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Security Council condemns deadly attack on UN convoy in CAR

Listen / A MINUSCA patrol in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: MINUSCA.

The UN Security Council has condemned a deadly ambush this week on a UN convoy in the Central African Republic (CAR). A peacekeeper from Bangladesh was killed in the incident, which took place on Thursday in Bokayai, located in the northwest of the country. The “blue helmet” was serving with the UN mission in the [...]

7 Jan 2017 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN chief pays tribute to former Portuguese leader Mário Soares

Listen / UN Secretary-General António Guterres. UN File Photo/Mark Garten.

A former Portuguese leader who helped guide his country to democracy is being remembered by the UN Secretary-General as "a man of freedom." Mário Soares, 92, died on Saturday at a hospital in the capital, Lisbon. Mr Soares had served as Portugal's Prime Minister following the end of dictatorship in 1974, a post he again [...]

7 Jan 2017 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Migrants are human beings with "inalienable rights", need protection

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Migrants, particularly women and children, need protection from the international community, as they are human beings with "inalienable rights". That's according to Götz Schmidt-Bremme, the Co-Chair of forum on issues facing migrants which is taking place in June this year. He said up to 80 per cent of African women are often forced into prostitution [...]

7 Jan 2017 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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