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11 nuclear monitoring stations in China now sending data

Listen / Lassina Zerbo

A total of eleven International Monitoring System stations hosted in China are now sending data to the UN's nuclear test ban organization. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) hailed this step as a "significant achievement" in enhancing the system's global coverage. CTBTO is building a verification system to [...]

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Loading of Libyan oil on North Korean flagged vessel an "illegal act"

Listen / Tarek Mitri

The loading of Libyan oil by a North Korean flagged tanker at Sidra port, east of Tripoli is an "illegal act" according to Tarek Mitri, the Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). On 8 March, Libyan oil was loaded on the vessel called the Morning Glory, by armed [...]

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UN calls weapons shipped by road in South Sudan "mistake"

Listen / UN peacekeepers in South Sudan securing the entrance to their Juba compound in January 2014. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Billy

The United Nations says a "mistake" was made when weapons were transported by road in contravention of an agreement with the Government of South Sudan. The UN is only allowed to move arms belonging to peacekeepers by air. It's thought the weapons were found inside 12 trucks that were heading to the town of Rumbek. [...]

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UN in South Sudan to investigate "mistake" of arms shipped by road

Listen / UNMISS peacekeepers patrolling in Pibor, Jonglei State, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Martine Perret

An investigation has been launched after a shipment of weapons used by peacekeepers was found in a convoy of trucks operated by the UN Mission in South Sudan, (UNMISS). An agreement between the UN and the Government of South Sudan stipulates that arms can only be transported by air and not by road. It's thought [...]

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Mass displacements triggered by renewed violence in North and South Darfur

Listen / A woman with her child take shelter under a cart in the Al Salam IDP camp near Nyala, South Darfur.UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran

An outbreak of inter-communal violence in Saraf Omra, in the Sudanese region of North Darfur, has led to a mass displacement of civilians and a number of casualties. The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has expressed its deep concern over the thousands of displaced civilians who have taken refuge in Mission's base over [...]

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Guidelines to prevent torture not observed by many states

Listen / Juan Mendez

Guidelines to prevent and eradicate torture and cruel treatment have not been observed by many countries around the world according to a senior UN official Speaking at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, criticized the "state secrets doctrine." The doctrine allows countries to admit secret evidence during [...]

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UN Daily News 10 March 2014

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Ending gender inequality is underlined as Commission on Status of Women begins annual session

Listen / Commission on the Status of Women meeting. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The 2015 deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) to eradicate extreme poverty and improve people's lives is around the corner. These goals include the provision of universal primary education, promoting gender equality and improving maternal health. And so as the Commission on the Status of Women begins its annual it is focusing on [...]

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"Turning point" in combating slavery in Mauritania

Listen / Human Rights Council

The Mauritanian Government's formal adoption of a new road map to combat slavery has been hailed as a "turning point" by the UN. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Slavery, Gulnara Shahinian told the Human Rights Council that the new provisions were not only symbolic, but marked a new phase in Mauritania's efforts to "eradicate [...]

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Space for civil society and human rights defenders has "shrunk"

Listen / Margaret Sekaggya

The job of a human rights activists remains highly dangerous in many parts of the world, according to a senior UN official. Presenting her last report to the Human Rights Council, Margaret Sekaggya, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders said during her tenure, the space for civil society and human rights [...]

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"Serious repercussions" of continued unrest in Ukraine

Listen / Stephane Dujarric

"Serious repercussions" can be expected if unrest continues in Ukraine, according to the UN Secretary-General. The turmoil in Ukraine started when thousands of people staged protests which turned violent to press for integration with the European Union. The parliament of the Ukrainian region of Crimea has also voted to secede from Ukraine and become part [...]

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Warning signs of genocide in CAR

Listen / Adama Dieng

The warning signs of a possible genocide in the Central African Republic, including hate speech, are increasingly evident according to a senior United Nations official. Adama Dieng the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide says the international community has to act now to stop it happening. On Tuesday a commission of UN-mandated [...]

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Hate speech in the Central African Republic may be “precursor to genocide”

Listen / Refugees from Central African Republic gather at a site in eastern Cameroon. © UNHCR/K.Daimon

A commission tasked with investigating human rights violations in the Central African Republic is expected in the country on Tuesday to begin gathering evidence. The International Commission of Inquiry was established by the UN Security Council and mandated to investigate reports of violations of international humanitarian and human rights law and compile information, to help [...]

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Gaps in millennium goals discussed by women

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The challenges of implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls are set to be discussed by the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN on Monday. The two-week session will examine the achievements but also the gaps in fulfilling the MDGs. The internationally agreed blue-print for global development, set in [...]

10 Mar 2014 | Posted in 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Today's News | Read More »

"Teach boys it's not cool to violate women": UNFPA chief

Listen / Babatunde Osotimehin UNFPA chief

Violence against women and girls in the Great Lakes region can be reduced by empowering young people, according to the UN Population Fund Executive Director. Babatunde Osotimehin believes giving girls an education will help them learn more about their rights. The Great Lakes region has been wracked by conflict in the past two decades. And [...]

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"Transform the world" by empowering girls

Listen / OCHA@PHOTO

The world can be transformed if girls are empowered according to the head of the UN Population Agency, UNFPA. The agency has teamed up with the World Bank to promote regional peace, security and sustainable development in the Great Lakes region of Africa. They are collaborating on a number of programmes which address the challenges [...]

10 Mar 2014 | Posted in 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Today's News | Read More »

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