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Best interests of the child must come first

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:35 am | United Nations

GENEVA (3 February 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has reminded the Australian authorities that, under the terms of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a party, the best interests of the child should ... More >>

Possible transfer of 267 people from Australia to Nauru

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:21 am | United Nations

GENEVA (3 February 2016) - We are very concerned about the situation of the 267 people, including up to 80 children, at risk of being transferred from Australia to Nauru following the High Court’s decision delivered this morning in Canberra. More >>

Human rights abuses during South Sudan peace process

Friday, 22 January 2016, 9:50 am | United Nations

JUBA/GENEVA (21 January 2016) – Widespread human rights violations and abuses have been committed in South Sudan by all parties to the conflict since December 2013, including hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, sexual ... More >>

UN Secretary General on Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou

Sunday, 17 January 2016, 2:06 pm | United Nations

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso The Secretary-General condemns the heinous terrorist attacks carried out on 15 January in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which resulted in ... More >>

UN Statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Sunday, 17 January 2016, 2:04 pm | United Nations

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action The Secretary-General welcomes the achievement of Implementation Day under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ... More >>

Statement From Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Iran

Sunday, 17 January 2016, 2:01 pm | United Nations

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Iran The Secretary-General welcomes reports of the release of a number of Americans who had been detained in the Islamic Republic of Iran, including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, ... More >>

Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attacks in Jakarta

Friday, 15 January 2016, 12:23 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General condemns the bombings and gun attacks in Jakarta today. He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Indonesia. More >>

UN Secretary-General on Terrorist Bombing in Istanbul

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 11:22 am | United Nations

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist bombing today in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. This despicable crime targeting the heart of Istanbul’s tourist district has reportedly claimed the lives of ten people and injured at least 15 others. More >>

Launch of new sustainable development agenda

Monday, 4 January 2016, 4:16 pm | United Nations

Launch of new sustainable development agenda to guide development actions for the next 15 years More >>

The Transformation to a more Sustainable and Just World

Monday, 4 January 2016, 4:14 pm | United Nations

The transformation to a more sustainable and just world begins now By Mogens Lykketoft President of the UN General Assembly More >>

Islamophobia and intolerance.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 12:02 pm | United Nations

Statement of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, in response to the recent escalation of Islamophobia and manifestations of intolerance. More >>

Secretary-General at press encounter with Q&A in New York

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:21 am | United Nations

It is a great pleasure to see you. What a great two weeks in Paris. Now I understand why people say “We will always have Paris.” More >>

Ukraine: Reduction of hostilities, rights concerns persist

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 9:27 am | United Nations

GENEVA (9 December 2015) – In a conflict that has claimed more than 9,000 lives, the last few months have seen a significant reduction of hostilities in certain parts of eastern Ukraine, according to a UN Human Rights report released today. Serious ... More >>

Transcript of Secretary-General's press conference at COP21

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 10:51 am | United Nations

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to be with you. We have just begun the High Level segment of COP21. More >>

Germany must take lead in reduction of hazardous substances

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 9:42 am | United Nations

Berlin (7 December 2015) – “Germany is well placed to take the global lead in preventing harm from the use of hazardous substances and ending double standards in the use of such chemicals outside the European Union,” the UN expert on human ... More >>

Downing of a Russian plane by Turkey

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:36 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General is seriously concerned about the downing of a Russian military jet by the Turkish Air Force earlier today. More >>

“Crime against humanity, crime against culture"

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 9:23 am | United Nations

GENEVA (17 November 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, today denounced in the strongest possible terms the 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris. “These attacks may constitute a crime ... More >>

Three UN agencies support GLOW initiative

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 12:30 pm | United Nations

Apia, 3rd of November 2015 – Three United Nations agencies - UNWomen, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – donated a total of USD 3,000 to the Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) for its upcoming ... More >>

Pacific to Address the Future of Humanitarian Relief

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 10:30 am | United Nations

(Auckland, 30 June 2015): More than 140 delegates from across the Pacific have gathered in Auckland to discuss the future of humanitarian action in the region. More >>

Credible allegations of Israel and Palestinian war crimes

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 12:40 pm | United Nations

UN Gaza Inquiry finds credible allegations of war crimes committed in 2014 by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups More >>



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