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14.02.02 – HUMAN RIGHTS

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 »

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 »

GENEVA / IRAQ HUMANITARIAN WRAP

UN Human Rights office expressed concern about the ISIL’s increased targeting of non-Sunni ethnic groups in Iraq, and the UNHCR said needs (US$) 350 million to help Iraqi displaced population.  UNTV CH

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN LAUNCH

Violence against children is universal – so prevalent and deeply ingrained in societies it is often unseen and accepted as the norm – according to new, unprecedented data presented by the United Nations today. At the launch of the report, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Geeta Rao Gupta, said that "often violence happens in plain sight. [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / AL-HUSSEIN CEREMONY

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein ofJordanwas sworn-in today at a ceremony at UN headquarters inNew Yorkas the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, succeeding Navi Pillay ofSouth Africa. UNIFEED-UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / LIBYA HUMAN RIGHTS

A new United Nations report warned about serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law that are taking place in the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi with dire consequences for civilians and civilian infrastructure. OHCHR

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN ADVANCER

Ahead of the release of two UNICEF landmark reports on violence against children, UNICEF's chief of Child Protection, Susan Bissell, said data shows that "if there is one common aspect of human society right now, it is the fact that tremendous violence is committed against children." UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / ASHRAWI

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said the group will be seeking a Security Council resolution to “end the occupation” of Palestine “within a specific time frame.” Amid fears of a possible US veto, Hanan Ashrawi said that joining the international community and “having the protection of the law” is “much more important than [...]

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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