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Unrest in eastern Ukraine "risks destabilising" the rest of the country

Ivan Simonovic

Ongoing unrest in the eastern Ukraine "risks destabilising" the rest of the country according to a senior UN human rights official. Government buildings were stormed by pro-Russian militants last Saturday, a move which…

16 Apr 2014 / Listen /

More than one million women in the UK domestically abused last year

Rashida Manjoo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

More than one million women in the United Kingdom (UK) reported being domestically abused last year, a concern highlighted…

16 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Evidence, experience and aspirations are the basis for Disaster Risk Reduction

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Reducing the risks of disasters should be based on evidence and experience and should ultimately lead to a more…

16 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Genocide can be prevented with information and mobilization

Shelves filled with skulls as a reminder of genocide.  UN Photo/John Isaac

Genocide can be prevented with information and mobilization, as well as with courage and political will, according to the…

16 Apr 2014 / Listen /
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