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International: UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned North Korea's latest missile test and warned of new sanctions.

In a statement, the 15-member Council demanded that Pyongyang conduct no further such tests.

North Korea earlier said the missile it had tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.

The missile travelled some 700km (435 miles), reaching an altitude of 2,000km and landing in the sea west of Japan.

North Korea said it was a test of the abilities of a "newly developed ballistic rocket".

UN to review T&T's human rights record

This country's human rights record will be placed under the microscope by the United Nation’s Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at a meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, May 10.

This country is one of 14 states that will be reviewed by the working group of the UPR during its upcoming session.

The documents on which the reviews are based are the national report – which is information provided by the state that is under review, information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups.

 

Concerns over increasing teenage pregnancies

Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis has raised an alarm over the increase in cases of teenage pregnancy.

She highlighted her concerns at a meeting with a delegation representing the United Nations Population Fund.

The UNFPA confirmed the Minister's assessment and also revealed that HIV infections among young females have also increased.

They say early sexual initiation of children in our society is contributing to the problem.

 The UN representatives commended T&T saying it has taken the lead in implementing measures to address the social issues.