A UN spokesperson said that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), along with staff from UNICEF and the UN Population Fund have a "regular presence" at the school in Homs Syria where men who were among the evacuated are being questioned. So far, more than 150 of the 336 men and boys have been questioned [...]
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) presented their annual report "Attacks on the Press – 2014 edition", which indicates that 70 journalists were killed and 211 were imprisoned during 2013. The figures are near record levels. UNTV
The head of the UN refugee agency Antonio Guterres visited with the internally displaced at Bangui airport in Central African Republic (CAR). He said the international community needs to give CAR the same focus as Syria and South Sudan. UNHCR
Top United Nations officials stressed that while nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have been cut by almost one half, much more work remains to be done to address inequalities and ensure the rights and dignity of all, especially women and children.
The UN Security Council reaffirmed its commitment regarding the protection of civilians in armed conflict and recalled that States bear the primary responsibility to respect and ensure the human rights of their citizens. UNTV
Intelligence reports indicates that some individuals who were serving in different Security Agencies of Government of South Sudan before entering the UNMISS compounds have hidden or buried their weapons outside the perimeter of the camp. UNMISS
Discussions aimed at ending the conflict in Syria continued at the UN’s Geneva office on Wednesday. CH UNTV