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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 / GAZA

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Sunday's announcement by Egypt that the Israelis and the Palestinians have accepted another 72 hours’ unconditional humanitarian ceasefire and urged all concerned to avoid steps that would lead to a resumption of violence. 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 »

GENEVA / IRAQ WRAP

UN aid agencies and partners are deeply alarmed by the situation in northern Iraq and in particular the situation of vulnerable minority groups, including the Yezidi, Christian and Turkomen communities. UNTV CH/UNIFEED-UNTV

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE MH17 WAR CRIMES

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, says that the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in eastern Ukraine may constitute a war crime. UNTV CH

28 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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