LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Myanmar refugees who fled military persecution and settled in America are finding new struggles with limited education and a stifling language barrier.
BEIJING (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he hopes to meet with North Korea’s reclusive leader during a visit aimed at assessing severe food shortages
BEIJING (AP) — A 13-year-old Mississippi boy who made a rare visit to Pyongyang says officials there welcomed his idea for a “children’s peace forest”
The United Nations Human Rights Council has established a panel to Investigate the Israeli raid on the Gaza Flotilla.
By Xin Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Geneva Cluster munitions have finally been banned. The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) took effect on Aug. 1, when it became binding international law in countries around the world. To date, 107 states have joined the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and 37 nations have ratified it. Unfortunately, the big […]
By Xin Huang Northwest Asian Weekly July 20, 2010 The XVIII International AIDS Conference took place in Vienna, Austria, from July 18th to the 23rd. The conference gathered those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV, and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. The United Nations […]
Xin Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Geneva, July 13th 2010 The United State’s new national space policy, released just two weeks ago, is a statement that shows President Obama’s highest priorities for space, while reflecting on the principles and goals in shaping the U United State’s space programs and activities. Frank A. Rose, the Deputy Assistant […]
By Xin Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warns the international community to start early building sustainable facilities to solve the challenge of sanitation. By far, after six months following the earthquake, IFRC has made significant progress in stabilizing living conditions for local homeless victims. Led […]
By Xin Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Harvey Fineberg, who is the chair of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Review Committee, briefed the press. They answered questions related to the external review of the global response to the influenza pandemic that is underway after the conclusion of the second in-person meeting. In May, 2009, the […]
On the morning of June 29th, UN-ESA (Economics & Social affairs) has released its annual report: “World Economic and Social Survey2010 (WESS).”