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Indonesia: UN rights chief urges region's 'most prolific executioner' to end practice The United Nations human rights chief today expressed alarm at reports that up to 14 people face imminent execution in Indonesia, most of them for drug-related offences, calling on the authorities of “the most prolific executioner” in Southeast
UN News Centre | Jul 27, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: 'We all have to do what we can' to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse — Jane Holl Lute The United Nations has a “zero tolerance” policy towards sexual abuse by anyone working under the blue flag. The matter is one of such weight for the Organization that earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jane Holl Lute as the Sp
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 8:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Some 4,000 South Sudanese fleeing into Uganda daily — UN warns Recent fighting in South Sudan has forced 37,491 people to flee to Uganda in the past three weeks, averaging more than 4,000 a day in the past week, the United Nations refugee agency warned today.
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On first International Day, UNESCO calls for protection of mangrove ecosystems Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change, but their survival is being jeopardized, the United Nations cultural agency said today, calling for greater preservation efforts as the int
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN envoy strongly condemns terrorist attack near Mogadishu airport The United Nations envoy for Somalia has strongly condemned today's terrorist attack in the vicinity of Mogadishu International Airport that killed at least a dozen people.
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: UN envoy aims for peace talks to resume in late August The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the five-year crisis in Syria said today he aims to convene a new round of intra-Syrian peace talks towards the end of August, and expressed hope that the United States and Russia would make “concret
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Temperature in Kuwait hits 54 Celsius, sets possible record amid Middle East heatwave — UN The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations specialized agency, will set up a committee to examine whether a 54 degrees Celsius temperature recently recorded in Kuwait, has set the new highest temperature for Asia, as well as for the ent
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN agency appeals for added funds for return of Somali refugees from Dadaab camp The United Nations refugee agency today appealed to donors for an additional $115.4 million to fund the voluntary return and reintegration of Somali refugees from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp.
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Recent attacks on hospitals in Aleppo 'can amount to war crimes' — UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reiterated today that attacks on health facilities are a blatant violation of international humanitarian law and can amount to war crimes, in response to the recent airstrikes on four hospitals and a blood ba
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thailand: UN rights expert warns against curbs on free speech ahead of major vote The United Nations human rights expert on freedom of opinion and expression has condemned recent Government clampdown over public and social media expressions in Thailand ahead of a constitutional referendum scheduled for 7 August.
UN News Centre | Jul 26, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend