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Forensic Services Must Be Independent From Law Enforcement

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:52 pm | UN News

Mr. Juan Mendez, Special Rapporteur on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas More >>

Use of Drones in Law Enforcement May Violate Human Rights

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:50 pm | UN News

22 October 2014 – The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned today. More >>

DR Congo: UN Mission Comes under Attack, Steps up Security

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:48 pm | UN News

Head of MONUSCO, Martin Kobler, comforting a Beni, North Kivu, resident who had several family members killed during recent attacks attributed to ADF rebels, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: MONUSCO More >>

Somalia Piracy Requires Effective State Governance

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:45 pm | UN News

22 October 2014 – While noting the progress made to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations political chief today said that a sustained long-term solution must include the presence of effective Government and State institutions ... More >>

Despite Gains Against Tuberculosis, Better Research Funding

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:40 pm | UN News

Patients wait to take their daily tuberculosis treatment at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Bhutan. Photo: The Global Fund/John Rae More >>

South Sudan: ‘No Alternative to Silencing the Guns,’

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:38 pm | UN News

Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ellen Margrethe Løj, briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More >>

Cambodia: Report Reveals Scope of Violence Against Children

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:33 pm | UN News

22 October 2014 – Over half of Cambodian children have experienced at least one form of violence before the age of 18 while roughly a quarter have been emotionally abused, a new United Nations-backed survey has revealed, exploring the magnitude ... More >>

Support Needed for Olive Farmers in Palestinian Territory

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:57 pm | UN News

Olive trees in the Palestinian town of Ni'lin in 2008 were very close to expanding Israeli settlements. Photo: IRIN/Shabtai Gold More >>

UN Launches Initiative Targeting Threat of Desertification

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:55 pm | UN News

Recent successes show that problems related to desertification and land degradation are not insurmountable. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano More >>

DR Congo: Ban Deplores Expulsion of UN Rights Officer

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:44 pm | UN News

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Scott Campbell. UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti More >>

Ebola: UN Prepares for Arrival of Trial Vaccines

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:23 pm | UN News

In early October 2014, with the help of the US Navy, a new mobile laboratory opened at Island Clinic, one of the WHO-supported Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: WHO/R. Sørenson More >>

Gaza: Pledges for Aid, Reconstruction Must Be Honoured

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:18 pm | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Security Council President for the month of October, María Cristina Perceval of Argentina, is at ... More >>

General Assembly Elect 15 Members to UN Human Rights Council

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:09 pm | UN News

A delegate casts his country's ballot in the election of members for the Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Evan Schneider More >>

Syria: UN Convoy Crosses Lines to Reach Children

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:04 pm | UN News

A UN truck with humanitarian supplies at the Turkish side of the border awaiting green light to cross to the Syrian side, in March 2014. Photo: OCHA More >>

Somalia: UN Envoy Condemns Attack on African Union Troops

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:44 pm | UN News

Ugandan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price More >>

South Sudan Seeks to Combat Sexual Violence

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:42 pm | UN News

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura briefs journalists on her recent visit to South Sudan. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More >>

Community, Religious Leaders Must Condemn ISIL ‘Atrocities’

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:39 pm | UN News

20 October 2014 – Civilians continue to suffer atrocities and “dramatic” human rights violations at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), warned United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Šimonović, ... More >>

Ebola no longer ‘localized emergency,’

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:35 pm | UN News

20 October 2014 – Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering ... More >>

Increased Taxes Regulation Key to Fighting Tobacco ‘Epidemic

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:33 pm | UN News

20 October 2014 – The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed by a United Nations-backed conference amid comprehensive efforts to clamp down on the tobacco “epidemic” ... More >>

City-Backed Water Shut-Offs Contrary to Human Rights

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:19 pm | UN News

20 October 2014 – The city of Detroit must restore access to water for its citizens who remain unable to pay their bills, two United Nations experts urged today, adding that a failure to do so would be a violation of the most basic human rights of those ... More >>



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