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UN envoys welcome conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes against humanity United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura welcomed today the conviction of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, saying the verdict sends a “very c
UN News Centre | Dec 16, 2014 6:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Asia-Pacific forum begins registration, statistics partnership to improve data, policies The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has announced its involvement in an international partnership to improve civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
UN News Centre | Dec 16, 2014 6:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In developing world, higher education key to stable employment, says new UN report Higher education is a prerequisite for millions of youth in the developing world who hope to find a decent, “non-vulnerable” job, a new United Nations study has established.
UN News Centre | Dec 16, 2014 5:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Netherlands politicians 'trying to score political points at expense of homeless migrants' — UN experts In the Netherlands, assisting migrants living on the streets is not a matter of charity but rather an obligation of the Government, a group of United Nations human rights experts said today as they urged Dutch authorities to immediately provide irregular
UN News Centre | Dec 16, 2014 5:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Taliban attack on Pakistan school an act of 'horror and rank cowardice', says UN chief United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the “blood-curdling attack” on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, which has cost the lives of at least 130 people, the vast majority of whom were children. Updated: 11:15 AM ET
UN News Centre | Dec 16, 2014 3:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Condemning military escalation in Libya, UN mission calls on all parties to join dialogue The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today condemned the sharp escalation in violence in the country and called on both sides to cease military operations immediately and give political dialogue a chance.
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2014 11:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Even in war there are rules' — UN official urges Security Council to enforce protections of Syrian civilians Despite the United Nations Security Council's best efforts to limit violence against non-combatants caught up in the ongoing Syrian conflict, civilians in the Middle Eastern country are being subjected to escalating levels of brutality as the war creeps
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2014 10:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council extends mandate of UN Liberia mission Recognizing that grappling with the Ebola outbreak has slowed the Liberian Government's efforts to advance certain governance and national reforms, the Security Council today extended the United Nations mission in the country (UNMIL), tailoring its mand
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2014 10:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: UN forum urges debt relief for hard-hit countries, as search for faster diagnostics gets underway The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today recommended that creditors should seriously consider debt cancellation for the countries worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and also projected that even if those most affected were
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2014 9:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UNESCO chief condemns murder of Syrian television journalists The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, today deplored the killing of three Syrian journalists, who were killed while reporting on fighting in the southern Syrian province of Der
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2014 8:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend