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14. – SOCIAL CONDITIONS AND EQUITY

GA / PRINCE ZEID RA'AD ZEID AL HUSSEIN

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein was officially appointed by the 193-Nation UN General Assembly to become the next United Nations human rights chief in Geneva. UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

16 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / TERRORISM

The United nations General Assembly adopted a resolution reviewing the United Nations overall counter-terrorism strategy. The Strategy, adopted by consensus in 2006, is a comprehensive policy framework to combat terrorism, signifying universal condemnation of terrorist violence and providing guidance to Member States. UNIFEED-UNTV

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / ELEPHANT POACHING

More than 20,000 African elephants were poached across the continent in 2013 according to a report released today by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Although the sharp upward trend in illegal elephant killing observed since the mid-2000s, which had peaked in 2011, is levelling off, poaching [...]

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said the UN mission in Iraq received reports of the summary execution of Iraqi soldiers during the capture of Mosul and another of seventeen civilians executed 11th of June in Mosul. CH-UNTV

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

ICC / GBAGBO

The International Criminal Court is to send on trial former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, after deciding that  the prosecutor has submitted enough evidence to charge Gbagbo on four accounts of crime against humanity. ICC/FILE

12 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said that it is "shocking beyond words” that war crimes and crimes against humanity have become commonplace in Syria and that she is "disappointed that the Security Council, has been unable to reach agreement on action to ensure accountability for such crimes." UNTV-CH

10 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY LAUNCH WRAP

Launching the UN Decade on Sustainable Energy for All, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that this "can bring us closer to our goals of universal energy and a life of dignity and opportunity for all." He underscored that sustainable energy is the golden thread that links poverty eradication, equitable economic growth and a healthy environment. UNIFEED-UNTV

5 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 / QUEEN SOFIA

At the opening session of the 2014 meeting of UNICEF's Executive Board, Queen Sofía of Spain remembered the Nigerian girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group and told their parents that "their daughters are our daughters, their pain is our pain, their hope, ours." UNIFEED – UNTV  

3 Jun 2014 | Read More »

ILO / SOCIAL PROTECTION REPORT

More than 70 per cent of the world population is not adequately covered by social protection, says a new report by the International Labour Organization. ILO

2 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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