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UN / IRAQ KERRY

Addressing the Security Council, US Secretary of State John Kerry said "as president Obama has clearly explained – and I think everyone in this room is well aware of it at this point- the coalition required to eliminate ISIL is not only or even primarily military in nature, it must be comprehensive and includes close collaboration [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE MH17

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that the report on the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 notes that the aircraft was in "airworthy condition', with no indication that the plane had any technical or operational issues", adding in that "winter will soon arrive in Ukraine, and will make access to [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA RESOLUTION

The Security Council unanimously passed a resolution calling on all nations to take quick action and provide urgent assistance to those affected by the current Ebola outbreak. UN envoy for Ebola Dr. David Nabarro said that "to get ahead of the outbreak, the level of response needs to be about twenty times greater than it [...]

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry said his office has brokered a trilateral agreement between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations to enable the reconstruction in Gaza strip, involving the private sector in Gaza and giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBERIA EBOLA

The UN special representative for Liberia Karin Landgren warned that the Ebola crisis has become complex, with political, security, economic and social implications that will continue to affect the country well beyond the current medical emergency. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

UN Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, warned that 700 children have been killed in Iraq and more than 500 in Gaza since the beginning of the year. She noted that some of these crimes may amount to “war crimes” and that “we cannot afford impunity in the face of such grave [...]

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

US ambassador Samantha Power expressed her government's concern that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get chemical weapons in Syria. She said "if there are chemical weapons left in Syria, there will be a risk that those weapons fall into ISIL's hands. And we can only imagine what a group like that would [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNDOF PEACEKEEPERS

Commenting on the 45 Fijian peacekeepers detained by an armed group in the Golan, the UN top peacekeeping official said "what we demand is the immediate and safe and unconditional release of these peacekeepers." UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN/ PROTECTION HUMANITARIAN WORKERS

UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution protecting humanitarian staff against increasing targeted attacks. The text considers such acts as war crimes and calls for unhindered access for aid actors. UNFEED-UNTV

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN

Secretary-General’s Special Advisor for Yemen Jamal Benomar welcomed the Security Council's unanimous adoption of a Presidential Statement reiterating their support for President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in his efforts to address the concerns of all parties within the framework of the National Dialogue Conference Outcomes.  UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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