UNPO News

Mar 13, 2020

Puerto Rico: Political Status Question on the Agenda in Democratic Presidential Primary

Puerto Rico has been pushing for dialogue with White House on the question of its political status. After setbacks under the Trump administration, islander’s hopes are high for the upcoming Democratic presidential primary on March 29. With members of the pro-statehood New Progressive party as well as the pro-commonwealth Popular Democratic Party in local campaigning teams, the discussion over...

Mar 13, 2020

Puerto Rico: Political Status Question on the...

Puerto Rico has been pushing for dialogue with White House on the question of its political status. After setbacks under the Trump administration, islander’s hopes are high for the upcoming Democratic...

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Mar 12, 2020

International Women's Day 2020 in Yemen and...

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the International Women’s Day. This can be considered a milestone in acknowledging the different impact that conflicts have on woman, men, boys and girls....

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Mar 12, 2020

Somaliland: Uganda To Support Somaliland's...

The speaker of the Ugandan parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, said that Uganda will be attentive to Somaliland’s request for membership in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Kadaga made the statement...

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Mar 11, 2020

Nineveh: Women's Magazine launched to counter...

The Nineveh governorate in northern Iraq experienced some of the most severe atrocities during the rule of ISIS, including acts of genocide against Yazidi women. At the same time, its people were strong...

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Mar 11, 2020

Jalila Haider, the "Iron Lady of Balochistan",...

On 4 March 2020, Jalila Haider, a human rights lawyer from Pakistan whose affectionate nickname is the “Iron Lady of Balochistan”, received the International Women of Courage Award at the annual...

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Mar 10, 2020

Oromo: Ethiopian Police must stop Arbitrary Detentions...

Ethiopian authorities must account for the arbitrary detention of Oromo opposition leader Abdi Regassa and disclose his whereabouts, says Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for...

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Mar 10, 2020

Myanmar: Students charged for staging Protest...

Six students are charged of organising a demonstration that called for an end of the internet blackout in parts of Arakan and Chin states in Myanmar. While the indictment is based on Section 19 of the...

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Mar 09, 2020

Taiwan: US House unanimously passes TAIPEI Ac...

On the 4th of March the US house of Representatives unanimously passed the TAIPEI Act. This act aims at inducing governments that are allies of Taiwan to maintain diplomatic ties with the country and to...

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