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14. – SOCIAL CONDITIONS AND EQUITY

GA / INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE OPENER

 The first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples approved a concise, action-oriented document on the implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples and the promotion of internationally agreed development goals, two days before the opening of the general debate of the UN General Assembly. UNIFEED-UNTV  

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / INDIGENOUS MENCHU WRAP

As the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples got underway at the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú said that for indigenous peoples today's events are "a sign of hope" towards "full life and not just survival." UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANT HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the people smugglers who allegedly sank a migrant boat in the Mediterranean last week - causing the death of 300 to 500 people -must be brought to justice and urged Egypt and other North African and European states to carry out a thorough investigation and to do [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILD MORTALITY

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein stressed Wednesday that States have a responsibility to prevent child mortality. OHCHR

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNIFEED / SIMONOVIC UKRAINE UPDATE

The United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said that the greatest problem now for the displaced in Ukraine is the approaching winter and that 20 percent of them live in collective centres without heating. UNIFEED

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COI

Presenting the latest report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, the Commission's Chair, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, said that he had run out of words to depict the gravity of the crimes committed inside Syria. UNTV CH

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / DISABLED PEACE

People with Disabilities in Mogadishu have appealed their fellow Somalis to bring to an end all acts of conflict, as a way to highlight their plight. According to the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), there are 30,000 people living with disabilities in Mogadishu whoa re particularly vulnerable to the effects of war. UNSOM

13 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA AU SOLDIERS

Secretary-General's spokesperson said United Nations welcomed the steps that have been taken by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to investigate the allegations about sexual abuse and exploitation against vulnerable women and girls perpetrated by soldiers from the AU Mission. UNIFEED-UNTV / RECENT

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

UN Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, warned that 700 children have been killed in Iraq and more than 500 in Gaza since the beginning of the year. She noted that some of these crimes may amount to “war crimes” and that “we cannot afford impunity in the face of such grave [...]

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

In his first address to the Human Rights Council, the new United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that stopping "the increasingly conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria" should be the highest priority of the international community. UNTV CH

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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