Libya: UN ‘deeply concerned’ by reported threats against national rights institutions

The United Nations human rights office expressed “deep concern” today at reports of threats and intimidation directed against Libya’s national human rights institution, the National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights (NCCLHR), based in Tripoli. …read more

Source:: United Nations


DR Congo: UN, African Union urge population in eastern town to support operations to end rebel threat

Visiting the site of recent flare-up of deadly violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations and African Union (AU) envoys met with the Mayor of the town of Beni, Congolese military officials and local leaders, urging a united front to “put an end to the terror imposed on the population by armed groups,” including Ugandan-based rebels operating in the area. …read more

Source:: United Nations


More respect, less criminalization for migrant workers, UN rights expert urges

The lack of political will to stand up for migrant workers’ rights remains the greatest challenge to the protection of this “very vulnerable” group of human beings, an independent United Nations expert affirmed today. …read more

Source:: United Nations


Minister of Health unveils plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Canada

By Public Health Agency of Canada The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today released the Government of Canada’s Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada: A Federal Framework for Action. The overuse and misuse of antimicrobials can lead to public health challenges. If antimicrobials are not used properly, than infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites can become resistant to treatment and continue to infect us and our families. In order to protect our health, it is important to take the time to learn more about antimicrobial resistance. …read more

Source:: Government of Canada


Public meeting on Cranberry Marsh

Robson Valley residents are encouraged to learn more about and comment on management plans for the Cranberry Marsh/Starratt wildlife management area at an open house: …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Coastal GasLink Pipeline project granted environmental assessment approval

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman have issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline project, which is located in northern B.C., starting near Dawson Creek and ending in Kitimat. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Kamloops, Revelstoke funded for labour market studies

Kamloops and Revelstoke are launching partnerships with the B.C. government to study what’s needed in the workforce in their respective communities over the next five-plus years. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Mexico: UN rights office urges authorities to ‘step up’ efforts to find missing students

The United Nations human rights office has voiced concern about the continued enforced disappearance of students in the Mexican town of Iguala and urged local authorities to step up their efforts in finding them. …read more

Source:: United Nations