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Briefing General Assembly, UN rights expert urges dual fight against torture, corruption The incidences of torture and ill-treatment around the world have not been diminishing and the need for effective prevention is “as great as it ever has been,” a United Nations human rights expert said today as he urged Member States to do more to tac
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2014 11:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: UN Mission transfers internally displaced persons to protection sites The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has opened new sites for about 28,000 internally displaced persons adjacent to its bases in three state capitals to improve living conditions of civilians who have been uprooted by the recent conflict, a
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2014 11:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: Ban deplores expulsion of UN rights officer Secretary -General Ban Ki-moon has condemned last week's decision by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country its top United Nations human rights official, saying that doing so can “only be harmful for the country's progr
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2014 9:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
General Assembly elects 15 members to UN Human Rights Council The General Assembly today elected 15 countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2015.
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2014 6:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As Ebola response accelerates, UN health agency prepares for arrival of trial vaccines Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General's appeals for the more funding to tackle the outbreak, the United Nations health agency today announced the expected delivery of Ebola ca
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2014 6:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Clock is ticking' for Gaza; pledges for aid, reconstruction must be honoured — Ban On the heels of last week's visit to Gaza, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today that promises made at a recent donor conference on rebuilding the war-ravaged enclave must “quickly materialize” into concrete as
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2014 6:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria: UN convoy crosses lines to reach children fleeing besieged Kobane Trucks carrying lifesaving supplies for Syrian children have managed to cross over the battle line in Aleppo for the first time in months, a spokesperson for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today in what was described as a “small but
UN News Centre | Oct 21, 2014 4:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN humanitarian chief urges ongoing assistance, political solution for war-torn Syria Spotlighting the plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey, as well as the Turkish Government's efforts to meet the needs of an influx of an estimated 1.6 million people, United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos today urged the world to “remember the
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 11:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Increased taxes, regulation key to fighting tobacco 'epidemic,' says UN health agency The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed by a United Nations-backed conference amid comprehensive efforts to clamp down on the tobacco “epidemic” and save mi
UN News Centre | Oct 20, 2014 11:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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