it mansions. And for that they need to be a collective approach. The U. N Secretary General Antonio Guterres made the same appeal all week, reminding diplomats that the World Sol a previous period of fragmentation a century ago. The result was the first World War. Followed by the seconds. Over. 19 is casting a dark shadow across the world. And he called the band eh Mika warning that must spur US toe action. Michelle Kelemen. NPR news, the State Department

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"Mine's live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jeanine Herbst big rebound for the US economy and your Scott Horsley reports that after a lackluster performance in may employers added two hundred twenty four thousand jobs in June the better than expected report from the labor department could make things tricky or for the federal reserve as central bankers try to decide whether to lower interest rates later this month the new numbers suggest the US economy is still resilient in the face of trade tensions another global headwinds but even as he celebrates those numbers president trump is criticizing the fed for not doing more to promote growth we're going to be breaking records if we had a bad that would lower insurance rates would be like a rocket ship what what bank a lot of a dress that it's unnecessary but we don't have a fat that knows what they're doing so it's one of those little things unemployment inched up to three point seven percent last month as more people came off the sidelines and began looking for work Scott Horsley NPR news Washington after months of protest in Sudan a power sharing agreement is being welcomed by both opposition forces and the military but some are skeptical about whether the military will honor it as Lima Condi reports from Nairobi the agreement will establish a transitional government to pave the way for democratic elections in three years it creates a sovereign council consisting of both civilians and military who alternate appointing the president but some activists in Sudan remain skeptical of the military which continued to violently crackdown on protesters after the fall of former president Omar al Bashir in April highly mega Condi reporting a U. N. report warns thousands of Venezuelans will can you continue to flee an unprecedented numbers because of for repression and dire economic conditions Lisa schline reports these latest findings of the deteriorating situation in Venezuela have been submitted to the U. N. human rights council the report documents widespread human rights abuses in Venezuela including arbitrary detention torture sexual violence killings and enforced disappearance human rights chief Mitchell botch let's says excessive and lethal force has been repeatedly used against protesters my office has also documented excessive use of force in the context of security operations what is special action forces with multiple killings may of young men any court constitute extrajudicial killings and should be fully investigated the government's own figures have registered more than sixty eight hundred killings over the past year and a half purportedly for resistance to authority for NPR news I'm Lisa schline in Geneva wallstreet was lower by the closing bell the Dow was down forty three points to end the day at twenty six thousand nine hundred twenty two that's down about one tenth of a percent the nasdaq was down eight points at eighty one sixty one that's also down about one tenth of a percent and this would be five hundred down five points at twenty nine ninety you're listening to NPR news the only Republican member of Congress to accuse president trump of impeachable conduct is leaving the Republican Party Patrick center from member station W. G. V. you has more on Michigan congressman Justin Amash as reasons for leaving the GOP the five term Michigan Republican now an independent but who also identifies as libertarian warns it's becoming clearer the two party system is taking the nation in the wrong direction they don't follow a set of principles anymore they just do whatever their parties on them to do they support or oppose the president based on what their party thousand to do and I think people need someone to stand up for them to set an example when asked if he's a potential Libertarian Party presidential candidate and twenty twenty Ammash explain he's happy representing Michigan's third congressional district for NPR news I'm Patrick center in grand rapids in Utah an explosion at the university of Utah Reno damaged at least one residence hall on campus thirty seven identify the cause of the blast but describe it as a major utility incident and classes were canceled for the remainder of today several students suffered minor injuries photos posted to social media show blown out windows and extensive damage to the dorm Google prices were higher by the closing bell giving's gaining seventeen cents to end the day at fifty seven dollars fifty one.

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