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Action urged to end "alarming" number of enforced disappearances on International Day

Family members desperate to know the truth hold photographs of their 'disappeared' loved ones.  ©ICRC/HEGER, Boris

  An appeal to all Member States to join the global convention banning the secret abduction or imprisonment of persons has been made by the UN Secretary-General on the fourth International Day of the…

30 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Dismay over Egyptian court decision to uphold sentence of Al-Jazeera journalists

Photo: UNAMI

The decision by an Egyptian court to uphold the sentencing of three Al-Jazeera journalists has been met with deep…

30 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Banning nuclear weapons testing "critical steps" on road to nuclear-free world

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe (file)

A call on remaining states to join the global treaty on banning nuclear weapons so it can take effect has…

29 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Secretary-General "horrified and heartbroken" over latest refugee deaths

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon records a personal message on the latest loss of lives of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean and Europe. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The UN Secretary-General has said he is "horrified and heartbroken" over the latest deaths in Austria and at sea of…

28 Aug 2015 / Listen /
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