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Disarming armed groups, civilian protection crucial for Central African Republic — UN expert Concluding her seventh visit in the country, Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic (CAR), expressed concern about the threats from armed groups and large-scale banditry to the
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Texas The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the killing of Jacinto Hernández Torres, also known as Jay Torres, a Spanish-language journalist in Texas.
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says action will be taken on probe into Malakal violence The United Nations takes “very seriously” the findings of an investigation that confusion over command and control and rules of engagement hampered some peacekeepers' response to a deadly incident at a UN compound in South Sudan, the Organiza
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban condemns terrorist attack against Jordanian guard post at Syrian border Condemning today's terrorist attack against a Jordanian border guard post at the north-eastern border with Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his condolences to the families of the victims and reiterates his solidarity with the Go
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2016 12:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: Special investigation into Malakal violence completed, says UN A United Nations independent high-level board of inquiry has completed a special in-depth investigation into how the UN responded this past February to deadly violence in a protection of civilians site in the town of Malakal, in northern South Sudan.
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2016 12:12 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Searchlight of international scrutiny' must focus on crimes of sexual violence in conflict — UN deputy chief Addressing an event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today stressed the importance of prevention and early response efforts, as well as the need to
UN News Centre | Jun 22, 2016 12:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As UN takes stock of landmark resolution on weapons proliferation, Ban urges greater prevention efforts While Governments around the world have been working decidedly and collectively to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and nuclear weapons, the international community must intensify efforts in that regard in order
UN News Centre | Jun 21, 2016 11:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Progress on economy, improving security is imperative for Afghanistan, UN envoy reports Progress on the economy and improving security is imperative so that Afghans have confidence in their Government, the United Nations envoy in Afghanistan said today.
UN News Centre | Jun 21, 2016 10:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN humanitarian wing and partners respond to unprecedented suffering in 2015 The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released its 2015 annual report, articulating its response to the humanitarian challenges and human suffering, in all corners of the world that have overstretched the UN rel
UN News Centre | Jun 21, 2016 10:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Niger: UNICEF reports more than 240,000 uprooted from homes in Diffa region More than 240,000 people, or a third of the population, in Niger's Diffa region have been uprooted from their homes since 3 June attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, the single largest displacement since 2013, a senior United Nations official said today.
UN News Centre | Jun 21, 2016 10:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend