Monthly Archives: April 2015

100 Year Journey project tells the story of South Asian pioneers

Expanded project will educate on South Asian contributions to Canadian society April 30, 2015—Gatineau, QC— A new project funded by the government will help bring the story of how Canadians of South Asian heritage helped build this country into classrooms across Canada. At a reception to launch Asian Heritage Month, the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister

Regional cooperation, working with demand countries key to ending wildlife crime, say African nations

30 Apr 2015 Better coordinated intelligence and law enforcement, involving communities in Africa and working with transit and destination markets outside of the continent must be at the heart of all efforts to tackle the alarming illegal trade in wild flora and fauna, African States said here today at the closing of the International Conference

UN AND AFRICA: Somalia coming together as "united, federal country" despite challenges

30 Apr 2015 Listen / Nicholas Kay. UN Photo/Loey Felipe (file) Somalia is coming together as a strong, united and federal nation despite challenges posed by the security situation, according to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the country. Nicholas Kay says the political process is now at a “point of no return”

Plight of millions in DPR Korea needs focus of global community

30 Apr 2015 Listen / Ivan Šimonović. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz (file) The plight of millions of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, who are subjected to mass human rights violations, needs the continued focus of the international community. That’s according to the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, who spoke at an