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In Detroit, city-backed water shut-offs 'contrary to human rights,' say UN experts The city of Detroit must restore access to water for its citizens who remain unable to pay their bills, two United Nations experts urged today, adding that a failure to do so would be a violation of the most basic human rights of those residents.
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 10:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola no longer 'localized emergency,' UN health officials tell regional summit in Cuba Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resol
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 9:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN envoy condemns attack on African Union troops in Hiiraan region The UN envoy for Somalia condemned today an attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area, which is near the centre of the East African country.
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 8:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Community, religious leaders must condemn ISIL 'atrocities' — UN rights official Civilians continue to suffer atrocities and “dramatic” human rights violations at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), warned United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Šimonović, as he con
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 8:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan at 'crossroads' as it seeks to combat sexual violence, says UN official Sexual violence has become a key feature of the continuing conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, has declared, while affirming that the widespread u
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 8:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Science must have a place at the policy table,' world leaders urge at special UN meeting Science, technology and innovation are central in forging development policy and solving some of the world's most pressing problems including in education, health care and peace and security, eminent scientists and world leaders said, marking today at U
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 7:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Burundi, UN envoy lauds role of women, youths in bringing peace to Great Lakes Women and young people must play a central role in establishing a long-term peace for Africa's Great Lakes Region amid the area's renewed efforts to overcome a past scarred by conflict, a top UN official said today.
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Venezuela: UN rights chief calls for immediate release of opposition leader, politicians Expressing serious concern at the detention of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, as well as more than 69 other people who were arrested in February during mass public protests that took place across the country, the United Nations human rights
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN urges winterization assistance for displaced Iraqis as cold weather fast approaches With Iraq soon expecting heavy winter rains and sub-zero temperatures, efforts to provide hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons in the Middle Eastern country with the necessary protections are already being implemented, an official with th
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 4:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New UN report reveals alarming rise in use of death penalty in Iraq Top United Nations officials are today calling on Government of Iraq to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty after a new UN report found an alarming rise in executions carried out by the country since capital punishment was restored in 2005
UN News Centre | Oct 19, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend