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Land, resource rights key to Sami people's self-determination, says UN expert Securing rights over their land and natural resources is fundamental to the Sami people's self-determination and a prerequisite for them to be able to continue to exist as a distinct people, an independent United Nations human rights expert said after a
UN News Centre | Aug 31, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More than 850,000 people face acute food insecurity in Somalia, UN food assessment shows Somalia's humanitarian situation remains “alarming” four years after a devastating famine with the number of people requiring emergency aid rising 17 per cent to more than 850,000 and those in “food-stressed” situations still at 2.3 million, acc
UN News Centre | Aug 31, 2015 4:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Prohibition of enforced disappearance is 'absolute,' UN declares, urging action to ramp-up searches for missing Marking the fourth International Day of Enforced Disappearances, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced the “alarming” number of acts by that are tantamount to enforced disappearances and appealed to all Member States to ratify o
UN News Centre | Aug 30, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN relief wing cites major access challenges in eastern Ukraine, where millions need supplies ahead of winter Sounding the alarm on behalf of relief agencies working to meet ongoing needs and jump-start critical preparations for winter in strife-riven eastern Ukraine, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported that aid organizations are facing major challe
UN News Centre | Aug 30, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban 'deeply regrets' Egyptian court decision to uphold sentences of Al Jazeera journalists United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “deep regret' over the decision by the Egyptian court of Cassation to uphold the sentencing of several Al Jazeera journalists and has reiterated his appeal for their cases to be resolved e
UN News Centre | Aug 30, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council condemns use of sexual violence as 'tactic of war' in Iraq and Syria The United Nations Security Council today condemned the use of sexual violence, in particular sexual enslavement and sexual violence “related to or resulting from forced marriage, committee, including as a tactic of war, in Syria and Iraq,” and urged
UN News Centre | Aug 29, 2015 12:17 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fresh peace deal 'first step' in resolving South Sudan crisis — Security Council Welcoming the recent signature by President Salva Kiir, SPLM/SPLA-IO Chairman Riek Machar and others of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan, the Security Council today called on all the parties, with the help of the United Natio
UN News Centre | Aug 28, 2015 11:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After bodies found in truck near Austrian border, Ban urges expansion of safe, legal channels of migration In the wake of the grim discovery of the bodies of more than 70 people inside a truck abandoned near Austria's border with Hungary, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to come together to provide comprehensive responses to migration issu
UN News Centre | Aug 28, 2015 10:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN experts urge Sudan to overturn 'outrageous conviction' for indecent dressing A group of independent United Nations human rights experts have voiced alarm after a female Sudanese student was sentenced to public flogging and a heavy fine for charges of “indecent dressing,” while another received a hefty fine for the same charges
UN News Centre | Aug 28, 2015 9:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At Security Council, UN officials warn political turbulence in Guinea-Bissau puts past gains at risk With Guinea-Bissau facing political turbulence barely a year after the re-establishment of constitutional order, the top United Nations official there expressed hope today that political leaders would rise to their “historic responsibility” to preserv
UN News Centre | Aug 28, 2015 9:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend