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01. – POLITICAL AND LEGAL QUESTIONS

UN / SYRIA

A senior official from the United Nations humanitarian agency told the Security Council that armed violence continues to escalate throughout Syrian, adding that the humanitarian situation in the country continues to deteriorate and "the levels of violence, death and destruction remain unrelenting." UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BAN

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu today to pledge support for Somalia's efforts to strengthen security and development across the country and the region. UNSOM

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINE HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, said he was "deeply disappointed" that the government of Israel has not yet allowed him to visit Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). He said there was a “fundamental and urgent need to improve respect for the human rights of Palestinians." [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILDREN NOT SOLDIERS CAMPAIGN

The government of South Sudan, with the support of the UN, launched the "Children, not Soldiers" campaign nationally, marking the countries renewed commitment to end recruitment and use of children by its army. UNMISS

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / CUBA EMBARGO

For the 23rd consecutive year, the General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / IDP WOMEN

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmund Mulet told the Security Council that women often bear the brunt of any protracted conflict, especially in displacement. Mulet said "displaced women are frequently subject to heinous human rights violations, including sexual violence" and "these criminal acts destroy community identity and tear apart traditional ways of life, leaving women [...]

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC

The head of the UN Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) Martin Kobler has asked Security Council members for a more “flexible mandate" for MONUSCO  to be able 'to go where the enemy is" and confront those "who are impacting on the stability of the DRC."UNIFEED-UNTV

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, told UNifeed that although he has not been allowed to visit Iran, "there have been little other restrictions". He said that "a visit is still a very valuable tool" and would "demonstrate Iran's good faith in advancing and addressing issues of human [...]

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / UNIVERSITY REOPENS

Tucked amidst the rubble that serves as a stark reminder of the fierce battles that were fought in the streets of Somalia's capital are five newly refurbished buildings. They house Somalia's National University, which recently welcomed a fresh batch of students for the first time in 23 years. AU  UN IST

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

Briefing the Security Council, UN officials said that the results of efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine remain mixed, and that human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law continue to be committed in that country. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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