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14.02.02 – HUMAN RIGHTS

GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC

The number of people killed every day in parts of eastern Ukraine in the past few weeks has increased by almost 300 percent, according to a new report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The total number of casualties is 2,593, which is an average of 36 people per day. CH [...]

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / PILLAY

In an outgoing interview, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said there were early signs stated in reports prepared by her office and reports of the Commission of Inquiry that had documented that “the IS [Islamic State] jihadists are the ones who fought in Syria and committed a great deal of human rights violations and [...]

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COI

A UN-appointed panel said that mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability. CH UNTV

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

The UN Human Rights Office has condemned the “appalling, widespread and systematic” human rights violations being committed in Iraq by the militant group Islamic State and its associated forces. CH UNTV – OHCHR

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA DEATH TOLL

A report by the UN Human Right’s Office said that the death toll in Syria’s three-year conflict has more than doubled in a year, rising to nearly 200,000. UNTV CH

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / CONFLICT PREVENTION 1

Speaking to the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that one of his core priorities is improving the Organization's ability to act early and act preventively. Human Rights chief Navi Pillay, in her last briefing to the Council spoke of Syria "metastasizing outwards in an uncontrollable process whose eventual limits we cannot predict and [...]

21 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / JAMES FOLEY

In a statement read by a UN spokesperson, Secretary General Ban-Ki moon condemned in the "strongest terms" the horrific murder of journalist James Foley, "an abominable crime that underscores the campaign of terror the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continues to wage against the people of Iraq and Syria." UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIGERIA CHIBOK GIRLS

A senior UN official warned that some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls who escaped were raped on their way home, adding another burden to their lives. “So, double tragedy. It is been really a sad story for them."  UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

The Secretary-General welcomes the movement for the formation of a new government in Iraq. He commands the election of Haider al-Abbadi as Prime Minister of the country and encourages the newly elected leader to form a broad-based government acceptable to all components of Iraqi society. UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

US ambassador Samantha Power said that urgent humanitarian assistance should be delivered to Ukraine by international humanitarian organizations that have "the expertise, experience, and independence to provide it" and should not be delivered by Russia adding that "any further unilateral intervention by Russia into Ukrainian territory – including one under the guise of providing humanitarian [...]

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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