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14.02.02 – HUMAN RIGHTS

UN / UKRAINE

Briefing the Security Council, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović said today that the situation in eastern Ukraine, "if not adequately addressed as a matter of priority, risks seriously destabilizing the country as a whole." UNTV

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTS

A UN Human Rights report says that misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered in Ukraine to avoid the further escalation of tension in the country. CH UNTV

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA TORTURE

A report into the credibility of photographic evidence of large-scale torture and killing smuggled out of Syria, was presented today by France at the United Nations. David Crane, one of the authors of the report, said that "the photographs and the witness himself are credible and sustainable in a court of law at international or [...]

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / ORLANDO BLOOM

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom wrapped up a visit  to Jordan where he met with children from Syria and their families whose lives have been devastated by the conflict – now in its fourth year. UNICEF

14 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

United Nations officials called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up the fight against impunity for rape and sexual violence, which remain widespread and largely unpunished despite some progress in holding perpetrators accountable. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said rebel armed groups and government soldiers "were [...]

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA UPDATE

After briefing the Security Council in closed consultations, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said there needs to be "justice and accountability" in Syria and pointed out that the Syrian Government "is mostly responsible for the violations" and perpetrators should be referred to the International Criminal Court. UNTV

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC PILLAY

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the Security Council that some 80 percent of the Muslim population has been forcibly displaced inCentral African Republicand the anti-balaka – the Christian militias are regarded as criminals. The briefing comes after the Secretary-General visited the capital ofBanguiin a bid to focus the world's attention on [...]

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DPRK

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK's) Ambassador Ri Tong Il said that his country will not welcome a visit by US envoy Robert King to discuss the imprisonment of American citizen Kenneth Bae.

4 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / AUTISM RON SUSKIND

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind spoke at the UN about his family's 20-year journey with their son Owen's autism. In an interview with UNIFEED, he stressed that this is a global issue and "governments cannot afford not to put money into it." Today is World Autism Awareness Day. UNTV

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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