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Secretary-General on the death of Vitaly Ivanovic Churkin

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:14 pm | United Nations

I have just returned to New York and have learned with shock and sadness of the news of the sudden passing of Ambassador Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, who was an outstanding diplomat. More >>

Small Island Developing States meet in Bahamas

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:27 pm | United Nations

Small Island Developing States meet in Bahamas to take stock of progress towards the 2030 development agenda More >>

Torture is torture, and waterboarding is not an exception

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:31 am | United Nations

GENEVA (30 January 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, has appealed to US President Donald Trump not to reconsider the acceptability of waterboarding and other methods of torture used as interrogation techniques. More >>

Ceasefire between Gov't of Syria & armed opposition groups

Friday, 30 December 2016, 11:35 am | United Nations

The Special Envoy welcomes the announcement of a nationwide ceasefire between the Government of Syria and armed opposition groups in Syria, to come into effect at 00:00 hours on Friday, 30 December 2016. More >>

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Urged to Return to Negotiations

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 12:04 pm | United Nations

Welcoming Adoption of Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016), Secretary-General Urges Return of Israeli, Palestinian Leaders to Meaningful Negotiations More >>

Adoption of Security Council resolution 2328 (2016) on Syria

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 12:18 pm | United Nations

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria 19 December 2016 The Special Envoy welcomes the adoption of Security Council resolution 2328 (2016) on Syria. He hopes that this could be a beginning of the restoration ... More >>

Transcript of stakeout by UN Special Envoy for Syria

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 12:01 pm | United Nations

SdeM. Good afternoon, you had the opportunity of talking to the ambassador of the Russian Federation and I would like to give you a very short summary because this time it was the Secretary-General himself who spoke to the Security Council. I will ... More >>

Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack in Cairo

Monday, 12 December 2016, 4:18 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General condemns today’s attack in St. Peter's Church, attached to St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, in which dozens of people were killed and injured. More >>

UN Secretary-General on the death of Fidel Castro

Sunday, 27 November 2016, 7:37 pm | United Nations

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the death of Fidel Castro Ruz The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the death of Fidel Castro Ruz, former President of Cuba. An emblematic figure of the Cuban revolution, ... More >>

Cessation of hostilities in Yemen

Sunday, 20 November 2016, 7:43 pm | United Nations

New York - The United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, announced the resumption of a comprehensive Cessation of Hostilities in Yemen. The Special Envoy has received assurances from all Yemeni parties of their ... More >>

UN expert to assess situation of migrants in Australia

Monday, 31 October 2016, 11:02 am | United Nations

GENEVA (31 October 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, will visit Australia from 1 to 18 November 2016 to assess the migration programmes, policies and laws developed by the Australian ... More >>

UN Recognizes Meat Production’s Impact on Deforestation

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 7:51 pm | United Nations

UN Recognizes Meat Production’s Impact on Deforestation and Land Grabbing 21 Oct 2016 : The United Nations Committee on Food Security (CFS) (1), adopted a set of recommendations at its annual meeting in Rome this week that emphasize the need to ... More >>

Secretary-General: Release of 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 9:08 pm | United Nations

Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the release of 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls More >>

Canada: UN expert group on people of African descent

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 9:06 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (14 October 2016) – The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will undertake its first official visit to Canada from 17 to 21 October 2016 to study the human rights situation of people of African descent in ... More >>

Bring back the missing abducted children

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 9:04 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (14 October 2016) – Six months after the abduction of 159 children from the Gambella region of Ethiopia, 68 remain unaccounted for, two UN human rights experts today pressed Ethiopian and South Sudanese authorities to urgently resume joint efforts ... More >>

UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 9:03 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (14 October 2016) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has published its findings on Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Colombia, which it reviewed during its latest session, held from 3 to 14 October in Geneva. More >>

UNESCO on the Old City of Jerusalem

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 1:22 am | United Nations

Statement by the Director-General of UNESCO on the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage site More >>

“Stop denying the cultural heritage of others,” UN expert

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 1:21 am | United Nations

“Stop denying the cultural heritage of others,” UN expert says after first fact-finding visit to Serbia and Kosovo* More >>

UN report urges Liberia to act on rape

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 1:19 am | United Nations

MONROVIA / GENEVA (14 October 2016) - A UN report released today documents the high incidence of rape in Liberia as well as the widespread impunity enjoyed by perpetrators. More >>

UN Human Rights Chief urges Viet Nam to halt crackdown

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 1:19 am | United Nations

UN Human Rights Chief urges Viet Nam to halt crackdown on bloggers and rights defenders GENEVA (14 October 2016) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday expressed concern about a growing crackdown by the Viet Nam Government ... More >>

 

 

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