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UN: End Death Penalty Now

Progress made toward eliminating the death penalty has been "marred by setbacks," said United Nations Secretary-General Guterres in a statement on Wednesday, marking the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty.

SOP newswireUN envoy says formal political negotiations could start soon in Darfur - Formal political negotiations to resolve the deadly conflict engulfing Sudan’s Darfur region could begin soon, with many of the warring parties
SOP newswireIt's Time For Compromise on Iraq's Constitution - United Nations Secretary-General today urged Iraqi leaders to compromise on the Constitution in the interests of the country as a whole.
SOP newswirePiracy In Somalia, Send Food - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today began a distribution of food to 122,500 Somalis affected by violence while warning that piracy is hampering its operations.
SOP newswireTo the Turkish people from their European friends - In recent days Turkey's citizens have been carefully watching the reactions of politicians across Europe and the United States to the memorandum by the Turkish military issued on April 27. In these fraught circumstances, it
SOP newswirePakistan: Unrest at Refugee Camp - Reacting to recent unrest at a refugee camp in south-western Pakistan, the United Nations today appealed for calm ahead of next month's planned closure of the facility.
SOP newswireUnified Korean Peninsula Is Achievable - The dream of a reunified Korean Peninsula will come true, if the international community works in concert and all sides are willing to put aside their Cold War tensions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
SOP newswireViolence In Gaza Prompts Concern From U.N. - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today issued a fresh call to Palestinian leaders to bring an end to the factional fighting engulfing the Gaza Strip, voicing
SOP newswireTimor-Leste: UN says it will not tolerate violence - The top United Nations envoy in Timor-Leste has expressed concern at signs of a resurgence of gang fighting and mob violence in the nation's capital, Dili, in the past 24 hours
SOP newswireUN and Iranian News Agency Join Together to Fight Hunger - WFP opened an office in Iran in 1971 and was active in several projects requiring food assistance until 1979.
SOP newswireVBIED Detonated in Mahkmur - Mosul, Iraq – Terrorists detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device killing at least 25 civilians, four Iraqi police officers and wounding approximately 130 others.
SOP newswireUN peacekeeping force in DR Congo until year's end - Aiming to help the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) cement stability, the Security Council today extended the deployment of the United
SOP newswireUN indigenous forum tackles land, resource issues - More than 1,000 indigenous representatives from all regions of the world are gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York
SOP newswireTime To Demobilize Child Soldiers - The United Nations Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict has demanded that the parties in Sri Lanka and Nepal demobilize all child soldiers
SOP newswireSituation Still Tense in Mogadishu - People displaced by the recent fighting in Somalia – the worst in 16 years – are gradually returning to parts of the capital, Mogadishu, but fear is preventing others from going back to areas where the military still
SOP newswireGlobal Training of Peacekeeping Forces Will Be Done By Northrop Grumman - PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The U.S. Department of State has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as one of three lead contractors for the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI). The company
SOP newswireFive new experts join UN anti-narcotics panel - Five new experts from three continents have joined the 13-member independent body monitoring the implementation of United Nations drug control
SOP newswireSudanese Aerial Attacks in North Darfur - Expressing deep concern about reports of a series of deadly aerial bombardments across North Darfur state during the past three weeks
Nancy Lee Wolfe (HR Development/Content Manager)Tomb of Herod the Great Discovered-- King Herod Found Missing - Clinching power, destroying lives, massing fortunes-- Kings never change. One possession common among the Great: very pretty boxes.
SOP newswireIran, UN agencies launch first regional seismic risk reduction centre - Three and half years after a massive earthquake killed more than 26,000 people in the ancient city of Bam, Iran, a regional centre to reduce the damage from such seismic threats
SOP newswirePuget Sound Steelhead Threatened - The agency proposed the listing just over a year ago in response to a petition from Sam Wright of Olympia
SOP newswireU.N. Peacekeeprs Killed In Sinai - The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the deaths of the eight French and one Canadian members of the multinational
SOP newswireTaking Training to a New Level, Kirkuk Police Academy - KIRKUK — It’s the sound that strikes you first. The yelling and chanting, shrieking whistles, the thunder of boots striking the ground. Then there is the visual: hundreds
SOP newswireIndependent Election Observers Prepare to Monitor Timor - On Wednesday, May 9, the Solidarity Observer Mission for East Timor (SOMET) will dispatch nearly two dozen nonpartisan observers to polling
SOP newswireItalian Americans, Prodi keen to push EU reform ahead - LISBON (ANSA) - Italian Premier Romano Prodi said on Wednesday that overcoming the impasse in efforts to agree a European Constitution could require some member nations to move ahead alone.
SOP newswireViolence in the Comoros Cause For Concern - The United States is concerned by the reports of fighting on Anjouan Island in the Comoros between the Union of the Comoros army and Anjouan President Bacar's forces.
SOP newswireOver $30 billion in commitments made at UN-chaired Iraq Compact meeting - In support of the International Compact on Iraq, a five-year plan for peace and development in the war-torn country co-launched today by
SOP newswireSomalia: UN agency steps up aid to first wave of people who fled Mogadishu - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said it was stepping up a drive to deliver food to almost 100,000 of the 365,000 people driven from their homes in Mogadishu
SOP newswireUN Website More To Be Thoroughly Multilingual - Delegates attending the United Nations Committee on Information meeting in New York today called for new measures to make the world body’s
SOP newswireNepal: Election Delay Should Furnish Time to Address Concerns - The senior United Nations envoy to Nepal today said an announced postponement in Constituent Assembly elections planned for June should offer time to
SOP newswireTerrorism Report Highlights Global Challenge - Washington -– International counterterrorism cooperation is improving, but new terrorist tactics and a spike in Iraqi violence led to a 25 percent increase in terrorist incidents worldwide in 2006.
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