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01.01.00 – POLITICAL CONDITIONS, INSTITUTIONS, MOVEMENTS

UN / SYRIA ELECTIONS

The Syrian authorities are being urged by the Untied Nations not to hold presidential elections amidst the ongoing conflict and massive displacement of people. On Monday, the Syrian government announced that the elections will be held on 3 June. UNTV

21 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA TORTURE

A report into the credibility of photographic evidence of large-scale torture and killing smuggled out of Syria, was presented today by France at the United Nations. David Crane, one of the authors of the report, said that "the photographs and the witness himself are credible and sustainable in a court of law at international or [...]

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

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 »

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 »

SOUTH SUDAN / HILDE JOHNSON

The chief of the mission in South Sudan said that the situation in Juba "seems calm now, but it is far from normal in the world's youngest nation," adding that, "although significantly improved, we have yet to see normal relations between the government of South Sudan and the United Nations. And not least, we are [...]

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINE MANSOUR

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said that the State of Palestine was exercising its "legal right as a state" by joining more than a dozen international conventions and instruments. UNTV

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE BAN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  stressed the need for a "peaceful and diplomatic solution" to the crisis in the Ukraine and urged Russian and Ukrainian leaders "to deescalate the situation, avoid hasty actions, and immediately engage in direct and constructive dialogue to resolve all these problems."

28 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC VOTE

The Security Council extended for one year the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – French Ambassador Gerard Araud called the  creation of the intervention brigade a, "breakthrough" for the organization.  UNTV/FILE

28 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / QORYOOLEY AL SHABAAB

The Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM captured and secured the strategic town ofQoryooleyfromAl Shabaab over the weekend. AMISOM and the SNA began renewed offensives against al Shabaab militants early this month and have so far captured eight towns across South Central Somalia. AU UN IST

24 Mar 2014 | Read More »

BAN / UKRAINE RUSSIA

United Nations Secretary-General urged "real dialogue" between Kyiv and Moscow to peacefully resolve the current crisis. Ban Ki-moon stressed that he is seriously concerned at both the tense situation within parts of Ukraine as well as between it and Russia. UNTV

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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