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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 »

UN / UKRAINE

The Head of Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said that if the reports of Russia deploying troops to Ukraine prove to be true, "it would constitute a direct contravention of international law and UN charter," adding that "the UN has no independent means of verifying this information and the Russian Federation staunchly rejected these reports." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / BENTIU HELICOPTER

The Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" the downing near Bentiu, Unity State (South Sudan) on 26 August, 2014 of an UNMISS MI-8AMT helicopter performing a cargo flight to the area with four Russian crew members, three of whom were killed and one severely injured. UNIFEEED-UNTV

27 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 / CONFLICT PREVENTION 2

During an Security Council debate on conflict prevention, Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor said that "Hamas –like ISIS and Boko Haram- share a disdain for democracies, a contempt for modernity and a determination to destroy our way of life." UNIFEED-UNTV  

21 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA

The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of Egyptian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS WRAP

2013 has set a new record for violence against humanitarian workers with a 66 percent increase in the number of victims from 2012.  Speaking to the Security Council, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said “the consequences are not only felt by humanitarian workers and their families.  They are also felt by the millions of people [...]

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA WRAP

Just hours before the expiration of the current temporary ceasefire, Special Coordinator Robert Serry emphasized that the efforts underway of the Israeli-Palestinian talks under Egyptian auspices was crucial to break the deadlock of violence and retaliation. He also urged the parties to reach an understanding on a durable ceasefire which also addresses the underlying issues afflicting [...]

18 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / ISIL RESOLUTION

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution listing six individuals affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front on the Al-Qaida sanctions regime in an attempt to cut off funding to these groups. In the resolution the Council expressed its "gravest concern" that territory in parts of Iraq and [...]

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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