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08 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA (8 November 2018) – Sanctions that extend beyond national borders, and which seek to block a country’s trade altogether, amount to economic warfare against civilians, an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council says.

"These civilians deserve the same protections provided by the Geneva Conventions to people in war," said Idriss Jazairy, the Special Rapporteur on the effect of sanctions on human rights.

23 Apr 2014 description

“Emergency Management Workshop on Refugee Protection” is currently taking place at the Tehran Milad Tower co-organized by the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) from the Ministry of Interior of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the UNHCR Office in Tehran from the 20-24th of April 2014.

24 Apr 2012 description
report AlertNet

24 Apr 2012 10:42 By Thin Lei Win

HANOI (AlertNet) – Indigenous communities around the world are highly vulnerable to climate change but instead of seeing them as victims, policy-makers should tap into their centuries-old knowledge of adapting to extreme weather patterns, aid workers say.

In Iran, which has some 700 nomadic tribes, pastoralists have been successfully adapting to climate fluctuations for 12,000 years, development expert Catherine Razavi told an international conference on climate change.