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Arms Trade Treaty Scheduled to Become Effective (September 30, 2014) by Constance Johnson

The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the ...

Topic: Treaties and International Agreements/Weapons; United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, 2013
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Protection for Manta Rays and Sharks in Effect (September 16, 2014) by Constance Johnson

United Nations-sponsored restrictions on trade in sharks and manta rays became effective on September 14, 2014. ...

Topic: Biodiversity; Endangered species; Environmental protection; Marine resources and fisheries
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Global Strategy to End Detention of Refugees Includes Suggested Legal Reforms (July 10, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued ...

Topic: Asylum; Child welfare; Immigration; Refugees
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Agreement Signed with Olympic Committee (April 30, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On April 28, 2014, the United Nations and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) signed a Memorandum ...

Topic: International organizations; Nongovernmental organizations; Sports and recreation facilities
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Treaty Will Allow Children to File Rights Complaints (April 22, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On April 14, 2014, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child ...

Topic: Children's rights; Treaties and International Agreements/Human Rights
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Resolution Declares Crimea Referendum Invalid (April 02, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On March 27, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution declaring invalid the March ...

Topic: International affairs; International organizations; Sovereignty
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Working Group Says Private Military Companies Should Be Regulated (November 13, 2013) by Constance Johnson

On November 4, 2013, the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries urged the ...

Topic: Armed forces and national security; Human rights; International affairs; International organizations; Militias and paramilitary groups
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Commission Issues Declaration on Gender Equality and Reproductive Health (September 23, 2013) by Wendy Zeldin

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in cooperation with ...

Topic: Workers safety and health; Families
Jurisdiction: United Nations

U.N. Official Urges Stay of Executions in Gaza (August 23, 2013) by Constance Johnson

On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out ...

Topic: Capital punishment
Jurisdiction: United Nations

New Security Council Resolution Against Sexual Violence (July 08, 2013) by Constance Johnson

On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; International affairs; War; Families
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Mobile Courts Program Launched (April 18, 2013) by Constance Johnson

On April 15, 2013, a pilot program to establish mobile courts in refugee settlements was launched ...

Topic: Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Uganda; United Nations

Campaign to Inform Tourists About Illegal Trafficking (April 15, 2013) by Constance Johnson

On April 5, 2013, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office ...

Topic: Foreign trade and international finance
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Agreement on Binding Convention to Reduce Mercury Use (January 25, 2013) by Wendy Zeldin

On January 19, 2013, the environment ministers of more than 140 governments, participating in the fifth ...

Topic: Environmental protection
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Resolution on Ending Genital Mutilation Passed (December 31, 2012) by Constance Johnson

On December 20, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling on the nations ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Committee Passes Resolution on the Death Penalty (December 03, 2012) by Constance Johnson

On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee – the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee ...

Topic: Capital punishment
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Criticism of Anti-Terrorism Laws (November 08, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin

On November 1, 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) – a body of 18 ...

Topic: Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Turkey; United Nations

California Water Rights Law Lauded (October 03, 2012) by Constance Johnson

On September 25, 2012, the state of California ...

Topic: Human rights
Jurisdiction: United Nations; United States

New International Guidelines on Detention of Asylum-Seekers (September 27, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin

On September 21, 2012, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued ...

Topic: Asylum
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Domestic Workers Treaty to Become Effective Next Year (September 06, 2012) by Constance Johnson

The Convention on Domestic Workers, a United Nations treaty providing international standards aimed at improving the ...

Topic: Labor
Jurisdiction: United Nations

Bangladesh Urged to Accept Refugees from Burma (June 15, 2012) by Shameema Rahman

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese ...

Topic: Asylum
Jurisdiction: Bangladesh; United Nations

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Last updated: September 30, 2014