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17.03.01 – ASIA

UN / BAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today (13 December) that he is determined to seek an urgent end to the conflict in Syria and expressed deep concern about the confirmation that chemical weapons were used on several occasions at multiple sites against both civilians and military targets. UNTV

13 Dec 2013 | Read More »

STORY: GENEVA / SYRIA EDUCATION

A UN report published today says that the decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region. CH UNTV

13 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DPRK EXECUTION

The UN human rights agency said "it's followed with concern" the news of the arrest and execution of Chang Song-thaek , the uncle of Kim Jong-un, the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) saying “ this underscores the arbitrary nature of the system in the DPRK and the absence of transparency and due [...]

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LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES WINTER

As the strongest winter storm in decades batters Middle East, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees are left struggling to stay warm. Storm 'Alexa' arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday bringing strong winds, rain and snow, especially to the west Bekaa Valley along the Syrian-Lebanese border, where over 100,000 refugees live in makeshift tents across this [...]

13 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / OPCW REPORT

Åke Sellström, head of the United Nations Mission to investigate allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, handed over the final report on Thursday to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Headquarters in New York. UNTV

12 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / IRAN

Security Council today have commended the joined  plan of action in Iran nuclear program negotiations adopted in Geneva last month, but warned that there is much to be done before easing or lifting imposed sanctions. UNTV

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JORDAN / SYRIANS CROSSING BORDER

Syrian refugees continue arriving in Jordan. More than 1,300 Syrian refugees crossed the border in the last few days,  more than 700 children among them.  UNHCR

11 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Commenting on reports about whether Croatia would be involved in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General said that what must be eliminated are chemicals stored or prepared by Syrian authorities, not chemical weapons. UNTV

11 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA CAR REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says that the needs of the Syrian people remain immense and the amount of aid that the agency has been able to deliver is still nowhere near enough. On the Central African Republic, the agency says  more than half a million of people have been displaced within the country since [...]

10 Dec 2013 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REPORT

Ahead of the International Human Rights Day, 10 December, the UN has released a report that says Afghan authorities registered more reports of violence against women under the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW law) over the past year, but prosecutions and convictions under the law remained low, with most cases settled by mediation. [...]

9 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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