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01. – POLITICAL AND LEGAL QUESTIONS

UN / UKRAINE

As violent clashes have swept eastern Ukraine over the past two days, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the Secretary-General has called for "the exercise of maximum restraint" by all concerned and has urged "all others with influence on the situation to immediately and publicly call for restraint and a return to calm." UNTV

14 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NATIONAL ARMY ANNIVERSARY

A ceremony was held to mark the Somali National Army (SNA) 54th anniversary. Once regarded as one of Africa's best armies, the SNA has disintegrated with the collapse of the central government in 1991. More recently, numerous militias have been integrated into SNA and trained by the US, European Union and other foreign entities. AU/UN IST

14 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UNMISS / CAR WASH

In a bid to empower local NGOs, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) has awarded a contract for operating a carwash facility within its compound, to the South Sudan Women Empowerment Network (SSWEN). According to SSWEN Program Coordinator, the contract will help breaking with traditional mindset where women were suppose to only do housework [...]

12 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), the Security Council today approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian access in the war-torn country. UNTV

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

Security Council President U. Joy Ogwu said that no significant progress has been achieved since March between Sudan and South Sudan, adding that the deepening of the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has reached alarming proportions.  UNTV

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

United Nations officials called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up the fight against impunity for rape and sexual violence, which remain widespread and largely unpunished despite some progress in holding perpetrators accountable. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said rebel armed groups and government soldiers "were [...]

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN

The eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is known as the "rape capital of the world" where hundred of thousands of women have been raped and tortured by various militias active in the region including Congolese Army troopers.  IRIN

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA UPDATE

After briefing the Security Council in closed consultations, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said there needs to be "justice and accountability" in Syria and pointed out that the Syrian Government "is mostly responsible for the violations" and perpetrators should be referred to the International Criminal Court. UNTV

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC PILLAY

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the Security Council that some 80 percent of the Muslim population has been forcibly displaced inCentral African Republicand the anti-balaka – the Christian militias are regarded as criminals. The briefing comes after the Secretary-General visited the capital ofBanguiin a bid to focus the world's attention on [...]

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DISARMAMENT

At the opening of the 2014 session of the Disarmament Commission, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson stressed that not even the Cold War prevented progress on vital issues in this area. However, he added that "the General Assembly still remains moved by anxiety at the general lack of confidence plaguing the world." UNTV

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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