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Cautious welcome for Sri Lanka reconciliation

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Reconciliation in Sri Lanka after decades of civil war is under way but more needs to be done to bring to justice those guilty of rights abuses, the UN Human Rights chief Zeid…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Aid "milestone" reached with Syria convoys


The delivery of aid to the last two besieged locations in Syria which have been without outside help since 2012 represents a humanitarian "milestone", the UN said Thursday. That message came from Jan…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Resolution of Israel-Palestine conflict requires "leadership and vision"

Nickolay Mladenov briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The quest for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict requires "leadership and vision" that has been "starkly absent for far too long." That's the view of Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /
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"Massive" investment in health care needed to fight cholera in Haiti


There is a need for a "huge and massive" investment in the health care system in Haiti to address…

1 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Special UN investigator appointed on LGBT issues

UN Human Rights Council. File Photo/J M Ferré

An "historic" decision has been reached at the UN to appoint an Independent Expert on violence and discrimination against…

1 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Time for Liberia to "step up" and assume full security role

UN peacekeepers in Liberia. Photo: UNMIL/Staton Winter

Liberia is officially assuming full responsibility for national security in the country on Friday, taking over from the UN…

1 Jul 2016 / Listen /

3.6 million Iraqi children now at risk from increasing violence

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Some 3.6 million children in Iraq are at serious risk of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Colombia set to accomplish more after end of 50-year conflict

Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Colombia is addressing its biggest challenge ever: ending more than five decades of armed conflict. That's according to the…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

New Independent Expert on LGBT issues a "huge development"

One of the six new stamps to promote the UN Free & Equal campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality that were unveiled at UN headquarters ahead of their 5 February official launch by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA). Free & Equal is a global public education campaign initiated by the UN Human Rights Office to raise awareness of violence and discrimination against members of the LGBT community. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Activists are hailing the appointment of a UN Independent Expert on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Two-state solution for Israel and Palestine is "possible"
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