UNPO News

Feb 12, 2020

District of Columbia: Bill on Statehood Ready for Consideration by Full House

The House Oversight Committee approved a bill to transform the federal district of Washington, D. C. into the 51st state of the USA. The ‘Washington, D.C. Admission Act’ was passed by the committee on Tuesday and is ready for consideration by the full House. Washingtonians welcome this historic step in their struggle to reach statehood, including two senators and at least one voting House...

Feb 12, 2020

District of Columbia: Bill on Statehood Ready...

The House Oversight Committee approved a bill to transform the federal district of Washington, D. C. into the 51st state of the USA. The ‘Washington, D.C. Admission Act’ was passed by the committee...

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Feb 11, 2020

New Peace and Human Rights Study Program in Iraq...

At the university of Duhok in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq, a new promising study program has been set up focused on peace and human rights. Next year, the first cohort of graduates in Peace and...

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Feb 11, 2020

Taiwan: EU Parliamentarians Urge WHO to include...

A joint letter by EU Parliamentarians calls on the World Health Organization (WHO) to facilitate Taiwan’s participation. Belonging to the European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group, the authors...

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Feb 10, 2020

UNPO Calls on Vietnamese Authorities to Return...

The Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) informed today [10 February 2020] that the Vietnamese authority of Soc Trang province has confiscated the Cambodian Passport of Venerable Seun Ty, who has been...

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Feb 07, 2020

Catalonia: Sanchez and Pro-Independence Parties...

Negotiations between Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and the pro-independence government of Catalonia are set to begin. It represents a symbolic shift in Spain’s polarized environment,...

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Feb 06, 2020

Christmas Island: Australia's Unilateral...

The Australian government did not consult with residents of Christmas Island on its decision to revive a detention centre as quarantine for 270 potential carriers of the coronavirus. Locals claim they...

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Feb 05, 2020

Kosovo: Croatian Ambassador Supports Visa-free...

According to Croatia’s Ambassador to Pristina, Kosovo meets all conditions for visa liberalization to the Schengen zone. This position is shared by the EU Parliament, which agreed to start talks...

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Jan 31, 2020

Crimean Tatars: Peninsula is a Police State in...

During a briefing to the US Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe on the human rights situation in Crimea, Atlantic Council Eurasia Center Deputy Director Melinda Haring stated that the occupied...

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