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Financial Abuse of Elderly Rampant

Older people are increasingly subject to financial abuse, in many cases by their own family members, a United Nations human rights expert warned on Thursday.

SOP newswireRising fears about conservation of Machu Picchu - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is sending a mission next week to the Incan archaeological ruin of Machu Picchu in Peru amid mounting concern about the conservation
SOP newswireUN-HABITAT, Coca-Cola team up for clean water in India and Nepal. - The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) signed an agreement today with the soft drink conglomerate Coca-Cola to collaborate on projects to improve
SOP newswireAfghanistan, Iranian-Made Weapons Seized - Washington – U.S. forces in Afghanistan have intercepted a shipment of Iranian-made weapons and explosives intended for the Taliban, raising new concerns in
SOP newswireReports of Arms Flights into Darfur - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern today at evidence presented to Security Council members of the flying of arms and heavy weapons into the war-torn region
SOP newswireUganda: Cessation of Hostilities Extension, Planned Talks - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the extension of a cessation of hostilities between the Ugandan Government
SOP newswireLetter of condolences from Jacques Chirac, President of the Republic - I was appalled to learn of the dreadful bomb attacks which hit Algiers this morning. France utterly condemns them.
SOP newswireAttacks in South-East Chad Worse than Feared - Following last month’s brutal attacks in south-eastern Chad, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today that the humanitarian situation is far worse than it had initially
SOP newswireGovernments must take advantage of demographic shift - Countries should seize the unique “window of opportunity” offered by current changes in world population structure, the top United Nations official in charge of economic
SOP newswireSexual violence and Disappearances in Darfur - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today called for investigations into widespread sexual violence during attacks by Sudanese Government
SOP newswireCivilian Deaths in Somali Capital - The top United Nations human rights official today expressed deep concern over the high number of Somali civilians killed and injured during the recent
SOP newswireDetermined Will of Arab Leaders in Seeking Solutions - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon returned to United Nations Headquarters in New York today from a tour of the Middle East and said he was “encouraged by the very active support and determined
SOP newswireUN sends aid, experts to Solomon Islands in response to Pacific tsunami - The United Nations Children's Fund has pre-positioned emergency medical supplies to help thousands of people in the Solomon Islands while experts from the world body are poised to travel
SOP newswireUN's Nepal envoy welcomes establishment of Interim Government - The senior United Nations envoy to Nepal today hailed the establishment of the country's interim Government, while emphasizing that many challenges lie ahead as
SOP newswireGiambastiani Lauds Slovenia for Deployment Participation - LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, March 31, 2007 – Slovenia’s deployments to multiple countries for NATO, the United Nations and the European Union drew praise here yesterday from the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
SOP newswireLebanon, Ban Ki-moon stresses need for eventual permanent ceasefire - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today visited South Lebanon, where he voiced hope that a cessation of hostilities in place since the end of last year's 34-day war
SOP newswireExtending UN's Liberia mission - The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for six more months while asking Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to report
SOP newswireSri Lanka: Ban Ki-moon says parties must end escalating cycle of violence - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against escalating violations of the 2002 ceasefire between the Sri Lankan Government and the
SOP newswireConcerned at food shortfall in DPR Korea, UN agency seeks to increase aid - Facing a huge shortfall in the $102 million it has already sought to feed up to 1.9 million especially vulnerable people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations
SOP newswireLatvia-Russia Border Treaty - The United States welcomes the signing in Moscow of a treaty between Latvia and Russia to demarcate the border between their two nations. Russia and Latvia
SOP newswireColombia: UN voices concern over new threats to human rights advocates - Thirteen human rights organizations in southern Colombia have received death threats from an emergent illegal armed group, the New Generation, United Nations officials have reported in their latest
SOP newswireU.S. and India Partnering for a Better Global Environment - U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson is leading a U.S. delegation to India to meet with environmental officials on global environmental cooperation.
SOP newswireIndependence Is The Only Option for Kosovo - The only viable option for Kosovo is independence, with an initial period of supervision by the international community, the senior United Nations official overseeing the Serbian province"s future status
SOP newswireSecurity Council tightens sanctions against Iran over uranium enrichment - The United Nations Security Council acted unanimously today to tighten sanctions on Iran, imposing a ban on arms sales and expanding the freeze
SOP newswireImmediate cessation of hostilities in Somalia, urges Ban Ki-moon - As fighting flared in Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and steps toward
SOP newswireUN envoy condemns assassination attempt on Iraq's deputy prime minister - The senior United Nations envoy to Iraq today strongly condemned the recent assassination attempt against Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Salam Z. Al-Zubai,
SOP newswireLocust Infestations in Horn of Africia Prompt New Alert - Late instar hopper bands and newly fledged adults are present in pearl millet crops in wadis and in natural vegetation on the coastal plains.
SOP newswireAzerbaijan and U.S. Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Security Cooperation - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Mammadyarov will sign a U.S.-Azerbaijan Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Security Cooperation in the Caspian Region today, March 22, at the U.S. Department of State.
SOP newswireNisei Linguists Has A Voice - A group of Japanese-Americans who served as interpreters and interrogators helped America “fight smart” during World War II, a top military historian said today.
SOP newswireTraditional Nowrouz celebrations flourish from New York to California - Washington -- Every culture celebrates the change in seasons in some fashion, but few are as ancient, colorful and full of symbolism as the traditional ceremonies for the beginning of the Persian New Year.
SOP newswireUN agency moves Chadian refugees deeper into Sudan because of insecurity - The United Nations refugee agency is helping to move hundreds of Chadians from a volatile border area to a camp deeper in Sudan at the
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