Saturday, 18 November 2017

UN plan for post-conflict transition in Libya makes headway, Security Council.

The National Conference, slated for February 2018, will give Libyans from all across the country the opportunity to come together in one place, renew their common national narrative, and agree on the tangible steps required to end the transition.

See the First Photos of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian on Their Wedding Day

Fans got to admire the bride's dress—a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen princess gown—that totally impressed her husband and Reddit co-founder.

Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé Come Face-to-Face at Serena Williams' Wedding for the First Time After Kanye and Jay-Z's Fallout

The two leading ladies did indeed come face-to-face for the first time following Kanye West and Jay-Z's feud. Kim looked chic in a long, black cocktail dress with her hair in a low ponytail, while Bey donned a long-sleeved green gown with a plunging neckline and a high ponytail.

At Security Council, UN chief urges cooperation to tackle security challenges in Mediterranean

Guterres said in a meeting of the UN Security Council chaired by Angelino Alfano, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, which holds the 15-member body's presidency this month.

New UN funding to help sustain critical aid programmes for nearly 150,000 in Chad

About 14 percent of the allocation will also be used by the UN Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) services to maintain humanitarian access throughout the country.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo & girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez welcome their daughter, Alana Martina

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and his 24-year-old girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez have welcomed their daughter, Alana Martina. The Real Madrid superstar took to Instagram to break the news and share a photo of the new family, including his eldest son Cristiano Jr.

Syria: UN health agency calls for immediate and unimpeded access to save lives in Ghouta

Amid worsening humanitarian, health and security situation in Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta, the United Nations health agency has demanded that all parties to the conflict stop attacks on civilians, facilitate immediate medical evacuations, and allow safe passage of medical supplies.

Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island Developing States

Ministers of health from some of the most affected countries have already started to provide input through consultation with WHO's Director-General and at WHO Regional Committee meetings and this process will continue.

Beyonce and Jay-Z's Twins, Sir and Rumi, Openly Seen After 5 Months

Beyonce and Jay-Z made another major debut this weekend -- they showed off their twins in full view for the first time since their newborn photo shoot ... and as you might imagine, they're freakin' adorable. The couple was seen Friday coming in and out of a mansion they were staying at in Miami, where most of the fam seemed to be tagging along ahead of Jay's concert in Orlando. 

The Weeknd Steps out With Justin Bieber's Ex-Girlfriend Yovanna Ventura

Justin, 23, briefly dated 21-year-old Yovanna throughout 2014 and 2015. But now, it appears The Weeknd, 27, has the last word — at least when it comes to Yovanna.
The Weeknd — whose real name is Abel Tesfaye — was seen out at rapper French Montana's birthday party getting cozy with Yovanna, who is signed with Yooventura Wilhelmina Models.

Kim Kardashian West Throws a Cherry Blossom-Filled Shower for Baby Number 3

The over-the-top floral arrangements were certainly a hit among Kim’s guests — her pregnant sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner also shared photos of the trees, which were back-lit by a pink light once the party began.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Central African Republic: Nearly 700 people seeking refuge near UN base relocated

From 4 to 7 November, 67 households close to ‘Bloc One’ were also relocated. This week the United Nations migration agency completed the relocation of 698 internally displaced households from an impromptu camp that formed around the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) following attacks in Kaga Bandoro on 12 October 2016.

In wake of ‘Paradise Papers’ leak, UN experts urge States to take action against corporate tax fraud

Rating agencies must downgrade businesses responsible for unethical practices such as tax evasion carried out through off-shore-registered companies, two United Nations human rights experts warned, while urging countries to cooperate to counter this global tax abuse problem.

“States must stop harmful tax competition amongst each other and work together to stop unethical tax avoidance schemes for wealthy individuals and international corporations,” said Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and human rights, who also monitors the impact of illicit financial flows.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

ICC prosecutor urges handover of Al-Saiqa brigade commander, others wanted for alleged crimes in Libya

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Major Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli, a commander in the Al-Saiqa Brigade accused of murdering 33 people in the context of the ongoing conflict in Libya, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the United Nations Security Council.

UN agriculture agency launches handbook to improve safety in banana farming sector

The United Nations agriculture agency and the Government of Ecuador launched Wednesday a practical guide for workers in the banana sector – the most exported fresh fruit in the world, both by volume and by economic value – to promote healthier and safer work conditions.

UN migration agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites

Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

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Monday, 6 November 2017

What's New!

 The Austrian designer is known for her super flattering (and uber feminine) fit-and-flare silhouettes inspired by her national dress, the dirndl.

Ivanka Trump Secured $50 Million for Women's Empowerment in Japan

Ivanka Trump secured a $50 million commitment to a women’s entrepreneurship fund from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the first day of her visit to Japan on Friday.However her comments condemning sexual harassment have raised eyebrows - with her father, U.S. President Donald Trump, boasting of sexually assaulting women in tapes released during the 2016 presidential campaign and accused of sexual offences by multiple women.

Devin Patrick Kelley: The Sutherland Springs church gunman

The man who gunned down 26 people inside a South Texas church has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley.

The 26-year-old is thought to have lived in New Braunfels, a city on the outskirts of San Antonio, about 35 miles from where the attack, described as the worst mass shooting in the state’s modern history by Texas Governor Greg Abbot, took place in Sutherland Springs.

Deadilest Mass shotting attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas

At the news conference, the attacker was described only as a white man in his 20s who was wearing black tactical gear and a ballistic vest when he pulled into a gas station across from the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio, around 11:20 a.m.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

What's New!

 Silhouettes of voluminous skirts where fullness comes from the hip rather than the natural waist, and sleeves with the structure of a calla lily, have a bold modern dimension. At last, the promise of spring arrives with the gentle warmth of the morning sun and flowers beginning to burst into bloom. A special piece is the Bloom evening clutch, rendered in shiny resin and embroidered to the hilt, creating a little jewel to carry when summer days fade into gentle twilight.

Melania Trump departs for Asia in dazzling Emilio Pucci look