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WHO / HEPATITIS C GUIDELINES

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year. WHO/FILE

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EGYPT DEATH SENTENCES

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned  the death sentence handed down to 529 people in Egypt after a two -day trial  for breeching a range of fair trial procedures  and violating international law. CH UNTV  

25 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EGYPT JOURNALISTS

The UN human rights office urged the authorities to investigate reports of violence against journalists working in Egypt and to promptly release those imprisoned for carrying out their legitimate activities. CH UNTV

31 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / DOCTORS

Twelve Egyptian doctors operating a free medical clinic in Bor in South Sudan were evacuated to country capitol Juba.  UNMISS

23 Dec 2013 | Read More »

IMF/ MIDDLE EAST

The near-term economic outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region has weakened, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for the region, which projects growth to decline to 2¼ percent this year and to pick up in 2014 as global conditions improve and oil production recovers. IMF

12 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GA / SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM

Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri told the General Assembly that "the excerise of Security Council reform cannot be seen to go on until the cows come home" and pointed out that recent events around the world "have put into question not only the representativeness, but also  the credibility of the Security Council." UNTV

7 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN

The head of the UN refugee agency appealed for the international community to do more to share the burden on Syria’s neighbours, warning that the immense number of Syrian refugees fleeing the war is threatening those countries’ social and economic fabric. UNHCR

30 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / EGYPT HUMAN RIGHTS

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that it remains alarmed by the continuing violence in Egypt and echoed the Secretary-General's strong condemnation yesterday of the ambush in the Sinai in which killed 25 police officers. (CH UNTV)

20 Aug 2013 | Read More »

UN / BAN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was "alarmed" by the widespread outbreak of violent protests and excessive use of force in Egypt. On the latest talks between Israel and the Palestinians he said "the negotiators and leaders will have to make tougher decisions and even more difficult choices. This is not a zero-sum game." (UNTV)

19 Aug 2013 | Read More »

UN / EGYPT

UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said that the Secretary-General "condemns in the strongest terms" the violence today in Cairo that occurred when Egyptian security services used force to clearCairoof sit-ins and demonstrations. UNTV  

14 Aug 2013 | Read More »

 

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