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World Heritage and Tourism report shows sites at risk from climate change

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General Assembly Elects Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay as Non-Permanent Members of Security Council for 2016-2017

In one round of voting, the General Assembly today elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next two years. Those elected will fill seats to be vacated on 31 December by Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria.  Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela will continue to serve as elected Council members during 2016, completing the second year of their respective terms.  All new Council members will take their seats on 1 January 2016. Continue reading

IAEA Releases Director General’s Report on Fukushima Daiichi Accident

The IAEA Director General’s Report on the Fukushima Daiichi Accident, along with five technical volumes on this topic by international experts, have just been publicly released. This publication comes ahead of the Agency’s General Conference in September. The report assesses the causes and consequences of the 11 March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, triggered by a tsunami that followed a massive earthquake. Continue reading

UN Young Professionals Programme 2015 open for nationals of countries including New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

In 2015 the United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates in the fields of Administration, Finance, Statistics, Public Information, Public Information, Social Affairs, and Legal Affairs who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. Continue reading

Unveiling of the Interpretive Board for the Interned of WW2

Japanese monks at the wreath laying ceremony. As part of the Cowra Festival of International Understanding, of which the UN was the featured guest, an interpretive board was unveiled at the Cowra War Cemeteries on the 9th of March in remembrance of the Japanese-Australians who died during World War Two during their internment at the Cowra Camp. Continue reading

UN inquiry on human rights in North Korea set to begin hearings in Japan

Michael Kirby (centre), Chairperson of the of the Commission of Inquiry on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), speaks at a press conference given by the Commission. Mr. Kirby is flanked by Marzuki Darusman (left), Special Rapporteur on the DPRK, and Sonja Biserko, Founder and President of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia.   The three Commissioners welcomed the large amount of information being provided by witnesses and experts in efforts to investigate human rights violations in the DPRK and said they intend to continue to reach out to the Government of the DPRK and to seek its cooperation. 05 July 2013 Geneva, SwitzerlandA United Nations commission of inquiry examining the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea moves this week to Japan, where it will hold two days of public hearings that will include testimony on the abductions of Japanese nationals to the DPRK. Continue reading

ICJ to begin its deliberation on Whaling in the Antarctic case (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today started its hearings in the case concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia vs. Japan; New Zealand intervening). The ICJ today heard the first arguments of Australia. These hearings will continue until 16 July 2013. ICJ judgments are final and binding upon the parties. Recent statistics show that these judgments are usually expected within a four to six months period.  Members of the delegation of Australia at the opening of the hearings. 26 June 2013 The Hague, NetherlandsThe public hearings in the case concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening) were concluded on Tuesday, 16 July. The Court will now begin its deliberation. During the hearings, which opened on 26 June 2013 at the Peace Palace, seat of the Court, the delegation of Australia was led by Continue reading

ICJ Hears Case of Whaling in Antarctic: Australia vs. Japan

View of the courtroom of the International Court of Justice at the opening of the hearings. 26 June 2013 The Hague, NetherlandsThe International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, started its hearings in the case concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia vs. Japan; New Zealand intervening). The ICJ started by first hearing the arguments of Australia. These hearings will continue until 16 July 2013. ICJ judgements are final and binding upon the Parties.  Continue reading