The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of United Nations-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up UN civilian presence or expanded UN assistance, Secretary General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.
Dozens of Israeli settlers have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of East Jerusalem al-Quds amid frequent acts of violence committed by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people.
The emerging world is emerging once again. After several years of economic upheaval, with big emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia and Nigeria in recession and the biggest of all, China, provoking fears of a ‘hard landing’, economic growth is now almost universal across the emerging world.
Economic growth would be constrained if countries do not manage and protect their environmental assets, as a strong natural capital base is necessary for economic prosperity, said an environment expert.
Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable, the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) in warning on the World Day Against Child Labour, making a strong call for an end to the scourge, especially as children trapped in crisis risk falling prey to trafficking or being forced into hazardous work.
Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday ordered the army to protect phosphate, gas and oil production facilities after protests aimed at disrupting output broke out in the south of the country.