• Africa Week is being celebrated at the United Nations from the 15th to the 19th of October. It is happening as NEPAD, the New Partnership for Africa's Development, marks its 10th anniversary. NEPAD is a programme designed by African leaders to promote political and socio-economic transformation on the continent. UNICEF supports birth registration in [...]
Five countries have been elected to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Korea and Rwanda will begin their two-year terms in January 2013. The decision follows a vote in the General Assembly on Thursday. Dianne Penn reports. The General Assembly is where all 193 UN member [...]
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The conflict in Syria is likely to descend into an all out sectarian conflict, as the international community remains divided on how to end the 18 month crisis, the UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has warned. Speaking at a news conference in Geneva, Ms. Pillay said the memories of what happened in Bosnia were [...]
Men and boys are increasingly becoming victims of sexual violence in conflict situations, according to the UN Special Representative on Sexual violence Zainab Hawa Bangura. She says sexual violence in conflict was no longer a gender issue as perpetrators seek to dehumanize their victims into submission. Speaking in Geneva, Ms. Bangura said the elimination of [...]