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Myanmar: UN expert to assess human rights

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 9:46 am | United Nations

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake her second official visit to the country from 7-16 January 2015. Ms. Lee will gather first-hand information on the current human rights situation in the Rakhine and Northern ... More >>

Angola, Malaysia, NZ, Spain, Venezuela for Security Council

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:53 am | United Nations

In three rounds of voting the United Nations General Assembly today elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2015. More >>

Secretary-General's lecture at the University of Auckland

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 1:46 pm | United Nations

I again thank this University of Auckland for bestowing on me an honourary degree in recognition of the enduring value of the United Nations. More >>

‘Flagrant’ violations of international law continue in Syria

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:02 am | United Nations

30 July 2014 – ‘Flagrant’ violations of international law continue in Syria, Top UN relief official warns With the United Nations and its partners in Syria begin to ramp up aid deliveries across battle lines, the Organization’s Emergency Relief ... More >>

Agency moves to allay mounting fears over Ebola spread

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:59 am | United Nations

30 July 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) today advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active symptoms. More >>

Deadly shelling of another Gaza UN school draws condemnation

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:37 am | United Nations

30 July 2014 – As another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells this morning, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians. More >>

Peru's Independence Day

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:03 pm | United Nations

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Peru as you celebrate your independence July 28. The United States has called Peru a friend since soon after José de San Martín crossed the Andes ... More >>

Secretary-General's statement on Beit Hanoun

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:30 am | United Nations

I am appalled by the news of an attack on an UNRWA school in Northern Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge. More >>

‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:27 am | United Nations

an Ki-moon said today he is “appalled” by the news of an attack on a United Nations-run school in Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge from the ongoing hostilities, adding that the incident underscores the need to stop all fighting immediately. More >>

UN Rights Council agrees to Gaza ‘war crimes’ probe

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:22 am | United Nations

The United Nations Human Rights Council today decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. More >>

UNSG On Gaza Ground Offensive, MH17 Crash

Friday, 18 July 2014, 9:29 am | United Nations

Secretary-General's remarks at photo opportunity with Special Envoy and Deputy Special Envoy for Syria More >>

Urgent action needed to avert further crises: Somalia, Yemen

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:29 am | United Nations

Urgent action is needed to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian crises in both Somalia and Yemen, senior United Nations relief officials warned today, as they urged donors to help them step up their response as well as to consolidate the recent gains ... More >>

IPCC Findings Point to Risk, Opportunities for Action

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 10:53 am | United Nations

The UN's climate chief Christiana Figueres today said the latest government-approved science more clearly than ever points to the extreme risks posed by climate change, as well as the many opportunities to put the world on a safer and more resilient ... More >>

Violence against women: UN expert launches mission to the UK

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 12:06 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (28 March 2014) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo will visit the United Kingdom from 31 March to 15 April 2014 to study the main manifestations of violence perpetrated in the family and in the community, such as domestic and ... More >>

UN concerned at attempts to restrict access before elections

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 12:02 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (28 March 2014) – A group of United Nations independent experts expressed serious concern over the Government’s measures, taken in the context of forthcoming elections, to prevent access to YouTube a week after Twitter was shut down. More >>

“Migrants are human beings with human rights”

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 9:10 am | United Nations

GENEVA / WASHINGTON D.C. (18 December 2013) – Joint statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau; the Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members ... More >>

Fact finding Mission results of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Monday, 16 December 2013, 3:06 pm | United Nations

On a scale of 1 to 10, the fact-finding mission in Syria had achieved 8.7, the chief of the mission charged with verifying the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria said at a Headquarters press conference today. More >>

Fighting Homophobia through Sport

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 8:37 am | United Nations

Being gay was punishable by death in six countries, former tennis star Martina Navratilova said today — Human Rights Day — at a Headquarters press conference on the fight against homophobia through sport. More >>

UN Secretary General praises Nelson Mandela

Friday, 6 December 2013, 2:46 pm | United Nations

Profoundly Saddened By Passing Of Nelson Mandela, Secretary-General Praises Leader As Man Of Towering Achievement, Giant For Justice More >>

United Nations advocates for statistics development goal

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 5:45 pm | United Nations

Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – The development community must work together to place statistical capacity building at the center of the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that high quality data and information ... More >>



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