Friday, 27 March 2015

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Asylum applications in industrialized countries reach 22-year high in 2014

Asylum applications in industrialized countries reach 22-year high in 2014

27 March 2015 - The UN refugee agency reported on Thursday that the wars in Syria and Iraq have been a major contributor to the number of asylum applications in industrialized countries last year which have increased by 45 percent from 2013. The Asylum Trends 2014 report puts the estimated number... Read more

Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria/Iraq Sets Alarming Record

Number of Foreign Fighters in Syria/Iraq Sets Alarming Recor…

26 March 2015 – Over 20,000 foreign fighters have already joined the Syria/Iraq conflict, accordin... Read more

Promoting Urban Revitalization Through Planning of Public Spaces

Promoting Urban Revitalization Through Planning of Public Sp…

26 March 2015 – UN-Habitat reports that it has signed two cooperation agreements with the cities of Col... Read more

The Ark of Return: Permanent Memorial Unveiled In Remembrance of Enslaved Women

The Ark of Return: Permanent Memorial Unveiled In Remembranc…

25 March 2015 – The Secretary General unveils a permanent memorial today in honour of victims of t... Read more

Ambitious new targets for TB are a matter of social justice

Ambitious new targets for TB are a matter of social justice

24 March 2015 - As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day March 24 the World Health Organization is... Read more

"Man-Made" Climate Change Makes 2014 Warmest Year On Record

23 March 2015 – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released the “WMO Statement on the Stat... Read more

Building A Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Future For All

Building A Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Future For All

21 March 2015 – The ancestral festivity of Nowruz marks the first day of spring and renewal of nature i... Read more

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