Ecuador is free of illicit crops but it is a transit country for narcotics, the UN says

Ecuador is still considered a country “free of illicit crops,” according to a report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) of 2014 disclosed Thursday in Quito. “In Ecuador we are not talking of illicit crops. There is no evidence so far of it. But there is...

Learn about the 10 happiest countries in the world

According to the Third World Happiness report published by Network Solutions for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, the list of the happiest countries in the world is headed by Switzerland, that displaces Denmark, which was in first place last year, and now ranks...

UN recommends Ecuador to decriminalize the abortion in cases of rape

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), recommended Ecuador this March 6 it should decriminalize the abortion in cases of rape, incest and serious malformation of the fetus: “The parliamentary discussions regarding the Penal Code did not...

UN demands to the hutíes to relinquish power and negotiate

The United Nations Security Council demanded on Sunday February 15 that the hutíes militiamen withdraw from government agencies that control, release the President Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi and negotiate “in good faith” an exit from the crisis. This resolution, submitted...

Sweden rejects at the UN the recommendation from Ecuador on Assange´s case

Sweden rejected a recommendation made by Ecuador on the Julian Assange case, according to a document known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), to which all UN members must undergo, which was released this Wednesday by the UN in Geneva. Ecuador recommended to Sweden to...

FUT will continue with marches against amendments

The United Workers Front (FUT for its Spanish acronym) said they plan to continue with the mobilizations in the streets. Marcela Arellano, from the Ceols, a subsidiary of FUT, clarified they will keep on the sidelines of a referendum petition, filed by other sectors, but their...

The “resistance” of the countries towards the IACHR concern the United Nations

The High Commissioner of the United Nations for the human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, expressed on November 19 his concern for the “resistance” of countries of the continent to the system formed by the IACHR and the Inter-American Court, and he agreed to...

UN proposes to create a body of “white coats” to combat Ebola

The General Secretary of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, suggested this September 25 the creation of an international body of health professionals, or “white coats,” whostay in as needed to combat the Ebola outbreak in Africa Western. “We should consider if the world needs...