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Growing use of drones in law enforcement may violate human rights, warns UN expert The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned today.
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 11:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Complex web' of crises requires human rights-based solutions — UN rights chief At the root of crises confronted by the United Nations usually lies a “complex web” of violations of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights requiring solutions that can only come from more emphatic and comprehensive protections, the Or
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 10:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At General Assembly, UN experts urged global action on enforced disappearances States must take full responsibility to solve all aspects of the issue of enforced disappearances: prevention; search for the disappeared; punishment of the perpetrators; and reparation for the victims, the Chairs of two United Nations expert bodies addre
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 10:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: UN Mission comes under attack, steps up security The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and an
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 9:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid ongoing Ebola outbreak, UN ramps up Organization-wide response A United Nations health committee has met for the third time in three months to evaluate the Organization's ongoing response to the global Ebola crisis amid broader agency-wide efforts in confronting the deadly disease, UN officials confirmed today.
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 9:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sustained response to Somalia piracy requires effective State governance — UN political chief While noting the progress made to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations political chief today said that a sustained long-term solution must include the presence of effective Government and State institutions that provide basic service
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Despite gains against tuberculosis, better research funding required — UN report The world is fighting a difficult battle against the spread of tuberculosis (TB), the United Nations health agency announced today, as it released its latest report on the disease, revealing a greater number of cases than previously estimated and a shortf
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 6:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'No alternative to silencing the guns,' UN South Sudan envoy tells Security Council There is no alternative to silencing the guns and immediately agreeing a comprehensive peace deal so South Sudan can return to the path of peace and stability, the United Nations envoy for the strife-riven country said today, urging the Security Council a
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 6:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In fight against hunger, UN launches initiative targeting threat of desertification The growing menace of desertification poses a distinct threat to the world's agriculture and eco-systems, the United Nations agriculture agency warned today, as it announced a new initiative aimed at curbing the spread of land degradation and building r
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Immediate action' needed to support olive farmers in occupied Palestinian territory — UN With nearly half of all cultivated land in the occupied Palestinian Territories planted with olive trees, its cultivation remains a major driving force of the economy, said a senior United Nations official today as he travelled to two Palestinian olive-pr
UN News Centre | Oct 22, 2014 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend