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UNHCR / CALAIS MIGRANTS

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees welcomed the joint Franco-British declaration on the situation in Calais and the associated action plan announced today. UNHCR / FILE

20 Aug 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COMMISSION REPORT

The conflict in Syria is causing 'unspeakable suffering' for civilians, who are subjected to violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, particularly through the use of indiscriminate shelling, illegal weapons and siege warfare tactics, according to findings of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.  UNTV CH

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ISRAEL GAZA REPORT

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict has found information pointing to possible war crimes committed by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups. The information has been gathered through interviews with numerous witnesses. UNTV CH

22 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / SIMONOVIC UKRAINE

Civilians in Ukraine continue to live in fear in spite of a decrease in indiscriminate shelling in recent months, according to a new report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. UNTV CH

1 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / UK TABLOIDS

The UN Human Rights Chief on Friday urged the U.K. authorities, media, and regulatory bodies to take steps to curb incitement to hatred by British tabloid newspapers, in line with the country's obligations under national and international law. OHCHR

24 Apr 2015 | Read More »

DOHA / RULE OF LAW

UN Office on Drugs and Crime held a high-level event on Rule of Law, Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda with focus on the advancement of the rule of law at the national and international level through crime prevention and criminal justice mechanisms. UNIFEED – UNTV

13 Apr 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / BAN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was "concerned" by allegations of summary killings and other abuses by militias fighting alongside the Iraqi armed forces. UNAMI

30 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / CSW

Delegates from around the world Friday concluded a two week meeting of the    Commission of the Status of Women that called for gender equality in 15  years. UNIFEED

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / RACISM

A challenge in the fight against racism is to forge new ideals for the younger generation, a French minister said Friday at a United Nations Human Rights event to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. OHCHR

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ISIL

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have committed all three of the most serious international crimes – namely war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide – according to a report issued by the UN Human Rights Office. UNTV CH

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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