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Over 800,000 People Commit Suicide Every Year – Around One Person Every 40 Seconds

Human Wrongs Watch 4 September 2014 – More than 800,000 people commit suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds – according to the United Nations health agency’s first global report on suicide prevention, which was published today. “This report is a call for action to address a large public health problem which has been shrouded in taboo for far too long,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-Gene ...

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Violence against Children Is Universal, Deeply Ingrained in Societies, Often Accepted as the Norm

Human Wrongs Watch Violence against children is universal – so prevalent and deeply ingrained in societies it is often unseen and accepted as the norm – according to new, unprecedented data presented by the United Nations on 4 September 2014. The report found that about two thirds of children worldwide between ages 2 and 14 (almost 1 billion) are subjected to physical punishment by their caregivers on a reg ...

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UN Climate Summit 2014 — Change Is In The Air!

New York, 27 August 2014 — Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies, the UN ...

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European support to the Conference on reparations

PRESS RELEASE  European support to the Conference on reparations Colonialism Reparation supports the request for reparations for the genocide and the slavery of the native people of the members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and calls on the former colonizers (the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, etc. ) to attend the Conference on  reparations scheduled for late 2014 - early 2015 by apologizin ...

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Virtual Media blackout about the G77 (in fact 133)+China summit

The Group of 77 at the United Nations is a loose coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members' collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations. There were 77 founding members of the organization, but by November 2013 the organization had since expanded to 133 member countries. Bolivia holds the Chairmanship for 2014. (Wikipedia) The 2 ...

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Cuba: to Host Regional Conference Against Homophobia

Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Regional Conference of the International Gay, Lesbians, Bisexual, Transexual and Intersexuals Association in Latin America and the Caribbean (ILGALAC) will be in Cuba, and is an expression of the respect to the diversity in the region. So it was said in a press conference by Mariela Castro Espin, director in the city of Havana of the National Sexual Education Center (CE ...

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Centenarians Meet at International Longevity Event

Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 12th International Seminar on Active and Satisfactory Longevity is taking place here today, with a swimming exhibition performed by elderly people, and other expressions of physical culture and Cuban traditional dances. Experts from Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela are participating in this event, to run until tomorrow at Havana ...

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The Caribbean: The cost of climate change

Caribbean nations are extremely vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has calculated that the economic losses of climate change for Caribbean nations are US$7.5 billion yearly. “The Caribbean is a very vulnerable subregion that could suffer considerable and negative economic consequences by 2050 because of climate change,” ensur ...

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Latin American, Caribbean Leaders Declare “Peace Zone” in the Region

Latin American and Caribbean leaders have wrapped their annual summit of a regional grouping that excludes the United States and Canada. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States held its first gathering last year as a counterweight to forums that exclude Cuba. Cuban President Raúl Castro touted the summit’s accomplishments. President Raúl Castro: "We’ve reached important agreements on significan ...

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2nd CELAC Summit Concludes with Important Statements

Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is expected to conclude today with important statements, particularly in proclaiming the region as a zone for peace and free of nuclear weapons. Presidents of Chile, Peru, Arrive in Cuba for CELAC Summit France Says CELAC Is Major Stakeholder for Europe Such agreement is transcendental when there ar ...

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