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Governments Adopt Global Migration Pact

The Global Compact for Migration was adopted on Monday by leading representatives from 164 Governments at an international conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, in an historic move described by UN Chief Guterres as the creation of a "roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos."

SOP newswireBasrah Children’s Hospital provides more than healthcare - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leading the construction efforts for the Basrah Children’s Hospital, which when complete, will provide help
SOP newswireCoalition Forces Kill Senior Taliban Leader - WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2006 – A coalition air strike Dec. 19 in Afghanistan’s Helmand province killed a senior member of the Taliban’s inner circle, military officials reported today.
SOP newswireUN Releases Rules on Oil for Food Inquiry Documents - To facilitate continuing investigations by Member States into the findings of the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) that examined the scandal-ridden Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme
SOP newswireAmerican Muslims Go on Hajj - Washington -- More American Muslims are expected to perform the hajj in 2006 than in previous years, according to Muslim organizations. The annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia is a religious obligation for all Muslims who are able to make the journey.
SOP newswireSecurity Council extends term of UN office in Sierra Leone as elections approach - The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) by another year and agreed to
SOP newswireAnnan deeply concerned at Libyan death sentences for foreign health workers - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced his deep concern at the death sentence imposed by a Libyan court on five Bulgarian
Juliet MaruruThousands Fleeing Fighting in Somali - Ethiopian troops are being reported to be intensifying their fight against Somali Islamic fighters forcing thousands of Somalis to flee into Kenya.
SOP newswireMahmudiyah takes pride in market renovation - BAGHDAD — One of the top priorities for the mayor of Mahmudiyah is rebuilding his city’s downtown market. “It’s the heart of our community,” Muayid Fadhil said.
SOP newswireArab Businesswomen Hone Skills at United Arab Emirates Summit - Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates – Women long have been involved in the business life of the Gulf region. Well before the discovery of oil, women took in embroidery and tailoring and tended gardens to support
SOP newswireIntra-Palestinian violence in Gaza endangers UN humanitarian operations - Armed clashes between rival Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip are endangering United Nations humanitarian operations “and taking a population that has
SOP newswireFiji: U.S. Measures in Response to Military Coup - The United States reiterates its condemnation of the Fiji military’s overthrow of the lawfully elected government. We continue our call on Commodore Bainimarama to abandon
SOP newswireCongo Still Needs International Aid, Africa Specialists Say - Washington -- Despite the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC’s) recent successful presidential elections, the international community must continue to
SOP newswireIraq: UN envoy calls for unity in face of bombings, kidnappings, indiscriminate terror - The top United Nations envoy to Iraq today called on all Iraqis to unite in the face of the recent surge of violence, voicing dismay at last week’s car-bombing in Baghdad in which scores of innocent
SOP newswireNobel laureates Mandela, Tutu back UN efforts for cancer therapy in developing world - South African Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have thrown their support behind a United Nations programme to promote cancer radiation therapy i
SOP newswireUN forum on Palestinian rights adopts declaration urging new system to protect civilians - A United Nations forum on Palestinian rights meeting in Malaysia has adopted a Declaration decrying recent deaths in the Middle East and calling for a new system to protect civilians there.
SOP newswireRebel groups activities in eastern Chad spark concern from Security Council - Voicing grave concern at the increased military activities of armed groups in eastern Chad, the Security Council said today it was particularly alarmed at the threat this posed for both the civilian
SOP newswireConcerned at internal violence in Gaza, Annan urges Palestinians to foster unity - Reacting to recent internal violence in the Gaza Strip, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on all Palestinian sides
SOP newswireNext Secretary-General vows to restore trust to United Nations - Sworn in today as the eighth and next United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon pledged that his first goal would be to restore trust in the world body, saying he would lead by example
SOP newswireSomalia: UN launches $237 million appeal for 1.8 million hungry, displaced people - The United Nations today launched a $237-million humanitarian appeal for Somalia for 2007 to alleviate the suffering of 1.8 million people, including 1.4 million
SOP newswireUN-backed fund sharply increases distribution of treated bed nets to fight malaria - The United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is drastically increasing the number of insectici
SOP newswireAustralia-United States Ministerial Consultations Joint Communique - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer and Australian Minister for Defence
SOP newswireUN remains best device for achieving key goals of international relations Annan - The only way to achieve the key principles of international relations " collective responsibility, global solidarity, the rule of law, mutual
SOP newswireHigh-Level U.S.-China Talks Focus on Medium-, Long-Term Gains - Washington ? The United States and China can benefit from high-level, bilateral economic contacts as long as they focus on broad medium-term and long
Shakti GhimireBeyond Social Works - Story about a young man finding himself and love during his travels.
SOP newswireAnnan says UN has often failed to deliver on protecting and promoting human rights - The United Nations has often failed to live up to its responsibility to promote human rights, with the ongoing killing and displacement of civilians in Darfur
Shakti GhimireHuman Rights in Perplexity, Nepal - Nepal is the country for whom? Democracy is only the pretence of a word; human rights are only a constitutional decoration. Similarly, a resolved peace agenda is the only likely way to create a stable government.
SOP newswireUN and partners launch their largest ever appeal for emergency aid for Palestinians - The United Nations and its partners today launched their largest ever appeal for emergency aid to the occupied Palestinian territory – more than $453 million to help address a rapidly deteriorating
SOP newswireU.N. Security Council Authorizes Regional Force for Somalia - The United States initiated the resolution, which was co-sponsored by the Republic of the Congo, Ghana and Tanzania. It authorizes the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union (AU)
Shakti GhimireEffect Of Globalization On Poverty - Globalization has helped raise the standard of living for many people worldwide. It has also, however, driven many deeper into poverty.
SOP newswireMilitary Action Against Government in Fiji - The United States condemns the attempted overthrow of Fiji’s democratically-elected government by General Bainimarama, the commander of the country’s military forces. Prime
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