News headlines for “International Criminal Court”, page 2

  1. No safe harbour: lifting the lid on a misunderstood trafficking crime

    - UN News

    The crime of harbouring, in which victims of human trafficking are accommodated or forced to stay in a specific location, is not universally understood by courts around the world. A new UN study aims to address that issue, and improve protection for victims.

  2. 'Big disappointment' over lack of Syria constitution agreement

    - UN News

    The process of drafting a new constitution for Syria has been “a big disappointment” UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen concluded on Friday. Following the end of discussions in Geneva, a consensus on how to move forward was not achieved, he added.

  3. Bringing Quality Education to Syria’s Most Vulnerable, Crisis-Impacted Children – Their Education Cannot Wait

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Oct 21 (IPS) - In war-torn Syria, the support of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) – the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises – is bringing positive, life-changing educational opportunities tailored to children like 11-year-old Ali.

  4. Winning the Human Race, Together

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - “Now is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report “Our Common Agenda.” Indeed, there is a fork in the road: we can either choose to breakdown or to breakthrough.

  5. Hong Kong: Arrests under Security Law, a serious concern

    - UN News

    The arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and woman human rights defender Chow Hang-Tung, on charges of “incitement to subversion” and being a foreign agent, is a source of “deep concern” four UN independent human rights experts said on Tuesday.

  6. UN Chief, in an Unprecedented War of Words, Battles it out with a Member State

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - A growing diplomatic battle is being played out at the United Nations between Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and one of the world body’s member states: the politically-troubled Ethiopia which is desperately in need of international humanitarian assistance.

  7. Libya: UN lauds mercenary withdrawal plan on ‘path towards peace and democracy’

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    The United Nations on Friday welcomed the signing of a long-awaited Action Plan to withdraw mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libya, after years of fighting between warring factions across the oil-rich nation.

  8. Journalists who ‘speak truth to power’ recognized with Nobel Peace Prize

    - UN News

    Two campaigning journalists were awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres said was recognition that a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights – and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions”. 

  9. Stop Calling the Military Budget a Defense Budget

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Oct 06 (IPS) - It’s bad enough that mainstream news outlets routinely call the Pentagon budget a “defense” budget. But the fact that progressives in Congress and even many antiwar activists also do the same is an indication of how deeply the mindsets of the nation’s warfare state are embedded in the political culture of the United States.

  10. Afghan Women – The Emerging Narrative and Why it is Wrong

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME and AMSTERDAM, Oct 05 (IPS) - The USA and its allies have repeatedly stated that promoting women’s rights was one of the key reasons they were in Afghanistan. The US military top brass, in a letter to marines stated that they were in Afghanistan “for the liberty of young Afghan girls, women, boys, and men who want the same individual freedoms we enjoy as Americans”.

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