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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Australian deal to send refugees to Cambodia slated by United Nations

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 01:35pm by AFP

    ... Penh and Canberra yesterday signed a controversial agreement to resettle Australia-bound refugees in Cambodia, a deal the United Nations criticised as a "worrying departure from ... obligations. "This is a worrying departure from international norms... It's crucial that countries do not shift their refugee responsibilities elsewhere," said UN High Commissioner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1600830/cambodians-protest-against-asylum-seeker-resettlement-deal-australia
  2. News - Asia - KOREA

    UN chief urges North Korea not to conduct nuclear test

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... a group of journalists on Thursday that the United Nations has been trying to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea, but because of the crisis over a possible nuclear test and tensions ... Korea. He again urged key nations that have been trying to rein in the North’s nuclear program to call on Pyongyang to refrain from “any provocative measures, like conducting nuclear tests.”   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145911/un-chief-urges-north-korea-not-conduct-nuclear-test
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Two ways for Edward Snowden to get legal protection

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng, Lana Lam

    ... He can ask to be considered a refugee or claim he will be tortured if sent back Edward Snowden strongly supports the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees system, he told the South China Morning Post on Wednesday, although he refused to say whether he plans to apply for refugee status in Hong Kong. Going to the UNHCR is one of two ways he can seek legal protection while he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1260314/two-ways-edward-snowden-get-legal-protection
  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    United Nations slams Sri Lanka for early deportation of asylum seekers

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo UN 'dismayed' at early expulsion of refugees The UN's refugee agency has accused Sri Lanka of failing to respect international law by deporting Afghan and Pakistan refugees before their asylum claims could be assessed. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Sri Lankan authorities arrested 214 Afghan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565739/united-nations-slams-sri-lanka-early-deportation-asylum-seekers
  5. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... summary executions, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, and destruction and looting of private property,” said Ban. Reports of retaliatory violence by the national army against Tuaregs had ... allows sufficient time to ensure that the elections actually contribute to enhancing stability and promoting national reconciliation.” The UN Security Council decided in April that the UN force ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1257127/mali-militants-still-threat-west-africa-says-un-chief
  6. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    UN adopts landmark treaty on global arms trade

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 02:46am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... major arms exporters, abstained. Many countries, including the United States, control arms exports. But there has never been an international treaty regulating the estimated US$60 billion global ... will not control the domestic use of weapons in any country, but it will require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms, parts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1205873/un-adopts-landmark-treaty-global-arms-trade
  7. News - China

    US, China agree on N. Korea sanctions deal

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 10:05am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations The United States and China have made a deal under which the UN Security Council will expand existing sanctions against North Korea for staging ... sent a letter to the United Nations warning that the new US strategy of increasing its military and diplomatic focus on the Asia-Pacific region increased the risk of a nuclear war. The North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1131541/us-china-agree-n-korea-sanctions-deal
  8. News - World

    Assad won’t stop Syria’s ‘terrible suffering’, says Ban

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 09:40am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations UN leader Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that President Bashar al-Assad’s speech setting out his terms for peace would not help end “the terrible ... government and the holding of free and fair elections under the auspices of the United Nations,” Nesirky added. After the latest Assad rebuff to his peace efforts, Brahimi will hold talks Wednesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1122760/assad-wont-stop-syrias-terrible-suffering-says-ban
  9. News - China

    Japan 'stole' Diaoyu Islands, China tells UN

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 02:34pm by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi sparked angry exchanges with Japanese diplomats at the United Nations by accusing Japan of stealing the Diaoyu Islands. Chinese and Japanese envoys staged a series of attacks during Thursday’s session after Yang heightened tensions over the East China Sea islands and reopened old diplomatic wounds over second world war. The Japanese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1049388/japan-stole-diaoyu-islands-china-tells-un
  10. Refugees left with HK$300 a month after subsidy cut

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The lives of refugees residing in Hong Kong have been thrown into further turmoil after the UN abruptly slashed the monthly allowance they receive to HK$300- an 80 per cent cut. Despite receiving generous financial support from donors in Hong Kong, the cash-strapped United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees decided last month it could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993717/refugees-left-hk300-month-after-subsidy-cut

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