Structure http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28890/all en DR Congo rebels dismiss 'biased' UN rights report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/dr-congo-rebels-dismiss-biased-un-rights-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The rebel force active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has dismissed as "cruelly biased" a UN report that denounced a poor human rights record and led to UN sanctions against the group.</p> <p>The Movement of March 23 (M23) rebels have been fighting the army since May in the fertile but highly unstable North Kivu province. A UN report published late last year accused the rebels of serious atrocities such as rape, murder and forced recruitment.</p> <p>The UN experts also accused Rwanda and Uganda of backing M23, an allegation that the neighbouring countries deny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/dr-congo-rebels-dismiss-biased-un-rights-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Rights Watch Structure United Nations United Nations AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742400 at http://www.globalpost.com NK human rights-UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/nk-human-rights-un-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/LONDON, March 21 (Yonhap) -- A United Nations body voted Thursday to embark on a formal investigation into human rights violations in North Korea, a move viewed as largely symbolic but significant in sending a message to Pyongyang.</p> <p>In a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a three-member Commission of Inquiry on North Korean Human Rights for a one-year mission. The time of its operation can be extended.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/nk-human-rights-un-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights Politics Social Issues Structure Yonhap News Agency Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:45:54 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5790318 at http://www.globalpost.com CARP beneficiaries enjoy legal enterprise services http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/carp-beneficiaries-enjoy-legal-enterprise-services <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> CARP beneficiaries and their organizations need not go to private lawyers for their legal services relating to their farm enterprises.</p><P>The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recently conceptualized and trained in-house legal and support services teams to undertake enterprise lawyering for them.</p><P>These teams can assist the beneficiaries and their organizations in securing production credit, ensuring the legal requirements for market agreements, acquiring better understanding of agri-insurance contracts and other legal requirements for starting and maintaining an enterprise.&lt;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/carp-beneficiaries-enjoy-legal-enterprise-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business models Structure Technology Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:32:57 +0000 Asianet 5802014 at http://www.globalpost.com 80pc households have no exposure to extension services: Survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/80pc-households-have-no-exposure-extension-services-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> About 80 percent of farm households in the country do not have any exposure to government agricultural extension services, a seminar was told on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/80pc-households-have-no-exposure-extension-services-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Rural community development Social Issues Structure Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:30:47 +0000 Asianet 5803932 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea starts to lend farmland to city workers to solve food shortage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130626/n-korea-starts-lend-farmland-city-workers-solve-food-shortag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has started to lend state-owned farmland to city laborers as part of efforts to solve chronic food shortages, a local group said Wednesday,</p> <p>"Since mid-May, the North started to lend state-owned cooperative farmland to city workers as part of its various efforts to solve serious food shortage problems for city workers," the North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity said in a press conference, citing inside sources in the North.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130626/n-korea-starts-lend-farmland-city-workers-solve-food-shortag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Structure Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:32:28 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5867811 at http://www.globalpost.com C. Africa headed for health meltdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/c-africa-headed-health-meltdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Central African Republic faces a meltdown in health care affecting millions of people after a coup in Bangui by rebels of the Seleka coalition, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned in a report Tuesday.</p> <p>Following the March coup that plunged the poor, landlocked country of some 4.5 million people into chaos, vital health resources have been pillaged and aid is struggling to trickle through to those in need, said MSF.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/c-africa-headed-health-meltdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Médecins Sans Frontières Peace Social Issues Structure AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:32:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5879330 at http://www.globalpost.com Central African Republic in chaos, abandoned: MSF http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/central-african-republic-chaos-abandoned-msf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANGUI (Reuters) - Armed groups in Central African Republic have forced thousands to flee and pushed government and medical services close to collapse four months after rebels seized the capital, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Attacks and looting were common in Bangui, where a transitional government that includes some of the rebels has failed to keep order, MSF said in a report ahead of a visit by U.N. and European Union humanitarian chiefs on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/central-african-republic-chaos-abandoned-msf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Médecins Sans Frontières Structure Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:33:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5879373 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistani teen shot by Taliban to headline UN Youth Assembly to encourage education for all http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130712/pakistani-teen-shot-taliban-headline-un-youth-assembly-encou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new report released to mark the 16th birthday of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls says 57 million children around the world are not going to school, and half live in conflict-affected countries.</p> <p>The U.N. education and cultural agency UNESCO and Save the Children released the study ahead of Friday's first public appearance at the United Nations by Malala Yousafzai, who returned to school in March after medical treatment in Britain for injuries she suffered in the October attack.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130712/pakistani-teen-shot-taliban-headline-un-youth-assembly-encou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Structure UNESCO United Nations War The Canadian Press Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:04:56 +0000 The Canadian Press 5882088 at http://www.globalpost.com Man, 21, arrested in California taco shop shooting that leaves 3 dead, 4 others injured http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130805/2-dead-5-wounded-suspected-gang-related-shooting-outside-cal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SALINAS, Calif. - A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of opening fire outside a Salinas taco shop during a pre-dawn gang brawl, killing three people and injuring four others in the city that has seen 10 killings in 12 days.</p> <p>Giovanni Pacheco was taken into custody hours after the shooting and booked into Monterey County Jail on three counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder, Salinas police said.</p> <p>The 1:30 a.m. shooting happened after a fight inside Taco's Choice restaurant spilled outside, police said. It was the latest in a spate of recent violence.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130805/2-dead-5-wounded-suspected-gang-related-shooting-outside-cal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gang Law Salinas, California Structure The Canadian Press Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:04:05 +0000 The Canadian Press 5903069 at http://www.globalpost.com MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/msf-denounces-unprecedented-violence-c-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Wednesday denounced the "unprecedented" violence in the Central African Republic, urging all sides to respect civilian safety and calling for urgent international aid.</p> <p>"Tens of thousands of villagers have fled a fresh wave of attacks summary executions, perpetrated both by armed groups and government forces in the northwest of the country," the NGO said.</p> <p>People were taking refugee in the brush, without protection and particularly exposed to the dangers of malaria, the biggest cause of death in the country, MSF said in its report.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/msf-denounces-unprecedented-violence-c-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Médecins Sans Frontières Structure AFP Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:31:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5962065 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh makes 'exceptional' health progress despite poverty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131120/bangladesh-makes-exceptional-health-progress-despite-poverty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters)- Bangladesh has had 40 years of exceptional progress in health, with infant mortality down, life expectancy up and good disease control, all despite being one of the world's poorest countries, researchers said on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131120/bangladesh-makes-exceptional-health-progress-despite-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Political geography Structure Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:20:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5995317 at http://www.globalpost.com MSF says 5 staff members 'taken by group' in north Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140103/msf-says-5-staff-members-taken-group-north-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five staffers from Doctors without Borders (MSF) have been taken from a house in northern Syria by an unknown group, the medical NGO said Friday.</p> <p>"MSF confirms that five members of its staff were taken yesterday night from an MSF house in the north of Syria by a group, apparently for questioning," spokeswoman Samantha Maurin said in a statement.</p> <p>burs-sah/ser/al</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Doctors Without Borders Médecins Sans Frontières Structure AFP Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:03:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6034669 at http://www.globalpost.com South Sudan violence targeting healthcare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140226/south-sudan-violence-targeting-healthcare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Warring fighters in South Sudan have looted hospitals and murdered patients in their beds, cutting life-saving healthcare to hundreds of thousands of people, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday.</p> <p>Warning of an "alarming pattern of lootings and attacks on patients" and health facilities, Doctors without Borders (MSF, Medecins sans Frontieres) said their crucial work was being strangled by a "climate of utter disrespect and fear."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140226/south-sudan-violence-targeting-healthcare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Médecins Sans Frontières Social Issues Structure AFP Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:20:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6081106 at http://www.globalpost.com Federal forces take over police duties in capital of southern Mexican state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140303/federal-forces-take-over-police-duties-capital-southern-mexican-sta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chilpancingo, Mexico, Mar 3 (EFE).- The Federal Police took over law enforcement duties over the weekend in Chilpancingo, the capital of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, after the municipal police force was dismissed amid complaints from the business community about the growing presence of gangs in the city.</p> <p>About 300 Federal Police officers, supported by some 500 state police, assumed law enforcement duties in Chilpancingo on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140303/federal-forces-take-over-police-duties-capital-southern-mexican-sta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chilpancingo Gang Structure Agencia EFE Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:03:35 +0000 Agencia EFE 6085621 at http://www.globalpost.com Federal forces take over police duties in capital of southern Mexican state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140303/federal-forces-take-over-police-duties-capital-southern-mexican-sta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chilpancingo, Mexico, Mar 3 (EFE).- The Federal Police took over law enforcement duties over the weekend in Chilpancingo, the capital of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, after the municipal police force was dismissed amid complaints from the business community about the growing presence of gangs in the city.</p> <p>About 300 Federal Police officers, supported by some 500 state police, assumed law enforcement duties in Chilpancingo on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140303/federal-forces-take-over-police-duties-capital-southern-mexican-sta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chilpancingo Gang Structure Agencia EFE Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:03:35 +0000 Agencia EFE 6085622 at http://www.globalpost.com