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UN relief arm monitoring situations in Italy and Myanmar after strong earthquakes hit both counties In the wake of powerful earthquakes today in Italy and Myanmar, the United Nations relief wing is monitoring the situations, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson said the UN and its partners stand ready to support both countries and local a
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 7:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Increasingly complex armed conflicts have dire impact on children — UN envoy The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, the senior United Nations envoy on the subject said today, stressing tha
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 6:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts call on Bangladesh to annul death sentence against opposition member Amid reports that the trial of Mir Quasem Ali, a senior opposition member, and its appeal processes were marred with irregularities and failed to meet international fair trial and due process standards, a group of United Nations human rights experts have
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN will support Colombia's 'drive to build a future in peace,' says Ban as historic talks conclude Congratulating the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) on reaching a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the ongoing support of the Unite
UN News Centre | Aug 24, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights office expresses concern over death of member of opposition party in Gambia The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has deplored the death in custody of Ebrima Solo Kurumah, a member of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), last Saturday, a spokesperson for the Office said.
UN News Centre | Aug 23, 2016 10:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
China's poverty alleviation must be accompanied by accountability — UN rights expert China has made huge progress in poverty alleviation, but needs meaningful accountability mechanisms that citizens can use when their rights are violated in the context of development-related activities, a United Nations human rights expert said today
UN News Centre | Aug 23, 2016 9:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council condemns recent terrorist attack in Turkey The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attack at a wedding ceremony in the city of Gaziantep in Turkey on 20 August, during which at least 54 people were killed and over 200 injured.
UN News Centre | Aug 23, 2016 9:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban names retired Dutch general to lead probe into South Sudan violence United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Major General (retired) Patrick Cammaert of the Netherlands to lead an independent special investigation into the violence in South Sudan's capital, Juba, in July 2016, and the response of the
UN News Centre | Aug 23, 2016 9:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN human rights office concerned for the health of protestor in Israel The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed concern over the deteriorating health of a 35-year-old Palestinian man who has been on a hunger strike against his administrative detention since 15 June, after ha
UN News Centre | Aug 23, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: UN chief notes holding of preparatory meeting towards national dialogue Noting today's meeting of the national dialogue preparatory committee in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated a call for an inclusive political dialogue to overcome an impasse in the elector
UN News Centre | Aug 23, 2016 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend