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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 >>

$5 million to kick-start aid in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Monday, 10 October 2016, 9:40 am | United Nations

Haiti: UN emergency fund allocates $5 million to kick-start assistance in wake of Hurricane Matthew More >>

Attack in Yemen that killed over a hundred people condemned

Monday, 10 October 2016, 9:38 am | United Nations

UN chief, senior humanitarian officials strongly condemn attack in Yemen that killed over a hundred people More >>

UN on Mechanism to Limit Emissions from Aviation

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 11:20 pm | United Nations

Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Adoption of a New Mechanism to Limit Emissions from the Aviation Industry More >>

UN rights expert troubled by Yahoo allegations

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 11:18 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (7 October 2016) – Reports that Yahoo complied with US intelligence demands by searching the e-mails of hundreds of millions of customers raise serious human rights concerns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of ... More >>

UN child rights experts issue findings on NZ and others

Friday, 7 October 2016, 10:05 pm | United Nations

UN child rights experts issue findings on Nauru, Sierra Leone, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Suriname More >>

Statement by the Secretary-General on the Paris Agreement

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 11:33 am | United Nations

I am delighted to announce that today the Paris Agreement will cross the second and final threshold needed for entry into force, and will enter into force on 4 November 2016. More >>

António Guterres favourite for next UN Secretary-General

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 9:07 am | United Nations

Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres has emerged as the clear favourite to become the next United Nations Secretary-General following the sixth secret ballot held today by the UN Security Council, which is expected to take a formal decision ... More >>

Aleppo disaster demands bold action

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 10:05 am | United Nations

GENEVA (4 October 2016) – The human rights calamity unfolding in Aleppo demands bold new initiatives, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Tuesday, “including proposals to limit the use of the veto by the permanent ... More >>

 

 

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