The UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, has called on government and anti-government forces to allow flights to resupply its bases. UNMISS says that there have been signs of troop mobilisation by both sides over the weekend as fighting continues in pockets across the country. The situation remains tense in Bor, the capital of Jonglei [...]
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Two hundred thousand people have been dispaced in South Sudan following ongoing conflict in the African country, according to the UN's humanitarian agency (OCHA). The agency says it is expecting more people to arrive in urban areas in the coming days as insecurity continues to drive people from their homes in various parts of the [...]
A decision by Nepal’s Supreme Court to block amnesties for serious crimes committed during the country’s 10-year internal conflict has been welcomed as a “significant development” by UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay. It is estimated that at least 13,000 people were killed in the long-running conflict between Maoist rebels and the government which [...]
The high levels of elephant poaching in Africa could soon lead to local extinctions if the present killing rates continue. The warning has come from John Scanlon, the Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Speaking at a ceremonial destruction of over six tonnes of confiscated [...]
A decision by the Supreme Court of Nepal to block amnesties for serious human rights violations committed during the country's 10-year conflict has been welcomed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Navi Pillay says the decision "is a significant development for the thousands of victims of the conflict". The Supreme Court's ruling [...]
An American official has been appointed by the UN Secretary-General to facilitate the relocation of Iranian exiles being housed in a camp in Iraq. Jane Holl Lute, who is a former United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security will serve as the Secretary-General's Special Adviser for the Relocation of Camp Hurriya Residents outside of Iraq. [...]