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Indiscriminate blasts in Afghanistan must stop

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:06 pm | United Nations

The “deliberate targeting of educational facilities” during armed conflict is “a war crime”, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Friday after a bomb detonated near the entrance to Kabul University, in the country’s ... More >>

Zimbabwe: Droughts leave millions food insecure

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:04 pm | United Nations

Severe drought has rendered more than a third of rural households in Zimbabwe – or around 3.5 million people – dangerously food insecure, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) revealed on Friday. Citing the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s ... More >>

Support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:02 pm | United Nations

Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus, UN health agency urges More >>

Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:23 am | United Nations

Pledging ongoing UN support during visit to cyclone-hit areas, Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans More >>

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:21 am | United Nations

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears More >>

Monsoon rains pound Rohingya refugee camps

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:20 am | United Nations

Since 4 July, heavy monsoon rains and wind have pounded the refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, with deaths, displacement and major damage following in their wake, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. “Those in the most vulnerable living ... More >>

UN briefing Note - Yemen

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:18 am | United Nations

We are deeply alarmed by the imposition of the death penalty on 30 people by the Specialised First Instance Criminal Court of the de facto authorities in Sana’a. The 30 men – most of whom are academics, students and politicians affiliated with ... More >>

UN chief welcomes Sudanese power-sharing deal

Saturday, 6 July 2019, 11:57 am | United Nations

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday he was “encouraged” by reports of a newly-inked power-sharing deal between the Forces for Freedom and Change – a coalition of opposition and protest groups – and Sudan’s ruling military ... More >>

Six children among 53 fatalities after Libya airstrikes

Saturday, 6 July 2019, 11:55 am | United Nations

Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes: Security Council condemns attack More >>

Scores of Rohingya refugee shelters in Bangladesh destroyed

Saturday, 6 July 2019, 11:54 am | United Nations

Heavy monsoon rains in Bangladesh have drenched the Cox’s Bazar settlement, home to more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees, destroying some 273 shelters, and injuring 11 people, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. The huge refugee camp has ... More >>

Myanmar: Call for continued pressure on human rights crisis

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 1:41 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (3 July 2019) – A UN human rights expert implored the international community to maintain pressure on Myanmar amid a deterioration of human rights in the country, citing concerns about possible war crimes in Rakhine State, the treatment of minorities, ... More >>

UN torture prevention body announces upcoming country visits

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 11:22 am | United Nations

GENEVA (July 1, 2019) — In the coming months, the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture will visit Australia, Croatia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Nauru and Paraguay. The visits were decided during the Subcommittee’s confidential session held in ... More >>

UN Secretary-General remarks at Climate Summit Prep Meeting

Monday, 1 July 2019, 9:54 am | United Nations

Your Highness, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to join you today. I want to thank the leadership and people of the United Arab Emirates for hosting this important meeting, with the wonderful hospitality, and at the same time, ... More >>

End-of-mission statement of the UN Special Committee

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 11:10 am | United Nations

GENEVA / AMMAN (24 June 2019) – A United Nations committee* notes with deep concern the continued degradation of the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as a result of Israeli ... More >>

Venezuela: Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners

Sunday, 23 June 2019, 12:08 pm | United Nations

In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards compromise’ 22 June 2019 Human Rights Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet ... More >>

Khashoggi killing a “premeditated execution” says UN

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 10:11 am | United Nations

GENEVA (19 June 2019) – Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a premeditated extrajudicial execution, for which the State of Saudi Arabia is responsible, according to a report published today by the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary ... More >>

Leave Behind Prejudice and Fear to Change Narrative

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 3:18 pm | United Nations

BANGKOK (19 June 2019) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is calling for a human rights-based approach to refugee movements in Asia that emphasizes shared values over differences which fuel fear and prejudice of migrants. Ahead of World ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's press encounter on Hate Speech

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:48 am | United Nations

Secretary-General António Guterres’s remarks at press encounter at launch of United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech More >>

Billions globally lack ‘water, sanitation and hygiene’

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 12:42 pm | United Nations

Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, while 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion lack basic handwashing facilities, according to a new report from the United Nations Children’s ... More >>

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia

Monday, 17 June 2019, 11:17 am | United Nations

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned on Sunday the attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), and the car ... More >>

 

 

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