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01.06.01 – POLITICAL EVENTS AND ISSUES

GAZA / KRAHENBUHL

UN relief works agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl’s visited one of the UNRWA schools in Gaza that serve as shelters for the people fleeing the northern parts of the Gaza Strip. UNRWA

14 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ NIKOLAY MLADENOV

The head of the UN Mission in Iraq Nikolay Mladenov called the situation in the country "grave" and said that the conflict could easily become a sectarian war between neighbours "that have taken quite firm positions towards what is happening here in Iraq." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

A senior UN official told the Security Council that while there have been several steps recently to help de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, including a ceasefire that seems to be holding and the start of peace talks, the situation on the ground remains deeply worrying. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / EGYPT SENTENCES

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN human rights chief  Navi Pillay expressed “shock” and  "deep concern" over recent court decisions in Egypt, including confirmation of 183 death sentences as well as heavy jail sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists and 11 other defendants who were tried in absentia.  UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / LATIN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

The new Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Latin America and the Caribbean said  that although Latin America has achieved significant progress in many areas, including gender participation and there are now 5 women heads of state, "women participation in decision making processes is still limited and far from achieving equality." UNIFEED [...]

16 May 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / 100 DAYS

Marking her first 100 days in office, Catherine Samba-Panza, Central African Republic’s transitional President pledged on Tuesday to make her government more representative. MINUSCA

6 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

The president of the UN Security Council Syria told reporters that Syria has eliminated almost 90 percent of its chemical weapons, adding in that "Council members expressed grave concern about alleged reports of the use of chlorine gas in some towns, which left people dead and injured." UNIFEED – UNTV

23 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BURUNDI AMBASSADOR

Burundi's newly appointed Ambassador to Somalia H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza presented his credentials to Somalia's President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at Villa Somalia, in the country's capital, Mogadishu.  AU/UN IST

19 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / FELTMAN MIDDLE EAST

The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told Security Council that the latest surge of fighting shows that the fragile status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is not sustainable. UNTV

18 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

UN Secretary-General said  that the political process in Syria is in crisis and made a special call to Russia and the United States to take "clear steps to re-energize" the Geneva process. On Ukraine, Ban Ki-moon said "if positions continue to harden and rhetoric continues to sharpen, there is great risk of a dangerous downward [...]

14 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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