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01.06.02 – HISTORICAL PERIODS

UN / UNESCO TIMBUKTU

With 500,000 euros provided by the European Union, UNESCO will coordinate the reconstruction of destroyed mausoleums, the rehabilitation of mosques and private libraries in Timbuktu, northern Mali, as well as ancient manuscript conservation projects. Fourteen out of 16 designated world heritage sites in Timbuktu were destroyed by armed groups in 2012. UNIFEED-UNTV /FILE

27 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / TRIBUNALS

What began as 'an experiment' in international justice two decades ago have resulted in ensuring accountability for the worst of crimes, officials from the United Nations tribunals dealing with the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda told the Security Council today. UNIFEED-UNTV

5 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 »

UN / PEACEKEEPING MEDAL

The Security Council today (8 May) decided to create "the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage" in honour of a United Nations peacekeeper credited with saving scores of Rwandans from death during the 1994 genocide. UNIFEED – UNTV

8 May 2014 | Read More »

GA / HOLOCAUST SPIELBERG WRAP

In an interview with UNTV following a special event commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, filmmaker and founder of the "Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation", Steven Spielberg, said "bystanding is almost the worst one can do" when "something that we could take action against is happening right before our eyes." UNTV/ ARCHIVE

27 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN/ MASS ATROCITIES WRAP

At an event commemorating the twenty years since the Rwanda Genocide, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, who was the Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping mission, said he was "still pissed off" as "there are still hundreds of thousands who are slaughtered and millions upon millions who are internally displaced and refugee. And it still hasn't gained [...]

15 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / DALLAIRE GENOCIDE

Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide, the former Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping force, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, said that in the previous months "the international community did its best to ignore Rwanda. It wasn't under the radars, it was of no self-interest, it was of no strategic value." UNTV

14 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BRAHIMI

The United Nations Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi said that "we are just one name short of agreement about participants" as there is yet no agreement with the United States over Iran's participation in the upcoming International Conference on Syria.CH UNTV

20 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GA / MANDELA

The UN General Assembly paid tribute to the life and memory of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on 5 December at the age of 95. The event was attended by High UN officials and Member States representatives. UNTV/ FILE

19 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / MANDELA WRAP

The GA observed a moment of silence to mark the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, the flag was lowered to half mast at UN duty stations around the world. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that we should remember Mandela today, but carry his spirit with us everyday by "speaking out against prejudice [...]

6 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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