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Join global treaty to root out the scourge of illegal fishing, urges UN food security agency

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.

Countries signed to UN-brokered illegal fishing treaty meet for first time

New York, May 30 (Just Earth News): For the first time since a United Nations-brokered treaty to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing went into force, the countries that endorsed it are meeting in Norway to discuss how to make it a success.

Illegal armed groups pose 'persistent threat' to Africa's Great Lakes region – UN envoy

New York, Apr 13 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region encouraged on Wednesday the countries of the region, and the UN Security Council, to help strengthen the fight against illegal armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighbours, particularly as elements of the former M23 rebel group have resurfaced.

Rights expert urges UN Member States to halt Israel’s illegal settlements in West Bank

New York, Feb 4 (Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert has called on the Security Council and the General Assembly to explore effective diplomatic and political measures to ensure Israeli compliance with Security Council resolution 2334 (2016), which affirms that all Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory constitute a flagrant violation of international law.

UN agencies, Vatican issue call to stamp out illegal fishing and ‘modern-day slavery’ on high seas

New York, Nov 22 (Just Earth News): Condemning illegal fishing and labour exploitation in the world’s oceans, the United Nations agriculture and labour agencies, joining forces with the Vatican, underlined on Monday the need for collective, global action to end labour and human rights abuse along the entire fisheries value chain.

Three youth charged for illegal graffiti in Toronto Go Train

Oshawa, Nov 12(IBNS): Two Oshawa based man aged 21 and 28 along with a 21-year-old woman were allegedly charged for spraying the interiors and exteriors of several GO Trains with graffiti, pressuring police to go undercover to watch, catch and arrest them.

Bruce Carson, ex Harper aide fined $50,000 for illegal lobbying

Ottawa, Nov 4 (IBNS): Bruce Carson, confidant of Stephen Harper, the earlier Prime Minister of Canada, just before Justin Trudeau was charged by an Ontario court for illegal lobbying, accounting to $50,000 fine. 

Police seized illegal marijuana plants from Health Canada licensed grow-op in Ontario

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oct. 9 (IBNS): Police have seized more than 4,000 illicit marijuana plants worth more than an estimated four million dollars from a Health Canada approved grow-op on Oct 3.

State aid: Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion

London, Aug 31 (IBNS): The European Commission on Tuesday said it has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple.

UN rights expert condemns Iran’s ‘illegal’ execution of 12 people on drug-related charges

New York, Aug 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations rights expert on the situation of human rights in Iran has expressed outrage over the execution of 12 people on drug-related charges, just days after he had publicly appealed to the Iranian authorities not to go ahead with the capital punishment.

On International Tiger Day, UN calls for urgent action against illegal wildlife trade

New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on Friday marked International Tiger Day with a call for urgent action to protect tigers and combat illegal trade in wildlife.

UN agency urges implementation of accord to tackle illegal fishing

New York, July 12 (Just Earth News): An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its implementation is effective, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Security Council authorizes high seas inspections off Libya's coast, aiming to stem illegal arms flow

New York, June 15 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday authorizing Member States, acting nationally or through regional organizations, to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya they believe are carrying illicit weapons.

UN agency announces world's first illegal fishing treaty now in force

New York, June 6 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that a groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect on Sunday and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional organization that have adhered to it.

UN launches unprecedented #WildforLife campaign to end illegal trade in wildlife

New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday launched the #WildforLife campaign against illegal trade in wildlife, warning that such trade is pushing species to the brink of extinction, robbing countries of their natural heritage and profiting international criminal networks.