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17.04.00 – EUROPE

UN / UKRAINE

A Senior UN official said the current situation in Ukraine's Donetsk and Lugansk regions "almost rivals" the period immediately preceding the ceasefire agreement of 5 September, adding "there is no doubt that a failure to secure the Russian-Ukrainian border is a factor that continues to impede the path to peace." UNIFEED-UNTV

12 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE SERGEYEV

Ukrainian ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev said "the elections, which have already been recognized by the world leadership, including the Secretary-General of the United Nations, were transparent and fair, and gives a hope that the new Parliament could bring reforms, which are so badly needed in Ukraine." UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

VIENNA / CONCHITA WURST

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Monday with the Austrian winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, to raise awareness of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. Wurst was invited to perform live at the UN headquarters in Vienna. UNIS Vienna

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

ILO / SKILLS MISMATCH IN EUROPE

A new ILO study says between 25 and 45 percent of workers in Europe are either over – or under-qualified for their job, leading to a substantial mismatch between supply and demand in the labour market. ILO

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

Briefing the Security Council, UN officials said that the results of efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine remain mixed, and that human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law continue to be committed in that country. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / SECURITY COUNCIL NON PERMANENT VOTE

The United Nations General Assembly today (16 Oct) elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2014. Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said "this overwhelming triumph occurred in spite of the continued campaign to discredit our country and our [...]

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / PEACEKEEPING

From Mali to the Golan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations peacekeeping missions are facing increasing challenges as they operate in some of the most difficult security environments around the world, senior UN military officials told the Security Council  as they weighed field strategy for the world body's Blue Helmets. UNIFEED – [...]

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC REPORT

The United Nations Human Rights Office said there is an average of  ten people killed a day in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire agreement. OHCHR

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE SERGEYEV

Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters that since Crimean Peninsula was “annexed” by Russia, Ukrainian delegation got used “to hear numerous fictions and even lies from Russian side”, adding in “for every Russian word said here in the UN we immediately delivered facts and figures that unveiled Russian contribution to the escalation of conflict in [...]

3 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / POWER

At the end of her country's presidency of the Security Council, US Ambassador Samantha Power said that “when transnational problems demand transnational solutions, the United States leads, and over the course of the last few weeks you have seen work building the international coalitions necessary to foster real solutions on the ground.” UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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